10-year Treasury Portfolio: 70-year retirement

Last Update: 31 January 2024

Do you have in mind a 70 years retirement, investing in the 10-year Treasury Portfolio?

Worst case scenario so far, over a 70-year time horizon, you could have withdrawn 1.222% of your initial capital each year, kept withdrawing all the time (adjusting for inflation), and you wouldn't have run out of money before 70 years.

With a 4% withdrawal strategy, you would have lived on your investiment for 70 years in the 8.82% of cases. In the 5.01% of cases, you would have preserved your initial inflation adjusted capital.

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

The last 70 years of the 10-year Treasury Portfolio

Over the last 70 years (last update: January 2024), the portfolio has returned 5.69% annualized, with a maximum drawdown of -23.18%.

A safe withdrawal rate would have been 2.191%.

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 portfolio didn't run out of money during retirement. The portfolio went to zero exaclty at the end of the retirement period.

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Timeframes ending at Jan 2024
Withdrawal Rate (%)
Investment Performances
Timeframe Period from Period to Perpetual Safe Ann.Return(%)
[ Infl.Adj. ]
Max
Drawdown(%)
70 Years 1 Feb 1954
31 Jan 2024 1.670 2.191 5.69
[ 2.07 ]
-23.18
Aug 2020 - Oct 2023
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of 10-year Treasury Portfolio | 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 January 2024

For a complete view of the portfolio and all the possible strategies, please refer to 10-year Treasury Portfolio page.

Withdrawal Rates Simulation (updated at Jan 2024)

How much would it be an acceptable withdrawal rate, for the 10-year Treasury Portfolio?

Analyzing the available data source, all the 70-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 - Jan 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
Mar 1911
0.293
Oct 1911
0.768
May 1911
1.119
Feb 1941
1.222
Feb 1941
95%
0.438
0.758
1.050
1.249
1.368
90%
0.497
0.817
1.099
1.306
1.425
80%
0.630
0.916
1.152
1.375
1.658
50%
Median WR
1.298
1.503
1.697
1.821
2.001
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
5.116
Feb 1871
5.223
Feb 1871
5.331
Feb 1871
5.438
Feb 1871
5.545
Feb 1871
Period: Feb 1924 - Jan 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)
0.809
Apr 1941
0.914
Feb 1941
1.016
Feb 1941
1.119
Feb 1941
1.222
Feb 1941
95%
0.851
0.956
1.061
1.162
1.268
90%
0.879
0.992
1.107
1.219
1.323
80%
0.934
1.055
1.173
1.291
1.402
50%
Median WR
1.241
1.356
1.484
1.611
1.733
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
1.883
Feb 1924
2.047
Feb 1924
2.211
Feb 1924
2.374
Feb 1924
2.538
Feb 1924
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of 10-year Treasury Portfolio | 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 January 2024

Withdrawals and Success Rate

If you had implemented a specific Withdrawal Strategy with the 10-year Treasury Portfolio, over 70 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 70-year timeframes available in the data source. To focus on a specific withdrawal rate, click on the links in the table.

Period: Jan 1871 - Jan 2024
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 70 Years
% Fail
% Success over 70 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 %
50.10
50% Succ.
2.001%
49.90
44.69
30.56
23.35
19.74
2.50 %
27.86
72.14
21.24
19.44
17.03
15.83
3.00 %
18.84
81.16
16.83
15.53
12.93
9.52
3.50 %
15.33
84.67
11.52
9.32
8.62
7.52
4.00 %
8.82
91.18
7.72
6.61
5.41
5.01
4.50 %
5.51
94.49
4.71
4.11
3.91
3.31
5.00 %
3.21
96.79
2.30
1.70
0.80
0.30
5.50 %
0.30
99.70
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
6.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
6.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
8.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
Period: Feb 1924 - Jan 2024
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 70 Years
% Fail
% Success over 70 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 %
32.69
67.31
26.32
10.53
0.55
0.00
2.50 %
0.55
99.45
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
4.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
4.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
5.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
5.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
6.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
6.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.50 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
8.00 %
0.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of 10-year Treasury Portfolio | 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 January 2024

Related Pages

Portfolio Main Page:
10-year Treasury Portfolio

For the 10-year Treasury Portfolio, we have prepared a report for each available timeframe:
20-Year    30-Year    40-Year    50-Year    60-Year    70-Year   

if you want to learn more about the statistics of a specific withdrawal rate, we suggest these in particular:
2%    2.5%    3%    3.5%    4%    4.5%    5%   

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