Portfolio Update – Down 1.03% in August 2013

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

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
POW.TO $ 28.89 -2.17% 6.8% Finance, Specialty
FTT.TO $ 20.92 -5.34% 6.8% Industrial Services and Supplies
TCK-B.TO $ 26.52 10.22% 6.2% Basic Materials
DII-B.TO $ 36.00 -4.23% 6.8% Consumer Cyclical
IFC.TO $ 60.97 0.93% 6.7% Finance, Insurance
LB.TO $ 44.33 -1.60% 6.8% Finance, Diversified
BRK-B $ 126.48 n/a 7.2% Finance, Insurance
S&P Fund $ 147.54 -0.38% 45.8% US Equities
Bond Fund $ 219.72 -0.62% 0.0% Bonds
Cash 6.9% Cash
Total 100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 1.03% since last month.  There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.24%, the DOW is down 4.45% and the TSX is up 1.34%.

My investments are down modestly.  They performed poorly against the TI Index and the TSX, but well against the DOW.

Winners this month include Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) which is up 10.22%.

Losers include Finning (FTT.TO) down 5.34%, and Dorel Industries (DII-B.TO) down 4.23%.

Let’s take a look at my value stock portfolio.

Ticker Cost Basis 7/31/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain – Total
TCK.B $27.03 $24.06 $26.52 10.22% -1.89%
POW.TO $26.20 $29.53 $28.89 -2.17% 10.27%
IFC.TO $58.60 $60.41 $60.97 0.93% 4.04%
LB.TO $44.30 $45.05 $44.33 -1.60% 0.07%
FTT.TO $22.89 $22.10 $20.92 -5.34% -8.61%
DII.B $41.01 $37.59 $36.00 -4.23% -12.22%
BRK.B $112.48 $115.87 $111.22 n/a -1.12%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average -0.36% 0.08%

In summary, my value stocks are up 0.08% since purchase, but down 0.36% this month.

My bond holdings are at 0.0% after I reallocated funds to my S&P Fund.  I will return them to my target of 33.5%.  I have 6.9% cash which I can use to add new positions if prices fall.

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