November 21, 2011 at 11:20 AM EST
Permanent Portfolio Is Outshining in Current Environment
Who said that nothing is working in this market? Permanent portfolio shows its true power in the current environment: Portfolio Performance Comparison (as of 11/18/2011) Portfolio/Fund Name 1Yr AR 1Yr Sharpe 3Yr AR 3Yr Sharpe 5Yr AR 5Yr Sharpe Permanent Global Portfolio ETF Version 8% 80% 18% 146% Permanent Global Portfolio ETF Plan Strategic Asset [...]

Who said that nothing is working in this market? Permanent portfolio shows its true power in the current environment:

Portfolio Performance Comparison (as of 11/18/2011)
Portfolio/Fund Name1Yr AR1Yr Sharpe3Yr AR3Yr Sharpe5Yr AR5Yr Sharpe
Permanent Global Portfolio ETF Version8%80%18%146%
Permanent Global Portfolio ETF Plan Strategic Asset Allocation Moderate2%11%16%94%5%27%
Permanent Global Portfolio ETF Plan Tactical Asset Allocation Moderate3%29%10%76%10%67%
SPY2%4%16%23%-1%-9%
VBINX4%14%15%46%3%10%
 Five Year Chart

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The portfolio and the plan consist of the following ETFs:

Asset ClassTickerName
Commodities Precious MetalsGLDSPDR Gold Shares
Commodities Precious MetalsSLViShares Silver Trust
CurrencyFXFCurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
Natural ResourcesIGEiShares S&P North Amer Natural Resources
REAL ESTATEIYRiShares Dow Jones US Real Estate
LARGE BLENDVTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF
Long-Term BondLQDiShares iBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bond
SHORT GOVERNMENTSHYiShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond
LONG GOVERNMENTIEFiShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury
Foreign Large BlendVEUVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF
DIVERSIFIED EMERGING MKTSVWOVanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF

The powerful hedges among stocks (VTI, VEU, VWO), long term Treasury bonds (IEF) and precious metals (GLD, SLV) make these portfolios ideal all weather portfolios.

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