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Faber Relative Strength Portfolio: Top 4 of 5

for period ending May 31, 2018
 
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Maximum Drawdown vs. Annual Return
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Description   Faber Relative Strength Portfolio: Top 4 of 5 gives investors access to a dynamic portfolio that uses an asset allocation algorithm that chooses asset classes to invest in based on recent returns. This portfolio recipe uses exchange-traded funds and uses a dynamic asset allocation algorithm which ranks asset classes based a relative strength score using the returns over the past 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months..

Category   Tactical: DIY. This portfolio recipe is tactical (dynamic) and do-it-yourself.

Ingredients used   This portfolio recipe invests in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) chosen from a set of 6 possible asset class ETFs. The percentage allocation (i.e., weighting) to each of the chosen ETFs is selected using the algorithm for this portfolio recipe.

Peer Group   Tactical: DIY

You can see how this recipe has performed compared to its peers by clicking on any "Rank: Group" link in the Compare sections, below.

Methodology   This portfolio recipe is created using an algorithm that chooses the ingredients and weightings for each of the asset class ETFs in this portfolio recipe. The Faber Relative Strength Portfolio: Top 4 of 5 uses a tactical (also called "dynamic" or "active") asset allocation approach. This portfolio recipe is allowed to choose from 6 ETFs that represent major asset classes. The steps to create this portfolio are as follows:
  1. VizMetrics chooses the set of possible asset classes that will be used for this Folio's asset allocation, which are the following: U.S. Large Cap Equity, U.S. Short-Term Treasury Bonds, U.S. Real Estate, U.S. Intermediate Term Treasury Bonds, International Developed Markets Equity, and Commodities.
  2. VizMetrics chooses one ETF to represent each asset class, based on liquidity, history, and cost considerations. The ETFs chosen to represent the asset classes are as follows: SPY, SHY, VNQ, IEF, EFA, DBC.
  3. VizMetrics runs the investment algorithm to choose the optimal asset allocation portfolio by ranking five of the asset classes (all except SHY) based on a composite momentum score which is the sum of returns over the past 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.
  4. VizMetrics determines the Top 4 asset class based on the ranking. If a chosen asset class is above its 10-month simple moving average (SMA) based on total return, then the algorithm chooses that asset class to invest in during the upcoming month. If the asset class is below it 10-month SMA, then the algorithm invests in SHY instead.
Cost   Access to this portfolio recipe is included at no extra charge as part of your VizMetrics Investor subscription. You can invest in this portfolio recipe using the Recipe Ingredients listed below at FolioInvesting.com or your favorite brokerage. This portfolio works with the Folio Unlimited Plan at FolioInvesting.com which allows you to purchase and rebalance all the underlying ETFs in one simple transaction. See How to Invest, below.
 

How to Invest

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How to Rebalance

Update frequency:   The recipe for this portfolio can change monthly. In other words, the ingredients and percentage allocation to each ingredient can change at the beginning of each month. Therefore, this portfolio requires a few minutes each month to buy or sell the ingredients to match the updated portfolio recipe.

Where to get the recipe updates&nsbp;&nsbp;This portfolio recipe is available to VizMetrics Investor subscribers. Upgrade your subscription. After subscribing, the exact recipe (ingredient plus percentage allocation to each ingredient) appears on this page under a new section labelled "Recipe ingredients"Rebalancing steps
If you've invested with this recipe (using the "recipe ingredients for FolioInvesting.com" above), you can quickly rebalance each month using the automated tools at FolioInvesting.com. See How to rebalance your portfolio
If you've invested at another brokerage, you need to update this portfolio each month to adhere to this portfolio's recipe. See How to rebalance your portfolio

