Number of stocks: 24
Average ROE: 50
Average Forward PE: 25
Average Beta: 0,88
Biggest position: Alphabet (8,6%)
Smallest position: Heico (1,4%)
Cash on hand: 0,8% of the portfolio
Performance YTD: 2%
Performance of the S&P500 YTD: -10%
Relative performance: +12%
On december 31th 2019, my portfolio was about 10% cash. It helped a lot to have that much money left to face the crisis.
Plus, almost all the stocks I own recovered quickly from the crisis. So, I wasn't hurt that much, except for a few weeks. And I used these weeks to invest all the money I had. I could have done a bit better, but not that much.
I own less and less canadian stocks. There are a few great stocks here, in Canada, but most high-margin stocks are located in the USA. Actually, we have nothing that could be compared to Mastercard, Visa and Microsoft margins in Canada. And usually, a company that grows a lot (+15% each year) and that has high margins is a company that you should never sell (as far as things still look OK for these companies). How could these companies with a profile shared by only 1% of stocks should be sold for the same price as the usual stock?
Once you assimilate and accept that fact, you've made a giant step.