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The 60/40 portfolio is composed of 60% stocks and 40% bonds. The 60/40 portfolio is the standard when comparing balanced portfolios.
Here is how you build the 60/40 portfolio with ETFs:
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Here is the historical return of the 60/40 portfolio.
Portfolio data was last updated on 1st of June 2023, 06:35 ET
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Here is what the table is showing you
Year to date: This shows what the portfolio has returned this year starting from the first trading day of the year.
10 Year return: This shows the compounded annualized growth rate over a ten-year period. The current year is excluded from calculations.
CAGR since 1989: This shows the compounded annualized growth rate since 1989. The current year is excluded from calculations.
Expense ratio: This shows the cost of holding the portfolio if you were to construct the portfolio using the proposed ETFs.
Yield: This is the expected dividend yield of the portfolio.
Please note that past performance is not a guarantee of future returns.
Below you can see the returns of the best portfolios that we have benchmarked.
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The 60/40 investment strategy involves building a portfolio that is allocated 60% to equities and 40% to bonds. The most straightforward implementation of the strategy would be to buy the S&P 500 and U.S. Treasuries.
In theory, a 60/40 mix allows you to maintain balance in your portfolio when the market is high, and when it’s low. It’s’s designed to minimize risk while generating a consistent rate of return over time, even during periods of high volatility.
The main advantage of a 60/40 portfolio is that the bond allocation moderates the risk of the portfolio.
It is very much a sleep well portfolio.
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Below you can see how to build the 60/40 portfolio using best-in-class ETFs.
There are many alternatives to the 60/40 portfolio. The first place to look is to look at other balanced funds that hold only stocks and bonds. Have a look at our article The Balanced Portfolio: Portfolio Grand Daddy. In the article, we go through a lot of the other balanced portfolios.
Another alternative is The Coffeehouse portfolio. This portfolio holds more asset classes but is still a 60/40 portfolio.
Vanguard LifeStrategy portfolios are 60/40 portfolios. They have international exposure as well.
William Bernstein also has 60/40 portfolios.
The Three Fund Portfolio can also have a 60/40 portfolio. It also has international exposure.
Rick Ferri’s Core 4 portfolios have a few 60/40 portfolios. We like Rick Ferri’s portfolios a lot.
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A 60/40 allocation is considered a moderate portfolio. A moderate portfolio is suitable for an investor with a medium risk profile.
A good starting point is holding your age minus 100 in bonds. This means that for a 60-year-old, 40% of the portfolio should be in stocks. The rest would comprise of high-grade bonds, government debt, and other relatively safe assets.
Your ideal asset allocation is typically a mix of cash, bonds and stocks. If you have a short timeframe you should hold bonds and cash. If you have a longer timeframe you should hold stocks.