Portfolio Update – Up 1.14% in December 2013

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

POW.TO $ 31.80

-1.58%

0.0%

Finance, Insurance – Life & Health
TCK-B.TO $ 27.61

7.98%

0.0%

Basic Materials, Mining & Metals – Specialty
DII-B.TO $ 40.34

8.44%

6.3%

Consumer Cyclical, Home Furnishing
IFC.TO $ 69.30

3.20%

0.0%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
CCA.TO $ 47.91 n/a

8.7%

Consumer Cyclical, Broadcasting
LB.TO $ 46.91

-0.89%

5.9%

Finance, Financial Services – Diversified
BRK-B $ 125.87

1.86%

9.7%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
Money Market Fund $ 123.80

0.08%

0.0%

Cash Equivalent
Cash    

69.4%

Cash
Total    

100.0%

 

Overall my portfolio is up 3.00% since last month. Excluding cash contributions the portfolio is up 1.14%.  For comparison my TI Index is up 0.62%, the DOW is up 3.05% and the TSX is up 1.69%.

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

Winners this month include Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) which is up 7.98%, Dorel (DII-B.TO) up 8.44%, and Intact Financial (IFC.TO) up 3.20%. (Note: I sold Teck and Intact a few days ago due in part to these advances.)

There were no losers.  Performance was diluted by the large cash position I am holding pending transfer*.

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

Ticker Cost Basis 11/29/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain Total
LB.TO $44.30 $47.40 $46.92 -1.01% 5.91%
CCA.TO $48.25 $48.04 $47.98 -0.12% -0.56%
DII.B $41.01 $37.20 $40.46 8.76% -1.34%
BRK.B $112.48 $116.53 $118.56 1.74% 5.41%
TCK.B $27.03 $25.57 $27.23 n/a 0.74%
POW.TO $26.20 $32.39 $32.10 n/a 22.52%
IFC.TO $58.60 $67.16 $69.00 n/a 17.75%
FTT.TO $22.89 n/a $23.56 n/a 2.93%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average 2.34% 7.05%

In summary, my value stocks are up 7.05% since purchase, and up 2.34% this month.

*I am still in the process of moving money to my TD Direct account.  These funds are currently in transit as cash.  I will use these funds to restore my bond holdings once the transfer is complete.  In addition to those funds have 28% cash which I can use to add new positions as prices fall.

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