Portfolio Update – Up 0.77% in March 2013

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

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
T.TO $ 70.16 -1.03% 0.0% Telecommunications
STN.TO $ 44.75 n/a 1.8% Services
BEP-UN.TO $ 29.77 n/a 0.0% Energy
CSU.TO $ 124.88 n/a 1.9% Information Technology
WPK.TO $ 19.30 n/a 1.5% Consumer Goods
MHP $ 52.97 n/a 1.9% Services
YHOO $ 23.93 n/a 1.5% Information Technology
CGL.TO $ 14.22 n/a 5.0% Gold Fund
XEM.TO $ 24.47 -2.59% 9.5% Emerging Markets Fund
XIN.TO $ 19.41 1.84% 9.7% EAFE Fund
XDV.TO $ 22.30 -0.93% 10.5% Canadian Dividend Fund
XIU.TO $ 18.34 -1.45% 10.2% Canadian Equity Fund
S&P Fund $ 135.41 2.50% 21.2% US Equity Fund
Bond Fund $ 226.18 0.44% 24.6% Bond Fund
Cash 0.7% Cash
Total 100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.77% since last month.  There were no cash contributions.  For comparison my TI Index is up 0.77%, the DOW is up 3.73% (the DOW and S&P500 are at all time highs this month) and the TSX is down 0.56%.

My investments have performed adequately against these indices. Winners this month include my S&P fund up 2.50% and my speculative stocks such as McGraw-Hill (MHP) up 10.25%, StanTec (STN.TO) up 4.89%, and Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 4.24%*. The main loser was my Emerging Markets Fund (XEM.TO) down 2.59%.

My bond holdings are at 24.6%, which is a little lower than my target of 25%, but acceptable.  My speculative portfolio is 8.5% of overall assets, which is less than my 10% maximum, and acceptable.

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*Note: The gains in these speculative stocks are not shown in the table above because they were bought after the previous month-end.

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