αc Funds of Funds III

New York Stock Exchange
USD

This strategy combines the best of all αc's strategies.

31 March 1976  –  1 July 2022
Compare with
S&P 500 (US Large Cap) (SP500.X)

Performance

Annualized Return
14.66%
αc Funds of Funds III
9.93%
S&P 500 (US Large Cap)
Sharpe Ratio
1.44
αc Funds of Funds III
0.62
S&P 500 (US Large Cap)
Maximum Drawdown
-19.27%
αc Funds of Funds III
-55.2%
S&P 500 (US Large Cap)

Metrics

Metric αc Funds of Funds III S&P 500 (US Large Cap)
Initial Balance $10,000 $10,000
Final Balance $5,622,630 $800,212
Returns   [View more details]
Month-To-Date -0.12% 1.06%
Year-To-Date -15.14% -19.14%
3M -11.83% -16.53%
6M -14.95% -19.57%
Annual Return (3Y) 6.44% 10.64%
Annual Return (5Y) 7.3% 11.47%
Annual Return (All) 14.66% 9.93%
Risk   [View more details]
Annual Volatility 9.85% 17.7%
Max Drawdown -19.27% -55.2%
Sharpe Ratio 1.44 0.62
Sortino Ratio 2.1 0.88
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 1.48 0.62

  • 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 March 1976.
  • Final balance: The amount of capital we've accrued over time as of July 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 46 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
αc Funds of Funds III -8.42% 6.44% 7.3% 9.38% 14.56% 14.66%
S&P 500 (US Large Cap) -9.67% 10.64% 11.47% 12.94% 9.04% 9.93%

Annual Returns

Year αc Funds of Funds III S&P 500 (US Large Cap) Won
1976 11.52% 8.08%
1977 7.64% -11.68%
1978 18.59% 0.77%
1979 16.04% 11.67%
1980 13.51% 28.17%
1981 -1.68% -8.47%
1982 39.25% 19.3%
1983 12.54% 17.15%
1984 6.48% 3.69%
1985 50.67% 22.71%
1986 32.5% 9.31%
1987 10.68% 4.7%
1988 3.97% 16.22%
1989 24% 31.37%
1990 -3.35% -3.33%
1991 26.99% 30.19%
1992 7.94% 8.21%
1993 27.04% 8.75%
1994 -6.33% 0.4%
1995 31.85% 38.03%
1996 17.36% 22.55%
1997 13.23% 33.48%
1998 24.2% 28.69%
1999 26.03% 20.39%
2000 4.06% -9.73%
2001 -0.09% -11.75%
2002 7.43% -21.59%
2003 29.71% 28.18%
2004 14.59% 10.7%
2005 9.99% 4.83%
2006 27.52% 15.85%
2007 19.39% 5.14%
2008 27.01% -36.81%
2009 31.24% 26.37%
2010 11.12% 15.06%
2011 12.63% 1.89%
2012 14.66% 15.99%
2013 11.33% 32.31%
2014 12.75% 13.46%
2015 -0.98% 1.25%
2016 12.13% 12%
2017 21.42% 21.7%
2018 2.89% -4.56%
2019 14.63% 31.22%
2020 13.33% 18.37%
2021 16.26% 28.74%
2022 -15.14% -19.14%

αc Funds of Funds III had 41 positive years and 6 negative years. That's a positive ratio of 87%.

S&P 500 (US Large Cap) had 38 positive years and 9 negative years. That's a positive ratio of 81%.

αc Funds of Funds III had a better yearly return 55% of the time compared to S&P 500 (US Large Cap).

