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2012 October 26 Update


The selection lists were generated before the market opening. The portfolios and capital gains summaries are current to the market close.


Comprehensive Strategy, stocks

Selection list

The Zacks screener was used to find approximately 250 stocks with Last Close >= $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories were downloaded from MSN and current trends were calculated:

Company                        Trend  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
AAPL  Apple Inc                219    Computers                        intl
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals     201    Drugs                        USA/intl
NSANY Nissan Motor             137 X  Autos & Trucks                   intl
AOL   AOL Inc                  120    Internet Services                intl
CRBC  Citizens Republic        117    Banks                             USA
DXPE  DXP Enterprises          104    Industrial Equipment              USA
DK    Delek US Holdings        102    Oil & Gas                         USA
WNR   Western Refining          92    Oil & Gas                         USA
PEI   Pennsylvania REIT         88    Real Estate                       USA
GIII  G-III Apparel             81    Personal Products                 USA
HOTT  Hot Topic                 80 X  Personal Products                 USA
MPC   Marathon Petroleum        76    Oil & Gas                         USA
CDR   Cedar Realty Trust        74    Real Estate                       USA
CLMT  Calumet Specialty         74    Oil & Gas                       NAmer
USNA  Usana Health              74    Drugs                            intl
HAFC  Hanmi Financial           73    Banks                             USA
CAP   CAI Intl                  73    Business Services            USA/intl
CPA   Copa Holdings             72    Airlines                     Americas
TSO   Tesoro Corp               72 X  Oil & Gas                         USA
IGTE  iGATE Corp                71 X  Business Services                intl

Portfolio

I sold AAPL13C345 to rebalance. (Rebalancing would not usually eliminate a position, but in this case there was only one contract.) I sold MLNX because it developed a downtrend.

I bought AAPL for the periodic purchase. (It is only a coincidence that I sold an AAPL call option and bought AAPL stock in the same period.)

Prime     Hardnose Group         Qty        Start                End       
--------  --------------------  ----  -----------------   -----------------
AAPL13C345  Computers              1  01/27/11    6,566   10/02/12   31,616
MLNX      Semiconductors         150  08/27/12   17,579   10/19/12   11,424

Prime     Hardnose Group         Qty        Start               Today      
--------  --------------------  ----  -----------------   -----------------
AAPL      Computers               30  10/26/12   17,914                    
AFSI      Insurance             1100  08/26/11   22,593   10/26/12   26,917
ASPS      Investment             300  02/27/12   19,225   10/26/12   34,623
CAMP      Electronics           3000  07/27/12   22,342   10/26/12   26,400
CHL       Telecom                700  04/19/05   11,323   10/26/12   38,969
DXPE      Industrial Equipment   500  09/27/12   23,802   10/26/12   23,930
IACI      Internet Services      500  09/27/11   20,788   10/26/12   24,590
JAZZ      Drugs                  500  01/27/12   24,010   10/26/12   27,365
MGAM      Entertainment         1500  05/25/12   19,133   10/26/12   23,505
MWE       Oil & Gas              300  12/15/11   16,044   10/26/12   16,323
OCN       Banks                 1000   6/27/12   18,460   10/26/12   38,800

Capital gains

01/27  02/27  03/27  04/27  05/25  06/27  07/27  08/27  09/27  10/26  Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 3635   7605   8185  -1095  -3500    700   2185   6940   -175   -634  AAPLc
  140   1930   -240    110   1520    260    970  -1280   -754  -1199   AFSI
               -313   -756   -762   4314    471   3156    480   8808   ASPS
  400    760   -270  -1500  -3550  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   BRFS
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -1282   4080   1260   CAMP
 3000  -1740  -3935  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   CAST
 2653    952   1316    336  -2471   2107   2660  -2814   1239     84    CHL
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    128   DXPE
                            -3195  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   GTIV
  760   1710   2410   -635  -2165    445   4118   -968     55  -1425   IACI
        1265  -1125   1710  -2930   -695   2015  -1090   5415  -1210   JAZZ
                                    1012   1560   1995   -150    -45   MGAM
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -2013  -4142   MLNX
 1161    795   -621    603  -2475  -1209   1407   -342    834    126    MWE
                                           1390   4900   3010  11040    OCN
                      -426  -3925  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    USG
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
11749  13277   5407  -1653 -23453   6934  16776   9215  12021  12791  Total

Comprehensive Strategy, call options

Selection list

The Zacks screener was used to find approximately 750 stocks with Last Close >= $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories were downloaded from MSN. Current trends, premium ratios, and merits were calculated:

Company                        Merit  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
AAPL  Apple Inc                150    Computers                        intl
DRI   Darden Restaurants       148    Restaurants                USA/Canada
AZO   AutoZone Inc             144    Auto Parts                        USA
UNP   Union Pacific            130    Railroads                       NAmer
ORLY  O'Reilly Auto            128 X  Auto Parts                        USA
CMCSK Comcast Corp             123    Entertainment                USA/intl
ABC   AmerisourceBergen Corp   119    Drugs                      USA/Canada
UNH   Unitedhealth Group       115    Healthcare Plans                  USA
MCK   McKesson Corp            114    Drugs                             USA
CI    Cigna Corp               111    Healthcare Plans             USA/intl
NSC   Norfolk Southern         110 X  Railroads                         USA
BBBY  Bed Bath & Beyond        101 X  Home Furnishings                  USA
DTV   DIRECTV Inc               98    Telecom Utilities       USA/LatinAmer
FDO   Family Dollar             96    Retail & Wholesale                USA
AOL   AOL Inc                   94    Internet Services                intl
DFS   Discover Financial        93    Consumer Services                 USA
TSM   Taiwan Semiconductor      90    Semiconductors                   intl
CBST  Cubist Pharmaceuticals    86    Drugs                             USA
CRUS  Cirrus Logic              51    Semiconductors                   intl
NSM   Nationstar Mortgage       47    Investment                        USA

Portfolio

I chose DRI for the periodic purchase, bypassing AAPL because I already own it:

Prime       Hardnose Group       Qty        Start               Today      
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
AZO14C380   Auto Parts             1  08/27/12    4,049   10/26/12    3,200
DFS14C40    Consumer Services      5  07/31/12    1,862   10/26/12    2,500
DRI14C52.5  Restaurants            3  10/26/12    1,585                    
UNP14C140   Railroads              2  09/27/12    2,570   10/26/12    2,628

Capital gains

01/27  02/27  03/27  04/27  05/25  06/27  07/27  08/27  09/27  10/26  Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   -379   -470   AZOc
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----    558   -520    600   DFSc
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----     58   UNPc
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
    0      0      0      0      0      0      0    558   -899    188  Total

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

Prime       Description          Qty        Start               Today      
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
IYR14C64    USA Real Estate Fund   3  10/26/12    1,240                    

Capital gains

01/27  02/27  03/27  04/27  05/25  06/27  07/27  08/27  09/27  10/26  Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----   IYRc