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2012 December 14 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 X  Computers                        intl
CSV   Carriage Services        209    Consumer Services                 USA
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals     201 X  Drugs                        USA/intl
BBSI  Barrett Business         151    Business Services                 USA
CBST  Cubist Pharmaceuticals   125 X  Drugs                             USA
CRBC  Citizens Republic        117    Banks                             USA
CRAY  Cray Inc                 110    Computers                        intl
DXPE  DXP Enterprises          105    Industrial Equipment              USA
WIBC  Wilshire Bancorp         101 X  Banks                             USA
LAD   Lithia Motors             97    Autos & Trucks                    USA
WNR   Western Refining          96    Oil & Gas                         USA
GNC   GNC Holdings              93 X  Retail & Wholesale           USA/intl
FAF   First American            85    Insurance                    USA/intl
GIII  G-III Apparel             81    Personal Products                 USA
CPA   Copa Holdings             80    Airlines                     Americas
ENS   Enersys Inc               79    Industrial Equipment             intl
TLLP  Tesoro  Logistics         78    Oil & Gas                         USA
CAP   Cai Intl                  76 X  Business Services            USA/intl
CDR   Cedar Realty Trust        74    Real Estate                       USA
SCGLY Societe Generale          74    Banks                            intl

Portfolio

I sold half of CHL to rebalance.

I chose LAD for the periodic purchase bypassing AAPL, JAZZ, BBSI, and DXPE because I already own them; bypassing CSV because it is in the same group as DFS; bypassing CBST because it is in the same group as JAZZ; bypassing CRBC and WIBC because they are in the same group as OCN; and bypassing CRAY because it is in the same group as AAPL.

Prime     Hardnose Group         Qty        Start                End       
--------  --------------------  ----  -----------------   -----------------
CHL       Telecom Utilities      350  04/19/05    5,662   12/10/12   20,082

Prime     Hardnose Group         Qty        Start               Today      
--------  --------------------  ----  -----------------   -----------------
AAPL      Computers               30  10/26/12   17,914   12/14/12   15,294
AFSI      Insurance             1100  08/26/11   22,593   12/14/12   31,152
ASPS      Investment             300  02/27/12   19,225   12/14/12   28,515
BBSI      Business Services      700  11/27/12   22,036   12/14/12   25,522
CAMP      Electronics           3000  07/27/12   22,342   12/14/12   25,110
CHL       Telecom Utilities      350  04/19/05    5,662   12/14/12   20,016
DXPE      Industrial Equipment   500  09/27/12   23,802   12/14/12   22,960
IACI      Internet Services      500  09/27/11   20,788   12/14/12   22,575
JAZZ      Drugs                  500  01/27/12   24,010   12/14/12   25,495
LAD       Autos & Trucks         500  12/14/12   17,246                    
MGAM      Entertainment         1500  05/25/12   19,133   12/14/12   20,955
MWE       Oil & Gas              300  12/15/11   16,044   12/14/12   14,664
OCN       Banks                 1000   6/27/12   18,460   12/14/12   34,500

Capital gains

03/27  04/27  05/25  06/27  07/27  08/27  09/27  10/26  11/27  12/14  Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
                                                         -371  -2249   AAPL
 8185  -1095  -3500    700   2185   6940   -175   -634                AAPLc
 -240    110   1520    260    970  -1280   -754  -1199   3773    462   AFSI
 -313   -756   -762   4314    471   3156    480   8808  -3219  -2889   ASPS
                                                                3486   BBSI
 -270  -1500  -3550                                                    BRFS
                                   -1282   4080   1260    150  -1440   CAMP
-3935                                                                  CAST
 1316    336  -2471   2107   2660  -2814   1239     84    196    500    CHL
                                                                 434    CHL
                                                   128  -1175    205   DXPE
              -3195                                                    GTIV
 2410   -635  -2165    445   4118   -968     55  -1425  -2940    925   IACI
-1125   1710  -2930   -695   2015  -1090   5415  -1210  -1410   -460   JAZZ
                      1012   1560   1995   -150    -45  -2265   -285   MGAM
                                          -2013  -4142                 MLNX
 -621    603  -2475  -1209   1407   -342    834    126  -1071   -588    MWE
                             1390   4900   3010  11040  -4890    590    OCN
        -426  -3925                                                     USG
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 5407  -1653 -23453   6934  16776   9215  12021  12791 -13222  -1310  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
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
PII   Polaris Ind              130    Entertainment                USA/intl
AAPL  Apple Inc                113 X  Computers                        intl
CMCSK ComCast Corp             101    Telecom Utilities            USA/intl
PETM  PetSmart Inc             100    Retail & Wholesale         USA/Canada
UNP   Union Pacific             98    Railroads                       NAmer
MCK   McKesson Corp             94    Drugs                             USA
UNH   Unitedhealth Group        90    Healthcare Plans                  USA
AZO   AutoZone Inc              86    Auto Parts                        USA
CI    Cigna Corp                86    Healthcare Plans             USA/intl
DFS   Discover Financial        82    Consumer Services                 USA
DTV   DIRECTV Inc               81    Telecom Utilities       USA/LatinAmer
FDO   Family Dollar             78    Retail & Wholesale                USA
BBBY  Bed Bath & Beyond         77 X  Home Furnishings                  USA
OCN   Ocwen Financial           62    Banks                        USA/intl
DG    Dollar General            59 X  Retail & Wholesale                USA
GILD  Gilead Sciences           53    Drugs                             USA
M     Macy's Inc                52    Retail & Wholesale                USA
MPC   Marathon Petroleum        51    Oil & Gas                         USA
LYB   LyondellBasell Ind        48    Chemicals                  NAmer/intl
WNR   Western Refining          46    Oil & Gas                         USA

Portfolio

I chose CMCSK for the periodic purchase, bypassing PII because it is in the same group as MGAM and bypassing AAPL because I already own it. CMCSK is in the same group as CHL but has a completely different end market.

Prime       Hardnose Group       Qty        Start               Today      
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
AZO14C380   Auto Parts             1  08/27/12    4,049   12/14/12    2,320
CMCSK15C37  Telecom Utilities      5  12/14/12    2,047                    
DFS14C40    Consumer Services      5  07/31/12    1,862   12/14/12    2,550
DRI14C52.5  Restaurants            3  10/26/12    1,585   12/14/12      603
PETM15C70   Retail & Wholesale     3  11/27/12    3,550   12/14/12    3,540
UNP14C140   Railroads              2  09/27/12    2,570   12/14/12    2,960

Capital gains

03/27  04/27  05/25  06/27  07/27  08/27  09/27  10/26  11/27  12/14  Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
                                           -379   -470    620  -1500   AZOc
                                     558   -520    600   -200    250   DFSc
                                                          -97   -885   DRIc
                                                                 -10  PETMc
                                                    58    -90    422   UNPc
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
    0      0      0      0      0    558   -899    188    233  -1723  Total

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

Prime       Description          Qty        Start               Today      
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
IYR14C64    USA Real Estate Fund   3  10/26/12    1,240   12/14/12    1,050
IYR15C64    USA Real Estate Fund   3  11/27/12    1,825   12/14/12    1,479
IYR15C64    USA Real Estate Fund   3  12/14/12    1,489                    

Capital gains

03/27  04/27  05/25  06/27  07/27  08/27  09/27  10/26  11/27  12/14  Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
                                                         -220   -316   IYRc