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2013 August Update


The selection lists were generated before the August 27 market opening. The portfolios and capital gains summaries are current to the end of the month.


Comprehensive Strategy, stocks

Selection list

The Yahoo screener was used to find approximately 250 stocks with Price Over $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories were downloaded from Google and current trends were calculated:

Company                        Trend  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals     238    Biotechnology                USA/intl
BBSI  Barrett Business         220    Business Services                 USA
AEGR  Aegerion Pharma-         208    Biotechnology                     USA
OCN   Ocwen Financial          181    Banks                        USA/intl
OWW   Orbitz Worldwide         179 X  Entertainment                    intl
WES   Western Gas Partners     176    Oil & Gas                         USA
LAD   Lithia Motors            161    Autos & Trucks                    USA
WGO   Winnebago Ind            145    Recreation                 USA/Canada
QCOR  Questcor Pharma-         140    Biotechnology                     USA
MTH   Meritage Homes           129 X  Homebuilding                      USA
SFUN  SouFun Holdings          126    Information Services            China
REGI  Renewable Energy         125    Oil & Gas                         USA
ABG   Asbury Automotive        121    Autos & Trucks                    USA
CPA   Copa Holdings            119    Airlines                    LatinAmer
CYNO  Cynosure                 118 X  Medical Supplies                 intl
CAR   Avis Budget Group        118 X  Rental Services                  intl
MHK   Mohawk Ind               116    Building Materials         USA/Europe
RJET  Republic Airways         114 X  Airlines                        NAmer
NMR   Nomura Holdings          113 X  Investments                     Japan
VAC   Marriot Vacations        109    Entertainment                USA/intl

Portfolio

I chose CPA for the periodic purchase. I bypassed JAZZ, BBSI, OCN, and LAD because I already own them; AEGR, OWW, WES, WGO, QCOR, SFUN, REGI, and ABG because they are in the same groups as stocks I already own; and MTH because it is more than halfway towards a trend reversal:

Prime      Hardnose Group        Qty        Start            End of Month  
-----   --------------------   -----  -----------------   -----------------
AFSI    Insurance               1100  08/26/11   22,593   08/31/13   39,292
BBSI    Business Services        350  11/27/12   11,018   08/31/13   22,494
BITA    Information Services    1500  07/26/13   18,445   08/31/13   20,580
CAMP    Electronic Equipment    3000  07/27/12   22,342   08/31/13   49,170
CHL     Utilities, Telecom       350  04/19/05    5,662   08/31/13   18,890
CPA     Airlines                 150  08/27/13   19,904                    
DXPE    Industrial Equipment     500  09/27/12   23,802   08/31/13   33,990
JAZZ    Biotechnology            500  01/27/12   24,010   08/31/13   43,845
LAD     Autos & Trucks           500  12/14/12   17,246   08/31/13   32,810
MGAM    Entertainment           1500  05/25/12   19,133   08/31/13   58,860
MWE     Oil & Gas                300  12/15/11   16,044   08/31/13   20,037
OCN     Banks                    500  06/27/12    9,230   08/31/13   25,220
PGTI    Building Materials      2000  06/27/13   17,304   08/31/13   20,360

Capital gains

11/27  12/14  01/25   Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug   Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
               2267                                                    AAMC
 -371  -2249     90                                                    AAPL
 3773    462   5544   -121   1540  -3289   1507   2937   6523  -6501   AFSI
-3219  -2889  -1782                                                    ASPS
        3486   2751   2303   6286    196   2379                        BBSI
                                           1887  -2142   6317  -2097   BBSI
                                                                2135   BITA
  150  -1440    -60   7800     60    480   6120   4290   2250   3120   CAMP
  196    500                                                            CHL
         434  -1182    346   -584    738  -1204    -10    402    368    CHL
                                                                        CPA
                      1081   3860  -2050  -4095                        CRAY
-1175    205   5030   3110   6250  -3910  -3905   3765   1255   -565   DXPE
                                                 -3723                 HIMX
-2940    925  -3373                                                    IACI
-1410   -460   3180    415  -1135   1220   4810    380   3414   6066   JAZZ
               3584   -280   3190   1020   1285    610   5965    190    LAD
-2265   -285    225   6870   3255   5685   1395    720  13380   6375   MGAM
-1071   -588   1422   1065   1074    735    792    303   1008  -1026    MWE
-4890    590   2830   2090  -1500  -1340   6200  -1560    125           OCN
                                                         3200   1410    OCN
                                                         2696    360   PGTI
               1527                                                    RESI
                             2743    294   -574  -2436                 VIPS
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
-13222 -1310  22053  24679  25039   -221  16597   3134  46535   9835  Total

Comprehensive Strategy, call options

Selection list

The Yahoo screener was used to find approximately 750 stocks with Price Over $5, the lowest PEG ratios, and LEAPs in the most distant complete series. Price histories were downloaded from Google. Current trends, premium ratios, and merits were calculated:

