US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 Portfolio: 10-year retirement

Last Update: 30 June 2024

Do you have in mind a 10 years retirement, investing in the US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 Portfolio?

Worst case scenario so far, over a 10-year time horizon, you could have withdrawn 7.87% of your initial capital each year, kept withdrawing all the time (adjusting for inflation), and you wouldn't have run out of money before 10 years.

With a 4% withdrawal strategy, you would have lived on your investiment for 10 years in the 100% of cases. In the 61.87% 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 10 years of the US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 Portfolio

Over the last 10 years (last update: June 2024), the portfolio has returned 6.83% annualized, with a maximum drawdown of -19.62%.

A safe withdrawal rate would have been 12.376%.

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 Jun 2024
Withdrawal Rate (%)
Investment Performances
Timeframe Period from Period to Perpetual Safe Ann.Return(%)
[ Infl.Adj. ]
Max
Drawdown(%)
10 Years 1 Jul 2014
30 Jun 2024 3.954 12.376 6.83
[ 3.92 ]
-19.62
Jan 2022 - Sep 2022
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 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 | Portfolio is rebalanced each month | Inflation is updated at June 2024

For a complete view of the portfolio and all the possible strategies, please refer to US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 Portfolio page.

Withdrawal Rates Simulation (updated at Jun 2024)

How much would it be an acceptable withdrawal rate, for the US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 Portfolio?

Analyzing the available data source, all the 10-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 - Jun 2024
Period: Jul 1924 - Jun 2024
Period: Jul 1974 - Jun 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 1908
0.000
Mar 1910
1.966
Jul 1911
5.097
Jul 1911
7.870
Dec 1915
95%
0.000
1.518
4.183
6.633
8.923
90%
0.150
2.522
4.896
7.319
9.848
80%
2.058
4.346
6.471
8.557
10.690
50%
Median WR
4.800
6.769
8.714
10.666
12.670
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
13.303
Jun 1920
14.616
Jun 1920
16.370
Jul 1932
18.814
Jul 1932
21.258
Jul 1932
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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 1938
0.202
Jul 1972
2.921
Jul 1972
5.606
Jun 1972
7.968
Jan 1973
95%
0.000
1.651
4.363
6.992
9.453
90%
0.238
2.720
5.120
7.576
9.971
80%
2.244
4.408
6.492
8.575
10.684
50%
Median WR
4.746
6.694
8.668
10.645
12.640
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
12.294
Aug 1982
13.925
Jul 1932
16.370
Jul 1932
18.814
Jul 1932
21.258
Jul 1932
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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
Feb 1999
1.999
Mar 1999
4.922
Mar 1999
7.392
Sep 2000
9.691
Sep 2000
95%
1.411
3.599
5.960
8.286
10.594
90%
2.841
4.896
6.962
9.065
10.901
80%
3.962
5.846
7.700
9.503
11.334
50%
Median WR
6.013
7.860
9.687
11.485
13.327
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
12.294
Aug 1982
13.894
Aug 1982
15.494
Aug 1982
17.095
Aug 1982
18.697
Jul 1982
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 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 | Portfolio is rebalanced each month | Inflation is updated at June 2024

Withdrawals and Success Rate

If you had implemented a specific Withdrawal Strategy with the US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 Portfolio, over 10 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 10-year timeframes available in the data source. To focus on a specific withdrawal rate, click on the links in the table.

Period: Jan 1871 - Jun 2024
Period: Jul 1924 - Jun 2024
Period: Jul 1974 - Jun 2024
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 10 Years
% Fail
% Success over 10 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
99.94
92.69
80.27
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.48
90.08
76.96
3.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.13
87.12
72.95
3.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
98.03
84.04
68.37
4.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
96.40
81.95
61.87
4.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
92.51
78.12
54.96
5.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
89.15
73.53
48.23
5.50 %
100.00
0.00
99.65
85.90
69.12
43.24
6.00 %
100.00
0.00
98.37
82.88
61.58
37.55
6.50 %
100.00
0.00
95.82
79.69
53.98
31.92
7.00 %
100.00
0.00
92.34
75.04
47.24
25.65
7.50 %
100.00
100% Succ.
7.870%
0.00
88.57
68.89
41.56
21.01
8.00 %
99.71
0.29
84.56
61.64
35.58
16.83
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 10 Years
% Fail
% Success over 10 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
93.34
80.85
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
91.03
78.17
3.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.72
87.60
75.02
3.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
98.89
84.09
69.84
4.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
97.41
82.05
61.79
4.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
94.08
79.00
53.56
5.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
91.03
75.30
47.64
5.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
86.96
70.40
42.46
6.00 %
100.00
0.00
98.89
82.70
61.05
36.73
6.50 %
100.00
0.00
97.59
79.83
52.45
30.90
7.00 %
100.00
0.00
94.91
75.95
46.62
24.88
7.50 %
100.00
100% Succ.
7.968%
0.00
90.93
69.57
40.98
19.33
8.00 %
99.81
0.19
85.01
59.94
34.78
13.69
Legend: Min% of Protected Capital
Min 0%
Min 25%
Min 50%
Min 75%
Min 100%
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Withdrawal
Rate
% Success over 10 Years
% Fail
% Success over 10 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
99.79
93.56
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
99.17
91.27
3.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
97.71
89.19
3.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
95.22
87.94
4.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
94.39
78.17
4.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
91.89
67.15
5.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
99.38
89.40
61.12
5.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
97.30
87.73
56.55
6.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
94.59
75.68
50.10
6.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
93.14
64.86
42.00
7.00 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
89.81
60.08
34.72
7.50 %
100.00
0.00
99.79
85.24
54.47
28.27
8.00 %
100.00
0.00
96.05
71.93
47.40
21.21
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 50/50 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 | Portfolio is rebalanced each month | Inflation is updated at June 2024

Related Pages

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For the US Stocks/Bonds 50/50 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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