Test Market Timing Models

This tool allows you to test different market timing and tactical asset allocation models based on moving averages, momentum, market valuation and target volatility. The supported models include:

You can find a summary of the selected tactical asset allocation model below, and a more detailed description in the FAQ section.

Shiller PE Ratio Market Valuation

Shiller PE Ratio (PE10) market valuation based timing model adjusts the allocation between stocks and bonds as follows:
  • PE10 >= 22 - 40% stocks, 60% bonds
  • 14 <= PE10 < 22 - 60% stocks, 40% bonds
  • PE10 < 14 - 80% stocks, 20% bonds
The balanced 60% stock and 40% bond allocation is used as the benchmark portfolio.

Moving Averages - Single Asset

The moving average timing model is either invested in a a specific stock, ETF or mutual fund, or is alternatively in cash or other risk-free asset based on the moving average signal. The model is invested in the asset when the adjusted close price is greater than the moving average and the model moves to cash when the adjusted close price is less than the moving average. The model also supports using moving average cross-over as the signal.

Moving Averages - Portfolio Assets

The moving average model applies the moving average signal to each portfolio asset. The model is invested in a portfolio asset when the adjusted close price is greater than the moving average and the allocation is moved to cash when the adjusted close price is less than the moving average. The model also supports using moving average cross-over as the signal.

Momentum - Relative Strength

The relative strength momentum model invests in the best performing assets in the model based on each asset's past return. The momentum can be based on a single timing period, or multiple weighted timing periods. Additionally the model supports using moving averages as a risk control to decide whether investments should be moved to cash.

Momentum - Dual Momentum

The dual momentum model uses relative momentum to select the best performing model assets and incorporates absolute momentum as a filter to invest in cash if the excess return of the selected asset over cash is negative.

Adaptive Allocation

The adaptive asset allocation model combines relative strength momentum model with different asset weighting. The relative strength model uses an equal weight allocation for the model selected assets, whereas the adaptive asset allocation uses either risk parity allocation or minimum variance allocation for the model assets to minimize the expected volatility.

Target Volatility

The target volatility model adjusts the market exposure of the portfolio based on the realized historic volatility and the given volatility target. The cash allocation in the portfolio is increased or decreased as required to meet the targeted volatility level in order to improve the risk adjusted performance.
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Market Timing Results (Jan 2007 - Nov 2019)

Market timing results from 2007 to 2019 are based on relative strength model holding the best performing asset. The model uses a single performance window of 5 calendar month(s). Timing model trades are executed using the end of month close price each month based on the end of month signals.

