My portfolio balances at close of trading on 30th September were:
|Ticker||Price (C$)||Price Change||Percentage||Industry|
|AAPL||$ 656.08||0.00%||4.2%||Information Technology|
|INTC||$ 22.29||-8.99%||6.6%||Information Technology|
|IVV||$ 142.01||n/a||8.8%||US Equity Fund|
|XIU.TO||$ 17.61||n/a||6.2%||Canadian Equity Fund|
|S&P Fund||$ 119.16||2.25%||10.1%||US Equity Fund|
|EAFE Fund||$ 86.33||n/a||10.1%||Global Equity Fund|
|Bond Fund||$ 224.15||0.67%||25.4%||Bond Fund|
Overall my portfolio is down 0.31% since last month. There we no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.55%, the DOW is up 2.65% and the TSX is up 3.08%.
My investments have done poorly compared with these indices. Winners this month include my S&P Fund up 2.25%. Losers include Intel (INTC) down a whopping 8.99%.
During the month I sold perennial loser TransAlta (TA.TO) and picked up a TSX fund (XIU.TO) and an S&P fund (IVV), which should stabilize my portfolio and bring performance closed to that of my IT Index.
My bond holdings are at 25.4%, which is acceptably close to my target of 25%. No rebalancing is required this month.
I put most of my cash to work this month so my cash is at 1.8%, which is fine.
I have been tracking my investments in this blog for 16 months. Although my portfolio has handily beaten the TSX by 4% during that time, overall performance has been disappointing compared with US indices and my TI Index (see chart below). I am hopeful that by adding two new index ETFs (XIU.TO and IVV) my portfolio will perform more strongly against the DOW.