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Bogleheads 3 Fund Portfolio

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This is a "lazy portfolio" made popular by Bogleheads—followers of the late Jack Bogle. An 80% equity version of this portfolio is shown here, but the equity concentration may be adjusted by age, risk tolerance or other personal factor. The three funds are very well diversified and yet have no overlap, making the portfolio easy to understand, manage and rebalance. Click here for more information.

This portfolio may not reflect the current view of the author.

AssetHolding [%]
Vanguard Tot Stock Market ETF
Vanguard Total Intl Stock ETF
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

Historical Summary

Mean annual return: 13.2%

Min annual return: -6.6%

Max annual return: 24.6%

Table of Annual Returns

YearReturn [%]
2018 -6.6
2019 24.6
2020 16.0
2021 18.9

Historical growth

Misc. information

UpMyInterest selected this as a useful portfolio for the DIY investor.


  • Returns assume dividend reinvestment.
  • Returns assume continuous rebalancing.
  • Vanguard index funds like VTI, VWO, etc. were used where a portfolio calls for US equities, emerging market equities, etc. There are other providers of analogous index funds. Do your own research before selecting an index fund for your portfolio. We do not endorse Vanguard or receive any compensation from them.

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