Portfolio Update – Down 0.03% in September 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 24.85

-0.20%

21.4%

XMU $‎ 40.50

-1.29%

17.2%

XMW $‎ 35.77

0.36%

23.0%

BNS.TO $‎ 69.51

-0.43%

4.1%

BCE.TO $‎ 60.56

-1.16%

3.4%

CM.TO $‎ 101.72

-2.29%

3.8%

ENB.TO $‎ 57.66

11.48%

4.1%

NA.TO $‎ 46.50

0.89%

3.9%

POT.TO $‎ 21.35

-13.77%

3.5%

PWF.TO $‎ 30.38

0.56%

3.7%

SJR.B $‎ 26.82

2.25%

3.6%

T.TO $‎ 43.27

0.58%

3.6%

TRP.TO $‎ 62.31

4.78%

4.2%

Cash

0.6%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 0.03% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.28%, the DOW is down 0.50% and the TSX is up 0.88%. My investments are flat and performed poorly against the TSX but well against the DOW.

Winners this month include Transcanada (TRP.TO) up 4.78% and Enbridge ENB.TO) up 11.48% on the usual pipeline politics.

Loser is and Potash Corp (POT.TO) down 13.77% after being up a whopping 21.67% last month on news of planned merger with Agrium (AGU.TO).

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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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Portfolio Update – Up 4.21% in March 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 23.65

6.39%

22.0%

XMU $‎ 38.90 n/a

17.2%

XMW $‎ 34.18

1.61%

23.1%

XBB $‎ 31.74

0.44%

0.0%

BNS.TO $‎ 63.47

15.91%

4.0%

BCE.TO $‎ 59.19

1.28%

3.5%

CM.TO $‎ 97.02

7.86%

3.9%

ENB.TO $‎ 50.56

5.80%

3.8%

NA.TO $‎ 42.49

15.27%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 22.11

-3.58%

3.5%

PWF.TO $‎ 32.47

2.98%

3.7%

SJR.B $‎ 25.09

7.08%

3.6%

T.TO $‎ 42.28

7.28%

3.8%

TRP.TO $‎ 51.06

2.84%

3.7%

Cash

0.2%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 4.21% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 3.88%, the DOW is up 7.08% and the TSX is up 4.93%. My investments are up and performed normally against these indexes.

Winners this month include the banks, Enbridge (ENB.TO), Shaw (SJR-B.TO) and Telus (T.TO).

Losers this month include Potash Corp. (POT.TO) down 3.58%.

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Beating the TSX (again)

After a year of lacklustre performance by the TSX I have decided to re-apply the BTSX approach. My stocks for 2016 are:

  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • BCE Inc.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Enbridge Inc
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc
  • Power Financial Corp
  • Shaw Communications Inc
  • TELUS Corporation
  • TransCanada Corporation

The BTSX system underperformed the TSX by 0.9% last year. The return for the BTSX portfolio was -8.5%. XIU returned -7.6% (both losses). Generally BTSX outperforms the TSX handily.

Portfolio Update – Down 0.42% in December 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 110.00

-0.34%

3.9%

BBD.B $ 4.15

-4.82%

3.8%

BCE.TO $ 53.28

-0.11%

3.7%

BMO.TO $ 82.18

-2.00%

4.0%

CM.TO $ 99.84

-6.24%

3.5%

CSU.TO $ 345.44

4.19%

3.5%

CVE.TO $ 23.97

-6.62%

2.9%

ENB.TO $ 59.74

13.79%

4.0%

FTS $ 38.96

-4.06%

4.2%

HSE $ 27.50

13.73%

2.7%

MFC.TO $ 22.18

-2.59%

4.0%

NA $ 49.44

-6.95%

3.8%

POT.TO $ 41.07

4.48%

3.6%

POW $ 31.76

-2.07%

3.8%

RCI.B $ 45.17

-1.31%

3.5%

RY.TO $ 80.24

-3.51%

3.9%

SJR.B $ 31.35

1.55%

4.1%

SLF.TO $ 41.92

-1.20%

4.1%

SU.TO $ 36.90

2.19%

3.1%

T.TO $ 41.89

-3.21%

3.7%

TCK.B $ 15.88

-9.98%

2.3%

SCTY $ 62.15

-1.13%

2.2%

TRP.TO $ 57.10

4.87%

4.0%

XBB $ 31.46

0.25%

7.7%

XSP $ 23.74

-1.12%

7.3%

Cash

2.7%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 0.42% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.49%, the DOW is down 0.03% and the TSX is down 0.76%. My investments are down but performed well against the TI index and the TSX.

Winners this month include Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 4.19%, Enbridge (ENB.TO) up 13.79%, Husky (HSE.TO) up 13.73% and Potash Corp (POT.TO) up 4.48%.

Losers include Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) down 4.82%, CIBC (CM.TO) down 6,24%, Cenovus (CVE.TO) down 6.62%, National Bank (NA.TO) down 6.95% and Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) down 9.98%.

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