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2018 ETF & LIC Performance Report

Volatility returned with a vengeance in late 2018. A sharp selloff in early 2018 and a more savage selloff in late 2018 saw only 33% of ETFs and LICs reporting positive performance (including dividends). We take a look at winners and losers in 2018.

By ETF Watch - Jan 11, 2019

Volatility returned with a vengeance in late 2018. In our 2017 reflection post, we talked about 2017 being one of the least volatile on record, with 86% of ETFs & LICs in Australia recording postive performance. A sharp selloff in early 2018 and a more savage selloff in late 2018 saw that number reverse, with only 33% of ETF and LICs reporting positive performance (including dividends). Where 50% of funds reported double digit growth in 2017, just 4% recorded this sort of growth in 2018. Investors who came out of 2018 with their capital preserved did well and investors who managed some growth did exceptional.

Below we have listed the performance of all of the ETFs and LICs that we follow at ETF Watch. Only funds which were available on 1 January 2017 have been included, which means the 36 ETFs and LICs launched in the last 12 months are not included below.

The leaderboard includes a mixed bag of niche and thematic funds, as some sub-sectors managed to return positive performance. At the top of the leaderboard is ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD), a tiny fund investing in the reasonably unknown commodity that is commonly used in automotive engines, this is follwed by small LIC NGE Capital Limited (NGE), thanks to their successful bet on vacuum retailer Godfreys early in 2018. Funds with US dollar focus performed well as the Australian dollar fell by over 10% against the US doillar over the course of the year. This saw leveraged US dollar play Betashares Strong US Dollar Fund (YANK), and unleveraged options USD and ZUSD provide double digit returns. The strong dollar also helped MFF Capital and their overweight position to US stocks. Despite the technology selloff in late 2018, the strong performance of tech stocks in the first half of the year saw TECHHACK and NDQ all perform well.

The rear of the pack was filled with a number of underperforming LICs, leveraged ETFs & currency hedged ETFs, who did not benefit from the tailwinds of the falling Australian dollar.

Ticker Fund Name Fund Type 2018 Price Growth 2018 Income Yield 2018 Total Perfor- mance Franked dividends 2017 total perfor- mance 2016 total perfor- mance
ETPMPD ETFS Physical Palladium ETF 32.72% 0.00% 32.72% 0.00% 35.15% 29.73%
NGE NGE Capital Limited LIC 26.09% 0.00% 26.09% 0.00% N/A N/A
YANK BetaShares Strong U.S. Dollar Fund (hedge fund) ETF 19.42% 3.33% 22.75% 0.00% N/A N/A
MFF MFF Capital Investments Limited LIC 14.93% 1.36% 16.29% 100.00% 16.15% -7.62%
TECH ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF ETF 6.20% 6.45% 12.65% 0.62% N/A N/A
HACK BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF ETF 6.22% 5.47% 11.69% 0.00% 9.07% N/A
USD BetaShares U.S. Dollar ETF ETF 10.75% 0.84% 11.59% 0.00% -7.19% 0.45%
ZUSD ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF ETF 10.77% 0.52% 11.29% 0.00% -6.73% -0.28%
