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Monthly Portfolio Changes
This month, we made several changes to our global equity investments. The core equity allocation now invests in Smart Beta trading strategies via a combination of single factor and regional multifactor ETFs. Within our main allocation, we increased exposure to minimum volatility, taking it from neutral to overweight. This factor tends to outperform during periods of heightened volatility, which will be a key theme in 2019. Within our satellite allocation, we increased exposure to commodity equities via an ETF that tracks the performance of gold producers. Gold has bounced off its summer lows and we expect strong seasonal support linked to demand from Asia. Overall, we remain slightly underweight equities. We did not make any changes to our investments in fixed income, commodities and property this month.
Please see below our monthly Sterling chart, showing the month end GBP/USD rate of 1.28, which is below the 1, 5, 10 and 20-year averages. The chart also highlights Sterling’s purchasing power parity (PPP) as well as Capital Economics’ forecast for a return to 1.50 by the end of 2020.
The value of an investment in the Protection Portfolios, ACUMEN Portfolios or Tavistock PROFILES may fall as well as rise. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. Source of data: Tavistock Asset Management Limited, Thomson Reuters and Lipper for Investment Management unless otherwise stated.