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.

screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-11-04-13-am

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 – Down 0.27% in October 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 24.42

-1.73%

21.1%

XMU $‎ 40.23

-0.67%

17.2%

XMW $‎ 35.46

-0.87%

22.8%

BNS.TO $‎ 72.08

3.70%

3.5%

BCE.TO $‎ 60.94

0.63%

3.4%

CM.TO $‎ 100.50

-1.20%

3.4%

ENB.TO $‎ 57.92

0.45%

3.4%

NA.TO $‎ 47.88

2.97%

3.5%

POT.TO $‎ 21.81

2.15%

3.6%

PWF.TO $‎ 31.70

4.34%

3.5%

SJR.B $‎ 26.58

-0.89%

3.6%

SXP.TO $‎ 5.74 n/a

3.3%

T.TO $‎ 43.43

0.37%

3.6%

TRP.TO $‎ 60.72

-2.55%

3.4%

Cash

0.7%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is down 0.27% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.78%, the DOW is down 0.91% and the TSX is up 0.42%. My investments are flat and performed poorly against the TSX but well against the DOW.

Winners this month include Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) up 3.70% and Power Financial PWF.TO) up 3.43%.

Loser is Transcanada (TRP.TO) down 2.55%.

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-10-32-04-am

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).

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-11-38-54-am

Portfolio Update – Up 1.32% in June 2016

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XSP $‎ 23.97

-0.83%

21.3%

XMU $‎ 40.66

2.34%

17.8%

XMW $‎ 35.49

2.42%

23.5%

BNS.TO $‎ 63.31

-1.29%

3.8%

BCE.TO $‎ 61.14

1.14%

3.5%

CM.TO $‎ 97.04

-4.63%

3.7%

ENB.TO $‎ 54.73

4.69%

4.0%

NA.TO $‎ 44.19

1.54%

3.8%

POT.TO $‎ 21.00

-1.87%

3.6%

PWF.TO $‎ 29.65

-6.58%

3.2%

SJR.B $‎ 24.80

-1.12%

3.4%

T.TO $‎ 41.60

0.07%

3.5%

TRP.TO $‎ 58.46

7.58%

4.1%

Cash

0.6%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 1.32% since last month. There were no cash contributions this month. For comparison my TI Index is down 0.49%, the DOW is up 0.80% and the TSX is down 0.01%. My investments are up and performed very well against these indexes, as they did last month.

Winners this month include Enbridge (ENB.TO) up 4.69% and TransCanada (TRP.TO) up 7.58%. These are both pipeline companies.

Losers are CIBC (CM.TO) down 4.63% and Power Financial (PWF.TO) down 6.58%. Both financials.

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.42.56 PM

 

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 – 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%.

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 2.02.17 PM

Portfolio Update – Up 2.98% in July 2014

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

AGU.TO $ 99.40

1.69%

3.9%

BBD.B $ 3.73

-1.06%

3.8%

BCE.TO $ 49.38

2.02%

3.9%

BMO.TO $ 81.27

3.42%

4.5%

BNS.TO $ 74.01

4.03%

0.0%

CM.TO $ 101.21

4.23%

4.0%

CSU.TO $ 259.00

-4.77%

3.8%

ENB.TO $ 53.45

5.57%

4.0%

FTS $ 33.55

3.33%

4.1%

HSE $ 33.17

-3.74%

3.7%

L.TO $ 53.63

12.62%

4.7%

MFC.TO $ 22.28

5.04%

4.5%

NA $ 48.80

7.82%

4.2%

POT.TO $ 38.71

-4.61%

3.8%

POW $ 32.08

8.20%

4.3%

RCI.B $ 42.58

-0.84%

3.7%

RY.TO $ 80.47

5.49%

4.5%

SJR.B $ 26.72

-2.34%

3.9%

SLF.TO $ 41.57

5.99%

4.6%

SU.TO $ 44.77

-1.60%

4.3%

T.TO $ 38.06

-4.30%

3.8%

TCK.B $ 26.13

7.27%

4.2%

TD.TO $ 57.02

3.80%

0.0%

TRP.TO $ 54.70

7.40%

4.3%

XBB $ 30.96

0.23%

8.6%

Cash

0.8%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 2.98% since last month. There were no cash contributions. For comparison my TI Index is up 0.13%, the DOW is down 1.56% and the TSX is up 1.22%.

My investments are up and performed very well against all indexes.

Winners this month include Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO) up 3.42%, CIBC (CM.TO) up 4.23%, Enbridge (ENB.TO) up 5.57%, Fortis (FTS.TO) up 3.33%, Loblaws (L.TO) up 12.62%, Manulife (MFC.TO) up 5.04%, National Bank (NA.TO) 7.82%, Power Corp (POW.TO) 8.20%, Royal Bank (RY.TO) up 5.49%, Sun Life (SLF.TO) up 5.99, and TransCanada (TRP.TO) up 7.40%.

Losers this month include Constellation Software (CSU.TO) down 4.77%, Husky (HSE.TO) down 3.74%, Potash (POT.TO) down 4.61%, and Telus (T.TO) down 4.30%.

Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 1.04.30 AM