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2013 December Update


The selection lists were generated before the December 13 market opening. The portfolios and capital gains summaries are current to the end of the month.


Comprehensive Strategy, stocks

Selection list

The Zacks screener was used to find approximately 250 stocks with price at least $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories, adjusted for splits and dividends, were downloaded from Yahoo and current trends were calculated:

Company                        Trend  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals     271    Biotechnology                USA/intl
PGTI  PGT Inc                  246    Building Materials                USA
EADSY European Aeronautic      245    Aerospace & Defense              intl
LCI   Lannett  Co              215    Drugs                             USA
AFSI  AmTrust Financial        208 X  Insurance                    USA/intl
SFUN  SouFun Holdings          199    Information Services            China
AN    AutoNation Inc           192    Autos & Trucks                    USA
TELNY Telenor ASA              185    Utilities, Telecom               intl
AWH   Allied World Assurance   172    Insurance                    USA/intl
MEI   Methode Electronics      170    Electronic Equipment              USA
LAD   Lithia Motors            169    Autos & Trucks                    USA
MPAA  Motorcar Parts           154    Auto Parts                 USA/Canada
MU    Micron Technology        150    Semiconductors                   intl
BCOR  Blucora Inc              149    Information Services         USA/intl
TD    Toronto-Dominion Bank    146    Banks                      NAmer/intl
TSM   Taiwan Semiconductor     142    Semiconductors                   intl
GA    Giant Interactive        141    Software                        China
MITL  Mitel Networks           137    Electronic Equipment       NAmer/intl
SLCA  US Silica                137    Basic Materials                   USA
CPA   Copa Holdings            135    Airlines                    LatinAmer

Portfolio

I sold half of JAZZ to rebalance and raise cash. I sold AFSI because it developed a downtrend.

I chose EADSY for the monthly purchase. JAZZ and PGTI were disqualified because I already own them:

Prime      Hardnose Group        Qty        Start               End        
-----   --------------------   -----  -----------------   -----------------
JAZZ    Biotechnology            250  01/27/12   12,005   12/10/13   29,859
AFSI    Insurance               1210  08/26/11   22,593   12/19/13   34,575

Prime      Hardnose Group        Qty        Start            End of Month  
-----   --------------------   -----  -----------------   -----------------
BBSI    Business Services        350  11/27/12   11,018   12/31/13   32,459
BITA    Information Services    1500  07/26/13   18,445   12/31/13   47,940
CAMP    Electronic Equipment    1500  07/27/12   11,171   12/31/13   41,955
CHL     Utilities, Telecom       350  04/19/05    5,662   12/31/13   18,302
CPA     Airlines                 150  08/27/13   19,904   12/31/13   24,016
DXPE    Industrial Equipment     500  09/27/12   23,802   12/31/13   57,600
EADSY   Aerospace & Defense     1000  12/13/13   18,548                    
JAZZ    Biotechnology            250  01/27/12   12,005   12/31/13   31,640
LAD     Autos & Trucks           500  12/14/12   17,246   12/31/13   34,710
MU      Semiconductors          1000  09/27/13   17,935   12/31/13   21,750
MWE     Oil & Gas                300  12/15/11   16,044   12/31/13   19,839
OCN     Banks                    500  06/27/12    9,230   12/31/13   27,725
PGTI    Building Materials      2000  06/27/13   17,304   12/31/13   20,240
SLCA    Basic Materials          700  11/20/13   22,496   12/31/13   23,877

