Portfolio Update – Down 2.25% in May 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

DII-B.TO $41.20

4.89%

0.0%

JPM $60.26

-1.80%

0.0%

LB.TO $47.47

0.83%

0.0%

AGU.TO $97.36 n/a

4.0%

BBD.B $3.69 n/a

3.9%

BCE.TO $49.84 n/a

4.1%

BMO.TO $76.28 n/a

4.4%

BNS.TO $69.63 n/a

0.0%

CM.TO $95.66 n/a

4.0%

CSU.TO $245.00 n/a

3.8%

ENB.TO $51.53 n/a

4.1%

FTS $32.54 n/a

4.2%

HSE $36.57 n/a

4.2%

L.TO $45.70 n/a

4.2%

MFC.TO $19.85 n/a

4.2%

NA $45.50 n/a

4.2%

POT.TO $39.35 n/a

4.1%

POW $29.18

-5.44%

4.1%

RCI.B $43.82 n/a

4.0%

RY.TO $74.64 n/a

4.3%

SJR.B $26.99 n/a

4.1%

SLF.TO $36.70 n/a

4.3%

SU.TO $41.73 n/a

4.2%

T.TO $40.95 n/a

4.2%

TCK.B $24.17 n/a

4.1%

TD.TO $53.76 n/a

0.0%

TRP.TO $50.48 n/a

4.2%

XUS $26.10

1.20%

0.0%

XBB $30.85

0.92%

9.0%

Cash

0.2%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.62% since last month. Not including cash contributions my portfolio is down 2.25%. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.85%, the DOW is up 0.85% and the TSX is down 0.33%.

My investments are down and performed poorly against the TI Index, DOW, and TSX.

Winners this month include Dorel (DII-B.TO) up 4.89%.

Losers this month include Power Corp (POW.TO) down 5.44%.

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Portfolio Update – Up 0.55% in April 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

DII-B.TO $39.28

6.19%

8.3%

Consumer Cyclical, Home Furnishing
JPM $61.37

-8.58%

9.0%

Finance, Financial Services – Diversified
CCA.TO $60.00

4.62%

0.0%

Consumer Cyclical, Broadcasting
LB.TO $47.08

-0.30%

8.5%

Finance, Financial Services – Diversified
BRK-B $141.25

2.22%

0.0%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
POW.TO $30.86 n/a

9.1%

Finance, Insurance – Life and Health
XUS $25.79

-0.04%

19.2%

S&P500 ETF
XBB $30.57

0.20%

19.3%

Bond ETF
Cash

26.5%

Cash
Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.93% since last month. Not including cash contributions my portfolio is up 0.55%.   For comparison my TI Index is up 1.04%, the DOW is up 0.75% and the TSX is up 2.21%.

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

Winners this month include up Cogeco (CCA.TO) which is up 4.62% and Dorel (DII-B.TO) up 6.19%.

Losers this month include JPMorgan (JPM) down 8.58%.

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Portfolio Update – Up 0.61% in Febraury 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

DII-B.TO $ 37.05

-8.06%

8.3%

Consumer Cyclical, Home Furnishing
JPM $ 62.89

2.05%

9.9%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
CCA.TO $ 53.99

6.89%

8.7%

Consumer Cyclical, Broadcasting
LB.TO $ 46.25

1.43%

8.9%

Finance, Financial Services – Diversified
BRK-B $ 127.95

3.05%

9.8%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
Cash

54.3%

Cash
Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.61% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 3.47%, the DOW is up 3.97% and the TSX is up 3.76%.

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

Winners this month include Cogeco (CCA.TO) which is up 6.89% and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) up 3.05%.

The loser was Dorel Industries (DII-B.TO) down 8.06%.

I am still carrying a lot of cash but I expect to add bond funds this month.

