Portfolio Update – Up 0.44% in August 2012

My portfolio balances at close of trading on 31st August were:

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
T.TO $ 62.07 -0.88% 4.7% Telecommunications
COS.TO $ 21.04 4.26% 4.1% Energy
PHY-U.TO $ 14.78 4.59% 5.7% Gold
POW.TO $ 23.51 2.04% 5.9% Financials
TA.TO $ 14.89 -4.86% 7.0% Utilities
AAPL $ 656.06 6.85% 4.2% Information Technology
INTC $ 24.49 n/a 5.3% Information Technology
S&P Fund $ 116.53 0.66% 19.6% US Equity Fund
Bond Fund $ 222.66 -0.12% 25.1% Bond Fund
Cash 18.4% Cash
Total 100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.44% since last month. There we no cash contributions this month.  For comparison my TI Index is up 2.30%, the DOW is up 0.63% and the TSX is up 2.44%.

My investments have done poorly compared with these comparators. Winners this month include Gold (PHY-U.TO) up 4.59%, and Apple (AAPL) up 6.85%. Losers include TransAlta (TA.TO) down 4.86% (terrible performance once again from TA.TO!).

My bond holdings are at 25.1%, which is acceptably close to my target of 25%. No rebalancing is required this month.

My cash is at 18.4%, which is lower than my target of 25%. I am OK with this level of cash and I still expect to put most of this cash to work after the summer.

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