Since Oct 21, 2016, each of the six ETFs in the model portfolio have experienced unit price increases of between 1% and 16.6%, with an average model portfolio unit price increase of 11.4%%. In addition to these unit price increases, the six ETFs have paid cash dividends / distributions of an additional 2.7%. Overall, the total return has been 14.1%.
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