Our Model Portfolio started life on 31st March 2009.
The reason behind the portfolio was to give investors a feel for how we would invest a lump sum and to give them some indication of what level of return we can achieve.
The initial amount to be invested was NZ$ 1m. This was split 50:50 between bonds and equities. To keep it honest, there is only one buying/selling time each month - and assets must be bought or sold at the closing price at the end of the month.
In 2016 we gradually moved to a 100% equity portfolio.
We will report, both here and in the Newsletter, on how the invested funds are doing and what have been the top performers in the portfolio.
See side bar "Performance by stock/bond" to download a spreadsheet which shows the performance of the individual components of the model portfolio since its inception.
Jan 2019 Report
At the end of Dec 2018, our Model Portfolio stood at NZ$2.11m, it was a very tough end quarter to the year and a horrible December for many portfolios and the market. Fortunately we have been selling some long term holdings as we felt that they were overvalued. We also added anew stocks which we feel that the market is undervaluing and we hope to get good performance from it in the latter stages of this bull market.