Company                        Merit  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
PII   Polaris Ind              422    Recreation                   USA/intl
UNP   Union Pacific            326    Railroads                         USA
PETM  PetSmart Inc             300    Retail, Specialty          USA/Canada
AZO   AutoZone Inc             287    Auto Parts                 USA/Mexico
CI    Cigna Corp               282    Healthcare Plans             USA/intl
ACT   Actavis                  265    Drugs                            intl
CMCSA Comcast Corp             260    Utilities, Telecom           USA/intl
MCK   McKesson Corp            239    Drugs                             USA
DFS   Discover Financial       225    Credit Services                   USA
BIIB  Biogen Idec              213    Biotechnology                USA/intl
OCN   Ocwen Financial          205    Banks                        USA/intl
DTV   DIRECTV Inc              182    Utilities, Telecom      USA/LatinAmer
TSM   Taiwan Semiconductor     178 X  Semiconductors                   intl
GILD  Gilead Sciences          169    Biotechnology                    intl
MPC   Marathon Petroleum       161 X  Oil & Gas                         USA
AEGR  Aegerion Pharmaceutical  133    Biotechnology                     USA
GME   Gamestop Corp            132    Electronic Supplies              intl
VRX   Valeant Pharmaceutical   126    Drugs                            intl
CAR   Avis Budget Group        115 X  Rental Services                  intl
QCOR  Questcor Pharma-         101    Biotechnology                     USA

Portfolio

I chose GME for the periodic purchase. I bypassed PII, UNP, PETM, AZO, CI, ACT, CMCS, DFS, and OCN because I already own them; MCK, BIIB, DTV, GILD, MPC, and AEGR because they are in the same groups as stocks I already own; and TSM because it is in a downtrend:

Prime       Hardnose Group       Qty        Start            End of Month  
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
ACT15C95    Drugs                  2  03/27/13    1,910   08/31/13    7,220
AZO14C380   Auto Parts             1  08/27/12    4,049   08/31/13    4,786
CAR15C35    Rental Services        7  05/24/13    3,793   08/31/13    2,100
CI15C60     Healthcare Plans       3  01/25/13    2,317   08/31/13    6,582
CMCSK15C37  Utilities, Telecom     5  12/14/12    2,047   08/31/13    2,900
DFS14C40    Credit Services        5  07/31/12    1,862   08/31/13    3,975
DRI14C52.5  Restaurants            3  10/26/12    1,585   08/31/13      144
GME15C55    Electronic Supplies    5  08/27/13    3,732                    
LYB15C70    Chemicals              3  07/26/13    2,200   08/31/13    2,520
PETM15C70   Retail, Specialty      3  11/27/12    3,550   08/31/13    2,340
PII15C87.5  Recreation             2  02/27/13    2,750   08/31/13    3,580
ROST15C65   Apparel                3  06/27/13    2,488   08/31/13    2,904
UNP14C140   Railroads              2  09/27/12    2,570   08/31/13    6,682

Capital gains

11/27  12/14  01/25   Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug   Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
                                     -10      0   5320      0      0   ACTc
  620  -1500   -320    850    730   1010    654    516   1340  -2314   AZOc
                                                   -13    -70  -1610   CARc
                       -10    573    825    690     60   2067     60    CIc
                -12    415    -50    350    640   -830     90    250 CMCSKc
 -200    250   -760   -175   1840   -455   1450   -285    885  -1075   DFSc
  -97   -885   -303     45    435      0    300   -510   -201   -225   DRIc
                                                                       GMEc
                                                                 320   LYBc
         -10   -750   -720      0   -180    750   -120     30   -210  PETMc
                                            594  -1620  -1566          PHMc
                              -10   -180      0      0   1020      0   PIIc
                                                          215    201  ROSTc
  -90    422    816    -78    442   1430   2190    -40    264  -1302   UNPc
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
  233  -1723  -1329    327   3960   2790   7268   2478   4074  -5905  Total

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

Prime           Description      Qty        Start            End of Month  
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
IYR14C64    US Real Estate ETF     3  10/26/12    1,240   08/31/13      606
IYR15C64    US Real Estate ETF     3  11/27/12    1,825   08/31/13    1,350
IYR15C64    US Real Estate ETF     3  12/14/12    1,490   08/31/13    1,350
IYR15C69    US Real Estate ETF     3  01/25/13    1,225   08/31/13      762
IYR15C68    US Real Estate ETF     3  02/27/13    1,369   08/31/13      852
IYR15C70    US Real Estate ETF     3  03/27/13    1,180   08/31/13      678
IYR15C73    US Real Estate ETF     3  04/26/13    1,195   08/31/13      465
IYR15C73    US Real Estate ETF     3  05/24/13    1,264   08/31/13      465
IYR15C67    US Real Estate ETF     3  06/27/13    1,465   08/31/13      960
IYR15C68    US Real Estate ETF     3  07/26/13    1,450   08/31/13      852
IYR15C63    US Real Estate ETF     3  08/27/13    1,462                    

Capital gains

11/27  12/14  01/25   Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Hold
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 -220   -316   1291    170    590   4259    755  -7927   2519  -6484   IYRc

Easy Strategy

Portfolio

Prime           Description      Qty        Start            End of Month  
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
SPY15C150   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  01/25/13    1,243   08/31/13    2,006
SPY15C155   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  02/27/13    1,037   08/31/13    1,690
SPY15C160   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  03/27/13    1,020   08/31/13    1,372
SPY15C160   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  04/26/13    1,104   08/31/13    1,372
SPY15C165   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  05/24/13    1,282   08/31/13    1,113
SPY15C165   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  06/27/13    1,097   08/31/13    1,113
SPY15C170   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  07/26/13    1,079   08/31/13      878
SPY15C165   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  08/27/13    1,122                    

Capital gains

11/27  12/14  01/25   Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Hold
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
                        67    492    307   1655  -1052   2282  -2069   SPYc