Portfolio Update – Down 0.42% in December 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 110.00

-0.34%

3.9%

BBD.B $ 4.15

-4.82%

3.8%

BCE.TO $ 53.28

-0.11%

3.7%

BMO.TO $ 82.18

-2.00%

4.0%

CM.TO $ 99.84

-6.24%

3.5%

CSU.TO $ 345.44

4.19%

3.5%

CVE.TO $ 23.97

-6.62%

2.9%

ENB.TO $ 59.74

13.79%

4.0%

FTS $ 38.96

-4.06%

4.2%

HSE $ 27.50

13.73%

2.7%

MFC.TO $ 22.18

-2.59%

4.0%

NA $ 49.44

-6.95%

3.8%

POT.TO $ 41.07

4.48%

3.6%

POW $ 31.76

-2.07%

3.8%

RCI.B $ 45.17

-1.31%

3.5%

RY.TO $ 80.24

-3.51%

3.9%

SJR.B $ 31.35

1.55%

4.1%

SLF.TO $ 41.92

-1.20%

4.1%

SU.TO $ 36.90

2.19%

3.1%

T.TO $ 41.89

-3.21%

3.7%

TCK.B $ 15.88

-9.98%

2.3%

SCTY $ 62.15

-1.13%

2.2%

TRP.TO $ 57.10

4.87%

4.0%

XBB $ 31.46

0.25%

7.7%

XSP $ 23.74

-1.12%

7.3%

Cash

2.7%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 0.42% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.49%, the DOW is down 0.03% and the TSX is down 0.76%. My investments are down but performed well against the TI index and the TSX.

Winners this month include Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 4.19%, Enbridge (ENB.TO) up 13.79%, Husky (HSE.TO) up 13.73% and Potash Corp (POT.TO) up 4.48%.

Losers include Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) down 4.82%, CIBC (CM.TO) down 6,24%, Cenovus (CVE.TO) down 6.62%, National Bank (NA.TO) down 6.95% and Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) down 9.98%.

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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 1.31% in August 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 102.82

3.44%

4.0%

BBD.B $ 3.66

-1.88%

3.7%

BCE.TO $ 48.95

-0.87%

3.8%

BMO.TO $ 83.66

2.94%

4.6%

BNS.TO $ 72.04

-2.66%

0.0%

CM.TO $ 103.91

2.67%

4.1%

CSU.TO $ 269.48

4.05%

3.9%

ENB.TO $ 54.23

1.46%

4.0%

FTS $ 33.52

-0.09%

4.1%

HSE $ 33.10

-0.21%

3.6%

L.TO $ 54.20

1.06%

4.7%

MFC.TO $ 21.95

-1.48%

4.4%

NA $ 52.31

7.19%

4.5%

POT.TO $ 38.19

-1.34%

3.7%

POW $ 32.04

-0.12%

4.3%

RCI.B $ 44.32

4.09%

3.8%

RY.TO $ 80.77

0.37%

4.4%

SJR.B $ 27.39

2.51%

4.0%

SLF.TO $ 40.43

-2.74%

4.4%

SU.TO $ 44.63

-0.31%

4.2%

T.TO $ 39.65

4.18%

3.9%

TCK.B $ 24.69

-5.51%

4.0%

TD.TO $ 57.25

0.40%

0.0%

TRP.TO $ 58.43

6.82%

4.6%

XBB $ 31.19

0.74%

8.5%

Cash

1.0%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.31% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 2.18%, the DOW is up 3.23% and the TSX is up 1.92%.

My investments are up but performed poorly against all indexes.

Winners this month include Agruim (AGU.TO) up 3.44%, Constellation Software (CSU.TO) up 4.05%, National Bank (NA.TO) up 7.19% Rogers (RCI.TO) up 4.09%, Telus (T.TO) up 4.18% and TransCanada (TRP.TO) up 6.82%.

The only significant loser this month is Teck Resources (TCK.TO) down 5.51%.

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Portfolio Update – Up 1.14% in December 2013

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

POW.TO $ 31.80

-1.58%

0.0%

Finance, Insurance – Life & Health
TCK-B.TO $ 27.61

7.98%

0.0%

Basic Materials, Mining & Metals – Specialty
DII-B.TO $ 40.34

8.44%

6.3%

Consumer Cyclical, Home Furnishing
IFC.TO $ 69.30

3.20%

0.0%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
CCA.TO $ 47.91 n/a

8.7%

Consumer Cyclical, Broadcasting
LB.TO $ 46.91

-0.89%

5.9%

Finance, Financial Services – Diversified
BRK-B $ 125.87

1.86%

9.7%

Finance, Insurance – Property and Casualty
Money Market Fund $ 123.80

0.08%

0.0%

Cash Equivalent
Cash    

69.4%

Cash
Total    

100.0%

 

Overall my portfolio is up 3.00% since last month. Excluding cash contributions the portfolio is up 1.14%.  For comparison my TI Index is up 0.62%, the DOW is up 3.05% and the TSX is up 1.69%.

