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What are JL Collins’ portfolios?
JL Collins’ portfolios can be built with one to two ETFs. They are exposed to between 75% and 100% equities and 0% to 10% bonds. They are high-risk portfolios.
What is the historical return of JL Collins portfolios?
Below you can see the historical return of JL Collins Portfolios.
Portfolio data was last updated on 11th of November 2022, 11:40 ET
|Name||Year to date||Return in 2021||10 year return||CAGR since 1989 (%)||STDEV||Draw Down||Expense ratio||Yield|
|JL Collins, Simple Path To Wealth, Wealth Building Portfolio||-19.64||25.67||16.29||11.25||17.13||-37.00%||0.03%||1.38|
|JL Collins, Simple Path To Wealth, Wealth Preservation Portfolio||-18.98||18.79||13.03||10.19||13.1||-26.45%||0.03%||1.57|
Here is what the table is showing you
Year to date: This shows what the portfolio has returned this year starting from the first trading day of the year.
10 Year return: This shows the compounded annualized growth rate over a ten-year period. The current year is excluded from calculations.
CAGR since 1989: This shows the compounded annualized growth rate since 1989. The current year is excluded from calculations.
Expense ratio: This shows the cost of holding the portfolio if you were to construct the portfolio using the proposed ETFs.
Yield: This is the expected dividend yield of the portfolio.
Please note that past performance is not a guarantee of future returns.
How does the JL Collins portfolios compare to the best portfolios?
Below you can see the returns of the best portfolios that we have benchmarked.
Who is JL Collins?
JL Collins is a personal finance writer and author of the wonderful book The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life.
It is highly recommended. It is also available as an audiobook.
JL Collins is often interviewed on blogs and in the media. Almost everything that he says is grounded, logical, and just makes sense. He often uses his dry humor to great effect.
And it is all done in that tremendous raspy voice of his.
He gave a talk at the Google campus on how to manage your retirement. It is excellent. Here’s is an example of his sharp wit and what you can expect.
Moderator (Rachel Smith): You’re in a room of above average intelligent people.
JL Collins: Perhaps, but not in investing.
In a talk and interview at Google, he discusses money and investing. He covers how to think about money and build wealth. He talks about how to approach 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts, TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions). And of course, he discusses how the stock market works.
Here is JL Collins’stribute to John Goodman from the movie The Gambler.
He sums up all the world’s investing and money advice in only 1 minute and 36 seconds. It is glorious.
Description of JL Collins’ portfolios
JL Collins’ basic portfolio consists of one fund, while his preservation portfolio adds a bond fund to the mix.
That fund is the total stock market.
So, what is unique about that?
Well, it is immensely hard to beat the total stock market. Read Meet Susan: The Most Important Question In Investingif you want to know why. Besides, it makes investing simple and very straightforward.
JL Collins is very much inspired by John Bogle, so the asset allocation is no surprise. John Bogle also recommends a two fund solution. See John Bogle’s portfolios in our article on John Bogle’s portfolio.
What is the asset allocation of JL Collins portfolios?
JL Collins, Simple Path to Wealth, Wealth Building Portfolio
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JL Collins, Simple Path to Wealth, Wealth Preservation Portfolio
- 75% Total US Stock Market Index (VTI)
- 25% Total US Bond Market Index (BND)
Where can I learn more about JL Collins?
His how-to-invest series on his blogis worth your time.
Here is JL Collins website.
And of course, the fantastic book that he self-published. It is beautiful and the kind of book you can hand out to family and friends knowing they will be better off.
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