Monthly Returns

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
1976 0% 0% 0% 0.3% -0.6% 1.8% 0.8% 0.5% 2.2% 0.1% 1.6% 4.3% 11%
1977 -3.7% 0.2% 0.5% 2.1% -0.4% 1.1% -1% 2.1% 2.3% 1.9% -0.6% 3.2% 7.4%
1978 0.4% 0.6% 2.4% 1.7% 1.8% 0.3% 4.4% 2.7% 2% 4.1% -7.6% 5% 17.1%
1979 1.7% 1.3% 3.4% 1.6% -2.7% 3.6% 2.1% 3.8% -0.3% -7.2% 3.2% 5.1% 15%
1980 8.8% -1.7% -13.9% 6.4% 3.5% 4.7% 0.5% 1.1% 2.4% -0% 6.9% -3.7% 13.7%
1981 -2.1% 0.5% 2.5% -2.5% 1.8% -3.5% -1.5% -2.2% -1.5% 2.3% 7.5% -2.5% -1.5%
1982 0.8% -1.1% 2.3% 3.1% 0.4% -0.9% 2.5% 7.1% 3.2% 10.8% 5.3% 0.7% 33.6%
1983 3.4% -0.4% 2.6% 7.1% -0% 2.2% -3.9% -2% 2.3% -1.5% 2.4% 0.1% 12.1%
1984 2.8% 1% 0.9% -0.6% -5.2% 0.5% 1% 3.5% 1% 1.1% -0.2% 0.9% 6.4%
1985 8.4% 0.5% 0% 2.3% 4.1% 1.3% 5% 3.2% 0.3% 7.1% 5.7% 4.4% 41.1%
1986 1.3% 9.9% 7.6% 5.3% -4% 3.1% -1.1% 7.6% -2.2% -0.2% 0.8% 1.5% 28.3%
1987 2.7% 2.3% 3% 2% -0.4% 1.8% 3.6% 3.3% -2.4% -6.8% 1.5% 0.1% 10.4%
1988 1.9% 2.6% -0.3% 0.8% -0.5% -0.1% -1.4% -3% 1.7% 1.2% -0.4% 1.6% 4.1%
1989 3.5% -1.2% 0.8% 5.5% 3.4% -1.4% 4.8% -0.5% -0.1% -0.7% 0.4% 7.8% 21.8%
1990 -0.8% -0.6% -1.9% -2.9% 8% 3.6% 2.9% -10.2% -4.2% -0.3% 2.4% 1.8% -3.1%
1991 7.7% 7.5% 3% 0.4% 4.6% -4.7% 2.5% 1.7% 0.5% -0.4% -0.8% 2.7% 24.4%
1992 0.7% 1.5% -1.7% 1.2% 3% -1.7% 0.2% -1.6% 1.4% 0.4% 2.7% 1.7% 7.9%
1993 0.9% 1.7% 2% 0.1% 2.3% 0.6% 1.9% 5% -0.1% 3.6% -0.9% 7.4% 24.1%
1994 2.5% -2.7% -3.3% 1.8% -1.8% -0.8% 0.8% 0.8% -2.7% 1.1% -2.3% 0.3% -6.3%
1995 2.3% 4.4% 2.5% 2.5% 3.7% 3.1% 3.1% -1% 3.4% 0.2% 3.2% 0.8% 28.1%
1996 3.4% -0.1% 0.8% 2.5% 1.8% 0% -2.2% 0.6% 2.4% 2.4% 6.9% -2% 16.5%
1997 2.1% 0.7% -3.5% 1.9% 3.9% 3% 6.9% -5.4% 4.6% -4% 0.7% 2.3% 13.3%
1998 0.7% 4.8% 4.5% 1.7% -0.1% 3.2% 0.7% -11.6% 6.7% 3.5% 3.2% 5.7% 22.6%
1999 4% -4.9% 4% 5% -2.7% 5.8% -2.6% 0.4% -0.3% 3% 3.2% 9.2% 24.2%
2000 -4.6% 6.9% 2% -3.9% -0.9% 2% -1.3% 0.8% -3.1% 1.8% 2.8% 2% 4.9%
2001 3.5% -1.8% -2.8% -2.5% 0.9% 0.4% 2.3% 1.6% 2.3% -0.3% -2.9% -0.7% 0.2%
2002 0.3% 1.4% 1.1% -2.6% -1% -4.5% 2% 4.6% 3.9% -2.9% 0.1% 5.2% 7.6%
2003 3.2% 1.4% -2.6% 2.9% 7.5% 0.5% 1.2% 2.1% 0.2% 1.9% 2.8% 5.4% 26.5%
2004 0.2% 2.4% -0.2% -3.7% 0.9% 1.3% -3.2% 1.8% 2.2% 2.5% 5.9% 4% 14.1%
2005 -0.8% 4.2% -2.7% 1.1% 1.7% 1.2% -0.2% 0.5% 2% -2.5% 2.8% 2.5% 9.8%
2006 5.6% -0.5% 2.1% 4.6% -2.4% -0.2% 1.9% 3.1% 1.5% 3.5% 4.1% 1.6% 25%
2007 0.3% 0.2% 2% 4% 2.7% 0.1% -0.3% 0.9% 5.1% 6% -2.8% -0.2% 19%
2008 4.3% 1.8% -1% -1.5% 1.6% 1.2% -0.8% 0.4% 1.6% -3.2% 12.7% 8.1% 24.7%
2009 -4.4% 0.6% 4.8% 3.7% 7.3% -1.7% 6.6% 3.9% 3.7% -2.7% 4.4% 2% 28.4%
2010 -2.9% 3.1% 5.1% 1.6% -5.8% 1.4% -1.9% 6.4% 1.5% 2.3% -4.7% 5.3% 11.4%
2011 0.4% 2.8% 1.3% 2.9% -1.6% -2% -1.5% 4.1% 6.6% -0.5% 1.9% -2% 12.8%
2012 2.2% 2.1% 0.6% 0.4% -3.6% 2.5% 1.5% 1.9% 1.9% 0.2% 1.6% 2.6% 14.2%
2013 2.6% -1.8% 2.1% 2.2% 1% -1.9% 1.8% -2.2% 1.9% 3.4% 0.2% 1.6% 11.2%
2014 -2.1% 4.1% -0% 0.8% 1.6% 2.2% -1.8% 3.7% -2.8% 2.4% 2.9% 1.5% 12.3%
2015 1.6% 1.3% -0.2% -0.9% -0.4% -3.2% 4% -3.3% 0.1% 2.8% -0.6% -1.9% -0.6%
2016 -1% 7% -0.3% 1.1% 0.8% 2.2% 3.2% -0.5% 0.2% -1.8% -0.1% 1.1% 12%
2017 2.2% 3.4% 0.2% 3% 3.6% -0.4% 1.2% 1.7% 0.4% 0.6% 2.4% 1.2% 19.6%
2018 3.9% -3.6% -0.9% -0.3% 0.8% -0.5% 0.9% 2.3% -1.1% -5% 1.4% 5.5% 3.3%
2019 1.8% -0.8% 2% 2.5% -4.6% 5.3% 0.5% 1.7% 0.3% 1.6% 1.2% 2.4% 14%
2020 0.8% -4.3% -0.3% 2.8% 0.3% 1.4% 6.2% 4.4% -3.5% -2.4% 6.3% 1.6% 13.7%
2021 -2% 0.5% 1.6% 4.9% 1.8% 0.8% 3.1% 2.1% -4.3% 4.7% 0.9% 1.3% 15.5%
2022 -5% 2% -1.1% -6.2% -1.2% -4.4% -0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -16%
Pos 76.1% 69.6% 63% 76.6% 57.4% 66% 66% 73.9% 69.6% 60.9% 73.9% 84.8% 89.4%
Avg 1.4% 1.3% 0.7% 1.4% 0.7% 0.6% 1.2% 1% 0.9% 0.7% 1.9% 2.4% 14%