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec   Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 1540  -3289   1507   2937   6523  -6501   7910   -786   4174 -16015   AFSI
 6286    196   2379                                                    BBSI
               1887  -2142   6317  -2097   1064   5586    438   2877   BBSI
                                    2135   3600  12585  10485    690   BITA
   60    480   6120   4290   2250   3120   3660   1121                 CAMP
                                                  8865   2130   4545   CAMP
 -584    738  -1204    -10    402    368    860  -1543    777   -682    CHL
                                            896   1631    282   1303    CPA
 3860  -2050  -4095                                                    CRAY
 6250  -3910  -3905   3765   1255   -565   5495   6465   3040   8610   DXPE
                     -3723                                             HIMX
                                                 -3983                 IGLD
-1135   1220   4810    380   3414   6066   2140   -615  13090    629   JAZZ
                                                                2410   JAZZ
 3190   1020   1285    610   5965    190   3670  -5055   1615   1670    LAD
 3255   5685   1395    720  13380   6375  -7035  -3060   -264          MGAM
                                                        -2850          MGAM
                                                  -255   3420    650     MU
 1074    735    792    303   1008  -1026   1632    615  -1563   -882    MWE
-1500  -1340   6200  -1560    125                                       OCN
                             3200   1410   2665    230    215   -605    OCN
                             2696    360   -560   1100   -900    240   PGTI
                                                                1381   SLCA
 2743    294   -574  -2436                                             VIPS
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
25039   -221  16597   3134  46535   9835  25997  22901  34090   6821  Total

Comprehensive Strategy, call options

Selection list

The Zacks screener was used to find approximately 750 stocks with price at least $5 and the lowest PEG ratios. Price histories, adjusted for splits and dividends, were downloaded from Yahoo. Current trends, premium ratios, and merits were calculated:

Company                        Merit  Hardnose Group             End Market
-----------------------------  -----  --------------------  ---------------
UNP   Union Pacific            293    Railroads                         USA
HD    The Home Depot           262    Home Furnishings                NAmer
CMCSK Comcast Corp             252    Utilities, Telecom               intl
AZO   AutoZone Inc             243    Auto Parts                 USA/Mexico
UNH   UnitedHealth Group       233    Healthcare Plans                  USA
FDO   Family Dollar            232    Retail, Variety                   USA
MCK   McKesson Corp            224    Drugs                             USA
CI    Cigna Corp               223    Healthcare Plans             USA/intl
LYB   LyondellBasell Ind       218    Chemicals                        intl
JAZZ  Jazz Pharmaceuticals     208    Biotechnology                USA/intl
GNRC  Generac Holdings         194    Machinery                       NAmer
DFS   Discover Financial       188    Financial Services                USA
ASML  ASML Holding             158    Semiconductors                   intl
OCN   Ocwen Financial          157    Banks                        USA/intl
AFSI  AmTrust Financial        156 X  Insurance                    USA/intl
GILD  Gilead Sciences          132    Biotechnology                    intl
MU    Micron Technology        120    Semiconductors                   intl
MPEL  Melco Crown              109    Entertainment                   China
NUS   Nu Skin Enterprises      104    Personal Products          China/intl
YY    YY Inc                    76    Information Services            China

Portfolio

I chose FDO for the monthly purchase. UNP, HD, CMCSK, and AZO were disqualified because I already own them. UNH was disqualified because it is in the same group and end market as a stock I already own:

Prime       Hardnose Group       Qty        Start            End of Month  
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
ACT15C95    Drugs                  2  03/27/13    1,910   12/31/13   13,552
AZO14C380   Auto Parts             1  08/27/12    4,049   12/31/13    9,710
CAR15C35    Rental Services        7  05/24/13    3,793   12/31/13    4,620
CI15C60     Healthcare Plans       3  01/25/13    2,317   12/31/13    6,879
CMCSK15C37  Utilities, Telecom     5  12/14/12    2,047   12/31/13    2,900
DFS14C40    Credit Services        5  07/31/12    1,862   12/31/13    6,900
DRI14C52.5  Restaurants            3  10/26/12    1,585   12/31/13      585
FDO16C65    Retail, Variety        3  12/13/13    2,269                    
GME15C55    Electronic Supplies    5  08/27/13    3,732   12/31/13    2,785
GNRC16C50   Machinery              5  11/20/13    5,107   12/31/13    6,600
HD15C77.5   Home Furnishings       3  09/27/13    2,089   12/31/13    2,760
LYB15C70    Chemicals              3  07/26/13    2,200   12/31/13    3,534
PETM15C70   Retail, Specialty      3  11/27/12    3,550   12/31/13    2,442
PII15C87.5  Recreation             2  02/27/13    2,750   12/31/13    3,580
ROST15C65   Apparel                3  06/27/13    2,488   12/31/13    3,384
STZ15C65    Beverages, Alcoholic   3  10/25/13    2,284   12/31/13    3,180
UNP14C140   Railroads              2  09/27/12    2,570   12/31/13    8,660

