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#prp - Permanent Risk Parity (how I invest)

Seven Year Portfolio Anniversary


I started my PRP portfolio 7 years ago. Over these years, PRP has returned 5.6% CAGR.

This return is somewhat lower than the historical performance. Canadian inflation averaged 2.8% over this period, so PRP still has a positive real return.

I'm comfortable with this portfolio. I was able to "stick with the plan" through both the crash of 2020 and volatility 2022.


I will compare my portfolio to XBAL, a low-fee 60/40 balanced fund which has some of the same holdings. Both portfolios are bond-heavy and have a home country bias.

The performance of XBAL over 7 years was 5.3% CAGR, in the same ballpark as PRP. Note that PRP had lower volatility than XBAL.

Jem Berkes