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There are five TD Ameritrade Selective portfolios. They are allocated 15% to 85% stocks and 15% to 85% bonds. They can be built with just 4 ETFs.
Below you can see the historical returns for the TD Ameritrade Select portfolios
Portfolio data was last updated on 1st of June 2023, 06:35 ET
|Name||Year to date||Return in 2022||10 year return||CAGR since 1989 (%)||Draw Down||Expense ratio||Yield|
|TD Ameritrade Core Portfolio Conservative||2.72||-14.18||3.24||6.22||-14.18||0.05%||2.35|
|TD Ameritrade Core Portfolio Moderate||3.57||-14.92||4.45||6.74||-14.92||0.05%||2.31|
|TD Ameritrade Core Portfolio Moderate Growth||4.15||-15.4||5.24||7.05||-17.28||0.05%||2.28|
|TD Ameritrade Core Portfolio Growth||5.29||-16.38||6.79||7.58||-26.28||0.05%||2.22|
|TD Ameritrade Core Portfolio Aggressive||6.2||-17.14||8.0||7.93||-32.97||0.05%||2.16|
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.
|Name||See Portfolio||Year to date||Return in 2022||10 year return||CAGR since 1989 (%)||Draw Down|
Here is how you build the TD Ameritrade Core Portfolio Growth portfolio with ETFs.
The letters in brackets denote the stock symbol for the recommended ETF. You can look up the symbols at your stockbroker. You can see a listing of all the ETFs we recommend on this page.
Find out how to build all of the portfolios below.
Note! that TD Ameritrade uses other ETFs to gain the same exposure.
TD Ameritrade is a giant in the brokerage world. They offer an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets, including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed-income investments.
In 2019 it was snatched up by Charles Schwab in a $26 billion buyout deal.
In 2019 TD Ameritrade had just shy of $1.3 trillion in client assets.
“At the end of World War II, the average holding period for a stock was four years. By 2000, it was eight months. By 2008, it was two months. And by 2011 it was twenty-two seconds.”
– Scott Patterson from the book Dark Pools
TD Ameritrade has had an outsized influence on electronic trading and bringing costs down for stock trading.
The book by Scott Patterson Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market describes how electronic trading rose to dominate modern stocks trading. TD Ameritrade, then called Ameritrade, plays several key roles in the electronic trading dominance drama, for example, in their purchase of Datek Securities. I highly recommend the book.
“What an expensive and needless mess. You could probably find a cure for cancer in a year if you just reassigned all the smart people who are now working on this artificially created and otherwise useless problem.”
– Scott Patterson from the book Dark Pools
TD Ameritrade has always been at the forefront of electronic trading. They were some of the first to promote electronic trading for retail investors.
They launched their trading program for Windows in 1996 called Accutrade.
Ameritrade launched its Accutrade trading software program in 1996. This is an ad for the program.
The TD Ameritrade Select portfolios closely resembled the TD Ameritrade robo-portfolios.TD Ameritrade’s robo-portfolios are called Essential portfolios. TD Ameritrade states that when you select a Selective portfolio you get access to a human advisor to help you.
Selective Portfolios is designed to meet your unique goals with a combination of advanced technology and professional insights. From day one, you have access to dedicated Selective Portfolios Specialists, ready to help you along the way.
– TD Ameritrade
The selective portfolios are many times more expensive than their essential robo advisor portfolio counterparts.
There are five TD Ameritrade Selective portfolios with varying degrees of risk. They have the same composition as Vanguard LifeStrategy portfolios. You can see the Vanguard LifeStrategy portfolio in our article Vanguard LifeStrategy Portfolios, Let’s Put Investing In A Box.
TD Ameritrade Selective portfolios are dreadfully dull – just the way we like them.
Below you can see the asset allocation for TD Ameritrade Selective portfolios. The letters in brackets are the symbols for the ETFs you need to buy to replicate the asset class.
There are a lot of ETFs! It is pretty boring to sift through hundreds and hundreds of ETFs just to find the right one, but it is worth it!
Finding the right and BEST ETF could earn you a lot more money than number two on the list.
We have done the work for you – all for FREE.
We have carefully selected ETFs for each asset class that the portfolios on portfolioeinstein.com use. If you want to read more about our selection process and see what we consider the best ETFs please visit our article What Is The Best ETF?
If you are a European investor you need to buy European ETFs (they need to be of the UCITS kind!).
We have listed 47 of the best ETFs in our article What Are The Best ETFs For European Investors? (Here Is 47).
As of 2021 we also track socially responsible investing ESG portfolios. Socially responsible investing (ESG) portfolios prioritize investing that puts an emphasis on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues.
You can find the socially responsible investing ESG ETFs in the same article.
Get the book Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market to learn more about TD Ameritrade’s rise to dominance.
TD Ameritrade has a very informative youtube channel targeting Millenials. There is a lot of useful info on there.
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TD Ameritrade offers a managed account in which you can choose the selective portfolios. It costs a fee and it more expensive if you build the portfolios by yourself.
The most similar portfolios are Rick Ferri’s Core Four portfolios.