My investments are up and performed well against the TI Index, but poorly against the TSX and the DOW.

Winners this month include Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) which is up 7.98%, Dorel (DII-B.TO) up 8.44%, and Intact Financial (IFC.TO) up 3.20%. (Note: I sold Teck and Intact a few days ago due in part to these advances.)

There were no losers.  Performance was diluted by the large cash position I am holding pending transfer*.

Let’s take a look at my value stock portfolio.

Ticker Cost Basis 11/29/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain Total
LB.TO $44.30 $47.40 $46.92 -1.01% 5.91%
CCA.TO $48.25 $48.04 $47.98 -0.12% -0.56%
DII.B $41.01 $37.20 $40.46 8.76% -1.34%
BRK.B $112.48 $116.53 $118.56 1.74% 5.41%
TCK.B $27.03 $25.57 $27.23 n/a 0.74%
POW.TO $26.20 $32.39 $32.10 n/a 22.52%
IFC.TO $58.60 $67.16 $69.00 n/a 17.75%
FTT.TO $22.89 n/a $23.56 n/a 2.93%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average 2.34% 7.05%

In summary, my value stocks are up 7.05% since purchase, and up 2.34% this month.

*I am still in the process of moving money to my TD Direct account.  These funds are currently in transit as cash.  I will use these funds to restore my bond holdings once the transfer is complete.  In addition to those funds have 28% cash which I can use to add new positions as prices fall.

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Getting out of Teck Resources

Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) no longer meets my screening criteria.  This is mainly due to a deteriorating earnings forecast.

  • Sell TCK-B.TO @ $27.23

I originally bought Teck for $27.03 back on 25th April 2013.  During my period of ownership the stock paid two dividends: 44.2c and 42.5c.  The total gain was therefore $1.067 per share.  This is a gain of 3.95% in 8 months.  A bigger gain would have been nice but this was still a good call.

Portfolio Update – Up 0.74% in November 2013

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

Industry

POW.TO $ 32.31

5.59%

6.5%

Finance, Specialty
TCK-B.TO $ 25.57

-8.35%

6.0%

Basic Materials
DII-B.TO $ 37.20

-3.38%

6.0%

Consumer Cyclical
IFC.TO $ 67.15

3.31%

6.7%

Finance, Insurance
LB.TO $ 47.33

1.70%

6.2%

Finance, Diversified
BRK-B $ 123.58

2.89%

6.9%

Finance, Insurance
Money Market Fund $ 123.70

0.08%

42.8%

Cash Equivalent
Cash

19.0%

Cash
Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.65% since last month. Excluding cash contributions the portfolio is up 0.74%. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.91%, the DOW is up 3.48% and the TSX is up 0.26%.

My investments are up moderately.  They performed well against the TI Index and the TSX but not the DOW, which is on a tear.

Winners this month include Power Corp (POW.TO) which is up 5.59% (it was up over 5% last month too), and Intact Insurance (IFC.TO) up 3.31% (also up over 5% last month).

Losers this month include Dorel (DII-B.TO) down 3.38%, and Teck Resources (TCK-B.TO) down 8.35%.

Let’s take a look at my value stock portfolio.

Ticker Cost Basis 10/31/2013 Price Now Gain This Month Gain Total
TCK.B $27.03 $27.90 $25.57 -8.35% -5.40%
POW.TO $26.20 $30.72 $32.39 5.44% 23.63%
IFC.TO $58.60 $65.03 $67.16 3.28% 14.61%
LB.TO $44.30 $46.55 $47.40 1.83% 7.00%
DII.B $41.01 $38.74 $37.20 -3.98% -9.29%
BRK.B $112.48 $115.09 $116.53 1.25% 3.60%
FTT.TO $22.89 n/a $23.56 n/a 2.93%
XRX $8.90 n/a $9.80 n/a 10.11%
Average -0.09% 5.90%

In summary, my value stocks are up 5.90% since purchase (not including dividends, which are likely a further 2% to date), and down 0.09% this month.  The insurance companies are leading, resources lagging.  Dorel is troubling.

I am still* in the process of moving my S&P fund and my Bond fund to my TD Direct account. In the interim those finds are parked in a money market fund. I will restore my bond holdings once the transfer is complete. I have 17.1% cash which I can use to add new positions if prices fall.

*Why it takes over a month to move money from one registered account to another is beyond me.

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