Performance statistics for the timing portfolio and benchmark portfolios
PortfolioInitial BalanceFinal BalanceCAGRStdevBest YearWorst YearMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino RatioUS Mkt Correlation
Timing Portfolio$10,000$25,8977.64%18.15%45.50%-15.82%-29.91% 0.450.740.24
Equal Weight Portfolio$10,000$19,1295.15%11.27%22.26%-22.60%-36.67% 0.430.610.88
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Notes on results:
  • Past performance is no guarantee of future results, which may vary. All use is subject to terms of service.
  • Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. The value of the investments and the income derived from them may fluctuate over time.
  • All portfolio returns presented are hypothetical and backtested. Hypothetical returns do not reflect trading costs, transaction fees, or taxes.
  • The backtested performance results are created by retroactively applying the specified investment strategy or methodology to historical data. Backtested models are developed with the benefit of hindsight but might not have foresight of the future.
  • The results are based on information from a variety of sources we consider reliable, but we do not represent that the information is accurate or complete.
  • The results do not constitute investment advice or recommendation, are provided solely for informational purposes, and are not an offer to buy or sell any securities.
  • The results are based on the total return of assets and assume that all received dividends and distributions are reinvested.
  • The annual results for 2019 are based on full calendar months from January to November.
  • The selected portfolio allocation for comparison assumes monthly rebalancing
  • An equal-weight allocation is used for the assets held by the momentum model
  • The results for the timing portfolio assume monthly rebalancing trades
  • The relative strength signal is based on total return including dividends
  • Additional trading costs and taxes for timing models are not reflected in the results
  • CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • Stdev = Annualized standard deviation of monthly returns
  • Sharpe and Sortino ratios are calculated and annualized from monthly excess returns over the risk free rate (1-month treasury bill)
  • Stock market correlation is based on the correlation of monthly returns
  • Drawdowns are calculated based on monthly returns excluding cashflows
  • Refer to the FAQ section regarding the data sources and methodology descriptions
Annual returns for the timing portfolio and various benchmark portfolios
YearInflationReturnBalanceiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)
Timing PortfolioEqual Weight PortfolioTiming PortfolioEqual Weight Portfolio
20074.08%45.50%11.55%$14,550$11,1557.35%10.29%-17.84%-1.78%5.32%30.45%9.94%33.31%31.59%
20080.09%43.51%-22.60%$20,881$8,6346.62%33.93%-38.83%-34.13%-37.40%4.92%-41.04%-48.88%-31.77%
20092.72%25.90%22.26%$26,289$10,5550.35%-21.80%28.32%28.51%28.35%24.03%26.95%68.93%16.19%
20101.50%-15.82%17.25%$22,129$12,3772.28%9.05%27.96%26.93%16.06%29.27%8.15%16.51%11.90%
20112.96%13.63%2.22%$25,144$12,6511.44%33.96%8.97%-4.44%1.23%9.57%-12.25%-18.82%-2.58%
20121.74%-1.52%11.60%$24,763$14,1190.28%2.63%16.87%16.70%16.50%6.60%18.82%19.10%3.50%
20131.50%15.91%3.09%$28,702$14,5550.21%-13.37%0.93%38.69%32.78%-28.33%21.40%-3.69%-7.63%
20140.76%6.70%3.21%$30,624$15,0220.45%27.30%31.82%5.03%13.08%-2.19%-6.20%-3.93%-28.10%
20150.73%-8.32%-6.02%$28,076$14,1180.43%-1.79%4.12%-4.47%0.79%-10.67%-1.00%-16.18%-27.59%