IXJ iShares Global Healthcare ETF ETF 10.42% 0.71% 11.13% 0.00% 12.01% -6.56%
ETPMPM ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket ETF 10.37% 0.00% 10.37% 0.00% 7.01% 10.82%
AEG Absolute Equity Performance Fund Ltd LIC 5.24% 4.29% 9.52% 100.00% 7.50% -18.70%
NDQ Betashares NASDAQ 100 ETF 8.59% 0.56% 9.15% 0.00% 21.80% 7.05%
PMGOLD Perth Mint Gold ETF 8.87% 0.00% 8.87% 0.00% 2.92% 10.65%
BBOZ BetaShares Australian Equities Strong Bear (Hedge Fund) ETF 8.71% 0.00% 8.71% 0.00% -20.34% -26.17%
MOAT Vaneck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF ETF 6.94% 1.57% 8.51% 0.00% 13.66% 22.40%
GOLD ETFS Physical Gold ETF 8.35% 0.00% 8.35% 0.00% 3.34% 9.73%
MGE Magellan Global Equities Fund ETF 4.95% 3.17% 8.12% 0.00% 15.36% 2.64%
ETHI BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF ETF 5.13% 1.96% 7.09% 0.00% N/A N/A
BBUS Betashares US Eq Strong Bear Hedged Fund ETF 7.01% 0.00% 7.01% 0.00% -36.61% -27.91%
MVA VanEck Vectors Australian Property ETF ETF 1.65% 4.78% 6.43% 1.05% 8.67% 10.70%
FGG Future Generation Global Investment Company Limited LIC 5.56% 0.79% 6.35% 0.00% 19.25% -8.12%
CORE ETFS Global Core Infrastructure ETF ETF 3.40% 2.75% 6.15% 0.00% N/A N/A
MXT MCP Master Income Trust LIC 0.96% 5.06% 6.02% 0.00% N/A N/A
CBC CBG Capital LIC 2.27% 3.52% 5.80% 100.00% 5.91% -6.74%
WGF Watermark Global Leaders Fund Limited LIC 4.86% 0.81% 5.68% 50.00% -13.15% -13.15%
LSX Lion Selection Group Limited LIC 5.56% 0.00% 5.56% 0.00% -14.29% 140.00%
FSI Flagship Investments Limited LIC 0.61% 4.73% 5.34% 100.00% 5.71% 18.77%
WVOL iShares Edge MSCI World Minimum Volatility ETF ETF 0.89% 4.38% 5.26% 0.90% 14.74% N/A
IGB IShares UBS Treasury ETF ETF 3.07% 2.09% 5.15% 0.00% 2.94% 1.87%
DJRE SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund ETF 0.44% 4.22% 4.66% 0.13% -0.80% 3.17%
BOND SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Bond Fund ETF 1.95% 2.67% 4.62% 0.00% 3.47% 1.45%
RGB Russell Australian Government Bond ETF ETF 2.62% 1.93% 4.55% 0.00% 3.03% 3.09%
VGB Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index ETF ETF 1.75% 2.80% 4.54% 0.00% 3.02% 2.67%
VAF Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF 1.66% 2.86% 4.52% 0.00% 3.26% 1.41%
POU BetaShares British Pound ETF ETF 4.06% 0.41% 4.47% 0.00% 1.19% -16.74%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 3.23% 1.16% 4.38% 0.00% 12.34% 11.73%
GOVT SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government Bond Fund ETF 2.23% 2.06% 4.29% 0.00% 3.37% 2.07%
FGX Future Generation Investment Fund Limited LIC 0.43% 3.85% 4.27% 100.00% 4.12% 3.88%
BEAR BetaShares Australian Equities Bear (Hedge Fund) ETF 4.21% 0.00% 4.21% 0.00% -8.38% -10.86%
IAF iShares UBS Composite Bond ETF ETF 1.79% 2.32% 4.12% 0.00% 3.34% 2.46%
EEU BetaShares Euro ETF ETF 4.03% 0.00% 4.03% 0.00% 4.93% -3.34%
VTS Vanguard US Total Market Shares Index ETF 2.33% 1.65% 3.97% 0.00% 11.77% 12.48%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust ETF 2.76% 1.21% 3.97% 0.00% 10.67% 12.27%
PLUS VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF ETF 0.34% 3.49% 3.83% 0.00% N/A N/A
UMAX Betashares S&P500 Yield Maximiser Fund (Managed Fund) ETF -1.41% 4.92% 3.51% 0.00% 6.97% 7.39%
