Find your best investment portfolio

Try a free subscription or the full version for just $15 per month. Choose a Portfolio Recipe (also known as "model portfolio" or "investing algorithm") from over 200 different approaches. Each Portfolio Recipe specifies the exact ETFs or mutual funds to buy to create a portfolio using that Portfolio Recipe. So you can use a Portfolio Recipe to invest for yourself or for your clients. You can use a Portfolio Recipe that delivers higher return, lower risk, with lower fees.


We publish and track Portfolio Recipes in 3 main categories:

  • Tactical Portfolio Recipes. These are dynamic algorithms that use a variety of approaches such as Momentum, Mean-Variance Optimization, Conditional Value at Risk, Sector Rotation, or a combination of methods. These recipes are updated monthly. The best performing tactical Portfolio Recipe over the 12 months is Quartile Sector Rotation (id = t.srqr), with a 56.7% one-year return. For more details on each Tactical Portfolio Recipe, visit the Tactical Portfolio Descriptions page.
  • Strategic Portfolio Recipes. These are static allocations based on ideas from Harry Browne, Scott Burns (Couch Potato), Ben Graham, Lazy Portfolios, and more. The best performing static Portfolio Recipe over the past 12 months is Lazy Portfolio: Second Grader (id = s.seco), with a 21.0% total annual return.
  • Managed funds from Vanguard, Blackrock, PIMCO, and others. These individual ETFs or mutual funds each have an objective that , these professional Use these all-in-one funds as points of comparison for the other Portfolio Recipes.

Monthly Updates. We update every Portfolio Recipe monthly with the latest performance results.

  • We update the Tactical Portfolio Recipes with the latest allocations and the list of the exact ETFs or mutual funds to buy for each Portfolio Recipe.
  • We publish a wide range of performance analytics for each Portfolio Recipe so you can see risk and return compared to other recipes and to benchmarks.

Be your own robo-advisor

...except with more choices, better performance, and more flexibility.

  • More choices. Choose from dozens of different approaches from leading thinkers and investors, including tactical allocation, risk minimization, and sector rotation. Explore and compare using a full range of risk metrics, including maximum drawdown and alpha.
  • Better performance. Find Portfolio Recipes that have greater return than leading benchmarks, or lower risk, or both.
  • More flexibility. Adjust any Portfolio Recipe to meet your needs. Use any brokerage that you want. Blend multiple Portfolio Recipes to create a set of holdings tailored to your situation. 

Choose, Invest, and Rebalance using a Portfolio Recipe

How to Choose a Portfolio Recipe

Below is a step-by-step guide to chosing a "Portfolio Recipe" using VizMetrics. The Portfolio Re...

How to Invest using a Portfolio Recipe

After you have selected a Portfolio Recipe, you are now ready to invest. If you have not yet sele...

How to Rebalance using a Portfolio Recipe

This describes the ways you can keep your portfolio allocation up-to-date.

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VizMetrics Free Subscription

Free access to 200+ Portfolio Recipes including tactical/dynamic algorithms and strategic/static allocation models.

  • Includes recipes inspired by a variety of approaches: Adaptive, Momentum, MVO, CVaR, Risk Parity, Sortino, Lazy, Browne, Fundamental, Dalio, Graham, Swensen, Faber.
  • 1-year Portfolio Recipe comparisons with metrics and graphical analysis
  • Also access the risk and return metrics for 100+ ETF portfolio ingredients
  • Articles discussing Portfolio Recipes and asset allocation models
  • How-to guides for choosing, investing, and rebalancing with Portfolio Recipes

VizMetrics Investor Subscription

Receive all the features of the Free Subscription, plus everything you need to invest using any Portfolio Recipe:

  • Percentage allocations and exact ETF ingredients for each Portfolio Recipe
  • Monthly cut-and-paste rebalance instructions for all ETF Portfolio Recipes. Implement at your favorite brokerage.
  • 10-year Portfolio Recipe comparisons with interactive risk vs. return scatterplots.
  • Downloadable spreadsheet with all Portfolio Recipe risk and return data.

Find your best investment portfolio by comparing Portfolio Recipes

Create your best portfolio by choosing from over 200 Portfolio Recipes that are carefully tracked by VizMetrics.

VizMetrics publishes full details for every Portfolio Recipe, including the following:

  • underlying ingredients (ETFs or mutual funds),
  • the exact percentage allocation to each ingredient,
  • total return history,
  • risk profile,
  • risk-adjusted return,
  • and many more metrics.

VizMetrics Portfolio Recipes cover a variety of investment strategies including tactical/dynamic, strategic/static, and professionally managed funds. Try a free subscription today! No credit card required.

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