US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 Portfolio: 20-year retirement

Last Update: 30 April 2023

Do you have in mind a 20 years retirement, investing in the US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 Portfolio?

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

Key Points

Worst case scenario so far, over a 20-year time horizon, you could have withdrawn 3.326% of your initial capital each year, kept withdrawing all the time (adjusting for inflation), and you wouldn't have run out of money before 20 years.

With a 4% withdrawal strategy, you would have lived on your investiment for 20 years in the 99.75% of cases. In the 74.01% of cases, you would have preserved your initial inflation adjusted capital.

The last 20 years of the US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 Portfolio

Over the last 20 years (last update: April 2023), the portfolio has returned 10.16% annualized, with a maximum drawdown of -50.84%.

A safe withdrawal rate would have been 9.157%.

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 Apr 2023
Withdrawal Rate (%)
Investment Performances
Timeframe Period from Period to Perpetual Safe Ann.Return(%)
[ Infl.Adj. ]
Max
Drawdown(%)
20 Years 1 May 2003
30 Apr 2023 6.975 9.157 10.16
[ 7.44 ]
-50.84
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 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 April 2023

For a complete view of the portfolio and all the possible strategies, please refer to US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 Portfolio page.

Withdrawal Rates Simulation (updated at Apr 2023)

How much would it be an acceptable withdrawal rate, for the US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 Portfolio?

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 2023
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PWR (%) - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate
SWR (%) - Safe Withdrawal Rate
Preserved Capital 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Success Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 95% 90% 80% 50%
Minimum
Worst Period (from)
0.000
May 1901
0.860
Jul 1901
1.765
Sep 1929
2.546
Sep 1929
3.326
Sep 1929
5.128
95% Succ.
5.477
90% Succ.
6.144
80% Succ.
8.948
50% Succ.
Median 6.382
7.004
7.656
8.315
8.948
Average 6.318
6.966
7.615
8.264
8.913
Maximum
Best Period (from)
17.252
Jul 1932
17.778
Jul 1932
18.304
Jul 1932
18.831
Jul 1932
19.357
Jul 1932
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Key
Withdrawal
Rates (%)
Success Rate
100% 95% 90% 80% 50%
Preserved Capital 100% 0.000
1.967
2.465
3.305
6.382
75% 0.860
2.816
3.309
4.126
7.004
50% 1.765
3.655
4.018
4.881
7.656
25% 2.546
4.449
4.762
5.530
8.315
0% 3.326
5.128
5.477
6.144
8.948
Period: May 1923 - Apr 2023
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PWR (%) - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate
SWR (%) - Safe Withdrawal Rate
Preserved Capital 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Success Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 95% 90% 80% 50%
Minimum
Worst Period (from)
0.205
Sep 1929
0.985
Sep 1929
1.765
Sep 1929
2.546
Sep 1929
3.326
Sep 1929
4.960
95% Succ.
5.267
90% Succ.
6.079
80% Succ.
9.149
50% Succ.
Median 6.630
7.229
7.925
8.514
9.149
Average 6.616
7.231
7.846
8.461
9.076
Maximum
Best Period (from)
17.252
Jul 1932
17.778
Jul 1932
18.304
Jul 1932
18.831
Jul 1932
19.357
Jul 1932
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Key
Withdrawal
Rates (%)
Success Rate
100% 95% 90% 80% 50%
Preserved Capital 100% 0.205
2.023
2.661
3.271
6.630
75% 0.985
2.830
3.317
4.063
7.229
50% 1.765
3.609
3.985
4.773
7.925
25% 2.546
4.297
4.605
5.436
8.514
0% 3.326
4.960
5.267
6.079
9.149
Period: May 1973 - Apr 2023
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PWR (%) - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate
SWR (%) - Safe Withdrawal Rate
Preserved Capital 100% 75% 50% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Success Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 95% 90% 80% 50%
Minimum
Worst Period (from)
2.010
Apr 2000
2.678
Apr 2000
3.346
Apr 2000
4.014
Apr 2000
4.682
Apr 2000
5.405
95% Succ.
5.958
90% Succ.
7.519
80% Succ.
9.852
50% Succ.
Median 7.113
7.822
8.470
9.207
9.852
Average 7.141
7.713
8.284
8.856
9.427
Maximum
Best Period (from)
13.316
Aug 1982
13.891
Aug 1982
14.466
Aug 1982
15.041
Aug 1982
15.616
Aug 1982
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Key
Withdrawal
Rates (%)
Success Rate
100% 95% 90% 80% 50%
Preserved Capital 100% 2.010
3.074
3.867
5.261
7.113
75% 2.678
3.634
4.368
5.822
7.822
50% 3.346
4.254
4.901
6.416
8.470
25% 4.014
4.830
5.390
6.972
9.207
0% 4.682
5.405
5.958
7.519
9.852
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 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 April 2023