VAP Vanguard Australian Property Securities Index ETF ETF -4.54% 7.96% 3.42% 0.02% 5.98% 12.65%
VACF Vanguard Australian Corporate Fixed Interest Index ETF ETF 0.91% 2.47% 3.38% 0.00% 5.09% N/A
QUAL VanEck Vectors MSCI World Ex-Australia ETF ETF 1.44% 1.89% 3.33% 0.00% 15.77% 4.93%
ILB iShares UBS Government Inflation ETF ETF 2.24% 0.93% 3.17% 0.00% 2.86% 0.59%
QRE Beta Shares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF ETF 1.79% 1.29% 3.08% 24.07% 24.70% 40.53%
IOO IShares Global 100 ETF ETF 1.98% 1.09% 3.07% 0.00% 14.32% 8.18%
ZYUS ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF ETF -2.77% 5.79% 3.02% 0.00% 2.38% 19.75%
RSM Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF  ETF 1.02% 1.99% 3.01% 0.00% 2.46% 2.02%
OZR SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Resources Fund ETF -0.30% 3.17% 2.87% 94.71% 25.16% 40.57%
RCB Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond ETF ETF -0.10% 2.93% 2.83% 0.00% 3.64% 3.69%
SLF SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Listed Property Fund ETF -5.58% 8.35% 2.77% 0.61% 4.73% 12.35%
RENT AMP Capital Global Property Securities Fund (unhedged) (managed fund) ETF 1.24% 1.49% 2.73% 0.00% 4.06% N/A
VIF Vanguard International Fixed Interest (Hedged) ETF ETF 0.46% 1.96% 2.42% 0.00% 2.10% 4.76%
DRUG BetaShares Global Healthcare ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -1.26% 3.62% 2.36% 0.00% 19.10% N/A
FLOT Vaneck Vectors Australian Floating Rate ETF ETF -0.08% 2.25% 2.17% 0.00% N/A N/A
ISEC iShares Enhanced Cash ETF ETF 0.06% 1.97% 2.03% 0.00% N/A N/A
AAA Betashares Australian High Interest Cash ETF ETF -0.02% 2.03% 2.01% 0.00% 2.03% 2.18%
HBRD BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (managed fund) ETF -1.38% 3.32% 1.94% 39.32% N/A N/A
FAIR BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF ETF 0.66% 1.25% 1.91% 0.02% N/A N/A
BILL iShares Core Cash ETF ETF 0.06% 1.83% 1.89% 0.00% N/A N/A
WDIV SPDR S&P Global Dividend Fund ETF -5.28% 7.15% 1.86% 0.23% 6.98% 14.25%
MGG Magellan Global Trust LIC 0.00% 1.83% 1.83% 0.00% N/A N/A
QPON BetaShares Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF ETF -0.82% 2.61% 1.79% 0.00% N/A N/A
MONY UBS IQ Cash ETF ETF 0.00% 1.77% 1.77% 0.00% N/A N/A
WAX WAM Research Limited LIC -4.58% 6.21% 1.63% 100.00% 4.18% 27.13%
GC1 Glennon Small Companies Limited LIC -3.12% 4.17% 1.04% 100.00% 2.04% 0.74%
AMH AMCIL LIC -3.93% 4.78% 0.84% 0.00% -1.60% 8.94%
QMIX SPDR MSCI World Quality Mix Fund ETF -1.86% 2.68% 0.82% 1.61% 13.83% 9.63%
AYF Australian Enhanced Income Fund LIC -4.92% 5.74% 0.82% 42.58% 8.40% 11.28%
VDCO Vanguard Diversified Conservative Index ETF ETF -0.36% 1.03% 0.68% 26.93% N/A N/A
VBND Vanguard Global Aggregate Bond Index (Hedged) ETF ETF -0.63% 1.26% 0.63% 0.00% N/A N/A
VGS Vanguard MSCI Index International Series ETF -2.04% 2.61% 0.57% 0.00% 13.31% 7.31%
IJR iShares Core S&P SmallCap 600 ETF -0.33% 0.82% 0.49% 0.00% 4.75% 25.66%
UBW UBS IQ MSCI World ex Australia Ethical ETF ETF -1.57% 1.99% 0.43% 0.00% 13.25% 7.26%
WXOZ SPDR S&P World Ex Australia Fund ETF -2.16% 2.50% 0.34% 0.00% 14.16% 7.26%
WRLD Betashares Managed Risk Global Share Fund ETF -1.36% 1.56% 0.20% 0.00% 11.90% 5.83%
