In USD Terms We Lost 7.7%

In Australian Dollar terms we gained 2.3% for the year while the MSCI gained 0.9% and the ASX200 lost 1.1% (all pre-tax including dividends). In USD terms we lost 7.7%, while the MSCI lost 8.9% and the S&P500 lost 4.4%. So we beat Australian and international markets but not the US market.

We did well set alongside the ASX 200 over the last 5 years. Not as great over 10 years. In USD conditions we’ve done well set alongside the MSCI during the last three years and underperformed over longer schedules. I also reduced my allocation to Australian large cover stocks around the same time, october in early.

Earlier in the year, the allocation to cash falls as we increased trading and invested more in the Winton Global Alpha Fund (goods) and subscribed for some IPOs. Private equity also increased with investment in Aura and IPE and then reduced with the takeover of IPE. This year I stopped reporting monthly accounts, but I’ve still been computing them. There are lots of quirks in the manner I compute the accounts, which have evolved over time gradually.

Current accounts is all non-retirement accounts and housing accounts income and spending. Then your other two are fairly self-explanatory. But housing spending only includes mortgage interest. Property taxes etc. are included in the current account. There isn’t a lot of logic to this except the “transfer to housing” is assessed using the transfer from our checking account to our mortgage account.

Current other income is reported after tax, while investment income is reported pre-tax. Net tax on investment income then gets subtracted from current income as our annual tax refund or extra payment gets included there. Retirement investment income gets reported pre-tax too while pension efforts are after taxes. For retirement accounts, “tax credits” is the imputed tax on investment earnings which can be used to compute pre-tax earnings from the actual received amounts.

For non-retirement accounts, “tax credits” are real franking credits received on Australian dividends and the taxes withheld on international investment income. Finally, “core expenditure” for casing is the real mortgage interest we paid. We include that kept interest in the current account as the earnings of this pile of cash. Additionally it is included in the “transfer to housing”.

6k in saved interest. For current accounts “core expenditure” removes business expenses that will be refunded by our employers plus some one-off expenditures. This year, I think there are nothing of those one-off expenses. 35k on non-retirement account investments. Both of those figures were down highly from this past year.

31k in “forex” gain). 9k of the existing pre-tax investment income was taxes credits – we don’t actually get that money so we have to deduct it. 45k in mortgage payments (and virtual kept interest) to the casing account. 8k. Both these quantities are down steeply from last year. The retirement account is a bit simpler. 23k in pre taxation statements.

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4k in “tax credits” can be an adjustment needed to get from the quantity I compute as a pre-tax return to the after tax amount. Taxe on earnings are just approximated because all we get to see is the after tax returns. This exercise is performed by me to make pension and non-retirement earnings comparable. Finally, the housing account.

16k on home loan interest. 24k in mortgage interest if we didn’t have an offset account. calendar year predicated on recent sales in our neighbourhood 24k more than I did last. 23k was due to paying down principal on our mortgage. 69k which was saving from non-investment resources. Comparing 2018’s accounts with 2017’s, we preserved 49% less and online well worth increased by 79% less.