World Small Cap (WRLDSMC.X)

New York Stock Exchange
USD
31 December 1974  –  27 September 2022

Performance

Annualized Return
11.21%
Sharpe Ratio
1.38
Maximum Drawdown
-56.17%

Metrics

Metric World Small Cap
Initial Balance $10,000
Final Balance $1,601,710
Returns   [View more details]
Month-To-Date -10.53%
Year-To-Date -26.64%
3M -8.07%
6M -21.57%
Annual Return (3Y) 2.98%
Annual Return (5Y) 2.97%
Annual Return (All) 11.21%
Risk   [View more details]
Annual Volatility 7.95%
Max Drawdown -56.17%
Sharpe Ratio 1.38
Sortino Ratio 1.89
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 1.34

  • Initial balance: The amount of starting capital used to invest in the asset or portfolio. In this case, we're starting with a $10,000 investment on December 1974.
  • Final balance: The amount of capital we've accrued over time as of September 2022.
  • Annual return: Also known as annualized return, or CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate), measures how much an investment has increased on average each year, during a specific time period. The time period in this case is approximately 48 year(s). Even a small difference in return can have a big impact on the final balance over a long period of time.
  • Annual volatility: Basically indicates how much, in percentage points, the investment can deviate from its annual return, under most circumstances. An investment with an annual return of 5% and an annual volatility of 10% would indicate returns from approximately -5% to 15% most of the time. A lower volatility is usually preferred to ensure more steady returns over time.
  • Best year: The best performance attained over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Worst year: The worst performance undergone over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Max drawdown: The largest percentage drop from a peak to a trough of an asset or portfolio, before a new peak is attained. Maximum drawdown is an indicator of downside risk over a specified time period.
  • Sharpe Ratio: The Sharpe ratio measures the performance of an investment compared to a risk-free asset, after adjusting for its risk. A Sharpe Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Sortino Ratio: The Sortino Ratio is a variation of the Sharpe ratio that only penalizes the investment for negative volatility/outcomes, and not for positive volatility. A Sortino Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Adjusted Sortino Ratio: Sortino Ratio/√2. To allow for comparing the Sortino ratio to the Sharpe ratio, we multiply the risk measure of the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2 (which is the same as dividing the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2).
  • Ulcer Index: The Ulcer Index (UI) is a technical indicator that measures downside risk in terms of both the depth and duration of price declines.
  • Gain to Pain Ratio: The sum of all returns divided by the absolute value of the sum of all negative returns. In essence, the GPR shows the ratio of net returns to the losses incurred in getting those returns.

Annualized Returns

Annual Return 1y Annual Return 3y Annual Return 5y Annual Return 10y Annual Return 20y Annual Return
World Small Cap -26.78% 2.98% 2.97% 7.86% 9.89% 11.21%

Annual Returns

Year World Small Cap
1974 0%
1975 41.61%
1976 18.89%
1977 6.26%
1978 20.09%
1979 16.11%
1980 24.83%
1981 1.35%
1982 12.68%
1983 26.44%
1984 4.2%
1985 43.22%
1986 38.07%
1987 17.81%
1988 26.31%
1989 23.71%
1990 -19.19%
1991 17.73%
1992 -3.18%
1993 30.4%
1994 3.68%
1995 10.95%
1996 8.2%
1997 -5.71%
1998 -0.58%
1999 25.31%
2000 -3.11%
2001 1.23%
2002 -15.69%
2003 58.42%
2004 24.74%
2005 16.08%
2006 17.56%
2007 1.12%
2008 -41.6%
2009 44.75%
2010 26.57%
2011 -8.71%
2012 18.14%
2013 32.92%
2014 1.63%
2015 0.12%
2016 13.25%
2017 23.19%
2018 -13.48%
2019 26.78%
2020 16.47%
2021 16.18%
2022 -26.64%

World Small Cap had 38 positive years and 10 negative years. That's a positive ratio of 79%.