ETPMAG ETFS Physical Silver ETF 0.10% 0.00% 0.10% 0.00% -4.08% 17.57%
AFI Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC) LIC -3.85% 3.85% 0.00% 100.00% 12.50% 0.84%
HML Henry Morgan Limited LIC 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 45.03% N/A
VG1 VGI Partners Global Investments Limited LIC 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A N/A
WQG WCM Global Growth Limited LIC 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A N/A
ILC iShares S&P/ASX 20 ETF ETF -4.79% 4.75% -0.04% 84.59% 6.49% 8.07%
VDBA Vanguard Diversified Balanced Index ETF ETF -1.27% 1.20% -0.07% 37.19% N/A N/A
QUS Betashares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF ETF -3.22% 3.15% -0.07% 0.00% 6.70% 12.79%
IBC Ironbark Capital Limited LIC -3.85% 3.75% -0.10% 100.00% 14.47% 2.92%
VCF Vanguard International Credit Securities Index (Hedged) ETF ETF -3.87% 3.65% -0.22% 0.00% 4.70% 5.67%
IWLD iShares Core MSCI World All Cap ETF ETF -2.56% 2.31% -0.25% 0.00% 12.29% N/A
ITW iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF ETF -0.28% 0.00% -0.28% 0.00% 15.65% 18.06%
MIR Mirrabooka Investments LIC -4.91% 4.53% -0.38% 100.00% -6.06% 20.93%
MOGL Montgomery Global Equities Fund (Managed Fund) ETF -5.17% 4.77% -0.40% 0.00% N/A N/A
UBU UBS IQ MSCI USA Ethical ETF ETF -2.07% 1.65% -0.42% 0.00% 12.03% 11.32%
GROW Schroder Real Return Fund (Managed Fund) ETF -4.04% 3.38% -0.66% 0.00% 5.06% N/A
VDGR Vanguard Diversified Growth Index ETF ETF -2.71% 1.99% -0.72% 32.38% N/A N/A
GLIN AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund (unhedged) (managed fund) ETF -3.35% 2.46% -0.88% 0.00% 7.69% N/A
ALI Argo Global Listed Infrastructure Limited LIC -2.90% 1.98% -0.92% 66.67% 15.22% -2.57%
UBA UBS IQ MSCI Australia Ethical ETF ETF -5.29% 4.35% -0.94% 81.12% 10.57% 11.54%
DUI Diversified United Investment LIC -4.70% 3.71% -0.99% 100.00% 19.23% 7.04%
MVR VanEck Vectors Australian Resources ETF ETF -3.39% 2.39% -1.00% 39.68% 28.48% 41.17%
MHG Magellan Global Equities Fund Currency Hedged (Managed Fund) ETF -5.23% 3.92% -1.31% 0.00% 23.41% 4.05%
BST Barrack St Investments Limited LIC -4.86% 3.51% -1.35% 100.00% 3.26% -5.03%
MICH Magellan Infrastructure Fund (Currency Hedged) (Managed Fund) ETF -3.24% 1.80% -1.44% 0.00% 17.97% N/A
IHCB iShares Global Corporate Bond ETF (Hedged) ETF -4.50% 3.02% -1.48% 0.00% 5.54% 5.85%
IXI iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ETF -2.55% 0.96% -1.59% 0.00% 8.12% 1.04%
VLC Vanguard MSCI Australian Large Companies Index ETF -6.06% 4.45% -1.61% 79.64% 6.83% 9.60%
SFY SPDR S&P/ASX 50 Fund ETF -6.45% 4.72% -1.73% 72.13% 8.84% 9.91%
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF ETF -2.18% 0.41% -1.77% 0.00% -0.53% 61.74%
MVOL iShares Edge MSCI Australia Minimum Volatility ETF ETF -8.50% 6.65% -1.86% 25.49% 12.98% N/A
CAM Clime Capital Limited LIC -6.08% 4.14% -1.93% 100.00% 8.41% 6.06%
IHHY iShares Global High Yield Bond (Hedged) ETF ETF -6.93% 4.85% -2.07% 0.00% 6.51% 14.43%
VDHG Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF ETF -4.46% 2.37% -2.08% 35.26% N/A N/A
UBJ UBS IQ MSCI Japan Ethical ETF ETF -3.83% 1.58% -2.25% 0.00% 13.35% 4.84%