Other Return Metrics

Metric αc Funds of Funds III S&P 500 (US Large Cap)
Cumulative Return 56126.3% 7902.12%
Enh Ann Return 14.96% 11.52%
Best Year 50.67% 38.03%
Worst Year -15.14% -36.81%
Best Month 12.65% 13.27%
Worst Month -13.91% -21.73%
Best Day 4.61% 14.52%
Worst Day -5.72% -20.46%
Win Ratio (Yearly) 87.23% 80.85%
Win Ratio (Quarterly) 79.57% 70.43%
Win Ratio (Monthly) 69.78% 63.24%
Win Ratio (Daily) 57.84% 54.23%

Annual Volatility

Annual Volatility 1y Annual Volatility 3y Annual Volatility 5y Annual Volatility 10y Annual Volatility 20y Annual Volatility
αc Funds of Funds III 10.29% 12.1% 10.71% 10.03% 11.18% 9.85%
S&P 500 (US Large Cap) 19.84% 23.64% 20.34% 16.81% 19.41% 17.7%

Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe Ratio 1y Sharpe Ratio 3y Sharpe Ratio 5y Sharpe Ratio 10y Sharpe Ratio 20y Sharpe Ratio
αc Funds of Funds III -0.8 0.58 0.71 0.95 1.27 1.44
S&P 500 (US Large Cap) -0.41 0.55 0.64 0.81 0.54 0.62

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 portfolios/assets in question.

αc Funds of Funds III

start valley end Drawdown days
1980-01-22 1980-04-03 1980-09-22 -19.27% 244
2020-02-20 2020-03-18 2020-07-29 -18.34% 160
2021-12-28 2022-06-14 - -16.37% 185
1998-07-21 1998-08-31 1998-12-23 -15.84% 155
1990-07-18 1990-10-16 1991-02-06 -15.74% 203

The αc Funds of Funds III took approximately 6 months on average to recover from a major drawdown. The longest drawdown lasted 20 months.

S&P 500 (US Large Cap)

start valley end Drawdown days
2007-10-10 2009-03-09 2012-08-16 -55.2% 1772
2000-03-27 2002-10-09 2006-10-26 -47.5% 2404
2020-02-20 2020-03-23 2020-08-10 -33.7% 172
1987-08-26 1987-10-19 1989-05-19 -33.08% 632
1980-12-01 1982-08-12 1982-10-13 -25.09% 681

The S&P 500 (US Large Cap) took approximately 38 months on average to recover from a major drawdown. The longest drawdown lasted 80 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 αc Funds of Funds III S&P 500 (US Large Cap)
Sharpe Ratio 1.44 0.62
Sortino Ratio 2.1 0.88
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 1.48 0.62
Calmar Ratio 0.76 0.18
Omega Ratio 0.76 0.18
Gain to Pain Ratio 0.3 0.13
Winckel Ratio 61.7 63.83
Ulcer Index 0.04 0.13
Kelly Criterion 13.36% 6.1%
Skew -0.29 -0.62
Kurtosis 4.79 20.71
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