Portfolio Update – Up 0.74% in November 2013

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

POW.TO $ 32.31

5.59%

6.5%

Finance, Specialty
TCK-B.TO $ 25.57

-8.35%

6.0%

Basic Materials
DII-B.TO $ 37.20

-3.38%

6.0%

Consumer Cyclical
IFC.TO $ 67.15

3.31%

6.7%

Finance, Insurance
LB.TO $ 47.33

1.70%

6.2%

Finance, Diversified
BRK-B $ 123.58

2.89%

6.9%

Finance, Insurance
Money Market Fund $ 123.70

0.08%

42.8%

Cash Equivalent
Cash

19.0%

Cash
Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.65% since last month. Excluding cash contributions the portfolio is up 0.74%. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.91%, the DOW is up 3.48% and the TSX is up 0.26%.

My investments are up moderately.  They performed well against the TI Index and the TSX but not the DOW, which is on a tear.

Winners this month include Power Corp (POW.TO) which is up 5.59% (it was up over 5% last month too), and Intact Insurance (IFC.TO) up 3.31% (also up over 5% last month).

Losers this month include Dorel (DII-B.TO) down 3.38%, and Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) down 8.35%.

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

Ticker Cost Basis 10/31/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain Total
TCK.B $27.03 $27.90 $25.57 -8.35% -5.40%
POW.TO $26.20 $30.72 $32.39 5.44% 23.63%
IFC.TO $58.60 $65.03 $67.16 3.28% 14.61%
LB.TO $44.30 $46.55 $47.40 1.83% 7.00%
DII.B $41.01 $38.74 $37.20 -3.98% -9.29%
BRK.B $112.48 $115.09 $116.53 1.25% 3.60%
FTT.TO $22.89 n/a $23.56 n/a 2.93%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average -0.09% 5.90%

In summary, my value stocks are up 5.90% since purchase (not including dividends, which are likely a further 2% to date), and down 0.09% this month.  The insurance companies are leading, resources lagging.  Dorel is troubling.

I am still* in the process of moving my S&P fund and my Bond fund to my TD Direct account. In the interim those finds are parked in a money market fund. I will restore my bond holdings once the transfer is complete. I have 17.1% cash which I can use to add new positions if prices fall.

*Why it takes over a month to move money from one registered account to another is beyond me.

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