WMK Watermark Market Neutral Fund Limited LIC -5.14% 2.86% -2.29% 100.00% -11.85% 14.87%
IFRA VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF ETF -6.12% 3.80% -2.33% 0.48% 14.13% N/A
ACQ Acorn Capital Investment Fund Limited LIC -7.79% 5.37% -2.42% 100.00% 11.74% 27.41%
WEMG SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Fund ETF -5.09% 2.40% -2.69% 0.00% 26.72% 8.63%
STW SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund ETF -6.98% 4.22% -2.76% 75.98% 11.29% 11.32%
IOZ iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF ETF -6.78% 3.96% -2.82% 65.75% 11.22% 11.20%
ARG Argo Investments LIC -6.77% 3.87% -2.89% 100.00% 13.14% -2.94%
VAS Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF -7.38% 4.48% -2.90% 59.65% 11.46% 10.83%
FDIV VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX  Franked Dividend ETF ETF -8.51% 5.60% -2.91% 85.76% 5.51% N/A
QAU BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -2.97% 0.00% -2.97% 0.00% 10.34% 9.52%
CYA Century Australia LIC -7.25% 4.24% -3.02% 100.00% 9.01% 14.55%
IJH iShares Core S&P MidCap 400 ETF -4.10% 1.02% -3.08% 0.00% 7.23% 20.26%
EGD Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund LIC -5.26% 2.11% -3.16% 0.00% N/A N/A
YMAX BetaShares Australian Top 20 Equity Yield Maximiser Fund ETF -11.58% 8.32% -3.27% 49.06% 5.99% 6.04%
GFL Global Masters Fund LIC -3.27% 0.00% -3.27% 0.00% 37.18% 12.23%
AUMF iShares Edge MSCI Australia Multifactor ETF ETF -10.83% 7.35% -3.49% 25.13% 19.24% N/A
TGG Templeton Global Growth LIC -9.19% 5.65% -3.53% 100.00% 19.18% 3.25%
WAM WAM Capital LIC -10.00% 6.46% -3.54% 100.00% 5.81% 20.52%
QOZ BetaShares FTSE RAFI Australia 200 ETF ETF -9.57% 5.96% -3.61% 29.63% 10.90% 17.16%
IZZ iShares China Large-Cap ETF ETF -4.66% 1.02% -3.64% 0.00% 24.69% 1.45%
WDMF iShares Edge MSCI World Multifactor ETF ETF -6.86% 3.19% -3.66% 0.40% 21.41% N/A
CLF Concentrated Leaders Fund Limited LIC -8.27% 4.53% -3.74% 100.00% N/A N/A
AUST Betashares Managed Risk Australian Share Fund ETF -8.16% 4.41% -3.74% 54.18% 9.19% 5.77%
MVW VanEck Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF ETF -6.55% 2.71% -3.84% 35.95% 15.11% 17.63%
MLT Milton Corporation LIC -7.91% 4.06% -3.85% 100.00% 11.63% -0.74%
RARI Russell Australian Responsible Investment ETF ETF -9.76% 5.86% -3.90% 43.40% 8.95% 8.74%
CVF Contrarian Value Fund Limited LIC -11.50% 7.52% -3.98% 100.00% 26.74% N/A
PIA Pengana International Equities Limited LIC -10.17% 5.93% -4.24% 100.00% 2.04% N/A
PL8 Plato Income Maximiser Limited LIC -8.72% 4.45% -4.27% 97.86% N/A N/A
WLE WAM Leaders Limited LIC -8.62% 4.31% -4.31% 100.00% 3.48% N/A
KAT Katana Capital LIC -6.83% 2.47% -4.36% 76.56% 13.79% -3.13%
ETPMPT ETFS Physical Platinum ETF -4.45% 0.00% -4.45% 0.00% -6.98% 5.17%
IVE iShares MSCI EAFE ETF ETF -6.01% 1.50% -4.52% 0.00% 15.91% 0.08%
AUI Australian United Investment LIC -8.62% 4.02% -4.60% 100.00% 17.71% 8.38%
IAA iShares Asia 50 ETF ETF -5.02% 0.38% -4.64% 0.00% 34.14% 11.98%
EX20 BetaShares Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF ETF -9.36% 4.43% -4.93% 10.28% 19.51% N/A
MVS VanEck Vectors Small Cap Dividend Payers ETF ETF -8.27% 3.29% -4.98% 32.64% 15.04% 12.26%
CIN Carlton Investments LIC -8.68% 3.63% -5.05% 100.00% 9.05% -3.24%
