Free Asset Class Comparison
Risk vs. return for 59 asset classes and 5 benchmarks. Enter your email below for free, immediate access.

Enter your name and email address for immediate access
Firstname
Email

  

By clicking the button above you agree to the VizMetrics Terms of Service.
We do not rent, share or sell your information.

optin Box Footer

List of 3-ETF Portfolios with Reduced Volatility

 

The list below is an excerpt from the 3-ETF Portfolios Analysis which is included in the VizMetrics Advanced ($159/year) subscription. 

 

To receive regular updates on asset allocation strategies, fund comparisons, and global trends, subscribe to the free VizMetrics Newsletter.

 

The green area in the chart below highlights the lowest volatility portfolios created by choosing 3 asset classes from a set of 14 asset classes. The components of each portfolio are listed below the chart.

List of 3-ETF Portfolios with Reduced Volatility

 

  • Portfolio 1: 11.5% return, 9.4% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Value (IWN) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 2: 11.0% return, 9.1% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + Commodities (DBC) + U.S. Real Estate (VNQ)
  • Portfolio 3: 11.0% return, 9.4% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Value (IWN) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 4: 10.9% return, 9.9% standard deviation.
    Composition: Gold (GLD) + U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT)
  • Portfolio 5: 10.8% return, 9.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 6: 10.7% return, 9.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Value (IWN) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 7: 10.6% return, 9.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + Commodities (DBC) + International Equities: Growth (EFV)
  • Portfolio 8: 10.5% return, 9.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC) + U.S. Real Estate (VNQ)
  • Portfolio 9: 10.5% return, 9.4% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Value (IWN) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND)
  • Portfolio 10: 10.4% return, 9.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: Gold (GLD) + U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND)
  • Portfolio 11: 10.3% return, 8.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Value (IWN) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 12: 10.3% return, 9.1% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 13: 10.3% return, 9.0% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC) + U.S. Real Estate (VNQ)
  • Portfolio 14: 10.1% return, 10.0% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Micro Cap (IWC) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 15: 10.1% return, 9.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: Gold (GLD) + U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 16: 10.1% return, 9.9% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC) + International Equities: Growth (EFV)
  • Portfolio 17: 10.1% return, 8.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Real Estate (VNQ)
  • Portfolio 18: 10.0% return, 8.9% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 19: 9.9% return, 9.7% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Growth (IWF) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 20: 9.8% return, 7.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + U.S. Real Estate (VNQ)
  • Portfolio 21: 9.8% return, 8.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Value (IWN) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 22: 9.8% return, 9.9% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC) + International Equities: Growth (EFV)
  • Portfolio 23: 9.8% return, 8.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND)
  • Portfolio 24: 9.7% return, 9.7% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Micro Cap (IWC) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 25: 9.6% return, 9.0% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + International Equities: Growth (EFV)
  • Portfolio 26: 9.6% return, 8.1% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 27: 9.4% return, 9.7% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + Commodities (DBC) + International Equities: Value (EFG)
  • Portfolio 28: 9.4% return, 9.8% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Growth (IWF) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 29: 9.4% return, 8.6% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + International Equities: Growth (EFV)
  • Portfolio 30: 9.4% return, 7.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + U.S. Real Estate (VNQ)
  • Portfolio 31: 9.2% return, 9.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Growth (IWF) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 32: 9.2% return, 7.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 33: 9.1% return, 7.3% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Value (IWD) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 34: 9.1% return, 10.0% standard deviation.
    Composition: Gold (GLD) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND)
  • Portfolio 35: 9.0% return, 9.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Growth (IWO) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 36: 9.0% return, 9.3% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Growth (IWF) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND)
  • Portfolio 37: 9.0% return, 7.1% standard deviation. Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 38: 8.9% return, 8.1% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + International Equities: Growth (EFV)
  • Portfolio 39: 8.9% return, 9.7% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + Commodities (DBC) + International Equities: Value (EFG)
  • Portfolio 40: 8.9% return, 9.9% standard deviation.
    Composition: Gold (GLD) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 41: 8.8% return, 8.7% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Growth (IWF) + U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 42: 8.7% return, 9.7% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC) + International Equities: Value (EFG)
  • Portfolio 43: 8.6% return, 9.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Small Cap Growth (IWO) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 44: 8.5% return, 6.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + Commodities (DBC)
  • Portfolio 45: 8.5% return, 9.0% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + International Equities: Value (EFG)
  • Portfolio 46: 8.4% return, 9.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: Gold (GLD) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 47: 8.3% return, 8.2% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Equity: Large Cap Growth (IWF) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 48: 8.3% return, 8.5% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + International Equities: Value (EFG)
  • Portfolio 49: 8.0% return, 6.9% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Long Term Treasuries, 20+ years (TLT) + U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY)
  • Portfolio 50: 7.8% return, 8.0% standard deviation.
    Composition: U.S. Bonds: Aggregate (BND) + U.S. Bonds: Short Term Treasuries, 1-3 years (SHY) + International Equities: Value (EFG)