Portfolio Update – Down 1.71% in April 2012

My portfolio balances at close of trading on 30th April were:

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
BCE.TO $ 40.02 0.20% 0.0% Telecommunications
T.TO $ 59.31 2.47% 6.0% Telecommunications
COS.TO $ 21.83 3.75% 4.8% Energy
ERF.TO $ 18.28 -18.17% 0.0% Energy
PHY-U.TO $ 14.03 -2.88% 5.6% Gold
RY.TO $ 57.09 -1.25% 0.0% Financials
POW.TO $ 27.35 3.44% 4.7% Financials
SJR-B.TO $ 20.36 -3.55% 3.8% Consumer Discretionary
SLF.TO $ 24.22 2.32% 0.0% Financials
TA.TO $ 16.38 -12.41% 7.8% Utilities
TRP.TO $ 43.46 1.47% 0.0% Energy
AAPL $ 577.23 -3.60% 0.0% Information Technology
S&P Fund $ 115.03 -1.78% 18.6% US Equity Fund
Bond Fund $ 216.85 0.12% 24.6% Bond Fund
Cash 24.0% Cash
Total 100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 1.03% since last month, including cash contributions. Without these cash contributions the portfolio would be down 1.71%.  For comparison my TI Index is down 0.70%, the DOW is up 0.01% and the TSX is down 0.80%.

My investments have done quite poorly compared with the TI Index, the TSX, and the DOW. Winners this month include Canadian Oil Sands (COS.TO) and Power Corp (POW.TO). Losers were TransAlta (TA.TO), Apple (AAPL) and Enerplus (ERF.TO).  I closed out my positions in Enerplus and Apple during the month, but have kept TransAlta.

My bond holdings are at 24.6%, which is acceptably close to my target of 25%.  No rebalancing is required this month.

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