What are the Wealthsimple portfolios?
Wealthsimple portfolios can be built with 5-6 ETFs. They are exposed to between 0-60% bonds and 40-100% equities. There are low-risk, medium-risk, and high-risk portfolios available.
For the past 10 years, the Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 08 has returned 9.29 with a standard deviation of 13.38. The dividend yield is 2.23%. The 30-year return is 9.59%. Year to date the Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 08 has returned 6.09%%.
- What is the historical return of the Wealthsimple portfolios?
- How do the Wealthsimple portfolios compare to the best portfolios?
- How do you build Wealthsimple portfolios with ETFs?
- Who is Wealthsimple?
- Description of robo-advisor Wealthsimple portfolios
- What is the asset allocation for robo-advisor Wealthsimple portfolios?
- Resources for the robo-advisor Wealthsimple portfolios
- Suggestions for your next steps
- Related questions
What is the historical return of the Wealthsimple portfolios?
Below you can see the performance and risk of the Wealthsimple portfolios.
Note that we have used our data series to calculate the returns and they may differ from Wealthsimple’s calculations.
Data was last updated on October 1, 2021 at 04:21 a.m. ET
|Name||Asset class count||Year to date||Return in 2020||10 year return||CAGR since 1989 (%)||Risk level||Expense ratio|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 10||5||7.80%||13.98||9.36||9.51||3||0.08%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 09||5||6.95%||14.22||9.33||9.55||3||0.08%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 08||5||6.09%||14.45||9.29||9.59||2||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 07||6||5.49%||14.22||9.11||9.49||2||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 06||6||4.29%||13.81||8.74||9.26||2||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 05||6||3.68%||13.59||8.54||9.13||1||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 04||6||2.48%||13.18||8.14||8.85||1||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 03||6||2.21%||11.3||7.5||8.15||1||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 02||6||2.05%||10.37||7.17||7.79||1||0.09%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 01||6||1.47%||10.21||6.93||7.61||1||0.09%|
These are excellent performing portfolios. We especially like the allocation to minimum volatility stocks.
How do the Wealthsimple portfolios compare to the best portfolios?
Below you can see the returns of the best portfolios that we have benchmarked.
How do you build Wealthsimple portfolios with ETFs?
Here is how you build Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 07 with ETFs.
23.30% Total US Market (VTI)
23.30% International Developed (VEA)
14.20% Emerging Markets (VWO)
14.20% Minimum Volatility Stocks (USMV)
21.60% Long Term Treasuries (TLT)
3.40% Intermediate-Term Munis (VTEB)
The letters in brackets denote the stock symbol for the recommended ETF. You can look up the symbols at your stockbroker. You can see a listing of all the ETFs we recommend on this page.
Who is Wealthsimple?
Wealthsimple is a Canadian online investment management service focused on millennials. It is a hybrid robo-advisor because you can also get personal advice. As of August 2019, the firm holds over C$5 billion in assets under management.
Wealthsimple takes a slightly more lighthearted approach to investing and money management. It is in stark contrast to Wealthfront and Betterment. Wealthsimple targets specifically Millenials.
Description of robo-advisor Wealthsimple portfolios
The Wealthsimple investment portfolios are exciting.
They use a minimum volatility fund to gain exposure to emerging markets and the world stock market. We don’t have enough data to backtest their minimum volatility emerging market portion, so we have swapped it with a standard emerging market time series.
The portfolios have a portion allocated to muni bonds, which are tax-efficient.
You could replace the munis with a standard aggregate bond fund if you hold them in a tax-sheltered account.
They also have allocations to TIPS (treasury inflation-protected security) with a duration of 15+ years. We don’t have data on that, so we use long treasuries as a proxy. TIPS are a U.S. Treasury bond designed to help investors protect against inflation
What is the asset allocation for robo-advisor Wealthsimple portfolios?
Here is the asset allocation for the Wealthsimple portfolios.
|Name||Total US Market||International Developed||Emerging Markets||Minimum Volatility Stocks||Long Term Treasuries||Intermediate Term Munis|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 10||28.10%||28.10%||16.90%||16.90%||10.00%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 09||26.60%||26.60%||15.90%||15.90%||15.00%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 08||Premium||Premium||Premium||Premium||Premium|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 07||23.30%||23.30%||14.20%||14.20%||21.60%||3.40%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 06||20.00%||20.00%||12.50%||12.50%||25.00%||10.00%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 03||11.70%||11.70%||6.70%||10.00%||23.20%||36.70%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 02||10.00%||10.00%||5.00%||10.00%||20.00%||45.00%|
|Robo Advisor Wealthsimple Risk Level 01||8.60%||8.60%||4.30%||8.60%||21.60%||48.30%|
Resources for the robo-advisor Wealthsimple portfolios
Check out the Wealthsimple YouTube channel, and they have some funny short clips!
Suggestions for your next steps
Finding the correct portfolio is hard. Maintaining your portfolio is also daunting. If you are still in doubt about which portfolio to choose, we suggest you read our article How To Invest Money: 5 Simple Steps That Work For Anyone
If you have already committed to a portfolio – good for you! If you need help maintaining the portfolio you will find our rebalance worksheet useful. Rebalancing your portfolio lowers your risk and may provide higher returns in the long run. It is completely FREE.
You can find the rebalance worksheet in our article Here Is The Most Easy To Use Portfolio Rebalance Tool.
Rebalancing lowers your portfolio risk and may increase your returns.
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Is Wealthsimple a good investment?
Yes, it is. It is a very good choice when you want a hands-off approach to investing.
Can you make money with Wealthsimple?
Yes. When you invest with Wealthsimple they will invest your money for you in stocks and bonds. Stocks and bonds are the centerpieces of investing and will with great probability make you more money over time.