Monthly Returns

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
1974 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
1975 17.9% 7.9% 2.7% 4.8% 2.4% 2.4% -5.2% -1.6% -3.9% 6.6% 2.4% 0.7% 34.9%
1976 10.3% 1.3% 0% -0.6% -1.7% 3.9% -0.5% -0.3% 0.7% -3.6% 0.6% 8.2% 17.4%
1977 -2% -0.6% 0.6% 1.6% -0.5% 3.6% -1.6% 0.5% 1.2% -1.1% 2.3% 2.3% 6.1%
1978 -1.9% -0.6% 5.6% 4.4% 3.2% 1.7% 7.3% 3.8% 0.8% -3.8% -3.9% 2.4% 18.4%
1979 3.6% -2.1% 4.9% -0.2% -1.2% 3.6% 2.5% 4.7% 1.3% -8.9% 3.6% 4.3% 15%
1980 5.3% -1.8% -10.8% 7.1% 5.5% 5.5% 4.7% 2% 2.7% 1.1% 2.4% -0.1% 22.3%
1981 -0.8% 1% 6.3% 0.4% -1.7% -0.2% -4.1% -1.7% -6.2% 3.1% 8.2% -2% 1.4%
1982 -1.5% -4.3% -2.8% 4.9% -3.1% -4.7% -1.6% 7.1% 0.8% 7.9% 7% 3.6% 12%
1983 2.6% 3.3% 3.6% 6% 1.6% 2.7% -1.4% 0% 2.7% -1.3% 3.2% 0.9% 23.5%
1984 1.1% -2.4% 4.4% -0.9% -7.3% 1.2% -3.7% 10.1% -0.2% 1% 0% 1.9% 4.2%
1985 6% -0.1% 3.4% -0.2% 5.6% 1.7% 3% 1.6% 0.9% 5.7% 5.8% 3.3% 36%
1986 3.2% 9.8% 8.3% 3.2% 0.6% 4% -1.7% 6.9% -5.1% 0.2% 4.2% 0.2% 32.4%
1987 8.7% 4.1% 4.7% 3.1% 2% 2.3% 3.2% 5.4% -1.1% -18% -1.8% 6.5% 16.6%
1988 2.5% 6.8% 4.1% 2.3% -0.6% 0.7% -0.3% -4.4% 3.5% 5.8% 2.6% 1% 23.4%
1989 4.5% 0.9% 0.8% 3% -2% -0.5% 10.1% -1% 4.2% -4% 3% 3.4% 21.3%
1990 -3.6% -3.6% -5.6% -2.1% 10.2% 0.1% 1.1% -11.6% -11.4% 9% -2.9% 1.9% -21.1%
1991 3% 12.1% -2.3% 0.4% 1.8% -6.1% 3.4% -1.1% 3.9% 1.2% -5.3% 6.8% 16.4%
1992 0.2% -0.2% -4.9% 1.3% 4% -3.2% -1.2% 1.8% -0.7% -2.8% 1.8% 1% -3.2%
1993 1.7% 2.2% 8.2% 6.5% 5.6% -3.2% 2.9% 5.3% -1% 0.2% -7.5% 7.1% 26.6%
1994 8.1% 1.1% -3.4% 2.9% -1.4% 0.1% 0.9% 2.7% -2.7% 0.9% -6.3% 1.5% 3.7%
1995 -2.7% 1.7% 1.9% 2.1% -0.1% 1.2% 5.9% -0.5% 0.6% -4.2% 2.5% 2.5% 10.4%
1996 1.1% 1.8% 1.8% 4.5% 0.5% -1.8% -6.1% 3% 1.7% -0.5% 3.1% -0.9% 7.9%
1997 0.6% -0.2% -4.3% -2.1% 9.6% 3.1% 1.3% -2.6% 2.5% -5.3% -4.6% -3% -5.8%
1998 1.9% 8.7% 2.8% 0.7% -2.5% -2.5% -4.7% -16.6% -0.2% 7% 5.3% 2.1% -0.4%
1999 0.1% -4.5% 3.6% 7.6% -1.1% 5.4% 2.4% 0.3% -0.3% -1.3% 4.3% 7% 22.6%
2000 -0.8% 12.1% -3.7% -7.2% -1.9% 7.4% -4.6% 6.8% -3.3% -4.8% -4.9% 3.7% -3%
2001 3.7% -2.9% -5.5% 7.9% 1.1% -0.2% -3.3% -0.2% -13.1% 6.7% 6.3% 2.6% 1.4%
2002 -2% -0.8% 7.6% 1.9% -0.3% -5.2% -10.9% -0.5% -7.5% 1.2% 5.7% -4.5% -17%
2003 -1.8% -1.7% 0.3% 10.4% 10.5% 3.3% 4% 6.3% 1.9% 8.8% 1.8% 4.2% 46.1%
2004 4.3% 2.1% 2.8% -4.5% 0.4% 4.5% -5.1% -0.1% 3.7% 2.9% 8% 4.1% 22.2%
2005 -1.3% 3.2% -2.3% -3.9% 3.1% 3% 5.2% 1% 2.6% -3.3% 4.1% 4.1% 15%
2006 7.6% -0.8% 4.7% 2.6% -5.6% -1.5% -2.8% 2.8% 0.4% 4.4% 3.5% 1.7% 16.2%
2007 1.8% 0.8% 2.5% 3.3% 2.6% -0.7% -3.3% -2.8% 2.1% 4.9% -7.6% -1.8% 1.2%
2008 -7.9% 0.8% -1% 4.1% 3.7% -8% -1.8% -0% -13.3% -22.6% -8.5% 6.1% -53.4%
2009 -7.6% -10.4% 8.3% 16.6% 8.8% 1.2% 8.8% 6.1% 5.9% -3.9% 2.4% 4.6% 37.2%
2010 -2.4% 2.3% 7.8% 3.9% -8.6% -5.6% 7.8% -4.6% 11.5% 4% 0.5% 9.4% 23.7%
2011 0.9% 4.1% 1.2% 3.8% -2% -2.1% -2.3% -8.2% -11.2% 11.8% -2.4% -0.8% -9%
2012 7.6% 4.6% 1% -0.7% -8.9% 3.7% -0.1% 3.3% 3.5% -0.6% 1% 3.2% 16.7%
2013 5.8% 0.8% 3.4% 1.4% 1.1% -2.1% 6.5% -1.9% 7% 3.1% 1.8% 2.4% 28.5%
2014 -1.8% 5.3% -0.4% -1.6% 1.2% 4% -4% 3.1% -6.2% 1.7% 0.5% 0.6% 1.8%
2015 -1.8% 6.2% 0.3% 1% 1.5% -0.9% -0.4% -5.3% -4.2% 5.8% 1.2% -2.5% 0.9%
2016 -7.7% 0.7% 8.5% 2.4% 1.3% -1.8% 5.5% 0.2% 1.5% -3.7% 4.2% 2.4% 13.5%
2017 2.3% 2.2% 0.8% 2% 0.7% 1.6% 2.3% -0% 4% 1.5% 2.2% 1.5% 21.1%
2018 3.6% -4% 0% 1.1% 2.7% -0.3% 1.2% 2.2% -1.4% -9.9% 0.7% -9.2% -13.7%
2019 10.3% 3.8% -0.6% 3.2% -6.5% 5.9% 0.6% -3.4% 2.1% 2.8% 3.3% 3.5% 24.3%
2020 -2.8% -9.2% -20.7% 13.5% 7.1% 2.6% 3.9% 5.7% -2.1% -0% 15.4% 7.4% 20.4%
2021 2.1% 5% 2.2% 3.9% 0.9% 0.3% -0.7% 2.5% -3.1% 3.6% -4.8% 3.7% 16.1%
2022 -7.5% 0.2% 1% -7.8% -0.1% -9.9% 9.1% -3.2% -10.5% 0% 0% 0% -29.2%
Pos 62.5% 62.5% 70.8% 75% 58.3% 58.3% 50% 54.2% 54.2% 57.4% 74.5% 80.9% 79.2%
Avg 1.6% 1.4% 1.1% 2.5% 0.9% 0.4% 0.7% 0.5% -0.7% 0.2% 1.4% 2.3% 10.9%

