Saturday, December 02, 2006

November Report

Investment Performance
Investment return in US Dollars was 2.67% vs. a 2.88% gain in the MSCI World Index, which I use as my overall benchmark and a 1.90% gain in the S&P 500. The trading accounts lost money again... The contributions of the different investments and trades is as follows:

The returns on all the individual investments are net of foreign exchange movements. The biggest single contribution to US Dollar returns was the foreign currency gains, which appears at the bottom of the table. Powertel made a nice gain this month.

Asset Allocation
At the end of the month the portfolio had a beta of 0.89 (a 1% rise in the market would result in a 0.89% increase in the portfolio). 58% of the portfolio was in stocks, 46% in bonds, 7% in cash, and loans totalled -22%. The remainder was in the hedge fund type and real estate investments, futures value etc.

Net Worth Performance

Net worth rose by $US12,188 to $US354,596 and in Australian Dollars gained $A6809 to $A449,083.

Income and Expenditure

Core investment income is total investment gains before taking into account the change in exchange rates. Other income is salary and retirement contributions. Expenditure was $US1592 - almost exactly the same as last month - only 38% of take home pay ($4125).

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