Adjusting my BTSX portfolio

Each year in early February the Canadian Moneysaver publishes the Beating the TSX portfolio. I have written about this investing system before and it seems to be successful. 2016 was no different. The BTSX portfolio was up 25.4% versus 21.4% for the TSX. Both performed very well but I’ll take the extra 4% any day.

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This years portfolio is a little different so it’s time to do a couple of trades. Selling Potash (POT.TO) and Transcanada (TRP.TO) and buying Emera (EMA.TO) and Fortis (FTS.TO).

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Portfolio Update – Down 0.82% in January 2015

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 135.57

23.25%

4.8%

BBD.B $ 2.90

-30.12%

2.6%

BCE.TO $ 58.36

9.53%

4.1%

BMO.TO $ 72.93

-11.26%

3.6%

CM.TO $ 88.18

-11.68%

3.1%

CSU.TO $ 352.09

1.93%

3.6%

CVE.TO $ 24.07

0.42%

3.0%

ENB.TO $ 61.55

3.03%

4.1%

FTS $ 41.91

7.57%

4.6%

HSE $ 27.35

-0.55%

2.7%

MFC.TO $ 20.38

-8.12%

3.7%

NA $ 44.21

-10.58%

3.4%

POT.TO $ 46.26

12.64%

4.1%

POW $ 30.64

-3.53%

3.7%

RCI.B $ 45.18

0.02%

3.5%

RY.TO $ 71.74

-10.59%

3.5%

SJR.B $ 29.34

-6.41%

3.8%

SLF.TO $ 38.86

-7.30%

3.8%

SU.TO $ 37.90

2.71%

3.2%

T.TO $ 43.59

4.06%

3.9%

TCK.B $ 16.45

3.59%

2.4%

SCTY $ 61.69

-0.74%

2.2%

TRP.TO $ 56.54

-0.98%

4.0%

XBB $ 32.84

4.39%

8.1%

XSP $ 22.98

-3.20%

7.1%

Cash

3.2%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 0.82% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.62%, the DOW is down 3.69% and the TSX is up 0.28%. My investments are down and performed poorly against the TSX.

Winners this month include Agrium (AGU.TO) up 23.25%, BCE (BCE.TO) up 9.53%, Fortis (FTS.TO) up 7.57%, Potash (POT.TO) up 12.64%.

Losers include Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) down 30.12%, CIBC (CM.TO) down 11.68%, Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO) down 11.26%, National Bank (NA.TO) down 10.58%, Royal Bank (RY.TO) down 10.59%, Shaw (SJR-B.TO) down 6.41% and Sun Life (SLF.TO) down 7.30%.

It was a very volatile month with many stocks experiencing big gains and many experiencing big losses.  The banks are all down 10% or more.

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Portfolio Update – Up 3.07% in November 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 110.38

0.10%

3.9%

BBD.B $ 4.36

17.52%

3.9%

BCE.TO $ 53.34

6.57%

3.7%

BMO.TO $ 83.86

2.61%

4.1%

CM.TO $ 106.49

3.50%

3.7%

CSU.TO $ 331.56

4.43%

3.4%

CVE.TO $ 25.67 n/a

3.1%

ENB.TO $ 52.50

-1.56%

3.5%

FTS $ 40.61

10.59%

4.4%

HSE $ 24.18

-11.14%

2.4%

L.TO $ 61.51

4.75%

0.0%

MFC.TO $ 22.77

6.45%

4.1%

NA $ 53.13

0.85%

4.1%

POT.TO $ 39.31

2.18%

3.4%

POW $ 32.43

9.05%

3.8%

RCI.B $ 45.77

8.00%

3.5%

RY.TO $ 83.16

3.94%

4.1%

SJR.B $ 30.87

6.67%

4.0%

SLF.TO $ 42.43

5.84%

4.1%

SU.TO $ 36.11

-9.77%

3.0%

T.TO $ 43.28

7.16%

3.8%

TCK.B $ 17.64

-0.95%

2.5%

SCTY $ 62.86 n/a

2.2%

TRP.TO $ 54.45

-1.98%

3.8%

XBB $ 31.38

1.23%

7.7%

XSP $ 24.01 n/a

7.4%

Cash

2.5%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 12.49% since last month. Excluding cash contributions the portfolio is up 3.07%. For comparison my TI Index is up 2.24%, the DOW is up 2.52% and the TSX is up 0.90%. My investments are up and performed well against all indexes.

Winners this month include Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) up 17.52%, BCE (BCE.TO) up 6.57%, Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 4.43%, Fortis (FTS.TO) up 10.59%, Manulife (MFC.TO) up 6.45%, Power Corp (POW.TO) up 9.05%, Rogers (RCI-B.TO) up 8.00%, Shaw (SJR-B.TO) up 6.67%, and Telus (T.TO) up 7.16%.

Losers include Husky (HSE.TO) down 11.14%, and Suncor (SU.TO) down 9.77%. Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 3.48.08 PM

Portfolio Update – Up 1.12% in October 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 110.27

10.76%

4.3%

BBD.B $ 3.71

-1.59%

3.8%

BCE.TO $ 50.05

4.51%

3.9%

BMO.TO $ 81.73

-0.85%

4.5%

BNS.TO $ 69.02

-0.36%

0.0%

CM.TO $ 102.89

2.29%

4.0%

CSU.TO $ 317.50

12.79%

4.6%

ENB.TO $ 53.33

-0.52%

4.0%

FTS $ 36.72

6.07%

4.5%

HSE $ 27.21

-11.48%

3.0%

L.TO $ 58.72

4.76%

5.1%

MFC.TO $ 21.39

-0.70%

4.3%

NA $ 52.68

3.23%

4.5%

POT.TO $ 38.47

-0.80%

3.8%

POW $ 29.74

-4.31%

4.0%

RCI.B $ 42.38

1.10%

3.7%

RY.TO $ 80.01

-0.05%

4.4%

SJR.B $ 28.94

5.43%

4.2%

SLF.TO $ 40.09

-1.26%

4.4%

SU.TO $ 40.02

-1.26%

3.8%

T.TO $ 40.39

5.62%

4.0%

TCK.B $ 17.81

-16.03%

2.9%

TD.TO $ 55.47

0.36%

0.0%

TRP.TO $ 55.55

-3.69%

4.4%

XBB $ 31.00

0.39%

8.5%

Cash

1.6%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.12% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.26%, the DOW is up 2.04% and the TSX is down 2.32%.

