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2011 December 15 Update


The selection list was generated before the market opening. The portfolio and capital gains summary are current to the market close.


Selection list

This selection list is for the purchase of a stock. The Yahoo Java screener was used to find approximately 250 stocks with Current Price >= $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories were downloaded from MSN and current trends were calculated:

TICKER SYMBOL & NAME          TREND                   ACTIVITY & END MARKET
---------------------------   -----   -------------------------------------
MWE   MarkWest Energy         182     midstream natural gas             USA
AAPL  Apple Inc               169     computers, mobile devices      global
BRFS  Brasil Foods            137     integrated meat packer         global
DISCA Discovery Communicat    127     non-fiction TV networks        global
EC    Ecopetrol SA            127     integrated oil/gas             S Amer
IACI  IAC/InterActiveCorp     118     internet sites/services           USA
PCLN  priceline.com           115 X   online travel agency           global
DTV   DIRECTV                 103 X   digital television utility   N/S Amer
NSR   NeuStar Inc              93     communications support         global
DFS   Discover Financial       79     direct banking/payment services   USA
CPX   Complete Production      75     upstream oil/gas services         USA
CONN  Conns Inc                72 X   home furnishings stores           USA
HOLI  Hollysys Automation      71 X   automated control systems       China
TSM   Taiwan Semiconductor     69     semiconductor fabrication      global
SMP   Standard Motor           68     motor vehicle replacement parts   USA
STX   Seagate Technology       66 X   hard disk drives               global
SRI   Stoneridge Inc           60     vehicular electronics   N_Amer/Europe
ISS   iSoftStone Holdings      60 X   infotech services               China
BKS   Barnes & Noble           60 X   book stores, online sales         USA
CELG  Celgene Corp             58     integrated biopharmaceuticals     USA

Portfolio

I chose MWE, which was at the top of the selection list and had an unusually smooth current trend to boot, for the periodic purchase:

TICKER SYMBOL & NAME             QTY        START               TODAY      
------------------------------  ----  -----------------   -----------------
AAPL13C345  Apple Inc call         1  01/27/11    6,566   12/15/11    7,770
AFSI  AmTrust Financial         1000  08/26/11   22,593   12/15/11   25,460
BRFS  Brasil Foods              1000  07/27/11   19,228   12/15/11   19,730
CAST  ChinaCast Education       3000  11/25/11   15,331   12/15/11   16,140
CHL   China Mobile               700  04/19/05   11,323   12/15/11   32,907
IACI  IAC/InterActiveCorp        500  09/27/11   20,788   12/15/11   20,285
MWE   MarkWest Energy            300  12/15/11   16,044                    

Capital gains

03/25  04/27  05/27  06/27  07/27  08/26  09/27  10/27  11/25  12/15   Bull
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
   83   -640  -1225    -55   3671   -552   2151   -558  -2017     45  AAPLc
                                           -233   3420  -1510   1190   AFSI
 -714   2340  -1419    243  -2847  -1757  -----  -----  -----  -----    ALV
                                    -248  -1420   3260  -1990    900   BRFS
                                                                 809   CAST
 1438     30   -600   -510     90  -1052  -----  -----  -----  -----   CATc
                      -436    511  -3593  -----  -----  -----  -----    CBS
-1092    560   -728    840   2086    700   -266   -329  -1428   -315    CHL
 1232    616  -2456  -1012   -700  -2781  -----  -----  -----  -----   CTSH
-1179     30  -3249  -2946   2643  -5247  -----  -----  -----  -----    CXO
-1497   4023  -1467  -2118   2028  -3567  -----  -----  -----  -----   DECK
                                                        -5268  -----   DLLR
 -780   3640   1899  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----     HS
               1215   1650  -1985  -3530  -----  -----  -----  -----     HS
   80  -1000    380   -420  -1340  -2486  -----  -----  -----  -----   HTGC
                                                  -378   -920    795   IACI
         859  -1233    156     90  -3734  -----  -----  -----  -----    KRO
 5235  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----     LZ
 -830   1670  -1810    660  -1900  -1372  -----  -----  -----  -----    NNI
                             1014  -5797  -----  -----  -----  -----   OYOG
-2960   -380    620  -3304  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   RDWR
              -2809   2290   -340  -3432  -----  -----  -----  -----    TRS
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 -984  11748 -10073  -4962   3021 -38448    232   5415 -13133   3424  Total


03/25  04/27  05/27  06/27  07/27  08/26  09/27  10/27  11/25  12/15   Bear
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    0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0  Total