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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Portfolio Update – Up 3.50% in February 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 27.03

3.92%

21.9%

XMU $‎ 43.24

6.66%

17.3%

XMW $‎ 36.24

5.41%

21.9%

BNS.TO $‎ 77.04

-0.93%

3.5%

BCE.TO $‎ 57.94

-1.23%

3.7%

CM.TO $‎ 116.61

5.23%

3.7%

EMA.TO $‎ 45.55 N/A

3.3%

ENB.TO $‎ 55.90

0.90%

3.7%

FTS.TO $‎ 42.13 N/A

3.3%

ITC.TO $‎ 2.74 N/A

1.1%

NA.TO $‎ 56.68

0.91%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 23.04

-4.83%

0.0%

PWF.TO $‎ 34.45

1.89%

3.5%

SJR.B $‎ 27.64

-1.53%

3.5%

SW.TO $‎ 37.52 N/A

1.2%

T.TO $‎ 43.22

-0.51%

3.3%

TRP.TO $‎ 61.06

-0.54%

0.0%

Cash

1.1%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 3.50% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.74%, the DOW is up 4.77% and the TSX is up 0.09%. My investments are up and performed well against the TSX and TI Index, but less well against the DOW which is being driven by comments from President Trump that are being viewed favourably by the market.

Winners this month include my US low volatility fund (XMU.TO) up 6.66%, my Global low volatility fund (XMW) up 5.41%, and CIBC (CM.TO) up 5.23%

Losers this month include Potash (POT.TO) down 4.83%which I sold early in the month.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.00% in December 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 25.57

0.99%

21.7%

XMU $‎ 41.30

1.80%

17.3%

XMW $‎ 34.90

-0.14%

22.0%

BNS.TO $‎ 74.76

0.84%

3.6%

BCE.TO $‎ 58.03

0.24%

3.2%

CM.TO $‎ 109.56

3.38%

3.6%

ENB.TO $‎ 56.50

0.00%

3.3%

NA.TO $‎ 54.53

8.37%

3.9%

POT.TO $‎ 24.29

-0.86%

3.9%

PWF.TO $‎ 33.56

-1.06%

3.6%

SJR.B $‎ 26.94

2.47%

3.6%

SXP.TO $‎ 5.00

-2.53%

3.1%

T.TO $‎ 42.75

1.88%

3.5%

TRP.TO $‎ 60.54

0.35%

3.3%

Cash

0.6%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.00% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.87%, the DOW is up 3.34% and the TSX is up 1.36%. My investments are up and performed well against the TI Index (which contains gold and bonds, both down) but poorly against the TSX and DOW.

Winners this month include CIBC (CM.TO) up 3.38% and National Bank (NA.TO) up 8.37%.

There were no losers this month.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.08% in November 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 25.32

3.69%

21.7%

XMU $‎ 40.57

0.85%

17.1%

XMW $‎ 34.95

-1.44%

22.3%

BNS.TO $‎ 74.14

2.86%

3.6%

BCE.TO $‎ 57.89

-5.00%

3.2%

CM.TO $‎ 105.98

5.45%

3.5%

ENB.TO $‎ 56.50

-2.45%

3.3%

NA.TO $‎ 50.32

5.10%

3.6%

POT.TO $‎ 24.50

12.33%

4.0%

PWF.TO $‎ 33.92

7.00%

3.7%

SJR.B $‎ 26.29

-1.09%

3.5%

SXP.TO $‎ 5.13

-10.63%

3.2%

T.TO $‎ 41.96

-3.38%

3.4%

TRP.TO $‎ 60.33

-0.64%

3.4%

Cash

0.5%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.08% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.86%, the DOW is up 5.41% and the TSX is up 2.00%. My investments are up and performed well against the TI Index (which contains gold and bonds, both down) but poorly against the TSX and the DOW.

