Portfolio Update – Up 0.05% in September 2017

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

Ticker

Price (C$)

Price Change

Percentage

XMU $‎ 42.63

0.90%

0.0%

XMW $‎ 36.24

0.86%

22.2%

ZAG $‎ 15.35

-0.39%

0.0%

XMI $‎ 34.00

0.80%

0.0%

XIU $‎ 23.15 n/a

23.4%

XSP $‎ 28.74 n/a

35.6%

XBB $‎ 30.56 n/a

18.3%

Cash

0.5%

Total

100.0%

Overall my portfolio is up 0.05% since last month. For comparison my TI Index is up 1.22%, the DOW is up 2.08% and the TSX is up 2.78%. My investments are up but performed poorly against the TSX, DOW and TI Index.

During the month I sold my low volatility US (XMU.TO) and EAFE (XMI.TO) funds, replacing with a TSX index fund (XIU.TO) and an S&P500 index fund (XSP.TO). I also swapper out the ZAG bond ETF for XBB. The low volatility funds were underperforming. I kept the low volatility Global fund (XMW.TO) to provide diversity.

No real winners or losers this month. Flat.

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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 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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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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