Other Return Metrics

Metric World Small Cap
Cumulative Return 15917.1%
Enh Ann Return 12.82%
Best Year 58.42%
Worst Year -41.6%
Best Month 17.93%
Worst Month -22.62%
Best Day 8.68%
Worst Day -10.55%
Win Ratio (Yearly) 79.17%
Win Ratio (Quarterly) 69.11%
Win Ratio (Monthly) 63.18%
Win Ratio (Daily) 60.87%

Annual Volatility

Annual Volatility 1y Annual Volatility 3y Annual Volatility 5y Annual Volatility 10y Annual Volatility 20y Annual Volatility
World Small Cap 20.23% 23.09% 19.35% 15.27% 11.36% 7.95%

Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe Ratio 1y Sharpe Ratio 3y Sharpe Ratio 5y Sharpe Ratio 10y Sharpe Ratio 20y Sharpe Ratio
World Small Cap -1.43 0.24 0.25 0.57 0.89 1.38

3-Year Rolling Sharpe Ratio

The rolling Sharpe Ratio gives a clue about the continued consistency or stability of the risk-adjusted returns.

Drawdown Periods

Simply said, a drawdown is the "pain" period experienced by an investor between a peak (new highs) and subsequent valley (a low point before moving higher). In the table below are the fifth largest drawdowns encountered for the portfolio/asset in question.

World Small Cap

start valley end Drawdown days
2007-06-01 2009-02-27 2011-02-15 -56.17% 1355
2020-01-17 2020-03-23 2020-11-09 -40.87% 297
2021-11-09 2022-09-26 - -30.16% 322
2000-03-01 2003-02-28 2003-08-29 -28.23% 1276
1990-01-02 1990-10-01 1993-03-17 -25.45% 1170

The World Small Cap took approximately 29 months on average to recover from a major drawdown. The longest drawdown lasted 45 months.

Underwater plot

The underwater plot shows you the drawdown periods on a chart. Whereas the performance chart usually gives you a positive viewpoint, the underwater plot gives you a pessimistic viewpoint. It helps you to visualize downtrends that occurred and how long it took for the portfolio's value to rebound to hit a new high after suffering a loss.

Other Risk Metrics

Metric World Small Cap
Sharpe Ratio 1.38
Sortino Ratio 1.89
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 1.34
Calmar Ratio 0.2
Omega Ratio 0.2
Gain to Pain Ratio 0.39
Winckel Ratio 59.18
Ulcer Index 0.11
Kelly Criterion 17.16%
Skew -2.2
Kurtosis 65.23
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