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 0.96% in January 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 26.01

1.72%

21.8%

XMU $‎ 40.54

-1.84%

16.8%

XMW $‎ 34.38

-1.49%

21.5%

BNS.TO $‎ 77.76

4.01%

3.7%

BCE.TO $‎ 58.66

1.09%

3.2%

CM.TO $‎ 110.81

1.14%

3.6%

ENB.TO $‎ 55.40

-1.95%

3.2%

NA.TO $‎ 56.17

3.01%

3.9%

POT.TO $‎ 24.21

-0.33%

3.9%

PWF.TO $‎ 33.81

0.74%

3.6%

SJR.B $‎ 28.07

4.19%

3.7%

SXP.TO $‎ 5.00

0.00%

0.0%

T.TO $‎ 43.44

1.61%

3.5%

TRP.TO $‎ 61.39

1.40%

3.4%

Cash

4.3%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.96% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.34%, the DOW is up 0.51% and the TSX is up 0.64%. My investments are up and performed well against the TSX and DOW but less well against the TI Index.

Winners this month include Scotiabank (BNS.TO) up 4.01% and Shaw (SJR-B.TO) up 4.19%.

There were no losers this month.

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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 3.03% in May 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 24.17

1.98%

21.8%

XMU $‎ 39.73

6.37%

17.7%

XMW $‎ 34.65

5.00%

23.3%

BNS.TO $‎ 64.14

-2.26%

3.9%

BCE.TO $‎ 60.45

2.74%

3.5%

CM.TO $‎ 101.75

0.48%

3.9%

ENB.TO $‎ 52.28

0.42%

3.9%

NA.TO $‎ 43.52

-2.92%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 21.40

-3.52%

3.7%

PWF.TO $‎ 31.74

-3.58%

3.5%

SJR.B $‎ 25.08

8.01%

3.5%

T.TO $‎ 41.57

4.68%

3.6%

TRP.TO $‎ 54.34

4.48%

3.8%

Cash

0.1%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 3.39% since last month. After allowing for cash contributions my portfolio is up 3.03%. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.85%, the DOW is up 0.08% and the TSX is up 0.82%. My investments are up and performed very well against these indexes.

Winners this month include Shaw (SJR-B.TO) up 8.01% and my US ETF (XMU.TO).

No notable losers this month.

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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.