Past performance is not an indicator of future performance


As the Eley Griffiths Group stock-picking competition nears its final weeks, here is a quick update of the leader-board. A confluence of events including heightened trade tensions, an oil price correction, Brexit, midterms and a general repricing of growth expectations have seen significant challenges for both developed and emerging markets.

The Australian market has not been immune with ASX Small Ordinaries correcting 11.17%* since the day we launched the competition. The average return across the 948 entries is –20% (as at COB 12/12/2018). But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some good performances. The Top 5 not surprisingly include a Gold stock, and a number of beaten down value names that have re-rated on significantly better news. The Bottom 5 have had stock specific issues including business closures, border standover men and poor clinical trial results.

With 3 weeks to go and choppy markets persisting the field is still wide open. Stay tuned for the winner announcement in January. Good Luck

Top 5 performers

  1. Bellevue Gold (ASX:BGL) +81%
  2. Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX:PAR) +50%
  3. G8 Education (ASX:GEM) +43%
  4. Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR) +31%
  5. Eden Innovations (ASX:EDE) +32%

Bottom 5 performers

  1. Freedom Insurance (ASX:FIG) -84%
  2. Donaco (ASX:DNA) -77%
  3. Bionomics (ASX:BNO) -75%
  4. Althea Group (ASX: AGH) -67%
  5. Adacel (ASX:ADA) -65%

all returns figures quotes as at COB 12/12/2018

The winner will be announced via the Eley Griffiths Group profile page on Livewire early in 2019. Click our ‘follow’ button to stay up to date with the leaders table.


This communication is issued by Eley Griffiths Group (AFSL 424 818) in relation to the Eley Griffiths Small Companies Fund.  The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited ABN 45 003 278 831 AFSL 235150 (Responsible Entity) is the responsible entity of Eley Griffiths Group (the Fund).  All opinions included in the communication constitute judgements of Eley Griffiths Group as at the date of the communication and are subject to change without notice.  The content of this document does not constitute an offer or solicitation to subscribe for units in the Fund.  Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.  Eley Griffiths Group accepts no liability for any inaccurate, incomplete or omitted information of any kind or any losses by using this information.  Any investment decision in connection with the Funds should only be made based on the information contained in the Information Memorandum and/or Product Disclosure Statements.