20162.07%-13.62%9.57%$24,253$15,4690.82%1.18%6.41%21.60%12.03%8.03%1.37%10.87%18.56%
20172.11%22.90%14.04%$29,806$17,6410.26%9.18%3.46%14.59%21.53%12.81%25.10%37.28%4.86%
20181.91%-8.84%-6.61%$27,170$16,4751.46%-1.61%-4.40%-11.11%-4.88%-1.94%-13.81%-15.31%-11.62%
20192.43%-4.69%16.11%$25,897$19,1293.22%17.89%24.01%22.00%27.49%13.70%18.49%9.74%5.66%
Annual returns for 2019 are based on partial year data
Monthly returns for the timing portfolio and various benchmark portfolios
YearMonthReturnBalanceiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)
Timing PortfolioEqual Weight PortfolioTiming PortfolioEqual Weight Portfolio
200710.11%1.48%$10,011$10,1480.16%-1.00%8.90%1.69%1.87%2.56%1.39%0.11%-2.40%
20072-2.38%0.41%$9,773$10,1890.73%3.39%-2.38%-0.66%-1.67%2.55%-0.12%-3.24%5.09%
200735.33%0.67%$10,294$10,2570.45%-1.70%-2.54%0.98%1.00%-1.11%2.90%5.33%0.67%
200743.73%1.92%$10,678$10,4540.31%0.90%-0.08%1.62%4.25%2.05%3.75%3.73%0.75%
200755.06%1.16%$11,218$10,575-0.07%-2.31%-0.03%4.37%3.59%-2.31%2.36%5.06%-0.23%
200763.68%-1.19%$11,631$10,4490.48%-1.01%-9.01%-1.44%-1.90%-1.94%-0.32%3.68%0.74%
200770.71%-1.28%$11,714$10,3160.90%3.32%-8.21%-7.00%-3.19%2.37%-2.29%0.71%1.91%
200781.04%1.27%$11,836$10,4471.05%1.79%5.65%2.13%1.16%1.11%-0.63%1.04%-1.91%
2007911.57%5.32%$13,206$11,0020.55%0.23%4.32%1.90%4.08%10.51%5.32%11.57%9.42%
20071011.87%4.36%$14,773$11,4820.48%1.81%0.92%2.85%1.60%6.95%4.25%11.87%8.50%
200711-7.65%-3.00%$13,643$11,1371.79%5.35%-9.64%-6.89%-4.09%-1.65%-3.62%-7.65%-0.62%
2007126.65%0.16%$14,550$11,1550.30%-0.64%-5.44%-0.64%-1.07%6.65%-2.99%-1.43%6.72%
2008110.84%-1.39%$16,127$11,0001.65%2.10%-0.84%-6.53%-5.87%10.84%-7.85%-8.92%2.92%
200825.23%0.96%$16,971$11,1061.03%-0.46%-3.48%-2.93%-2.84%5.23%-1.02%1.99%11.15%
20083-0.91%-0.28%$16,816$11,0750.25%2.14%6.72%-0.67%-0.69%-6.00%0.42%-3.75%-0.91%
200846.04%3.24%$17,831$11,434-0.84%-2.48%6.48%4.55%4.96%-4.16%5.44%9.14%6.04%
200856.91%1.68%$19,063$11,627-0.35%-2.69%-0.30%4.58%1.72%0.92%1.19%3.16%6.91%
2008610.43%-2.99%$21,051$11,2790.24%2.65%-10.82%-7.53%-8.31%4.52%-8.80%-9.29%10.43%
20087-9.78%-1.59%$18,992$11,1000.43%-0.37%2.92%3.68%-0.94%-1.44%-3.32%-5.50%-9.78%
20088-6.53%-1.79%$17,751$10,9000.47%2.74%2.08%3.58%1.38%-9.29%-4.25%-6.32%-6.53%
20089-7.75%-5.30%$16,376$10,3230.78%1.47%-0.57%-7.75%-9.34%4.11%-11.44%-14.68%-10.25%
200810-1.86%-17.53%$16,070$8,5141.10%-1.86%-31.24%-20.96%-17.13%-16.14%-20.83%-25.58%-25.08%
20081114.34%-4.97%$18,375$8,0911.10%14.34%-23.93%-11.93%-8.37%12.57%-6.37%-9.75%-12.37%
20081213.64%6.71%$20,881$8,6340.56%13.64%15.77%4.82%1.84%7.73%8.88%10.35%-3.22%
20091-13.07%-7.88%$18,152$7,954-0.44%-13.07%-17.86%-9.67%-7.94%5.54%-13.73%-9.29%-4.44%
20092-1.54%-7.42%$17,873$7,364-0.15%-1.54%-21.81%-11.98%-10.45%1.45%-10.39%-6.27%-5.63%
200934.04%5.70%$18,595$7,7830.50%4.04%3.42%7.77%8.17%-2.54%8.39%16.86%4.66%
20094-3.33%8.23%$17,975$8,424-0.17%-6.95%31.64%15.39%10.54%-3.33%11.52%15.56%-0.10%
2009515.94%7.27%$20,841$9,0360.06%-3.69%4.15%3.40%5.88%10.23%13.19%15.94%16.27%
20096-2.25%-1.52%$20,371$8,899-0.09%0.76%-4.69%1.81%0.08%-5.22%-1.43%-2.25%-2.63%
2009711.01%5.91%$22,614$9,4250.11%0.58%10.52%9.18%7.52%2.38%10.04%11.01%1.86%
20098-1.31%2.58%$22,317$9,6680.41%2.24%14.72%2.93%3.69%0.05%4.50%-1.31%-4.04%
200996.84%4.29%$23,844$10,0830.24%2.46%6.84%5.56%3.90%5.84%3.80%10.20%-0.23%
200910-3.44%-1.21%$23,023$9,9600.14%-2.62%-4.41%-6.49%-2.22%3.72%-2.52%-3.44%6.94%
2009116.82%5.20%$24,594$10,4790.60%1.21%6.82%3.12%5.98%12.79%3.92%7.85%4.54%
2009126.89%0.73%$26,289$10,555-0.84%-6.34%6.89%7.92%2.35%-7.20%0.70%3.27%-0.16%
