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Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio

Last updated Aug 13, 2022

The Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio is the extension of the Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio with the addition of international bonds. It uses four fundamental asset classes: a U.S total stock market fund, a total international stock market fund, a total bond market fund, and a total international bond market. The portfolio could be replicated using four low-cost ETFs.

Expense Ratio

Rank 18 of 54

0.04%
0.00%0.94%
Dividend Yield

Rank 13 of 54

2.33%
0.00%4.34%
10Y Annualized Return

Rank 27 of 54

9.00%
4.13%64.70%
Sharpe Ratio

Rank 32 of 54

-0.42
-0.980.14
Maximum Drawdown

Rank 28 of 54

-30.27%
-91.88%-17.74%

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioAsset Allocation


Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio in Jun 2013 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $20,971 for a total return of roughly 109.71%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends. The portfolio is rebalanced Quarterly


-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-4.85%
-2.76%
Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (^GSPC)
Portfolio components

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioReturns

As of Aug 13, 2022, the Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio returned -10.72% Year-To-Date and 9.00% of annualized return in the last 10 years.


1M6MYTD1Y5Y10Y
Benchmark12.08%-4.97%-10.20%-3.65%11.89%11.07%
Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio9.48%-6.48%-10.60%-8.42%8.32%8.40%
VTI
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
12.82%-4.78%-10.34%-4.99%13.37%12.77%
BND
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
1.49%-4.92%-8.75%-9.37%0.97%1.72%
VEA
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF
9.24%-10.93%-13.06%-14.12%3.91%4.82%
BNDX
Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
2.06%-4.03%-7.26%-8.83%1.19%2.31%

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio Sharpe ratio is -0.42. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-1.00-0.500.000.501.00MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-0.54
-0.20
Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (^GSPC)
Portfolio components

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioDividends

Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio granted a 2.33% dividend yield in the last twelve months.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010

Dividend yield

2.33%2.06%1.77%2.51%2.82%2.42%2.67%2.72%2.98%2.59%3.07%3.29%2.95%

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-11.35%
-10.77%
Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (^GSPC)
Portfolio components

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio is 28.24%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 99 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-28.24%Feb 13, 202027Mar 23, 202099Aug 12, 2020126
-20.8%Nov 9, 2021152Jun 16, 2022
-15.13%Jan 29, 2018229Dec 24, 201875Apr 12, 2019304
-13.8%May 22, 2015183Feb 11, 2016117Jul 29, 2016300
-6.87%Jul 7, 201473Oct 16, 201427Nov 24, 2014100
-6.21%Sep 3, 202014Sep 23, 202033Nov 9, 202047
-4.8%Jun 19, 20134Jun 24, 201312Jul 11, 201316
-4.77%Jul 25, 201915Aug 14, 201945Oct 17, 201960
-4.75%Jan 23, 20148Feb 3, 201410Feb 18, 201418
-4.61%May 6, 201919May 31, 201913Jun 19, 201932

Bogleheads Four-fund PortfolioVolatility Chart

Current Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio volatility is 10.32%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
14.70%
16.68%
Bogleheads Four-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (^GSPC)
Portfolio components

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