Total US Stock Market: 20-year retirement

Last Update: 30 April 2024

Do you have in mind a 20 years retirement, investing in the Total US Stock Market asset class?

According to the historical returns and stats of the asset class, which has been a sustainable withdrawal rate to live off your investiment?

Worst case scenario so far, over a 20-year time horizon, you could have withdrawn 3.326% of your initial capital each year, kept withdrawing all the time (adjusting for inflation), and you wouldn't have run out of money before 20 years.

Considering the last 20 years (last update: April 2024), a safe withdrawal rate would have been 7.985%.

The last 20 years of the Total US Stock Market asset class

Over the last 20 years (last update: April 2024), the asset class has returned 10% annualized, with a maximum drawdown of -50.84%.

The Withdrawal Rates calculated here are annualized and refer to the initial capital (not the current!). The first month withdrawal is 1/12 of that annualized withdrawal and it's adjusted for inflation for each subsequent month.

A Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR) protected the original inflation adjusted capital.

A Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR) didn't protect the original capital, but the investment didn't run out of money during retirement. The capital went to zero exaclty at the end of the retirement period.

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Timeframes ending at Apr 2024
Withdrawal Rate (%)
Investment Performances
Timeframe Period from Period to Perpetual Safe Ann.Return(%)
[ Infl.Adj. ]
Max
Drawdown(%)
20 Years 1 May 2004
30 Apr 2024 6.004 7.985 10.00
[ 7.22 ]
-50.84
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of Total US Stock Market Asset Class | Preserved capital and withdrawals are considered adjusted for inflation | Withdrawals happen monthly | Performances are calculated in USD dollars, considering reinvestment of dividends when applicable | Inflation is updated at April 2024

For a complete view of the asset class and all the possible strategies, please refer to Total US Stock Market page.

Withdrawal Rates Simulation (updated at Apr 2024)

How much would it be an acceptable withdrawal rate, for the Total US Stock Market asset class?

Analyzing the available data source, all the 20-years timeframes have been considered to calculate the withdrawal rates and their success percentage.

Legend:
SWR 100% Success
PWR 100% Capital Protection
Period: Jan 1871 - Apr 2024
Period: May 1924 - Apr 2024
Period: May 1974 - Apr 2024
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WR (%) - Withdrawal Rate, on % Preserved Capital (Infl.Adj)
100%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
25%
Preserved
0%
Preserved
Success 100%
Worst Period (From)
0.000
May 1901
0.860
Jul 1901
1.765
Sep 1929
2.546
Sep 1929
3.326
Sep 1929
95%
1.970
2.827
3.657
4.453
5.136
90%
2.468
3.312
4.023
4.764
5.481
80%
3.320
4.135
4.901
5.552
6.150
50%
Median WR
6.360
6.994
7.633
8.263
8.922
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WR (%) - Withdrawal Rate, on % Preserved Capital (Infl.Adj)
100%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
25%
Preserved
0%
Preserved
Success 100%
Worst Period (From)
0.205
Sep 1929
0.985
Sep 1929
1.765
Sep 1929
2.546
Sep 1929
3.326
Sep 1929
95%
2.023
2.830
3.609
4.297
4.960
90%
2.661
3.317
3.985
4.605
5.267
80%
3.271
4.063
4.773
5.436
6.079
50%
Median WR
6.573
7.136
7.858
8.460
9.035
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WR (%) - Withdrawal Rate, on % Preserved Capital (Infl.Adj)
100%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
25%
Preserved
0%
Preserved
Success 100%
Worst Period (From)
2.010
Apr 2000
2.678
Apr 2000
3.346
Apr 2000
4.014
Apr 2000
4.682
Apr 2000
95%
3.074
3.634
4.254
4.830
5.405
90%
4.165
4.746
5.291
5.739
6.236
80%
5.671
6.246
6.858
7.437
7.975
50%
Median WR
7.113
7.822
8.470
9.207
9.852
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of Total US Stock Market Asset Class | Preserved capital and withdrawals are considered adjusted for inflation | Withdrawals happen monthly | Performances are calculated in USD dollars, considering reinvestment of dividends when applicable | Inflation is updated at April 2024

Withdrawals and Success Rate

If you had implemented a specific Withdrawal Strategy with the Total US Stock Market asset class, over 20 years, which would have been the success rate so far?

