If anyone has any doubts about how well a carefully constructed portfolio of mixed assets can work, this should help to alleviate them. As of the end of March, the Growth Portfolio is up almost 10% just since the beginning of 2019!
After a lackluster 2018, and a pullback last month, the Growth Portfolio came roaring back in January making gains of over 6% in a month!
The Growth Portfolio took a dip in October, mostly due to some uncertainly about the US midterm elections, which will be held in November (6th). That, added to the trade war situation with China really shook things up a bit. It may calm down towards the end of November once we get the elections out of the way. Who knows if it will rally, or fall depending on if democrats or republicans win the house and/or the senate. Personally I think it will rally back up into the new year. Optimism is high right now, but not quite high enough for a major crash yet (yes, you read correctly, “optimism”, markets typically seem to do the opposite of what people think they will do). If you look to the past, when people are most optimistic is when the biggest crashes happened, when no one was expecting it.