The S&P/NZX 50 G index rose +1.5% in December 2019, closing at 11,492 and capping off a +30.4% return for 2019. Large caps underperformed the Mid-caps with strength in Financials, Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary stocks. Elsewhere Energy, Communication Services, and Materials underperformed the benchmark. Off-shore markets, S&P/ASX200 Accum, S&P500 TR and FTSE100 TR returned -2.2%, +3.0% and +2.8% respectively (local currency).
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