further strong outperformance for SWM ETF portfolios in April 2019
SWM ETF portfolios added up to 3.6% additional performance in April 2019, taking year-to-date performance to almost 17% for our growth and equity ETF portfolios. Every single one of our ETF portfolios shows strong outperformance vs. benchmarks on a year-to-date, 3-year and 5-year horizon. Following our decision to remain fully overweight equities in spite of the Q4 2018 market decline, all losses for 2018 were made up by early February 2019. Portfolios are now in strongly net positive territory, including a contribution from the small position in cryptocurrencies, which is up 70% year-to-date.
Equity markets continued to be boosted by the Fed’s U-turn announced in January and improving trade talks. The technical signals that SWM uses confirm the rally’s ongoing strength. Whilst there is always the possibility of a short-term correction, the underlying trend is clearly up and we remain overweight equities.
Please follow this link to read Secure Wealth Management’s monthly ETF portfolio review for April 2019.