20101-5.87%-3.52%$24,745$10,1840.80%2.69%-5.87%-3.73%-3.62%-1.26%-5.07%-7.76%-7.84%
201023.27%2.52%$25,555$10,4410.16%-0.34%5.68%4.48%3.27%3.27%0.27%1.78%4.14%
20103-0.44%4.03%$25,443$10,862-0.27%-2.06%10.47%8.23%6.30%-0.44%6.39%8.11%-0.47%
201046.86%2.76%$27,190$11,1610.30%3.32%6.86%5.68%1.83%5.88%-2.80%-0.17%3.91%
20105-5.41%-4.78%$25,718$10,6280.45%5.11%-5.41%-7.54%-7.96%3.05%-11.19%-9.39%-10.15%
20106-5.34%-1.71%$24,346$10,4460.42%5.80%-5.34%-7.74%-5.65%2.36%-2.07%-1.40%-1.78%
20107-5.09%5.17%$23,107$10,9850.19%-0.95%9.92%6.73%7.02%-5.09%11.61%10.93%6.12%
20108-1.27%-0.98%$22,814$10,8770.24%8.40%-1.27%-7.44%-4.44%5.71%-3.80%-3.24%-3.01%
20109-2.51%6.53%$22,241$11,5870.12%-2.51%4.43%12.45%9.14%4.78%9.97%11.76%8.60%
201010-4.47%2.57%$21,247$11,8840.22%-4.47%4.39%4.15%3.86%3.68%3.81%3.02%4.44%
201011-2.91%-0.67%$20,630$11,805-0.20%-1.69%-1.77%3.49%0.20%2.11%-4.82%-2.91%-0.44%
2010127.27%4.85%$22,129$12,377-0.16%-3.68%4.71%8.03%6.81%2.44%8.30%7.27%9.89%
20111-0.37%-0.25%$22,047$12,3460.13%-3.08%3.36%-0.37%2.32%-6.38%2.10%-3.84%3.56%
201125.54%3.23%$23,268$12,745-0.12%1.65%4.76%5.54%3.53%6.00%3.55%-0.04%4.17%
201132.66%1.02%$23,887$12,875-0.13%0.03%-1.60%2.52%0.22%1.60%-2.39%6.29%2.66%
201144.56%4.03%$24,975$13,3940.53%2.34%5.96%2.64%2.95%8.94%5.63%2.73%4.56%
20115-5.17%-1.08%$23,683$13,2490.36%3.42%1.45%-1.79%-1.09%-1.79%-2.21%-2.94%-5.17%
20116-3.33%-2.07%$22,895$12,974-0.00%-2.33%-3.33%-2.40%-1.77%-2.43%-1.19%-0.93%-4.26%
201178.42%1.16%$24,822$13,1250.29%4.42%1.71%-3.41%-2.12%8.42%-2.38%-1.03%4.56%
2011812.27%-1.81%$27,869$12,8880.34%9.66%-5.40%-8.89%-5.83%12.27%-8.75%-9.25%-0.40%
20119-11.06%-7.88%$24,786$11,873-0.10%13.20%-11.12%-11.15%-7.31%-11.06%-10.81%-17.89%-14.62%
201110-3.84%8.47%$23,835$12,8780.03%-3.84%14.53%15.10%10.97%5.87%9.63%16.27%7.65%
2011111.98%-0.60%$24,307$12,8010.04%1.98%-3.96%-0.38%-0.36%1.67%-2.18%-1.96%-0.29%
2011123.44%-1.17%$25,144$12,6510.05%3.44%4.64%0.51%0.91%-10.66%-2.21%-4.30%-2.89%
20121-0.33%5.50%$25,061$13,3470.08%-0.33%6.35%7.15%4.90%11.40%5.27%10.99%3.69%
20122-2.59%1.73%$24,411$13,577-0.14%-2.59%-1.07%2.57%4.29%-2.96%4.83%5.27%5.35%
20123-3.11%0.08%$23,651$13,588-0.08%-4.23%5.18%2.48%3.15%-1.32%0.42%-3.11%-1.77%
20124-0.56%0.07%$23,518$13,5970.20%4.83%3.04%-1.62%-0.56%-0.15%-2.08%-1.70%-1.35%
20125-4.59%-5.28%$22,438$12,8790.06%9.03%-4.59%-6.58%-6.10%-6.34%-11.14%-10.71%-11.16%
201265.50%3.24%$23,672$13,297-0.10%-1.68%5.50%5.05%3.84%2.35%7.11%5.08%2.02%
201271.88%1.35%$24,117$13,4760.22%3.82%1.88%-1.52%1.01%0.84%0.08%-0.03%5.83%
20128-1.32%2.07%$23,800$13,7540.01%-1.32%-0.28%3.54%2.46%4.94%3.20%0.41%5.65%
20129-2.53%1.51%$23,197$13,9620.02%-2.53%-2.03%3.26%2.62%4.67%2.71%5.22%-0.38%
201210-0.48%-1.29%$23,084$13,782-0.07%-0.48%-0.89%-2.17%-1.77%-2.94%1.09%-0.44%-3.91%
2012112.78%0.91%$23,726$13,9080.05%1.38%-0.48%0.55%0.88%-0.47%2.78%1.56%1.96%
2012124.37%1.52%$24,763$14,1190.02%-2.49%3.71%3.62%1.18%-2.43%4.37%6.80%-1.14%
201313.73%1.92%$25,686$14,3900.01%-3.19%3.43%6.24%5.37%-0.51%3.73%-0.29%2.48%
20132-1.29%-1.02%$25,355$14,2430.06%1.24%0.81%1.00%1.06%-5.09%-1.29%-2.28%-4.71%
201331.31%1.41%$25,686$14,4440.03%-0.42%2.58%4.66%3.95%0.95%1.31%-1.02%0.66%
20134-0.35%0.88%$25,597$14,5710.07%4.68%6.78%-0.35%1.90%-7.56%5.02%1.22%-3.81%
20135-5.96%-2.53%$24,071$14,202-0.13%-6.76%-5.96%3.93%1.74%-6.20%-3.02%-4.83%-1.56%
20136-0.82%-3.15%$23,874$13,755-0.10%-3.27%-1.71%-0.82%-0.54%-11.06%-2.70%-5.35%-2.82%
201377.33%3.12%$25,625$14,1840.16%-2.26%0.72%7.33%4.88%7.43%5.32%1.32%3.18%
20138-3.16%-1.20%$24,814$14,014-0.10%-1.34%-6.93%-3.16%-2.77%5.20%-1.96%-2.54%2.82%
