Thursday, January 05, 2012


It has been a while since I made any changes to the Model Portfolio. That may be an understatement since the last trade in the portfolio was completed in October of 2009. Cadbury Schweppes did get gobbled up by Kraft (NYSE: KFT) which itself is spinning in to two companies. Two companies we have discussed in the past and held for some time in the portfolio.

I have decided to stop maintaining this portfolio going forward as I simply do not have the time to manage it. Having said that, I will continue to track the performance of the portfolio as is (including the cash position). It will be an interesting 'buy-and-hold' experiment to look back on years from now.

Since inception on September 1, 2006 the Model Portfolio's NAV increased by 16% versus the S&P 500's total return of 8.09% through the end of 2011. This does not include any dividends received since September 2010. Below is a snapshot of the portfolio as at the end of December 2011.

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