Withdrawals and Success Rate

If you had implemented a specific Withdrawal Strategy with the US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 Portfolio, 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 2023
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Withdrawal
Rate
20 Years
% Fail
% Success over 20 Years - on % Preserved Capital
% Success Percentile No Capital
Preserved
0%
Preserved
25%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
100%
Preserved
2.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.87
98.62
94.78
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.24
97.61
89.74
3.00 %
100.00
100% Succ.
3.326%
0.00
100.00
99.75
98.74
93.01
83.70
3.50 %
99.87
0.13
99.87
99.24
96.98
87.79
78.10
4.00 %
99.75
0.25
99.75
98.49
90.37
81.43
74.01
4.50 %
98.93
1.07
98.93
94.21
84.20
75.14
69.41
5.00 %
96.22
95% Succ.
5.128%
3.78
96.22
86.53
78.41
69.48
65.14
5.50 %
89.68
10.32
89.68
80.24
71.55
66.58
60.54
6.00 %
81.94
80% Succ.
6.144%
18.06
81.94
74.20
67.53
62.11
54.75
6.50 %
75.77
24.23
75.77
69.98
64.13
57.02
48.21
7.00 %
72.12
27.88
72.12
65.32
58.84
50.03
39.65
7.50 %
68.60
31.40
68.60
60.73
52.05
42.10
33.54
8.00 %
62.43
37.57
62.43
54.00
45.37
34.30
28.19
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
Period: May 1923 - Apr 2023
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Withdrawal
Rate
20 Years
% Fail
% Success over 20 Years - on % Preserved Capital
% Success Percentile No Capital
Preserved
0%
Preserved
25%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
100%
Preserved
2.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.79
98.86
95.53
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.06
98.13
90.84
3.00 %
100.00
100% Succ.
3.326%
0.00
100.00
99.58
98.54
92.92
84.08
3.50 %
99.79
0.21
99.79
98.75
96.57
87.72
77.52
4.00 %
99.58
0.42
99.58
97.71
89.70
80.65
73.47
4.50 %
98.23
95% Succ.
4.960%
1.77
98.23
92.20
83.14
74.30
69.82
5.00 %
93.96
90% Succ.
5.267%
6.04
93.96
84.91
77.11
70.55
65.87
5.50 %
86.16
13.84
86.16
78.88
72.74
67.43
61.91
6.00 %
80.75
80% Succ.
6.079%
19.25
80.75
74.09
68.26
63.48
57.96
6.50 %
75.86
24.14
75.86
70.14
65.35
59.94
52.76
7.00 %
72.01
27.99
72.01
66.60
61.60
53.49
44.43
7.50 %
68.89
31.11
68.89
62.96
55.15
46.41
37.98
8.00 %
63.16
36.84
63.16
57.02
49.12
38.71
32.36
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
Period: May 1973 - Apr 2023
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Withdrawal
Rate
20 Years
% Fail
% Success over 20 Years - on % Preserved Capital
% Success Percentile No Capital
Preserved
0%
Preserved
25%
Preserved
50%
Preserved
75%
Preserved
100%
Preserved
2.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
99.72
3.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
99.72
95.57
3.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.72
96.95
92.80
4.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
97.78
93.35
89.20
4.50 %
100.00
100% Succ.
4.682%
0.00
100.00
98.06
93.63
89.20
85.60
5.00 %
98.34
95% Succ.
5.405%
1.66
98.34
93.91
89.20
85.60
82.83
5.50 %
94.46
90% Succ.
5.958%
5.54
94.46
88.92
86.15
82.83
78.67
6.00 %
89.20
10.80
89.20
85.87
82.55
79.22
73.68
6.50 %
86.70
13.30
86.70
81.99
79.50
75.35
67.31
7.00 %
82.27
17.73
82.27
79.78
76.73
69.53
53.19
7.50 %
80.06
80% Succ.
7.519%
19.94
80.06
77.29
70.91
58.45
42.94
8.00 %
77.56
22.44
77.56
71.75
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 US Stocks/Bonds 100/0 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 April 2023

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