Portfolio Update – Down 0.20% in April 2013

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

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
POW.TO $ 27.13 n/a 6.9% Insurance
STN.TO $ 43.08 -3.73% 0.0% Services
TCK-B.TO $ 26.80 n/a 9.8% Materials
CSU.TO $ 137.50 10.11% 0.0% Information Technology
WPK.TO $ 18.74 -2.90% 0.0% Consumer Goods
MHP $ 54.49 2.86% 0.0% Services
YHOO $ 24.90 4.05% 0.0% Information Technology
CGL.TO $ 13.14 -7.59% 0.0% Gold Fund
XEM.TO $ 24.64 0.69% 0.0% Emerging Markets Fund
XIN.TO $ 20.29 4.53% 0.0% EAFE Fund
XDV.TO $ 22.15 -0.67% 0.0% Canadian Dividend Fund
XIU.TO $ 17.86 -2.62% 0.0% Canadian Equity Fund
S&P Fund $ 136.62 0.89% 12.4% US Equity Fund
Bond Fund $ 228.74 1.13% 34.1% Bond Fund
Cash 36.8% Cash
Total 100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 0.20% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.80%, the DOW is up 1.79% and the TSX is down 2.30%.

My investments have performed well against the TI and TSX indices, but not the Dow.  Winners this month include my EAFE fund (XIN.TO) up 4.53% and my speculative stocks such as McGraw-Hill (MHP) up 2.86%, Yahoo (YHOO) up 4.05%, and Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 10.11%. Losers include StanTec (STN.TO) down 3.73%, and gold (CGL.TO) down a whopping 7.59%.

The big change this month was the sale of all speculative stocks, gold and non-value stocks.  As I wrote earlier this month, I am getting back to fundamental value investing.

My bond holdings are at 34.1%, which is a little more than my target of 33.5%, but acceptable. I have 36.8% cash awaiting deployment into value stocks as prices become cheaper.

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