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 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 – 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 0.82% 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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