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Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio

The three-fund portfolio is a portfolio popularized by Jack Bogle fans (boggleheads). It uses only three fundamental asset classes: a U.S total stock market fund, a total international stock market fund, and a total bond market fund. The portfolio could be replicated using three low-cost ETFs.

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Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioAsset Allocation

S&P 500

Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $30,125 for a total return of roughly 201.25%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends. The portfolio is rebalanced Quarterly

Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (S&P 500)
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Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioReturns

As of Apr 18, 2021, the Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio returned 8.13% Year-To-Date and 9.94% of annualized return in the last 10 years.

Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio4.62%8.13%18.53%40.77%12.64%9.94%
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Bogleheads Three-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 Three-fund Portfolio Sharpe ratio is 2.99. A Sharpe ratio higher than 2.0 is considered very good.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (S&P 500)
Portfolio components

Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioDividends

Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio granted a 1.75% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of Apr 18, 2021.

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Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioDrawdowns Chart

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

Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (S&P 500)
Portfolio components

Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Bogleheads Three-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 {{portfolioName}} is 28.12%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 95 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.

To Bottom
To Recover
-28.12%Feb 13, 202027Mar 23, 202095Aug 6, 2020122
-17.25%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 2011111Mar 13, 2012219
-15.21%Jan 29, 2018229Dec 24, 201881Apr 23, 2019310
-13.85%May 22, 2015183Feb 11, 2016124Aug 9, 2016307
-12.58%Apr 16, 201055Jul 2, 201068Oct 8, 2010123
-9.48%Apr 3, 201242Jun 1, 201267Sep 6, 2012109
-7.64%Jan 15, 201016Feb 8, 201025Mar 16, 201041
-6.88%Jul 7, 201473Oct 16, 201427Nov 24, 2014100
-6.76%May 22, 201323Jun 24, 201319Jul 22, 201342
-6.25%Sep 3, 202014Sep 23, 202033Nov 9, 202047

Bogleheads Three-fund PortfolioVolatility Chart

Current Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio volatility is 3.90%. 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.

Bogleheads Three-fund Portfolio
Benchmark (S&P 500)
Portfolio components

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