201396.49%2.35%$26,424$14,3440.22%0.66%3.28%6.49%3.62%-4.78%7.82%7.21%-3.38%
2013102.42%2.15%$27,064$14,6520.07%1.43%4.04%2.42%4.35%-0.34%3.26%4.17%-0.04%
2013113.96%-0.84%$28,135$14,5280.09%-2.70%-5.52%3.96%2.73%-5.51%0.55%-0.26%-0.93%
2013122.02%0.19%$28,702$14,555-0.18%-1.87%0.46%2.02%2.70%-3.79%2.16%-0.42%0.59%
20141-5.20%-1.01%$27,209$14,4090.20%6.30%3.89%-2.77%-3.24%3.42%-5.20%-8.64%-3.04%
201424.78%4.02%$28,509$14,9880.04%0.52%5.23%4.78%4.81%6.27%6.13%3.38%5.02%
201430.55%0.16%$28,666$15,012-0.11%0.73%0.79%-0.75%0.55%-3.14%-0.46%3.88%-0.04%
201440.46%0.74%$28,797$15,1230.11%2.10%3.72%-3.75%0.46%0.49%1.67%0.78%1.11%
201452.45%0.97%$29,502$15,2690.18%2.95%2.45%0.79%2.27%-3.05%1.60%2.95%-1.44%
201460.91%2.21%$29,769$15,607-0.08%-0.25%0.91%5.27%2.29%6.32%0.92%2.40%2.11%
201471.36%-1.84%$30,176$15,320-0.08%0.67%0.14%-6.05%-1.62%-3.63%-2.60%1.36%-4.74%
201482.83%2.09%$31,030$15,6400.19%4.72%2.78%4.83%4.07%0.38%0.18%2.83%-1.15%
20149-7.77%-4.52%$28,619$14,933-0.07%-2.11%-5.82%-5.93%-1.72%-6.18%-3.88%-7.77%-7.23%
2014102.81%1.88%$29,425$15,2130.26%2.81%10.60%6.59%2.39%-3.05%-0.27%1.42%-3.88%
2014112.15%-0.27%$30,058$15,1720.11%2.97%2.15%0.11%2.71%-0.49%0.06%-1.54%-8.51%
2014121.88%-0.99%$30,624$15,022-0.29%3.25%1.88%2.89%-0.29%1.31%-4.00%-3.99%-9.65%
201519.82%1.55%$33,630$15,2550.63%9.82%6.56%-3.28%-2.69%8.69%0.62%-0.69%-5.69%
20152-6.14%1.20%$31,566$15,438-0.29%-6.14%-3.67%5.95%5.66%-5.91%6.34%4.41%4.43%
201531.86%-0.83%$32,152$15,3100.25%1.10%1.86%1.78%-1.30%-2.15%-1.43%-1.50%-6.05%
20154-3.43%0.72%$31,050$15,4200.03%-3.43%-5.89%-2.56%0.81%-0.17%3.65%6.85%7.15%
201550.20%-0.60%$31,111$15,3280.04%-2.37%-0.03%2.24%1.28%0.56%0.20%-4.10%-3.17%
20156-3.12%-1.72%$30,141$15,0640.03%-4.07%-4.40%0.78%-1.89%-1.52%-3.12%-2.93%1.64%
20157-1.10%-1.35%$29,809$14,8610.04%4.55%5.91%-1.10%1.96%-6.62%2.03%-6.31%-12.61%
20158-7.43%-3.53%$27,596$14,336-0.05%-0.69%-5.91%-6.31%-6.02%3.71%-7.43%-8.84%-0.25%
201590.30%-1.65%$27,677$14,0990.30%1.97%3.39%-4.93%-2.81%-1.80%-4.42%-3.13%-3.44%
201510-0.14%3.84%$27,638$14,641-0.14%-0.41%5.79%5.62%8.11%2.28%6.61%6.38%0.33%
201511-0.61%-1.64%$27,468$14,401-0.26%-0.87%-0.61%3.26%0.41%-6.75%-0.75%-2.52%-6.64%
2015122.21%-1.96%$28,076$14,118-0.15%-0.30%2.21%-5.03%-1.92%-0.45%-2.34%-3.83%-5.85%
20161-4.06%-2.37%$26,936$13,7840.65%5.57%-4.06%-8.58%-5.44%5.41%-5.52%-5.03%-4.34%
20162-0.85%0.96%$26,707$13,9160.11%3.09%-0.85%-0.22%0.00%10.93%-3.33%-0.82%-0.23%
20163-0.84%5.37%$26,481$14,6640.14%-0.09%10.37%8.02%6.99%-0.84%6.58%12.96%4.24%
201645.11%1.78%$27,834$14,9240.04%-0.74%-2.96%1.67%0.53%5.11%2.22%0.41%9.71%
20165-6.14%-0.27%$26,126$14,884-0.12%0.81%1.98%2.24%1.67%-6.14%-0.09%-3.69%0.89%
201668.97%3.30%$28,469$15,3750.60%6.93%6.46%-0.02%0.27%8.97%-2.42%4.56%4.35%
20167-6.97%2.28%$26,485$15,725-0.05%2.10%4.38%5.87%3.79%1.98%3.98%5.38%-6.97%
20168-3.44%-0.43%$25,574$15,657-0.23%-1.01%-3.44%1.78%0.11%-3.26%0.53%0.88%0.77%
201691.08%0.73%$25,849$15,7720.13%-1.51%-2.06%1.08%0.11%0.69%1.34%2.52%4.31%
201610-4.60%-2.55%$24,661$15,369-0.05%-4.38%-5.66%-4.60%-1.98%-2.94%-2.22%-0.83%-0.33%
201611-4.42%-0.87%$23,572$15,236-0.47%-8.21%-1.35%11.06%4.04%-8.36%-1.78%-4.42%1.67%
2016122.89%1.53%$24,253$15,4690.07%-0.46%4.73%2.89%1.87%-1.91%2.71%-0.25%4.14%
201710.28%1.89%$24,321$15,7610.11%0.81%-0.95%0.28%1.93%5.42%3.29%6.66%-0.57%
201721.93%1.86%$24,790$16,0550.04%1.59%3.47%1.93%3.82%3.18%1.19%1.74%-0.19%
201730.03%-0.01%$24,797$16,0520.06%-0.65%-2.90%0.03%0.09%-0.43%3.23%3.69%-3.24%
201741.15%0.77%$25,082$16,1750.19%1.57%-0.21%1.15%1.04%1.73%2.42%1.70%-2.70%
201752.85%0.61%$25,795$16,2740.07%1.89%-0.63%-1.97%1.28%-0.12%3.54%2.85%-1.42%
