Since my previous update, the Sleepy Mini Portfolio has gained 5.95 percent. 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. The portfolio was designed to illustrate how a regular investment program can slowly build wealth over a life time of saving and investing. Another $1,000 was added to the portfolio every quarter since then for a total investment of $23,000 so far. Here’s how the portfolio looks as of July 15, 2013:
TDB909 – Canadian Bonds – $5,298 (18.2%)
TDB900 – Canadian Equities – $5,772 (19.8%)
TDB902 – US Equities – $9,342 (32.0%)
TDB911 – International Equities – $8,745 (30.0%)
Market value – $29,157
Total Invested – $23,000
I’m going to 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 $733.
TDB900 – TD Canadian Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $260.
TDB902 – TD US Index (e-Series) – Sell units for $295.
TDB911 – TD International Index (e-Series) – Buy units for $302
It is interesting to see how market leadership has shifted so much towards US stocks that we are now selling US stocks even when adding more money to the other asset classes. Here are two charts: the first shows the performance of the Sleepy Mini Portfolio performance over the past year and the second shows the performance of the Sleepy Mini Portfolio since inception.