Portfolio Update – Up 0.97% in February 2012

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

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
BCE.TO $ 40.54 -0.83% 5.9% Telecommunications
T.TO $ 57.58 1.88% 6.0% Telecommunications
COS.TO $ 23.63 -4.95% 5.3% Energy
ERF.TO $ 23.94 0.17% 4.4% Energy
PHY-U.TO $ 14.59 -3.85% 5.9% Gold
BMO.TO $ 58.08 -0.36% 0.0% Financials
RY.TO $ 55.68 n/a 5.8% Financials
POW.TO $ 25.00 2.54% 4.4% Financials
SJR-B.TO $ 20.31 2.06% 3.9% Consumer Discretionary
SLF.TO $ 21.75 8.26% 3.8% Financials
TA.TO $ 20.89 2.60% 3.9% Utilities
TRP.TO $ 43.57 5.62% 4.6% Energy
AAPL $ 536.49 n/a 4.5% Information Technology
S&P Fund $ 111.76 2.45% 12.8% US Equity Fund
Bond Fund $ 217.32 -0.40% 28.2% Bond Fund
Cash     0.8% Cash
Total     100.0%  

Overall my portfolio is up 6.80% since last month, including a further year-end cash contribution. Without this cash contribution the portfolio would be up 0.97%.

For comparison my TI Index is up 1.25%, the DOW is up 2.53% and the TSX is up 1.54%.

My investments have not done quite as well as the benchmark TI Index, the Dow or the TSX. Winners this month include Sun Life (SLF.TO) and TransCanada (TRP.TO), whose stock continues to be buffeted by US political winds relating to Keystone XL.

The additional cash contribution, which was used to buy stocks, has diluted my bond holdings down to 28.2%. This is a little below my target of 30%, but I am not going to rebalance because I feel that equities will perform better next month. I’ll revisit this balance next month.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.39% in January 2012

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

Ticker Price (C$) Price Change Percentage Industry
BCE.TO $ 40.88 n/a 6.4% Telecommunications
T.TO $ 56.52 n/a 6.3% Telecommunications
COS.TO $ 24.86 6.92% 5.9% Energy
ERF.TO $ 23.90 -7.54% 4.7% Energy
PHY-U.TO $ 15.17 7.29% 6.5% Gold
BMO.TO $ 58.29 4.31% 5.2% Financials
POW.TO $ 24.38 2.35% 4.6% Financials
SJR-B.TO $ 19.90 -1.73% 4.0% Consumer Discretionary
SLF.TO $ 20.09 6.30% 3.8% Financials
TA.TO $ 20.36 -3.14% 4.0% Utilities
TRP.TO $ 41.25 -7.37% 4.7% Energy
S&P Fund $ 109.09 2.88% 16.0% US Equity Fund
Bond Fund $ 218.20 0.50% 26.7% Bond Fund
Cash     1.1% Cash
Total     100.0%  

Overall my portfolio is up 17.34% since last month, including significant year-end cash contributions. Without these cash contributions the portfolio would be up 1.39%.

For comparison my TI Index is up 3.83%, the DOW is up 3.40% and the TSX is up 4.16%.

My investments have not done as well as the benchmark TI Index, the Dow or the TSX. Winners this month include Canadian Oil Sands (COS.TO) and gold. Losers include Enerplus (ERF.TO) and TransCanada Pipeline (TRP.TO), whose Keystone XL pipeline is still be used as a political football in the US.

The additional cash contribution, which was used to buy stocks, has diluted my bond holdings down to 26.7%. I will rebalance to 30%.