My investments are up and performed well against most indexes, except the DOW.

Winners this month include Agrium (AGU.TO) up 10.76%, BCE (BCE/TO) up4.51%, Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 12.79%, Fortis (FTS.TO) up 6.07%, Shaw (SJR-B.TO) up 5.43%.

Losers include Husky (HSE.TO) down 11.48%, Power Corp (POW.TO) down 4.31% and Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) down 16.03%.

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Portfolio Update – Down 1.58% in September 2014

My portfolio balances at close of trading on 3oth September were:

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 99.56

-3.17%

4.0%

BBD.B $ 3.77

3.01%

3.9%

BCE.TO $ 47.89

-2.17%

3.8%

BMO.TO $ 82.43

-1.47%

4.6%

BNS.TO $ 69.27

-3.85%

0.0%

CM.TO $ 100.59

-3.20%

4.0%

CSU.TO $ 281.49

4.46%

4.1%

ENB.TO $ 53.61

-1.14%

4.0%

FTS $ 34.62

3.28%

4.3%

HSE $ 30.74

-7.13%

3.4%

L.TO $ 56.05

3.41%

4.9%

MFC.TO $ 21.54

-1.87%

4.4%

NA $ 51.03

-2.45%

4.5%

POT.TO $ 38.78

1.54%

3.8%

POW $ 31.08

-3.00%

4.2%

RCI.B $ 41.92

-5.42%

3.7%

RY.TO $ 80.05

-0.89%

4.4%

SJR.B $ 27.45

0.22%

4.0%

SLF.TO $ 40.60

0.42%

4.5%

SU.TO $ 40.53

-9.19%

3.9%

T.TO $ 38.24

-3.56%

3.8%

TCK.B $ 21.21

-14.09%

3.5%

TD.TO $ 55.27

-3.46%

0.0%

TRP.TO $ 57.68

-1.28%

4.6%

XBB $ 30.88

-0.99%

8.6%

Cash

1.3%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 1.58% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is down 2.56%, the DOW is down 0.32% and the TSX is down 4.26%.

My investments are down but performed well against most indexes, especially the TSX.

Winners this month include Bombardier (BBD.TO) up 3.01%, Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 4.46%, and Fortis (FTS.TO) up 3.28%, and Lowblaws (L.TO) up 3.41%.

Losers this month include Teck Resources (TCK.TO) down 14.09%, Husky (HSE.TO) down 7.13%, Rogers (RCI-B.TO) down 5.42% and Suncor (SU.TO) down 9.19%.

The pattern here seems to be a general decline in resources stocks.

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Portfolio Update – Up 2.98% in July 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 99.40

1.69%

3.9%

BBD.B $ 3.73

-1.06%

3.8%

BCE.TO $ 49.38

2.02%

3.9%

BMO.TO $ 81.27

3.42%

4.5%

BNS.TO $ 74.01

4.03%

0.0%

CM.TO $ 101.21

4.23%

4.0%

CSU.TO $ 259.00

-4.77%

3.8%

ENB.TO $ 53.45

5.57%

4.0%

FTS $ 33.55

3.33%

4.1%

HSE $ 33.17

-3.74%

3.7%

L.TO $ 53.63

12.62%

4.7%

MFC.TO $ 22.28

5.04%

4.5%

NA $ 48.80

7.82%

4.2%

POT.TO $ 38.71

-4.61%

3.8%

POW $ 32.08

8.20%

4.3%

RCI.B $ 42.58

-0.84%

3.7%

RY.TO $ 80.47

5.49%

4.5%

SJR.B $ 26.72

-2.34%

3.9%

SLF.TO $ 41.57

5.99%

4.6%

SU.TO $ 44.77

-1.60%

4.3%

T.TO $ 38.06

-4.30%

3.8%

TCK.B $ 26.13

7.27%

4.2%

TD.TO $ 57.02

3.80%

0.0%

TRP.TO $ 54.70

7.40%

4.3%

XBB $ 30.96

0.23%

8.6%

Cash

0.8%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.98% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.13%, the DOW is down 1.56% and the TSX is up 1.22%.

My investments are up and performed very well against all indexes.

Winners this month include Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO) up 3.42%, CIBC (CM.TO) up 4.23%, Enbridge (ENB.TO) up 5.57%, Fortis (FTS.TO) up 3.33%, Loblaws (L.TO) up 12.62%, Manulife (MFC.TO) up 5.04%, National Bank (NA.TO) 7.82%, Power Corp (POW.TO) 8.20%, Royal Bank (RY.TO) up 5.49%, Sun Life (SLF.TO) up 5.99, and TransCanada (TRP.TO) up 7.40%.

Losers this month include Constellation Software (CSU.TO) down 4.77%, Husky (HSE.TO) down 3.74%, Potash (POT.TO) down 4.61%, and Telus (T.TO) down 4.30%.

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