JaneyLH wrote:I have a stock/bonds ratio of 58/42 right now and the Bogleheads spreadsheet tells me my portfolio return year to date is 2.4%. Sound OK?
That's an excellent question! This is definitely something missing from the spreadsheet. When reporting my December returns, I had to calculate the whole benchmark return by hand to see if my annual return "sounded OK" (see: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=145610&start=700#p2740045).
Wouldn't it be nice if the spreadsheet was able to automatically calculate a benchmark return, out of an asset allocation? I think so. I'm adding that the my TODO list. (One would have to provide monthly data for the three components of a three-fund portfolio: US market, International markets, total bonds).