Objective

The Australia and New Zealand folio was developed for investors seeking higher capital appreciation potential and diversification through Pacific Rim markets with higher volatility.

Strategy

The Australia and New Zealand folio represents the largest companies in the Pacific Rim region, excluding Japan.

Australia is rich in natural resources, is a major exporter of metals, minerals, fossil fuels, and agricultural products and is gradually transforming into a service oriented economy. New Zealand is considered to be a diverse market with an export-oriented agricultural sector.

Last Updated: July 19, 2017

Category: Geographic
Inception Date: 2007-07-18 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 3.47% 0.96%
Three-Month -1.9% 6.33%
Year-to-Date 7.48% 11.72%
One-Year -1.28% 16.73%
Three-Year (Annualized) -8.75% 10.01%
Five-Year (Annualized) 0.22% 14.84%
Since Inception -5.2% N/A
Volatility 17.37% 8.07%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1BHPbhp ltd adr11.25%
2EWAishares msci australia index fund55.00%
3PBMDprima biomed ltd sponsored adr11.25%
4PRANprana biotechnology ltd adr11.25%
5WBKwestpac bkg corp adr11.25%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We ranked all Australian and New Zealand companies with U.S.-listed ADRs, as defined by Zacks Investment Research, according to their market capitalization.
  2. We incorporated the top 30 in the folio. If there were not 30 available, the complete list of stocks was added to the folio.
  3. We also added a percentage weighting to the iShares Australian ETF(EWA).
  4. We equally weighted all stocks so that they would total between 40% and 50% in the folio and weighted the ETF so it would total between 50% to 60% in the folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally less than 10 securities in this folio, although, this number can change.

Update Frequency

Quarterly.

If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.