Compare: Risk vs. Return

for period ending May 31, 2018
VizMetricsTM Score This is a 0 to 100 score that measures risk-adjusted return
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs44762717285
Peer Group* average4565758394
60% Equity / 40% Bonds4777839090
Global Equities (ACWI)5264746957
U.S. Equities (SPY)5985909580
U.S. Bonds (BND)2155657594
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Downside Deviation vs. Annual Return
t.frs4Peer 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
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M-squared
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs40.6%-3.5%-4.4%-5.8%-0.4%
Peer Group* average-3.8%-2.8%-3.5%-2.1%3.9%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds-0.1%0.2%0.5%1.1%2.3%
Global Equities (ACWI)-1.8%-3.2%-4.3%-5.8%-4.7%
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-19.2%-7.7%-7.6%-4.5%4.6%
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Alpha
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs41.2%-0.1%-0.1%-0.7%1.6%
Peer Group* average0.4%1.0%1.9%3.3%6.0%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.2%0.2%0.5%0.8%1.6%
Global Equities (ACWI)-1.1%-2.8%-3.6%-5.7%-5.1%
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-1.4%0.8%1.6%2.6%3.2%
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Sharpe
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs41.530.670.830.620.58
Peer Group* average1.050.730.910.950.86
60% Equity / 40% Bonds1.451.011.291.220.76
Global Equities (ACWI)1.260.710.850.640.35
U.S. Equities (SPY)1.450.991.241.120.63
U.S. Bonds (BND)-0.700.260.500.730.89
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Compare: Total Return

for period ending May 31, 2018
5-year graph t.frs4Global equities (ACWI)U.S. equities (SPY)U.S. bonds (BND)60% Equity / 40% Bonds (s.6040)
Total Return (Compound Annual Growth Rate)
 Year-to-dateMay 20181 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs41.3%0.9%8.9%4.1%5.2%4.1%5.0%
Peer Group* average1.9%2.1%9.6%6.5%8.1%8.4%9.7%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.9%1.9%8.8%7.0%8.5%8.6%7.3%
Global Equities (ACWI)0.3%0.5%12.4%7.8%8.9%7.7%4.9%
U.S. Equities (SPY)1.9%2.4%14.4%10.9%12.9%12.8%9.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-1.6%0.7%-0.4%1.4%1.9%2.5%3.6%
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Historical Return
 20132014201520162017
t.frs49.3%8.5%-2.7%4.6%11.1%
Peer Group* average13.0%12.0%-5.0%8.0%17.5%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds18.1%9.9%0.7%8.8%13.9%
Global Equities (ACWI)22.3%2.4%-2.2%8.4%24.3%
U.S. Equities (SPY)32.3%13.5%1.3%12.0%21.7%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-2.1%5.8%0.6%2.5%3.5%
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Compare: Risk & Volatility

for period ending May 31, 2018
Maximum Drawdown
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs4-3.1%-5.4%-6.5%-6.5%-12.6%
Peer Group* average-4.3%-8.5%-11.5%-12.2%-17.9%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds-3.6%-5.1%-5.2%-7.8%-26.7%
Global Equities (ACWI)-5.9%-11.8%-13.4%-18.9%-47.2%
U.S. Equities (SPY)-6.3%-8.5%-8.5%-13.8%-41.8%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-2.3%-3.7%-3.7%-4.0%-4.0%
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Standard Deviation
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs45.0%5.4%6.1%6.4%8.9%
Peer Group* average7.8%8.7%9.2%9.6%12.5%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds5.1%6.7%6.6%7.3%10.2%
Global Equities (ACWI)9.1%11.2%11.1%13.2%18.4%
U.S. Equities (SPY)9.4%11.3%11.0%12.3%16.4%
U.S. Bonds (BND)2.3%2.9%3.1%3.0%3.9%
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Downside Deviation
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs43.1%3.5%3.8%4.2%5.9%
Peer Group* average4.5%5.4%5.4%5.6%7.4%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds3.0%3.9%3.5%4.0%7.0%
Global Equities (ACWI)5.3%7.0%6.5%8.6%12.9%
U.S. Equities (SPY)5.2%6.4%5.9%6.9%11.3%
U.S. Bonds (BND)1.8%2.0%2.0%1.9%2.1%
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Beta
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
t.frs40.490.340.390.360.36
Peer Group* average0.610.470.470.390.39
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.550.600.610.600.63
Global Equities (ACWI)0.930.970.971.051.11
U.S. Equities (SPY)1.001.001.001.001.00
U.S. Bonds (BND)-0.03-0.01-0.01-0.040.01
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Compare: Correlation

for period ending May 31, 2018
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
to Global Stocks (ACWI)0.910.660.670.670.65
to S&P500 (SPY)0.880.670.650.630.64
to U.S. Bonds (BND)0.090.320.430.300.24
to Commodities (DBC)0.810.280.200.330.46
to Gold (GLD)0.350.100.200.210.27