In the past 90 days, stock markets have advanced a little and the Sleepy Mini Portfolio now shows a modest gain over book value. The Sleepy Mini Portfolio was started with an initial investment of $1,000 in August 2007 and I add $1,000 to the portfolio every 90 days. Here’s how the portfolio components were valued as of August 31, 2010:
TDB909 – Canadian Bonds – $2,484 (20.3%)
TDB900 – Canadian Equities – $2,432 (19.9%)
TDB902 – US Equities – $3,524 (28.8%)
TDB911 – International Equities – $3,810 (31.1%)
Total – $12,249
Total Invested – $12,000
It is once again time to add another $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 new money between the portfolio components. As you can notice, US equities are currently below the target and International equities are above the target. So, more of the new money will be channelled into US stocks relative to International stocks to bring the portfolio into balance.
TDB909 – TD Canadian Bond Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $165.79.
TDB900 – TD Canadian Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $218.16.
TDB902 – TD US Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $451.15.
TDB911 – TD International Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $164.90.
That’s all there is to it. Investing so simple that it would make a blindfolded, dart-throwing monkey insanely jealous.