Portfolio Update – Up 3.50% in February 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 27.03

3.92%

21.9%

XMU $‎ 43.24

6.66%

17.3%

XMW $‎ 36.24

5.41%

21.9%

BNS.TO $‎ 77.04

-0.93%

3.5%

BCE.TO $‎ 57.94

-1.23%

3.7%

CM.TO $‎ 116.61

5.23%

3.7%

EMA.TO $‎ 45.55 N/A

3.3%

ENB.TO $‎ 55.90

0.90%

3.7%

FTS.TO $‎ 42.13 N/A

3.3%

ITC.TO $‎ 2.74 N/A

1.1%

NA.TO $‎ 56.68

0.91%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 23.04

-4.83%

0.0%

PWF.TO $‎ 34.45

1.89%

3.5%

SJR.B $‎ 27.64

-1.53%

3.5%

SW.TO $‎ 37.52 N/A

1.2%

T.TO $‎ 43.22

-0.51%

3.3%

TRP.TO $‎ 61.06

-0.54%

0.0%

Cash

1.1%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 3.50% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.74%, the DOW is up 4.77% and the TSX is up 0.09%. My investments are up and performed well against the TSX and TI Index, but less well against the DOW which is being driven by comments from President Trump that are being viewed favourably by the market.

Winners this month include my US low volatility fund (XMU.TO) up 6.66%, my Global low volatility fund (XMW) up 5.41%, and CIBC (CM.TO) up 5.23%

Losers this month include Potash (POT.TO) down 4.83%which I sold early in the month.

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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).

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 0.03% 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 2.89% in July 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 24.87

3.75%

21.5%

XMU $‎ 41.71

2.58%

17.8%

XMW $‎ 36.38

2.51%

23.4%

BNS.TO $‎ 66.31

4.74%

3.9%

BCE.TO $‎ 62.53

2.27%

3.5%

CM.TO $‎ 99.19

2.22%

3.7%

ENB.TO $‎ 53.71

-1.86%

3.8%

NA.TO $‎ 44.71

1.18%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 20.35

-3.10%

3.4%

PWF.TO $‎ 30.19

1.82%

3.2%

SJR.B $‎ 26.48

6.77%

3.6%

T.TO $‎ 43.69

5.02%

3.6%

TRP.TO $‎ 60.54

3.56%

4.1%

Cash

0.8%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.89% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 2.96%, the DOW is up 2.35% and the TSX is up 3.30%. My investments are up and performed normally against these indexes.

Winners this month include Scotiabank (BNS.TO) up 4.74%, Shaw (SJR-B.TO) up 6.77% and Telus (T.TO) up 5.02%.

Loser this month is Potash (POT.TO) is down 3.1%.

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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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