VAE Vanguard FTSE Asia ex Japan Shares Index ETF ETF -7.76% 2.70% -5.06% 0.00% 28.88% 5.86%
WAA WAM Active LIC -10.09% 5.00% -5.09% 100.00% 5.75% 10.28%
IJP iShares MSCI Japan ETF ETF -5.70% 0.60% -5.10% 0.00% 14.97% 4.20%
ZYAU ETFS S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF ETF -10.78% 5.65% -5.12% 49.89% 10.74% 22.72%
AYK Australian Masters Yield Fund No 4 Limited LIC -54.28% 49.01% -5.27% 100.00% -15.84% -15.34%
UBE UBS IQ MSCI Europe Ethical ETF ETF -8.01% 2.70% -5.30% 0.00% 16.63% -2.54%
IHOO iShares Global 100 AUD Hedged ETF -12.77% 7.33% -5.45% 0.00% 19.38% 11.29%
VGE Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF -7.22% 1.70% -5.53% 0.00% 20.79% 11.19%
VEU Vanguard All-World EX US Shares Index ETF -7.68% 2.12% -5.56% 0.00% 17.20% 4.20%
IEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF ETF -6.13% 0.48% -5.65% 0.00% 25.63% 11.42%
PIC Perpetual Investment Company LIC -11.06% 5.36% -5.70% 100.00% 23.43% 4.41%
HVST BetaShares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (Managed Fund) ETF -15.11% 9.23% -5.88% 72.65% -8.82% 7.68%
SYI SPDR MSCI Australia Select High Dividend Yield Fund ETF -11.57% 5.66% -5.91% 81.19% 6.45% 11.86%
MVB VanEck Vectors Australian Banks ETF ETF -8.18% 2.18% -6.00% 80.75% 4.31% 8.05%
GVF Global Value Fund Limited LIC -11.54% 5.38% -6.15% 60.00% 10.09% 15.69%
VEQ Vanguard FTSE Europe Shares ETF ETF -8.79% 2.61% -6.18% 0.00% 17.24% -2.99%
IHEB iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond (AUD Hedged) ETF ETF -10.62% 4.28% -6.34% 0.00% 9.61% 9.94%
IEU IShares Europe ETF ETF -8.16% 1.74% -6.42% 0.00% 15.75% -1.55%
IHVV iShares S&P 500 AUD Hedged ETF -9.37% 2.90% -6.48% 0.00% 21.60% 11.82%
PIXX Platinum International Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund) ETF -18.30% 11.80% -6.50% 0.00% N/A N/A
QAG BetaShares Agricultural ETF – Currency Hedged (Synthetic) ETF -6.59% 0.00% -6.59% 0.00% -12.50% -2.97%
AYZ Australian Masters Yield Fund Number 5 LIC -27.49% 20.74% -6.75% 100.00% -16.62% -6.37%
MVE VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX  MidCap ETF ETF -9.18% 2.32% -6.86% 39.90% 21.48% 50.06%
DJW Djerriwarrh Investments LIC -12.50% 5.56% -6.94% 100.00% 0.53% -6.51%
SWTZ Switzer Dividend Growth Fund (Managed Fund) ETF -10.73% 3.70% -7.03% 100.00% N/A N/A
VHY Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF ETF -14.79% 7.73% -7.06% 50.56% 9.42% 10.16%
SNC Sandon Capital Investments Limited LIC -14.36% 7.18% -7.18% 100.00% 6.09% 18.24%
ETF UBS IQ Morningstar Australia Quality ETF ETF -11.04% 3.82% -7.22% 63.12% 13.35% 4.46%
VSO Vanguard MSCI Australian Small Companies Index ETF -9.25% 2.01% -7.25% 39.27% 17.00% 15.53%
AGM Australian Governance & Ethical Index Fund LIC -14.51% 7.25% -7.25% 35.71% N/A N/A
UBP UBS IQ MSCI Asia APREX 50 Ethical ETF ETF -8.48% 1.03% -7.45% 0.00% 36.59% 6.26%
PAI Platinum Asia Investments Limited LIC -15.42% 7.91% -7.51% 100.00% 36.36% -9.22%
EGF Evans & Partners Global Flagship Fund LIC -32.38% 24.85% -7.53% 0.00% N/A N/A
MNRS Betashares Global Gold Miners ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -7.67% 0.00% -7.67% 0.00% -0.87% -0.87%
PAXX Platinum Asia Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund) ETF -27.26% 19.49% -7.77% 0.00% N/A N/A
