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iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF

for period ending March 31, 2019
 
This portfolio is provided by iShares.
PFF is the ticker for this portfolio. This ticker appears in the scatterplots below and on the Summary Page showing all portfolios. You can invest in this portfolio using the ticker "PFF" at FolioInvesting.com or your favorite brokerage. See How to Invest (below) for more details on how buy this portfolio.
 
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How to Choose

Risk vs. return for PFF:   The scatterplots below show the best portfolios as dots closest to the green smiley the at top left of each scatterplot. The yellow dot shows the total return and risk for this portfolio. The risk is measured by maximum loss over each period. Any dot closer to the top left corner has shown better performance using this metric.

For more metrics (Total Return, Risk and Volatility, Correlation) scroll down on this page. The Summary Page compares all portfolios.
Maximum Drawdown vs. Annual Return
PFFPeer group recipesAll other recipesS&P 500 (SPY)U.S. Bonds (BND)Balanced (60% Equity / 40% Bonds)
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Description   iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF gives investors access to a multi-strategy, income portfolio that uses preferred stocks. This portfolio is an exchange-traded fund and implements a particular asset allocation approach that is directed by the fund manager.

Category   Tactical: Managed

Ingredients used   This portfolio invests in preferred stocks.

Peer Group   Tactical: Managed. See How to Invest, below. You can see how this portfolio has performed compared to its peers by clicking on any "Rank: Group" link in the Compare sections, below.

Methodology   This portfolio is an exchange-traded fund and its holdings are determined by the fund's manager, iShares. The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. preferred stocks. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock IndexTM (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of a select group of preferred stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange (" NYSE"), NYSE Arca, Inc. ("NYSE Arca"), NYSE Amex, NASDAQ Global Select Market, NASDAQ Select Market or NASDAQ Capital Market. The fund is non-diversified. You may consult www.ishares.com for details on how this manager chooses particular assets for inclusion in this fund.

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How to Invest

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How to Rebalance

You do not need to adjust the composition of this portfolio. While the underlying assets in this portfolio may change, the portfolio manager handles the details of buying and selling these underlying asset ingredients.

Compare: Risk vs. Return

for period ending March 31, 2019
VizMetricsTM Score This is a 0 to 100 score that measures risk-adjusted return
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF9184100100100
Peer Group* average7889949597
60% Equity / 40% Bonds95100100100100
Global Equities (ACWI)661009598100
U.S. Equities (SPY)84100100100100
U.S. Bonds (BND)1008210098100
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Downside Deviation vs. Annual Return
PFFPeer group recipesAll other recipesS&P 500 (SPY)U.S. Bonds (BND)Balanced (60% Equity / 40% Bonds)
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Standard Deviation vs. Annual Return
PFFPeer group recipesAll other recipesS&P 500 (SPY)U.S. Bonds (BND)Balanced (60% Equity / 40% Bonds)
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M-squared
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF-5.1%-7.7%-1.2%-1.8%-2.4%
Peer Group* average-7.0%-4.2%-4.3%-3.9%-2.5%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.9%0.2%0.7%0.8%2.0%
Global Equities (ACWI)-6.6%-1.6%-4.2%-4.6%-5.2%
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)4.0%-9.5%-2.9%-5.5%-1.6%
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Alpha
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF-1.4%-0.5%1.5%2.0%4.3%
Peer Group* average-3.5%-1.0%-1.5%-0.9%-0.1%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.6%0.3%0.5%0.7%1.4%
Global Equities (ACWI)-5.9%-0.9%-3.7%-3.9%-5.1%
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)2.3%0.9%2.1%2.1%3.7%
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Sharpe
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF0.170.440.790.961.02
Peer Group* average0.050.740.530.771.01
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.551.140.961.181.34
Global Equities (ACWI)0.110.980.560.730.83
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.511.120.911.111.19
U.S. Bonds (BND)0.710.270.640.621.07
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Compare: Total Return

for period ending March 31, 2019
5-year graph PFFGlobal equities (ACWI)U.S. equities (SPY)U.S. bonds (BND)60% Equity / 40% Bonds (s.6040)
Total Return (Compound Annual Growth Rate)
 Year-to-dateMar 20191 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF7.8%1.5%3.2%3.5%4.6%5.1%11.8%
Peer Group* average7.2%0.8%2.3%6.2%4.2%5.7%9.0%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds9.5%1.6%7.4%9.0%7.4%8.6%11.2%
Global Equities (ACWI)12.5%1.6%2.8%11.1%6.5%8.4%12.0%
U.S. Equities (SPY)13.5%1.8%9.4%13.4%10.8%12.7%15.8%
U.S. Bonds (BND)3.0%1.9%4.5%2.0%2.7%2.4%3.6%
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Historical Return
 20142015201620172018
PFF14.1%4.3%1.3%8.1%-4.6%
Peer Group* average5.5%-1.8%6.5%12.0%-5.2%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds9.9%0.7%8.8%13.9%-2.8%
Global Equities (ACWI)2.4%-2.2%8.4%24.3%-9.1%
U.S. Equities (SPY)13.5%1.3%12.0%21.7%-4.6%
U.S. Bonds (BND)5.8%0.6%2.5%3.5%0.1%
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Compare: Risk & Volatility

for period ending March 31, 2019
Maximum Drawdown
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF-7.5%-7.5%-7.5%-7.5%-9.2%
Peer Group* average-8.1%-9.3%-11.4%-11.3%-13.1%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds-8.1%-8.1%-8.1%-8.1%-9.1%
Global Equities (ACWI)-12.7%-14.0%-14.0%-14.0%-21.9%
U.S. Equities (SPY)-13.5%-13.5%-13.5%-13.5%-16.2%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-1.4%-3.7%-3.7%-4.0%-4.0%
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Standard Deviation
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF7.7%5.6%5.0%4.9%12.4%
Peer Group* average9.2%7.2%7.5%7.4%9.7%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds10.4%7.1%7.4%7.2%8.7%
Global Equities (ACWI)14.4%10.9%11.6%12.1%16.2%
U.S. Equities (SPY)16.7%11.9%12.2%12.1%14.6%
U.S. Bonds (BND)3.3%3.1%3.1%3.1%3.0%
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Downside Deviation
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF4.1%3.3%2.8%2.7%4.0%
Peer Group* average6.5%4.7%4.9%4.7%5.4%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds7.2%4.7%4.5%4.3%4.6%
Global Equities (ACWI)10.8%7.4%7.6%8.0%9.5%
U.S. Equities (SPY)12.3%8.0%7.6%7.4%8.3%
U.S. Bonds (BND)1.4%2.0%1.8%1.9%1.7%
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Beta
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
PFF0.340.230.230.210.46
Peer Group* average0.500.490.490.500.56
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.630.610.610.610.61
Global Equities (ACWI)0.900.890.930.971.08
U.S. Equities (SPY)1.001.001.001.001.00
U.S. Bonds (BND)0.01-0.01-0.02-0.02-0.03
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Compare: Correlation

for period ending March 31, 2019
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
to Global Stocks (ACWI)0.700.480.560.500.62
to S&P500 (SPY)0.700.440.530.480.52
to U.S. Bonds (BND)0.360.500.480.490.19
to Commodities (DBC)0.640.240.160.180.35
to Gold (GLD)-0.130.230.120.190.16