Winners this month include CIBC (CM.TO) up 5.45%, National Bank (NA.TO) up 5.10% and Power Financial (PWF.TO) up 7.00%, and Potash Corp (POT.TO) up 12.33%.

Losers are BCE (BCE.TO) down 5.00%, and Supremex (SXP.TO) down 10.63%.

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Portfolio Update – Up 0.28% in August 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 24.90

0.12%

21.5%

XMU $‎ 41.03

-1.63%

17.5%

XMW $‎ 35.64

-2.03%

22.9%

BNS.TO $‎ 69.81

5.28%

4.1%

BCE.TO $‎ 61.27

-2.02%

3.4%

CM.TO $‎ 104.10

4.95%

3.8%

ENB.TO $‎ 51.72

-3.71%

3.6%

NA.TO $‎ 46.09

3.09%

3.9%

POT.TO $‎ 24.76

21.67%

4.1%

PWF.TO $‎ 30.21

0.07%

3.7%

SJR.B $‎ 26.23

-0.94%

3.5%

T.TO $‎ 43.02

-1.53%

3.5%

TRP.TO $‎ 59.47

-1.77%

4.0%

Cash

0.5%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.28% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.31%, the DOW is up 0.27% and the TSX is up 0.48%. My investments are up and performed normally against these indexes.

Winners this month include Scotiabank (BNS.TO) up 5.28%, CIBC (CM.TO) up 4.95% and Potash Corp (POT.TO) up a whopping 21.67% on news of planned merger with Agrium (AGU.TO).

Loser this month is Potash (ENB.TO) is down 3.71% on the usual pipeline approval woes.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.32% in June 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 23.97

-0.83%

21.3%

XMU $‎ 40.66

2.34%

17.8%

XMW $‎ 35.49

2.42%

23.5%

BNS.TO $‎ 63.31

-1.29%

3.8%

BCE.TO $‎ 61.14

1.14%

3.5%

CM.TO $‎ 97.04

-4.63%

3.7%

ENB.TO $‎ 54.73

4.69%

4.0%

NA.TO $‎ 44.19

1.54%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 21.00

-1.87%

3.6%

PWF.TO $‎ 29.65

-6.58%

3.2%

SJR.B $‎ 24.80

-1.12%

3.4%

T.TO $‎ 41.60

0.07%

3.5%

TRP.TO $‎ 58.46

7.58%

4.1%

Cash

0.6%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.32% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.49%, the DOW is up 0.80% and the TSX is down 0.01%. My investments are up and performed very well against these indexes, as they did last month.

Winners this month include Enbridge (ENB.TO) up 4.69% and TransCanada (TRP.TO) up 7.58%. These are both pipeline companies.

Losers are CIBC (CM.TO) down 4.63% and Power Financial (PWF.TO) down 6.58%. Both financials.

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Portfolio Update – Down 0.95% in April 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 23.70

0.21%

22.1%

XMU $‎ 37.35

-3.98%

16.8%

XMW $‎ 33.00

-3.45%

22.6%

BNS.TO $‎ 65.62

3.39%

4.2%

BCE.TO $‎ 58.84

-0.59%

3.5%

CM.TO $‎ 101.26

4.37%

4.0%

ENB.TO $‎ 52.06

2.97%

4.0%

NA.TO $‎ 44.83

5.51%

4.1%

POT.TO $‎ 22.18

0.32%

3.5%

PWF.TO $‎ 32.92

1.39%

3.8%

SJR.B $‎ 23.22

-7.45%

3.4%

T.TO $‎ 39.71

-6.08%

3.5%

TRP.TO $‎ 52.01

1.86%

3.8%

Cash

0.8%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.23% since last month. After allowing for cash contributions my portfolio is down 0.95%. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.44%, the DOW is up 0.50% and the TSX is up 3.39%. My investments are down and performed poorly against these indexes.

Winners this month include the banks and Enbridge (ENB.TO).

Losers this month are the telcos: Shaw (SJR-B.TO) and Telus (T.TO), which were both winners last month.

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