201760.93%0.60%$26,036$16,371-0.08%0.79%2.47%3.37%0.71%-2.16%0.31%0.93%-0.96%
201775.82%2.00%$27,552$16,7000.19%-0.66%0.87%0.86%1.91%2.31%2.65%5.82%4.08%
201782.35%0.98%$28,200$16,8630.20%3.41%-0.79%-1.26%0.32%4.20%-0.04%2.35%0.40%
20179-0.04%0.78%$28,187$16,994-0.19%-2.32%0.23%6.30%2.06%-3.37%2.36%-0.04%1.99%
2017103.28%1.11%$29,112$17,182-0.09%-0.04%-1.12%0.73%2.31%-0.75%1.68%3.28%3.96%
201711-0.39%1.25%$28,999$17,396-0.22%0.74%3.14%2.94%3.02%0.36%0.69%-0.39%0.94%
2017122.78%1.41%$29,806$17,641-0.02%1.81%0.04%-0.40%1.23%2.11%1.35%3.77%2.78%
201812.95%2.20%$30,685$18,030-0.29%-3.26%-4.10%2.56%5.41%3.23%5.02%8.30%2.95%
20182-5.90%-3.74%$28,875$17,356-0.10%-3.04%-7.23%-3.84%-3.70%-2.08%-4.83%-5.90%-2.92%
201830.54%0.97%$29,032$17,5230.25%2.86%3.97%1.22%-2.23%0.63%-0.84%0.54%2.29%
201843.42%0.17%$30,023$17,553-0.23%-2.09%1.45%0.98%0.26%-0.95%1.52%-2.82%3.42%
201852.68%1.34%$30,827$17,7890.35%2.01%4.02%6.16%2.57%-1.20%-1.89%-2.62%2.68%
20186-1.94%-0.60%$30,229$17,6820.04%0.65%4.33%0.61%0.63%-3.61%-1.57%-4.54%-1.94%
201870.32%0.63%$30,325$17,793-0.06%-1.44%0.32%1.65%3.45%-2.24%2.85%3.53%-2.43%
201882.99%0.55%$31,232$17,8910.35%1.31%2.99%4.31%3.39%-2.14%-2.24%-3.77%0.75%
20189-2.32%-0.51%$30,507$17,800-0.14%-2.86%-2.74%-2.32%0.38%-0.66%0.97%-0.58%3.39%
201810-7.09%-4.87%$28,343$16,9340.15%-2.93%-2.54%-10.99%-7.09%2.12%-8.13%-8.76%-5.62%
2018114.90%0.73%$29,731$17,0580.38%1.79%4.90%1.73%1.92%0.34%0.50%4.90%-9.85%
201812-8.61%-3.42%$27,170$16,4750.76%5.85%-8.61%-11.97%-8.91%4.94%-5.35%-3.50%-3.99%
201912.89%6.50%$27,954$17,5470.25%0.38%11.41%11.32%8.21%2.89%6.63%10.34%7.11%
20192-0.61%1.28%$27,784$17,7710.09%-1.38%0.99%5.18%3.40%-0.61%2.54%-1.53%2.84%
20193-1.60%0.97%$27,340$17,9440.63%5.57%2.81%-2.09%1.77%-1.60%0.92%1.13%-0.38%
20194-1.99%1.23%$26,797$18,1660.18%-1.99%-0.24%3.40%3.93%-0.66%2.93%2.35%1.19%
20195-7.33%-2.61%$24,833$17,6910.72%6.84%-0.31%-7.85%-6.33%1.76%-5.03%-7.33%-5.97%
201961.31%4.52%$25,157$18,4900.46%0.95%1.31%6.98%6.87%8.00%5.91%6.20%3.97%
201970.26%-0.19%$25,222$18,456-0.06%0.26%1.56%0.68%1.63%0.01%-1.95%-2.66%-1.14%
2019811.04%0.55%$28,008$18,5580.78%11.04%2.37%-4.93%-1.87%7.91%-1.92%-3.78%-4.63%
20199-3.39%0.73%$27,057$18,693-0.13%-2.68%2.66%2.04%1.79%-3.39%3.16%1.69%1.42%
201910-1.11%1.91%$26,756$19,0500.31%-1.11%1.11%2.72%2.10%2.56%3.39%4.18%1.93%
201911-3.21%0.41%$25,897$19,129-0.05%-0.41%-1.39%4.07%3.81%-3.21%1.13%-0.09%-0.13%
Portfolio return and risk metrics
MetricTiming PortfolioEqual Weight Portfolio
Arithmetic Mean (monthly)0.75%0.47%
Arithmetic Mean (annualized)9.38%5.83%
Geometric Mean (monthly)0.62%0.42%
Geometric Mean (annualized)7.64%5.15%
Volatility (monthly)5.24%3.25%
Volatility (annualized)18.15%11.27%
Downside Deviation (monthly)3.12%2.26%
Max. Drawdown-29.91%-36.67%
US Market Correlation0.240.88
Beta(*)0.290.65
Alpha (annualized)6.28%-0.48%
R25.76%76.66%
Sharpe Ratio0.450.43
Sortino Ratio0.740.61
Treynor Ratio (%)28.137.34
Calmar Ratio0.160.91
Active Return-0.94%-3.43%
Tracking Error20.63%7.54%
Information Ratio-0.05-0.45
Skewness0.31-1.08
Excess Kurtosis0.275.79
Historical Value-at-Risk (5%)-7.47%-4.89%
Analytical Value-at-Risk (5%)-7.87%-4.88%
Conditional Value-at-Risk (5%)-9.38%-8.03%
Upside Capture Ratio (%)47.2457.40
Downside Capture Ratio (%)32.2561.97
Safe Withdrawal Rate17.93%9.67%
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate5.73%3.32%
Positive Periods84 out of 155 (54.19%)95 out of 155 (61.29%)
Gain/Loss Ratio1.230.95
* US stock market is used as the benchmark for calculations. Value-at-risk metrics are based on monthly values.

