Diversified Portfolios - Intelligent Investor Growth - 31 January 2016

Intelligent Investor Growth Portfolio January Report
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After a very merry Christmas on the share market, which saw the All Ordinaries Index gain 8% in the final two weeks of 2015, Santa took back all his presents in a tumultuous start to 2016, as fears over Chinese growth returned with a vengeance.

The All Ords ended the month with a loss of 5.4%. Our Growth Portfolio beat that by over 2%, but that will be scant consolation since it still fell 3%. Since inception in 2001, the portfolio has now returned 10.0% a year, compared to 7.2% for the All Ords.

Resources led the way down, with BHP Billiton, Origin Energy and South32 losing 14%, 13% and 8% for the portfolio. Only just behind were the portfolio’s ‘market-facing’ financial stocks, including IOOF Holdings (down 14%), Perpetual (down 11%) and Computershare (down 10.5%).

Against these, the plus side of the ledger was looking pretty thin, supported by some of the portfolio’s smaller stocks: billing software supplier Hansen Technologies (up 7%), serviced office provider Servcorp (up 6%) and probe steriliser Nanosonics (up 4%). ResMed supplemented these, with an 8% gain after a decent interim result.

Despite the volatility, the portfolio was happy with its positions and there were no additions or disposals during the month.


The investment objective is to achieve a return of 1% above the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index per annum over three year rolling periods by investing in a diverse mix of Australian equities and cash.

GROWTH OF $10,000

Income Reinvested


Source: Praemium, RBA. Returns are before expenses and fees. Returns are shown as annualised if the period is over 1 year. * Since Inception (SI) date is 1 July 2015.

Intelligent Investor Growth Portfolio -3.01% 0.75% 1.37% 5.62%
ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index -5.38% -3.54% -8.82% -4.96%
Excess to Benchmark 2.37% 4.29% 10.19% 10.58%

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