Trading more regularly is part of the “explore” part of my “core and explore” plan, which also includes using the Canadian Couch Potato for long-term and buying individual stocks to also hold over the long term.

The individual stock portion of the portfolio has done okay, but there have also been some poor performers. So, I’m looking for guidance for this particular area.

I am thinking of converting all my invidual Canadian stocks to the Moneysense Canada’s all-star stocks (see Still beating the market after 9 years):

“Our All-Star stocks, which combine the best growth and value characteristics, gained an average of 55.0% since last year. By way of comparison the Canadian market, as represented by the S&P/TSX Composite ETF (XIC), gained 7.2% over the same period. (Neither figure includes dividends.)”

  1. Aecon Group (ARE)
  2. Canam Group (CAM)
  3. Cervus Equipment (CVL)
  4. E-L Financial (ELF)
  5. Ensign Energy Services (ESI)
  6. Genworth MI Canada (MIC)
  7. Husky Energy (HSE)
  8. Martinrea International  (MRE)
  9. Newalta (NAL)
  10. Sun Life Financial (SLF)
  11. Westjet Airlines (WJA)