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Sleepy Mini Portfolio Q2-2008 Update

June 2, 2008

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The recovery in the equity markets is reflected in the Sleepy Mini Portfolio, which swung from a 7.5% loss at the time of the last update to a gain of 1.1% at the end of May. The current portfolio holdings are:

TDB909 – Canadian Bonds – $570.05 (18.8%)
TDB900 – Canadian Equities – $621.73 (20.5%)
TDB902 – US Equities – $916.29 (30.2%)
TDB911 – International Equities – $924.43 (30.5%)
Total – $3,032.50

The last three months show the value of periodically adding to a portfolio and taking advantage of market declines. As per plan, we’ll add another $1,000 to the Sleepy Mini portfolio and rebalance it back to the initial target allocation – Bonds 20%, Canadian Equities 20%, US Equities 30% and International Equities 30%. Using the simple rebalancing spreadsheet, we can easily figure out the transactions we need to make:

Transactions:

TDB909 – TD Canadian Bond Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $236.45.
TDB900 – TD Canadian Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $184.77.
TDB902 – TD US Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $293.46.
TDB911 – TD International Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $285.32.

Investing so simple, you could do it with your eyes closed.