Two Months Left in 2016
October Travels – Regina and Winnipeg. Taking in some AHL hockey games in Winnipeg and family time in Regina.
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The Canadian market rose this month, while the US markets dropped and the US dollar strengthened against the Canadian dollar. My Canadian portfolio was up considerably more than the TSX; 2.3% gain on my Canadian portfolio vs 0.42% for the TSX. My US portfolio was down 1.76% vs a drop on the S&P of 1.94%. The stronger US dollar contributed to my overall gain of 1.54%. Many of the big US stocks had large declines – eg T down 9%, VZ down 7%, MRK down 6%, PFE down 6%, EMR down7%, INTC down 7%.
On a YTD basis, my overall portfolio is up 12.57%.