ESTX ETFS EURO STOXX 50® ETF ETF -11.48% 3.68% -7.79% 0.00% 18.39% N/A
VGAD Vanguard MSCI Index International Series (Hedged) ETF -9.84% 2.01% -7.83% 0.00% 19.09% 9.94%
IHWL iShares Core MSCI World All Cap (AUD Hedged) ETF ETF -10.10% 2.11% -7.99% 0.00% 18.96% N/A
PMC Platinum Capital Limited LIC -13.12% 4.95% -8.17% 100.00% 32.92% -12.37%
WXHG SPDR S&P World Ex Australia (Hedged) Fund ETF -10.58% 2.27% -8.31% 0.00% 19.70% 9.09%
SMLL BetaShares Australian Small Companies Select Fund (managed fund) ETF -13.20% 4.83% -8.37% 16.51% N/A N/A
PGF PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund Limited LIC -11.38% 2.93% -8.46% 100.00% 28.98% 0.00%
BKI BKI Investment Company Limited LIC -12.68% 4.22% -8.46% 100.00% 11.26% 0.74%
ISO iShares S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries ETF ETF -10.30% 1.80% -8.50% 35.33% 19.08% 11.94%
DMKT AMP Capital Dynamic Markets Fund (Hedge Fund) ETF -11.57% 2.74% -8.82% 0.00% 5.42% N/A
WIC Westoz Investment Company Limited LIC -13.92% 5.06% -8.86% 50.00% 27.69% 21.76%
RDV Russell High Dividend Australian Shares ETF ETF -15.16% 6.29% -8.87% 67.30% 9.53% 9.19%
WMI WAM Microcap Limited LIC -13.01% 4.11% -8.90% 100.00% N/A N/A
ALF Australian Leaders Fund Limited LIC -11.01% 1.83% -9.17% 100.00% -19.03% 10.75%
QFN Beta Shares S&P/ASX 200 Financials Sector ETF ETF -13.24% 4.00% -9.24% 64.94% 4.38% 6.51%
OZF SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Financials ex A-REITS Fund ETF -13.60% 4.33% -9.27% 89.50% 4.46% 6.25%
EAI Ellerston Asian Investments LIC -10.36% 0.90% -9.46% 0.00% 27.59% -9.38%
KII K2 Global Equities Fund (Hedge Fund) ETF -9.71% 0.00% -9.71% 0.00% 18.80% -5.26%
SSO SPDR S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Fund ETF -12.07% 2.31% -9.76% 64.22% 19.83% 12.72%
WHF Whitefield LIC -13.73% 3.84% -9.89% 100.00% 17.50% 3.00%
IHD iShares S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities Fund ETF ETF -15.19% 5.15% -10.04% 69.63% 8.30% 6.47%
QCB BetaShares Commodities Basket ETF – Currency Hedged (Synthetic) ETF -18.38% 8.05% -10.33% 0.00% 3.29% 4.69%
FUEL BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -12.77% 2.38% -10.39% 0.00% 2.63% N/A
SEC Spheria Emerging Companies Limited LIC -12.63% 2.02% -10.61% 100.00% N/A N/A
NAC NAOS Absolute Opportunities Company Limited LIC -15.64% 4.98% -10.66% 100.00% -3.91% 19.15%
HEUR BetaShares WisdomTree Europe ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -14.73% 3.96% -10.78% 0.00% 14.49% N/A
OZG Ozgrowth Limited LIC -13.51% 2.70% -10.81% 100.00% 15.15% 41.67%
DIV UBS IQ Morningstar Australia Dividend Yield ETF ETF -16.00% 5.11% -10.89% 68.24% 11.33% 7.16%
IKO iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF ETF -11.42% 0.00% -11.42% 0.00% 32.20% 9.00%
BHD Benjamin Hornigold Limited LIC -24.47% 12.77% -11.70% 10.00% N/A N/A
CIE Contango Income Generator Limited LIC -18.56% 6.75% -11.80% 50.00% 10.63% 3.05%
FPP Fat Prophets Global Property Fund LIC -15.93% 3.93% -12.00% 0.00% N/A N/A
ROBO ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF ETF -14.57% 1.78% -12.79% 0.00% N/A N/A
EGI Ellerston Global Investments Limited LIC -16.38% 3.45% -12.93% 100.00% 22.80% -6.19%
