The Sleepy Mini Portfolio has gained 6.7 percent my previous update. The Sleepy Mini Portfolio was launched in August 2007 with an initial investment of $1,000 with a target allocation of 20% bonds, 20% Canadian stocks, 30% US stocks and 30% International stocks to illustrate how a regular investment program can slowly build wealth over the long term. Another $1,000 was added to the portfolio every quarter since then for a total investment of $22,000 so far. Here’s how the portfolio looks as of April 18, 2013:
TDB909 – Canadian Bonds – $5,037 (19.0%)
TDB900 – Canadian Equities – $4,882 (18.4%)
TDB902 – US Equities – $8,336 (31.4%)
TDB911 – International Equities – $8,263 (31.2%)
Total – $26,518
Total Invested – $22,000
I’ve been a little bit tardy in adding new money to this portfolio. It’s better late than never, so let’s add another $1,000 to the portfolio and rebalance it to the original target allocation using this rebalancing spreadsheet. Here are the results:
TDB909 – TD Canadian Bond Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $420.
TDB900 – TD Canadian Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $580.
It is interesting to note how market leadership has shifted from Canadian stocks and bonds to foreign stocks.
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