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Sleepy Mini Portfolio Q1-2010 Update

March 1, 2010

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Since my previous update the returns of the Sleepy Mini Portfolio has been, well, sleepy. The portfolio has more or less stayed at the steady level for the past three months and shows a modest 1.9% gain over book value since inception. Here’s how the portfolio components were valued as of February 28, 2010:

TDB909 – Canadian Bonds – $2,059 (20.2%)
TDB900 – Canadian Equities – $2,092 (20.5%)
TDB902 – US Equities – $3,099 (30.4%)
TDB911 – International Equities – $2,941 (28.9%)
Total – $10,191
Total Invested – $10,000

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 divvy up the new money between the portfolio components. You might notice that International equities are currently slightly below plan, so that’s where a disproportionate share of the new money will be added:

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TDB909 – TD Canadian Bond Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $179.41.
TDB900 – TD Canadian Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $146.28.
TDB902 – TD US Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $258.10.
TDB911 – TD International Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $416.22.

[Sleepy Mini Portfolio as of Feb. 28, 2010]

That’s pretty much it. Investing may not be easy but it sure doesn’t have to be complicated.