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec   Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
         -10      0   5320      0      0      0   2960      0   3372   ACTc
  730   1010    654    516   1340  -2314    168    872   2384   1500   AZOc
                       -13    -70  -1610   -420    840   2100      0   CARc
  573    825    690     60   2067     60    504      0   -207      0    CIc
  -50    350    640   -830     90    250      0      0      0      0 CMCSKc
 1840   -455   1450   -285    885  -1075   2525   -255    610     45   DFSc
  435      0    300   -510   -201   -225    -48    474     60    -45   DRIc
                                           -482   1200  -1615    -50   GMEc
                                                                1493  GNRCc
                                                   101    399    171    HDc
                                     320    180    570   -270    534   LYBc
    0   -180    750   -120     30   -210    810   -360    -57   -291  PETMc
                594  -1620  -1566                                      PHMc
  -10   -180      0      0   1020      0      0      0      0      0   PIIc
                              215    201    537      0   1131  -1188  ROSTc
                                                          806     90   STZc
  442   1430   2190    -40    264  -1302      0      0   1928     50   UNPc
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 3960   2790   7268   2478   4074  -5905   3774   6402   7269   5681  Total

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

Prime           Description      Qty        Start            End of Month  
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
IYR14C64    US Real Estate ETF     3  10/26/12    1,240   12/31/13       66
IYR15C64    US Real Estate ETF     3  11/27/12    1,825   12/31/13      954
IYR15C64    US Real Estate ETF     3  12/14/12    1,490   12/31/13      954
IYR15C69    US Real Estate ETF     3  01/25/13    1,225   12/31/13      411
IYR15C68    US Real Estate ETF     3  02/27/13    1,369   12/31/13      504
IYR15C70    US Real Estate ETF     3  03/27/13    1,180   12/31/13      339
IYR15C73    US Real Estate ETF     3  04/26/13    1,195   12/31/13      318
IYR15C73    US Real Estate ETF     3  05/24/13    1,264   12/31/13      318
IYR15C67    US Real Estate ETF     3  06/27/13    1,465   12/31/13      567
IYR15C68    US Real Estate ETF     3  07/26/13    1,450   12/31/13      504
IYR15C63    US Real Estate ETF     3  08/27/13    1,462   12/31/13    1,107
IYR15C65    US Real Estate ETF     3  09/27/13    1,336   12/31/13      825
IYR15C68    US Real Estate ETF     3  10/25/13    1,330   12/31/13      504
IYR16C65    US Real Estate ETF     3  11/20/13    1,495   12/31/13    1,266
IYR16C63    US Real Estate ETF     3  12/13/13    1,450                    

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec   Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
  590   4259    755  -7927   2519  -6484   1316   3029  -7771  -1900   IYRc

Easy Strategy

Portfolio

Prime           Description      Qty        Start            End of Month  
----------  --------------------  --  -----------------   -----------------
SPY15C150   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  01/25/13    1,243   12/31/13    3,610
SPY15C155   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  02/27/13    1,037   12/31/13    3,132
SPY15C160   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  03/27/13    1,020   12/31/13    2,780
SPY15C160   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  04/26/13    1,104   12/31/13    2,780
SPY15C165   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  05/24/13    1,282   12/31/13    2,390
SPY15C165   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  06/27/13    1,097   12/31/13    2,390
SPY15C170   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  07/26/13    1,079   12/31/13    1,972
SPY15C165   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  08/27/13    1,122   12/31/13    2,390
SPY15C170   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  09/27/13    1,059   12/31/13    1,972
SPY15C180   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  10/25/13      838   12/31/13    1,307
SPY16C180   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  11/20/13    1,577   12/31/13    1,820
SPY16C179   S&P 500 Index ETF      1  12/13/13    1,520                    

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec   Prime
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
  492    307   1655  -1052   2282  -2069   1677   4336   3446   2944   SPYc