Drawdowns for Historical Market Stress Periods

Drawdowns for Historical Market Stress Periods
Stress PeriodStartEndTiming PortfolioEqual Weight Portfolio
Subprime CrisisNov 2007Mar 2009-23.66%-36.67%

Drawdowns for Timing Portfolio

Drawdowns for Timing Portfolio (worst 10)
RankStartEndLengthRecovery ByRecovery TimeUnderwater PeriodDrawdown
1Feb 2015Nov 20161 year 10 months-29.91%
2May 2010Nov 20107 monthsAug 20119 months1 year 4 months-24.13%
3Jul 2008Oct 20084 monthsJul 20099 months1 year 1 month-23.66%
4Sep 2011May 20129 monthsNov 20131 year 6 months2 years 3 months-19.49%
5Sep 2014Sep 20141 monthJan 20154 months5 months-7.77%
6Nov 2007Nov 20071 monthJan 20082 months3 months-7.65%
7Jan 2010Jan 20101 monthApr 20103 months4 months-5.87%
8Jan 2014Jan 20141 monthApr 20143 months4 months-5.20%
9Oct 2009Oct 20091 monthNov 20091 month2 months-3.44%
10Feb 2007Feb 20071 monthMar 20071 month2 months-2.38%
Worst 10 drawdowns included above

