InvestSMART Portfolio Update - April 2018

April Performance update

Activity during the month

We made some adjustments to the Core Growth and Diversified Income Portfolios during the month. You can read more about them here:

 

InvestSMART Core Growth Portfolio

The InvestSMART Core Growth Portfolio produced a return of 2.76% (after fees) during April.

The Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (VGS) was the best performing security for the month up 4.39%.

The estimated yield on the portfolio is currently 2.84%.

Since inception, the portfolio has returned 7.44% per annum (after fees).

Performance to 
30 April 2018
1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year2 Years3 YearsSI (p.a)
InvestSMART Core Growth 2.76% 0.37% 2.42% 5.27% 8.77% 4.98% 7.44%
Morningstar Aus Msec Growth TR AUD 2.29% 0.88% 3.08% 6.41% 8.89% 5.97% 8.25%
Excess to Benchmark 0.47% -0.51% -0.66% -1.14% -0.13% -0.99% -0.81%
RBA Cash Rate 3% 0.37% 1.13% 2.27% 4.59% 4.63% 4.79% 4.91%
Excess to Objective 2.38% -0.76% 0.14% 0.67% 4.14% 0.19% 2.54%

Figure 1: Portfolio Performance after fees

Source: InvestSMART, MorningStar

 

InvestSMART Diversified Income Portfolio

The InvestSMART Diversified Income Portfolio produced a return of 1.30% (after fees) during April.

The Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (VGS) was the best performing security for the month up 4.39%.

The estimated yield on the portfolio is currently 2.27%.

Since inception, the portfolio has returned 4.24% per annum (after fees).

Performance to 
30 April 2018
1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year2 Years3 YearsSI (p.a)
InvestSMART Diversified Income 1.30% 0.06% 1.25% 2.31% 4.60% 3.50% 4.24%
Morningstar Aus Msec Moderate TR AUD 0.91% 0.69% 1.69% 3.79% 4.88% 4.15% 4.76%
Excess to Benchmark 0.39% -0.63% -0.44% -1.47% -0.28% -0.65% -0.53%
RBA Cash Rate 1% 0.21% 0.63% 1.26% 2.53% 2.56% 2.72% 2.79%
Excess to Objective 1.09% -0.56% -0.01% -0.22% 2.04% 0.78% 1.45%

Figure 2: Portfolio Performance after fees

Source: InvestSMART, MorningStar

 

InvestSMART Interest Income Portfolio

The InvestSMART Interest Income Portfolio produced a return of -0.40% (after fees) during April.

The BetaShares Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF (QPON) was the best performing security for the month, up 0.33%.

The estimated yield on the portfolio is currently 2.46%.

Since inception, the portfolio has returned 1.93% per annum (after fees).

Performance to 
30 April 2018
1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year2 YearsSI (p.a)
InvestSMART Interest Income -0.40% 0.12% 0.40% 1.45% 1.65% 1.93%
Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0 Y TR AUD -0.35% 0.79% 0.86% 2.16% 2.38% 3.00%
Excess to Benchmark -0.06% -0.67% -0.46% -0.70% -0.72% -1.07%
RBA Cash Rate 0.12% 0.38% 0.75% 1.51% 1.54% 1.60%
Excess to Objective -0.53% -0.26% -0.35% -0.06% 0.11% 0.33%

Figure 3: Portfolio Performance after fees

Source: InvestSMART, MorningStar

 

InvestSMART Diversified Property & Infrastructure Portfolio

The InvestSMART Diversified Property & Infrastructure Portfolio produced a return of 3.56% (after fees) during April.

Aurizon Holdings Limited (AZJ) was the best performing security for the month, up 6.38%.

The estimated yield on the portfolio is currently 3.52%.

Since inception, the portfolio has returned 3.83% per annum (after fees).

Performance to 
28 February 2018
1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year2 YearsSI (p.a)
InvestSMART Diversified Property & Infrastructure Portfolio 3.56% 1.20% 0.18% -4.56% -0.32% 3.83%
A Composite Benchmark 3.84% -0.45% -0.13% -3.94% 0.82% 5.13%
Excess to Benchmark -0.28% 1.64% 0.30% -0.61% -1.14% -1.29%

Figure 4: Portfolio Performance after fees

Source: InvestSMART, MorningStar 

 

InvestSMART International Equities Portfolio

The InvestSMART International Equities Portfolio produced a return of 4.10% (after fees) during April.

The Vanguard FTSE Europe Shares ETF (VEQ) was the best performing security for the month up 4.74%.

The estimated yield on the portfolio is currently 1.93%.

Since inception, the portfolio has returned 11.84% per annum (after fees).

Performance to 
30 April 2018
1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year2 Years3 YearsSI (p.a)
InvestSMART International Equities 4.10% 1.37% 5.36% 12.50% 14.30% 7.82% 11.84%
MSCI World Ex Australia NR AUD 2.75% 1.78% 5.08% 12.40% 14.65% 9.24% 13.68%
Excess to Benchmark 1.35% -0.41% 0.28% 0.10% -0.35% -1.42% -1.84%

Figure 5: Portfolio Performance after fees

Source: InvestSMART, MorningStar

 

InvestSMART Hybrid Income Portfolio

The InvestSMART Hybrid Income Portfolio produced a return of 0.68% (after fees) during April.

The Challenger Capital Notes 2 (CGFPB) was the best performing security for the month up 2.75%.

The estimated gross running yield (incl. of franking) is currently 5.50%.

Since inception, the portfolio has returned 2.40% per annum (after fees).

Performance to 
30 April 2018
1 Month3 Months6 MonthsSI (p.a)
InvestSMART Hybrid Income 0.68% -0.80% 0.51% 2.40%
RBA Cash Rate 3% 0.37% 1.13% 2.27% 3.81%
Excess to Benchmark 0.31% -1.93% -1.76% -1.41%

Figure 6: Portfolio Performance after fees

Source: InvestSMART, MorningStar 


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