Short Term Treasury Portfolio: 50-year retirement

Last Update: 31 January 2024

Do you have in mind a 50 years retirement, investing in the Short Term Treasury Portfolio?

Worst case scenario so far, over a 50-year time horizon, you could have withdrawn 1.485% of your initial capital each year, kept withdrawing all the time (adjusting for inflation), and you wouldn't have run out of money before 50 years.

With a 4% withdrawal strategy, you would have lived on your investiment for 50 years in the 16.72% of cases. In the 10.34% 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 50 years of the Short Term Treasury Portfolio

Over the last 50 years (last update: January 2024), the portfolio has returned 5.46% annualized, with a maximum drawdown of -5.36%.

A safe withdrawal rate would have been 3.353%.

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(%)
50 Years 1 Feb 1974
31 Jan 2024 1.800 3.353 5.46
[ 1.55 ]
-5.36
Jun 2021 - Oct 2022
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of Short Term 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 Short Term Treasury Portfolio page.

Withdrawal Rates Simulation (updated at Jan 2024)

How much would it be an acceptable withdrawal rate, for the Short Term Treasury Portfolio?

Analyzing the available data source, all the 50-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
Dec 1930
0.203
Jun 1933
0.644
Jun 1933
1.085
Jun 1933
1.485
Jun 1939
95%
0.111
0.523
0.877
1.236
1.569
90%
0.343
0.667
0.994
1.383
1.781
80%
0.723
1.116
1.537
1.972
2.388
50%
Median WR
1.607
1.913
2.235
2.595
2.919
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
7.035
Apr 1872
7.278
Apr 1872
7.524
Feb 1873
7.773
Feb 1873
8.023
Feb 1873
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)
0.000
Dec 1930
0.203
Jun 1933
0.644
Jun 1933
1.085
Jun 1933
1.485
Jun 1939
95%
0.000
0.294
0.773
1.184
1.549
90%
0.100
0.512
0.876
1.233
1.569
80%
0.334
0.661
0.992
1.364
1.757
50%
Median WR
1.586
1.825
2.063
2.379
2.821
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
2.273
Nov 1957
2.522
Jun 1970
2.820
Jun 1970
3.119
Jun 1970
3.418
Jun 1970
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of Short Term 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 Short Term Treasury Portfolio, over 50 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 50-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 50 Years
% Fail
% Success over 50 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 %
85.38
80% Succ.
2.388%
14.62
79.56
59.29
47.74
32.47
2.50 %
76.98
50% Succ.
2.919%
23.02
54.77
35.70
22.70
20.52
3.00 %
43.54
56.46
24.88
21.57
19.71
17.29
3.50 %
22.78
77.22
20.11
16.80
13.89
12.36
4.00 %
16.72
83.28
13.89
12.52
11.79
10.34
4.50 %
12.60
87.40
11.47
10.10
8.56
7.35
5.00 %
9.69
90.31
8.48
6.62
5.49
4.60
5.50 %
6.14
93.86
5.65
4.68
4.20
3.80
6.00 %
4.85
95.15
4.20
3.80
3.47
2.67
6.50 %
3.80
96.20
3.47
2.83
2.18
1.29
7.00 %
2.83
97.17
2.26
1.29
0.89
0.24
7.50 %
1.29
98.71
0.81
0.24
0.00
0.00
8.00 %
0.16
99.84
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 50 Years
% Fail
% Success over 50 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 %
69.88
30.12
66.06
52.58
45.09
18.47
2.50 %
63.73
50% Succ.
2.821%
36.27
46.42
21.63
0.33
0.00
3.00 %
29.62
70.38
1.16
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 Short Term 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:
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For the Short Term Treasury Portfolio, 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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