Since my previous update the Sleepy Mini Portfolio has slipped a little and now has a small loss of 0.7% over book value since inception. If you recall, I started the Sleepy Mini Portfolio with an initial investment of $1,000 in August 2007 and have been adding $1,000 to the portfolio every three months. Here’s how the portfolio components were valued as of May 31, 2010:
TDB909 – Canadian Bonds – $2,246 (20.6%)
TDB900 – Canadian Equities – $2,277 (20.8%)
TDB902 – US Equities – $3,309 (30.3%)
TDB911 – International Equities – $3,090 (28.3%)
Total – $10,922
Total Invested – $11,000
As per plan, it is time to once again add $1,000 to the portfolio and rebalance it to the target asset allocation — 20% bonds, 20% Canadian stocks, 30% US stocks and 30% International stocks. I use this spreadsheet to divide the new money between the portfolio components. You might notice that International equities are currently slightly below plan, so that’s where a higher proportion of the new money will be added:
TDB909 – TD Canadian Bond Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $138.00.
TDB900 – TD Canadian Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $107.46.
TDB902 – TD US Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $267.59.
TDB911 – TD International Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $486.96.
That’s it. Investing may not be easy but it sure can be simple.