Drawdowns for Equal Weight Portfolio

Drawdowns for Equal Weight Portfolio (worst 10)
RankStartEndLengthRecovery ByRecovery TimeUnderwater PeriodDrawdown
1Jun 2008Feb 20099 monthsOct 20101 year 8 months2 years 5 months-36.67%
2Sep 2014Jan 20161 year 5 monthsJul 20166 months1 year 11 months-11.87%
3May 2011Sep 20115 monthsFeb 20125 months10 months-11.36%
4Feb 2018Dec 201811 monthsApr 20194 months1 year 3 months-8.62%
5May 2013Jun 20132 monthsOct 20134 months6 months-5.60%
6May 2012May 20121 monthAug 20123 months4 months-5.28%
7Nov 2007Jan 20083 monthsMay 20084 months7 months-4.20%
8Oct 2016Nov 20162 monthsFeb 20173 months5 months-3.40%
9May 2019May 20191 monthJun 20191 month2 months-2.61%
10Jun 2007Jul 20072 monthsSep 20072 months4 months-2.45%
Worst 10 drawdowns included above
Rolling returns summary
Roll PeriodTiming PortfolioEqual Weight Portfolio
AverageHighLowAverageHighLow
1 year10.49%45.50%-15.82%4.96%22.26%-22.60%
3 years7.01%38.01%-5.46%5.34%13.58%-0.00%
5 years6.00%20.25%-1.09%5.22%11.01%2.51%
7 years6.02%16.26%-1.15%5.30%7.28%3.85%
10 years6.46%9.26%2.67%5.27%6.68%4.46%
Result statistics are based on annualized rolling returns over full calendar year periods
Timing periods and related holdings for the timing portfolio
#StartEndMonthsAssetsAsset PerformanceTiming PortfolioEqual Weight Portfolio
1Jan 2007Jan 20071100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: 0.11%0.11%1.48%
2Feb 2007Feb 20071100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -2.38%-2.38%0.41%
3Mar 2007Nov 20079100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: 39.60%39.60%9.30%
4Dec 2007Feb 20083100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: 24.39%24.39%-0.28%
5Mar 2008Aug 20086100.00% Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)DBC: 4.60%4.60%-1.85%
6Sep 2008Sep 20081100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: -7.75%-7.75%-5.30%
7Oct 2008Mar 20096100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: 13.55%13.55%-24.60%
8Apr 2009Apr 20091100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: -3.33%-3.33%8.23%
9May 2009Aug 20094100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: 24.16%24.16%14.77%
10Sep 2009Sep 20091100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 6.84%6.84%4.29%
11Oct 2009Oct 20091100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: -3.44%-3.44%-1.21%
12Nov 2009Jan 20103100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 7.48%7.48%2.25%
13Feb 2010Mar 20102100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: 2.82%2.82%6.65%
14Apr 2010Jun 20103100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -4.31%-4.31%-3.83%
15Jul 2010Jul 20101100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: -5.09%-5.09%5.17%
16Aug 2010Aug 20101100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -1.27%-1.27%-0.98%
17Sep 2010Oct 20102100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: -6.87%-6.87%9.26%
18Nov 2010Dec 20102100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: 4.15%4.15%4.14%
19Jan 2011Feb 20112100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: 5.15%5.15%2.97%
20Mar 2011May 20113100.00% Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)DBC: 1.78%1.78%3.95%
21Jun 2011Jun 20111100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -3.33%-3.33%-2.07%
22Jul 2011Sep 20113100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: 8.26%8.26%-8.49%
23Oct 2011Feb 20125100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: -1.51%-1.51%14.36%
24Mar 2012Mar 20121100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: -3.11%-3.11%0.08%
25Apr 2012Apr 20121100.00% iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)IWB: -0.56%-0.56%0.07%
26May 2012Jul 20123100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 2.55%2.55%-0.89%
27Aug 2012Oct 20123100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: -4.28%-4.28%2.27%
28Nov 2012Mar 20135100.00% iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)EFA: 11.27%11.27%4.80%
29Apr 2013Apr 20131100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: -0.35%-0.35%0.88%
30May 2013May 20131100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -5.96%-5.96%-2.53%
31Jun 2013Dec 20137100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: 19.24%19.24%2.49%
32Jan 2014Jan 20141100.00% iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)EFA: -5.20%-5.20%-1.01%
33Feb 2014Feb 20141100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: 4.78%4.78%4.02%
34Mar 2014Apr 20142100.00% iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)IWB: 1.01%1.01%0.90%
35May 2014Jun 20142100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 3.38%3.38%3.20%
36Jul 2014Sep 20143100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: -3.86%-3.86%-4.32%
37Oct 2014Oct 20141100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: 2.81%2.81%1.88%
38Nov 2014Dec 20142100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 4.08%4.08%-1.26%
39Jan 2015Feb 20152100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: 3.08%3.08%2.77%
40Mar 2015Mar 20151100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 1.86%1.86%-0.83%
41Apr 2015Apr 20151100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: -3.43%-3.43%0.72%
42May 2015Jun 20152100.00% iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)EFA: -2.93%-2.93%-2.31%
43Jul 2015Jul 20151100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: -1.10%-1.10%-1.35%
44Aug 2015Aug 20151100.00% iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)EFA: -7.43%-7.43%-3.53%
45Sep 2015Oct 20152100.00% iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)SHY: 0.15%0.15%2.12%
46Nov 2015Feb 20164100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -3.37%-3.37%-4.95%
47Mar 2016Jun 20164100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: 6.60%6.60%10.48%
48Jul 2016Jul 20161100.00% Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)DBC: -6.97%-6.97%2.28%
49Aug 2016Aug 20161100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -3.44%-3.44%-0.43%
50Sep 2016Oct 20162100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: -3.57%-3.57%-1.84%
51Nov 2016Nov 20161100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: -4.42%-4.42%-0.87%
52Dec 2016Apr 20175100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: 6.41%6.41%6.16%
53May 2017Nov 20177100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: 15.62%15.62%7.55%
54Dec 2017Jan 20182100.00% Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)DBC: 5.82%5.82%3.64%
55Feb 2018Mar 20182100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: -5.39%-5.39%-2.81%
56Apr 2018Jun 20183100.00% Invesco DB Commodity Tracking (DBC)DBC: 4.12%4.12%0.91%
57Jul 2018Aug 20182100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 3.32%3.32%1.18%
58Sep 2018Sep 20181100.00% iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)IWM: -2.32%-2.32%-0.51%
59Oct 2018Oct 20181100.00% iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)IWB: -7.09%-7.09%-4.87%
60Nov 2018Dec 20182100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: -4.14%-4.14%-2.71%
61Jan 2019Mar 20193100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: 0.63%0.63%8.92%
62Apr 2019Apr 20191100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: -1.99%-1.99%1.23%
63May 2019May 20191100.00% iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)EEM: -7.33%-7.33%-2.61%
64Jun 2019Jun 20191100.00% SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)RWR: 1.31%1.31%4.52%
65Jul 2019Aug 20192100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: 11.33%11.33%0.37%
66Sep 2019Sep 20191100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: -3.39%-3.39%0.73%
67Oct 2019Oct 20191100.00% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)TLT: -1.11%-1.11%1.91%
68Nov 2019Nov 20191100.00% SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)GLD: -3.21%-3.21%0.41%
69Dec 2019Dec 20191100.00% iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)---
Next Period
Signal DateAssetsDetails
12/13/2019100.00% iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)Next period predicted allocation based on market data as of 12/13/2019.
IWB performance score is 6.66%
EFA performance score is 6.35%
IWM performance score is 6.35%
TLT performance score is 6.29%
EEM performance score is 3.74%
GLD performance score is 3.32%
DBC performance score is 1.86%
SHY performance score is 0.93%
RWR performance score is 0.32%
Components:
SHY performance over 5-month window is 0.93%.
TLT performance over 5-month window is 6.29%.
RWR performance over 5-month window is 0.32%.
IWM performance over 5-month window is 6.35%.
IWB performance over 5-month window is 6.66%.
GLD performance over 5-month window is 3.32%.
EFA performance over 5-month window is 6.35%.
EEM performance over 5-month window is 3.74%.
DBC performance over 5-month window is 1.86%.