The following table shows how these portfolios are compared:
These portfolios have delivered very reasonable returns. Furthermore, their maximum drawdown has been limited to only less than 10% (9.1% for TDAmeritrade and around 7% for all of the other 3 portfolios), compared with BERIX’s 16.8% and VWINX’s 21.7% maximum drawdown! This is also evident from their 2008’s returns.
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Portfolio Performance Review
The following table compares Strategic Asset Allocation – Optimal portfolios on Brokerage Specific ETF Portfolios page:
Portfolio Performance Comparison
|1Yr AR||1Yr Sharpe||3Yr AR||3Yr Sharpe||5Yr AR||5Yr Sharpe||10Yr AR||10Yr Sharpe|
|Schwab Commission Free ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation – Optimal Moderate||4.5%||13.3%||1.83||9.8%||0.86|
|TD Ameritrade Commission Free ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation – Optimal Moderate||4.6%||10.5%||1.36||8.3%||0.71||1.5%||0.08||7.3%||0.44|
|Fidelity Commission Free ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation – Optimal Moderate||4.6%||13.0%||1.75||11.5%||1.01||5.3%||0.3||8.2%||0.51|
|Etrade All Star ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation – Optimal Moderate||5.6%||15.3%||1.94||11.5%||0.99||4.2%||0.23||7.7%||0.47|
|Vanguard ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation – Optimal Moderate||5.9%||14.5%||1.84||11.4%||1.01||5.7%||0.32||7.9%||0.49|
*: NOT annualized
**YTD: Year to Date
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