Portfolio Update – Up 2.98% in October 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XMW $‎ 38.04

4.97%

22.4%

XIU $‎ 23.87

3.11%

23.2%

XSP $‎ 29.44

2.44%

36.0%

XBB $‎ 30.96

1.31%

17.8%

Cash

0.6%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.98% since last month. For comparison my TI Index is up 2.18%, the DOW is up 4.34% and the TSX is up 2.50%. My investments are up and performed well against the TSX and TI Index, less well against the DOW.

All my investments were winners this month, particularly my Global fund (XMW.TO) up 4.97%.

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Portfolio Update – Up 0.05% in September 2017

My portfolio balances at close of trading on 29th September were:

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XMU $‎ 42.63

0.90%

0.0%

XMW $‎ 36.24

0.86%

22.2%

ZAG $‎ 15.35

-0.39%

0.0%

XMI $‎ 34.00

0.80%

0.0%

XIU $‎ 23.15 n/a

23.4%

XSP $‎ 28.74 n/a

35.6%

XBB $‎ 30.56 n/a

18.3%

Cash

0.5%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.05% since last month. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.22%, the DOW is up 2.08% and the TSX is up 2.78%. My investments are up but performed poorly against the TSX, DOW and TI Index.

During the month I sold my low volatility US (XMU.TO) and EAFE (XMI.TO) funds, replacing with a TSX index fund (XIU.TO) and an S&P500 index fund (XSP.TO). I also swapper out the ZAG bond ETF for XBB. The low volatility funds were underperforming. I kept the low volatility Global fund (XMW.TO) to provide diversity.

No real winners or losers this month. Flat.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.08% in August 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XMU $‎ 42.64

0.92%

22.8%

XMW $‎ 36.32

1.09%

36.2%

ZAG $‎ 15.59

1.17%

18.2%

XMI $‎ 34.07

1.01%

21.7%

Cash

1.1%

Total

100.0%

Winners include … everything. Now that I moved away from individual stocks I’m seeing most of my investments moving in tandem; bonds sometimes diverging in risk on/off periods.

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Portfolio Update – Down 2.01% in July 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XMU $‎ 42.25

-1.97%

22.8%

XMW $‎ 35.93

-1.94%

36.2%

ZAG $‎ 15.41

-2.41%

18.2%

XMI $‎ 33.73

-2.15%

21.7%

Cash

1.0%

Total

100.0%

Losers this month are … everything. Ugh!

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Portfolio Update – Down 3.73% in June 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XMU $‎ 43.10

-4.88%

22.8%

XMW $‎ 36.64

-5.00%

36.2%

ZAG $‎ 15.79

-1.19%

18.3%

XMI $‎ 34.47

-6.36%

21.7%

Cash

1.0%

Total

100.0%

Losers this month is pretty much every equity. Bonds did better.

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Portfolio Update – Up 0.75% in May 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 27.67

1.32%

0.0%

XMU $‎ 45.31

0.98%

23.1%

XMW $‎ 38.57

1.26%

36.7%

BNS.TO $‎ 76.22

0.45%

0.0%

BCE.TO $‎ 61.21

-1.51%

0.0%

CM.TO $‎ 105.62

-4.20%

0.0%

EMA.TO $‎ 48.18

1.97%

0.0%

ENB.TO $‎ 52.00

-8.09%

0.0%

FTS.TO $‎ 44.47

0.11%

0.0%

XBM $‎ 11.15

-5.75%

0.0%

NA.TO $‎ 53.28

0.43%

0.0%

PWF.TO $‎ 32.24

-7.06%

0.0%

SJR.B $‎ 28.86

-0.28%

0.0%

T.TO $‎ 45.94

1.14%

0.0%

ZAG $‎ 15.98 N/A

17.8%

XMI $‎ 36.81 N/A

22.3%

Cash

0.1%

Total

100.0%

No particular winners this month.

Losers include Enbridge (ENB.TO) doen 8.09% and Power Financial (PWF.TO) down 7.06. During this month I sold the individual stocks and acquired ETFs instead.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.99% in April 2017

My portfolio balances at close of trading on 28th April were:

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 27.31

0.96%

22.0%

XMU $‎ 44.87

3.91%

17.8%

XMW $‎ 38.09

3.70%

22.9%

BNS.TO $‎ 75.88

-2.47%

3.4%

BCE.TO $‎ 62.15

5.55%

3.8%

CM.TO $‎ 110.25

-3.85%

3.4%

EMA.TO $‎ 47.25

0.57%

3.4%

ENB.TO $‎ 56.58

1.56%

3.7%

FTS.TO $‎ 44.42

0.79%

3.4%

XBM $‎ 11.83 N/A

2.1%

NA.TO $‎ 53.05

-5.00%

3.5%

PWF.TO $‎ 34.69

-1.36%

3.5%

SJR.B $‎ 28.94

4.97%

3.6%

T.TO $‎ 45.42

28.67%

3.4%

Cash

0.2%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.99% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.93%, the DOW is up 1.34% and the TSX is up 0.25%. My investments are up and performed well against the TXS, DOW and TI Index.

Winners this month include BCE (BCE.TO) and Shaw (SJR-B.TO), and my two low-volatility funds – US (XMU.TO) and Global (XMW.TO).

Losers include CIBC (CM.TO) and National Bank (NA.TO).

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