US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 Portfolio: 70-year retirement

Last Update: 31 January 2024

Do you have in mind a 70 years retirement, investing in the US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 Portfolio?

Worst case scenario so far, over a 70-year time horizon, you could have withdrawn 3.306% of your initial capital each year, kept withdrawing all the time (adjusting for inflation), and you wouldn't have run out of money before 70 years.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 86.67% of cases. In the 83.47% 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 US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 Portfolio

Over the last 70 years (last update: January 2024), the portfolio has returned 9.56% annualized, with a maximum drawdown of -37.47%.

A safe withdrawal rate would have been 6.355%.

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 6.233 6.355 9.56
[ 5.81 ]
-37.47
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 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 January 2024

For a complete view of the portfolio and all the possible strategies, please refer to US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 Portfolio page.

Withdrawal Rates Simulation (updated at Jan 2024)

How much would it be an acceptable withdrawal rate, for the US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 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)
3.188
Jul 1901
3.217
Jul 1901
3.247
Jul 1901
3.277
Jul 1901
3.306
Jul 1901
95%
3.552
3.582
3.617
3.647
3.673
90%
3.711
3.756
3.788
3.833
3.871
80%
4.122
4.156
4.186
4.216
4.250
50%
Median WR
5.036
5.066
5.093
5.120
5.155
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
10.356
Jul 1932
10.384
Jul 1932
10.411
Jul 1932
10.438
Jul 1932
10.466
Jul 1932
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)
3.349
Sep 1929
3.369
Sep 1929
3.390
Sep 1929
3.410
Sep 1929
3.431
Sep 1929
95%
3.933
3.954
3.974
3.995
4.015
90%
4.255
4.281
4.307
4.334
4.360
80%
4.669
4.706
4.738
4.767
4.795
50%
Median WR
5.762
5.789
5.818
5.848
5.877
Only 1 case
Best Period (From)
10.356
Jul 1932
10.384
Jul 1932
10.411
Jul 1932
10.438
Jul 1932
10.466
Jul 1932
Simulations are calculated with actual returns of US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 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 January 2024

Withdrawals and Success Rate

If you had implemented a specific Withdrawal Strategy with the US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 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 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
3.00 %
100.00
100% Succ.
3.306%
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
3.50 %
98.60
95% Succ.
3.673%
1.40
98.10
97.29
96.59
96.09
4.00 %
86.67
80% Succ.
4.250%
13.33
85.67
84.87
84.07
83.47
4.50 %
71.84
28.16
70.64
69.24
68.14
67.03
5.00 %
53.81
50% Succ.
5.155%
46.19
53.01
52.10
51.70
50.40
5.50 %
44.29
55.71
42.99
42.18
41.58
40.88
6.00 %
33.77
66.23
33.57
33.17
32.77
32.36
6.50 %
26.85
73.15
26.15
25.55
24.65
24.05
7.00 %
17.94
82.06
17.43
16.73
15.93
14.83
7.50 %
8.42
91.58
7.52
7.21
6.91
6.21
8.00 %
3.81
96.19
3.51
3.41
3.31
3.21
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 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
2.50 %
100.00
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
3.00 %
100.00
100% Succ.
3.431%
0.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
3.50 %
99.72
0.28
99.72
99.72
99.45
99.45
4.00 %
95.29
95% Succ.
4.015%
4.71
94.46
94.46
94.18
93.63
4.50 %
87.81
80% Succ.
4.795%
12.19
87.26
86.98
86.43
85.32
5.00 %
75.07
24.93
74.79
73.41
72.85
70.08
5.50 %
60.39
50% Succ.
5.877%
39.61
58.73
58.17
57.89
56.79
6.00 %
45.15
54.85
45.15
44.32
43.21
42.66
6.50 %
30.19
69.81
29.09
27.70
25.48
23.82
7.00 %
13.85
86.15
13.30
12.74
11.91
10.53
7.50 %
3.60
96.40
3.32
3.32
3.32
3.05
8.00 %
1.11
98.89
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.11
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 70/30 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 January 2024

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For the US Stocks/Bonds 70/30 Portfolio, we have prepared a report for each available timeframe:
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