Simulations follow the same rules mentioned before. Withdrawals are expressed as yearly rates and refer to the initial capital. After that, withdrawal amount is monthly adjusted for inflation.

Success rates are calculated over all 20-year timeframes available in the data source. To focus on a specific withdrawal rate, click on the links in the table.

Period: Jan 1871 - Apr 2024
Period: May 1924 - Apr 2024
Period: May 1974 - Apr 2024
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 20 Years
% Fail
% Success over 20 Years - on % Preserved Capital (Infl.Adj)
At least 0%
Capital Preserved
Percentile No Capital
Preserved
25%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
100%
Preserved
2.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.88
98.63
94.82
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.25
97.63
89.82
3.00 %
100.00
100% Succ.
3.326%
0.00
99.75
98.75
93.07
83.82
3.50 %
99.88
0.12
99.25
97.00
87.88
78.26
4.00 %
99.75
0.25
98.50
90.44
81.57
74.20
4.50 %
98.94
1.06
94.25
84.32
75.33
69.64
5.00 %
96.25
95% Succ.
5.136%
3.75
86.63
78.58
69.71
65.40
5.50 %
89.76
10.24
80.39
71.77
66.83
60.84
6.00 %
82.07
80% Succ.
6.150%
17.93
74.39
67.77
62.40
54.72
6.50 %
75.95
24.05
70.21
64.40
56.90
47.97
7.00 %
72.33
27.67
65.58
58.71
49.78
39.35
7.50 %
68.83
31.17
60.59
51.84
41.79
33.29
8.00 %
62.34
37.66
53.78
45.03
34.04
27.98
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 20 Years
% Fail
% Success over 20 Years - on % Preserved Capital (Infl.Adj)
At least 0%
Capital Preserved
Percentile No Capital
Preserved
25%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
100%
Preserved
2.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.79
98.86
95.53
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.06
98.13
90.84
3.00 %
100.00
100% Succ.
3.326%
0.00
99.58
98.54
92.92
84.08
3.50 %
99.79
0.21
98.75
96.57
87.72
77.52
4.00 %
99.58
0.42
97.71
89.70
80.65
73.47
4.50 %
98.23
95% Succ.
4.960%
1.77
92.20
83.14
74.30
69.82
5.00 %
93.96
90% Succ.
5.267%
6.04
84.91
77.11
70.55
65.87
5.50 %
86.16
13.84
78.88
72.74
67.43
61.91
6.00 %
80.75
80% Succ.
6.079%
19.25
74.09
68.26
63.48
57.34
6.50 %
75.86
24.14
70.14
65.35
59.21
51.72
7.00 %
72.01
27.99
66.60
60.87
52.45
43.18
7.50 %
68.89
31.11
62.23
54.21
45.16
36.84
8.00 %
62.54
37.46
56.09
47.87
37.57
31.63
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 20 Years
% Fail
% Success over 20 Years - on % Preserved Capital (Infl.Adj)
At least 0%
Capital Preserved
Percentile No Capital
Preserved
25%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
100%
Preserved
2.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
99.72
3.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.72
95.57
3.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.72
96.95
92.80
4.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
97.78
93.35
90.58
4.50 %
100.00
100% Succ.
4.682%
0.00
98.06
93.63
90.58
87.53
5.00 %
98.34
95% Succ.
5.405%
1.66
93.91
90.86
87.53
85.87
5.50 %
94.46
5.54
90.86
88.09
85.87
81.99
6.00 %
91.14
90% Succ.
6.236%
8.86
87.81
85.60
82.55
75.35
6.50 %
88.64
11.36
85.04
82.83
76.73
67.87
7.00 %
85.32
14.68
83.10
78.12
70.08
53.19
7.50 %
83.38
80% Succ.
7.975%
16.62
78.67
71.75
58.45
42.94
8.00 %
79.22
20.78
72.58
63.43
45.43
34.35
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of Total US Stock Market Asset Class | Preserved capital and withdrawals are considered adjusted for inflation | Withdrawals happen monthly | Performances are calculated in USD dollars, considering reinvestment of dividends when applicable | Inflation is updated at April 2024

Related Pages

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For the Total US Stock Market Asset Class, we have prepared a report for each available timeframe:
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if you want to learn more about the statistics of a specific withdrawal rate, we suggest these in particular:
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