URB URB Investments Limited LIC -14.83% 1.44% -13.40% 100.00% N/A N/A
KSM K2 Australian Small Cap Fund ETF -19.93% 6.27% -13.65% 0.00% 16.93% -0.39%
FOOD BetaShares Global Agriculture Companies ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -17.58% 3.12% -14.46% 0.00% 17.80% N/A
GEAR BetaShares Geared Australian Equity Fund (Hedge Fund) ETF -21.36% 6.80% -14.56% 53.20% 20.38% 15.21%
BTI Bailador Technology Investments limited LIC -15.56% 0.00% -15.56% 0.00% -15.49% 7.04%
MA1 Monash Absolute Investment Company LIC -17.34% 1.16% -16.18% 100.00% -0.57% N/A
PAF PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Limited LIC -19.84% 3.64% -16.19% 100.00% 35.45% 1.04%
QVE QV Equities Limited LIC -20.23% 3.97% -16.26% 100.00% 7.57% 24.44%
TOP Thorney Opportunities Limited LIC -17.12% 0.82% -16.30% 0.00% 3.44% 25.96%
APL Antipodes Global Investment Company Ltd LIC -20.72% 3.98% -16.73% 50.00% 14.09% N/A
BNKS BetaShares Global Banks ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -20.48% 3.53% -16.95% 0.00% 18.80% N/A
MEC Morphic Ethical Equities Fund Limited LIC -19.27% 0.92% -18.35% 100.00% N/A N/A
NCC NAOS Emerging Opportunities Company Limited LIC -24.66% 4.97% -19.69% 100.00% 13.33% 45.38%
HJPN BetaShares WisdomTree Japan ETF – Currency Hedged ETF -22.68% 2.58% -20.11% 0.00% 22.50% N/A
OOO BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF- Currency Hedged (Synthetic) ETF -21.73% 1.58% -20.15% 0.00% 2.22% 6.70%
GGUS Betashares Geared US Equity Fund – Currency Hedged (Hedge Fund) ETF -21.71% 0.75% -20.96% 0.00% 44.86% 21.06%
8EC 8IP Emerging Companies Limited LIC -22.28% 1.04% -21.24% 100.00% -1.49% 4.66%
CETF VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF ETF -27.11% 5.36% -21.76% 0.00% 21.06% -18.00%
NSC NAOS Small Cap Opportunities Company Limited LIC -27.81% 5.99% -21.82% 100.00% -10.63% -10.63%
AUDS BetaShares Strong Australian Dollar Fund (hedge fund) ETF -22.18% 0.00% -22.18% 0.00% N/A N/A
FOR Forager Australian Shares Fund LIC -35.12% 10.46% -24.66% 0.00% 26.42% N/A
BAF Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Limited LIC -30.00% 4.17% -25.83% 72.00% 9.65% 19.00%
FPC Fat Prophets Global Contrarian Fund Ltd LIC -27.35% 0.00% -27.35% 0.00% N/A N/A
CDM Cadence Capital LIC -34.44% 5.93% -28.52% 100.00% 16.26% -14.01%
TEK Thorney Technologies LTD LIC -44.59% 0.00% -44.59% 0.00% N/A N/A
ABW Aurora Absolute Return Fund LIC -58.25% 2.52% -55.73% 0.00% -31.84% -11.54%
AIB Aurora Global Income Trust LIC -66.00% 3.20% -62.80% 0.00% -29.68% 4.82%


* Income yield has been calculated based on income divided by closing price on 31 December 2018. Total performance has been calculated by simply adding the performance and the yield (ignoring the timing of dividend payments). Whilst the franked component of income payments has been calculated, the income payment has not been grossed up by the franking credits. All performance is based on closing share prices rather than underlying Net Tangible Assets. As usual, past performance should not be used as an indication of possible future returns, and we recommend this data not be used to support investment decisions.

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