Market Update: See How a Strong 2019 Performance Impacted Your Portfolio

US and Canadian stock indices closed the year with double digit returns in 2019 as global equities had their best year in a decade. 

Here’s how this and other market trends affected your portfolio:


ETF Portfolios

December performance 1-Year performance
ETF Safety Portfolio 0.31% 8.13%
ETF Conservative Portfolio 0.50% 11.37%
ETF Balanced Portfolio 0.49% 15.00%
ETF Growth Portfolio 0.59% 16.75%
ETF Aggressive Portfolio 0.45% 18.91%

All WealthBar ETF Portfolios delivered strong returns in 2019 overall. December performance was led by international and US equities. The fixed income asset class delivered mostly flat returns during the month. Given this, portfolios that had the highest equity allocation delivered the highest return, with fixed income focused portfolios delivering more modest returns. 

Private Investment Portfolios

December performance 1-Year performance
Safety Private Portfolio 0.13% 6.67%
Balanced Private Portfolio 0.16% 9.81%
Aggressive Private Portfolio -0.83% 9.11%

Overall for 2019, all of the WealthBar Private Portfolios delivered positive returns, with the Balanced Private Portfolio delivering close to double digit returns. Performance was mixed for the month of December as the Aggressive Private Portfolio underperformed.

The Nicola Wealth Management (NWM) US Tactical High-Income Equities Fund (CAD) held in the Aggressive Private Portfolio declined 1.85%, while the NWM Real Estate Fund fell 1.79%, both contributing to the model’s weak December return. 

*The hypothetical performance is presented based on the current model portfolio’s holdings and weights, being rebalanced daily and denominated in Canadian dollars and includes the reinvestment of distributions. All returns are time weighted and net of the funds’ management expense ratio (MER); however, do not display performance net of WealthBar’s management fee. The composition of each portfolio and further information can be accessed by clicking the portfolio name.

The performance provided is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered as investment advice. Portfolio performance is not guaranteed. The value of your investment can go down, up and change frequently. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. There may be significant differences between the investment portfolios that are not discussed here, including different investment objectives and risk factors. You should always consider, in any investment decision, your investment objectives, needs, circumstances, restrictions, tolerance for risk, financial goals and investment time frame.

Although WealthBar believes the obtained information provided from third-party sources to be reliable, WealthBar does not guarantee the information and disclaims any liability associated with the use of these performance results. Source: Morningstar Direct. For full details of calculation please contact: info@wealthbar.com.

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