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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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Portfolio Update – Up 1.50% in October 2013

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

POW.TO $ 30.60

5.34%

6.3%

Finance, Specialty
FTT.TO $ 24.04

1.82%

0.0%

Industrial Services and Supplies
TCK-B.TO $ 27.90

0.79%

6.1%

Basic Materials
DII-B.TO $ 38.50

3.89%

6.4%

Consumer Cyclical
IFC.TO $ 65.00

5.33%

6.7%

Finance, Insurance
LB.TO $ 46.54

4.09%

6.7%

Finance, Diversified
BRK-B $ 120.11

2.65%

6.9%

Finance, Insurance
S&P Fund $ 157.31

6.13%

0.0%

US Equities
Bond Fund $ 223.14

1.04%

0.0%

Bonds
Money Market Fund $ 123.60 n/a

43.9%

Cash Equivalent
Cash

17.1%

Cash
Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 4.24% since last month. Excluding cash contributions the portfolio is up 1.50%.  For comparison my TI Index is up 3.41%, the DOW is up 2.75% and the TSX is up 4.49%.

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

Winners this month include Power Corp (POW.TO) which is up 5.34%, Dorel (DII-B.TO) up 3.89%, Laurentian Bank (LB.TO) up 4.09%, my S&P fund up 6,13%, and Intact Insurance (IFC.TO) up 5.33%.

There were no losers.

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

Ticker Cost Basis 9/30/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain Total
TCK.B $27.03 $27.68 $27.90 0.79% 3.22%
POW.TO $26.20 $29.10 $30.72 5.57% 17.25%
IFC.TO $58.60 $61.78 $65.03 5.26% 10.97%
LB.TO $44.30 $44.74 $46.55 4.05% 5.08%
DII.B $41.01 $37.50 $38.74 3.31% -5.54%
BRK.B $112.48 $113.51 $115.09 1.39% 2.32%
FTT.TO $22.89 n/a $23.56 n/a 2.93%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average 3.39% 5.79%

In summary, my value stocks are up 5.79% since purchase, and up 3.39% this month.

I am 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.

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Portfolio Update – Up 2.26% in September 2013

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

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
POW.TO $ 29.05 0.55% 6.7% Finance, Specialty
FTT.TO $ 23.61 12.86% 6.9% Industrial Services and Supplies
TCK-B.TO $ 27.68 4.37% 6.3% Basic Materials
DII-B.TO $ 37.06 2.94% 6.4% Consumer Cyclical
IFC.TO $ 61.71 1.21% 6.6% Finance, Insurance
LB.TO $ 44.71 0.86% 6.7% Finance, Diversified
BRK-B $ 117.01 -7.48% 7.0% Finance, Insurance
S&P Fund $ 148.23 0.47% 12.2% US Equities
Bond Fund $ 220.83 0.50% 33.1% Bonds
Cash 8.1% Cash
Total 100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.26% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.67%, the DOW is up 2.16% and the TSX is up 1.05%.

My investments are up considerably. They performed very well against the TI Index, the TSX, and the DOW.

Winners this month include Finning (FTT.TO) which is up 12.86%, Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) up 4.37% and Dorel (DII-B.TO) up 2.94%.

Losers include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) down 7.48%.

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

Ticker Cost Basis 8/30/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain Total
TCK.B $27.03 $26.52 $27.68 4.37% 2.40%
POW.TO $26.20 $28.89 $29.10 0.73% 11.07%
IFC.TO $58.60 $60.97 $61.78 1.33% 5.43%
LB.TO $44.30 $44.33 $44.74 0.92% 0.99%
FTT.TO $22.89 $20.92 $23.69 13.24% 3.49%
DII.B $41.01 $36.00 $37.50 4.17% -8.56%
BRK.B $112.48 $111.22 $113.51 2.06% 0.92%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average 3.83% 3.23%

In summary, my value stocks are up 3.23% since purchase, and up 3.83% this month.

My bond holdings are at 33.1% which is close to my target of 33.5%.  I have 8.1% cash which I can use to add new positions if prices fall.

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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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