The Portfolio Side by Side Overview (click to download) is another one of our most popular templates on YCharts.
The Portfolio Side by Side Overview can be used for the following purposes:
- View a client's asset allocation, sector breakdown, regional exposure, fixed income exposures, and others vs a model portfolio.
- Compare a client's risk vs a model portfolio - statistics include beta, alpha, upside/downside, and more.
- Compare a client's returns vs a model portfolio, and a custom benchmark.
Below is an example section of the Side by Side report:
How it works
1. Enter Your Securities
To use the Portfolio Side by Side Overview, first click the "Trailing returns (INPUT)" tab at the bottom. This is where you can enter securities and their respective weights.
Type the securities in the blue highlighted areas and edit their weights, shares or dollar amounts on the right side. You can switch between these options by clicking the "Shares" heading at the top.
2. Enter Your Model Portfolios
On the 'Model Portfolios (INPUT)' tab, type the securities in the blue highlighted areas in the 'Holdings' columns and edit their weights in the 'weights' columns.
3. Enter Your Benchmark
On the 'Trailing Returns (INPUT)' tab, beneath the portfolio entry you will find a space to enter benchmarks. This works the same as the portfolio entry section:
*To show sector, regional, market cap allocation, etc. enter an ETF that tracks the benchmark you wish to use.
Not sure which benchmarks to use? Take a look at our Benchmark Q&A.
4. Print or Save the report as a PDF
First, click the "Two Page Report" tab to view the report. To print or save the report as a PDF, click the File button. Select Print or Export to save as a PDF.
*PLEASE NOTE: Do not delete or add any rows in the spreadsheet. Only delete the contents within a cell. This will ensure the spreadsheet will calculate all the data properly.
Specifications and Details
This section shows the weighted portfolio's performance in each time period indicated. Distributions are assumed to be reinvested in each security.
Best & Worst Periods
The 1 month, 3 month, and 1 year 'Best & Worst Returns' use a 10 year look-back period.
All fundamental data at a portfolio level will use only the data that is available. For instance, if a fund does not report a weighted P/E Ratio, it will be excluded from the portfolio P/E Ratio calculation.
The sector, market cap and fixed income exposure sections are calculated by weighing the underlying securities' metrics. This is used with the current allocation and financials as of when the report is ran.
Metrics such as Alpha, Beta, Standard deviation (all the metrics in the Risk tab) use a 5-year look-back. If a benchmark is needed for the calculation, the manually entered benchmark in the INPUT tab is used.