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2014 December Update


The selection lists were generated before the December 15 market opening. Price histories, adjusted for splits and dividends, were downloaded from Yahoo.


Yahoo has reclassified Comcast Corp. Consequently, I moved it from the "Util, Telecom" group to the Entertainment group.

Comprehensive Strategy, call options

Selection list

            Stock                   Merit   Price    Group and End Market  
----------------------------------  -----  -------  -----------------------
AVNR   Avanir Pharmaceuticals      2263      16.95  Drugs                US
FDO    Family Dollar Stores         543      79.25  Retail,Variety       US
MCD    McDonald's Corp              540      90.62  Restaurants     US/intl
LB     L Brands                     392      83.39  Apparel          US/Can
NI     NiSource Inc                 378      39.97  Util, Energy         US
CCI    Crown Castle                 375      75.85  Util, Telecom    US/Aus
RAI    Reynolds American            339      64.27  Tobacco Prods        US
AXP    American Express             330      91.00  Credit Servs    US/intl
MO     Atria Group                  316      49.65  Tobacco Prods        US
MWE    MarkWest Energy              314 X    61.80  Oil & Gas            US
ROST   Ross Stores                  304      90.58  Apparel              US
HD     Home Depot                   304      99.78  Home Furnish        NAm
UNP    Union Pacific                295     112.55  Railroads            US
EL     Estee Lauder                 295      73.03  Personal Prods     intl
DRI    Darden Restaurants           294      57.38  Restaurants      US/Can
DTV    DIRECTV                      290      83.47  Util, Telecom    US/LAm
TJX    TJX Companies                283      65.61  Retail,Variety  US/intl
ACT    Actavis plc                  282     259.00  Drugs              intl
EQR    Equity Residential           282      71.08  Real Estate          US
AMT    American Tower               278      98.58  Real Estate        intl

Portfolio

I sold LYB15C70 because LYB developed a downtrend.

I chose MCD for the purchase. AVNR and FDO were disqualified because they were being acquired.

Option       Group and End Market     Qty       Start            End       
----------  -----------------------  ----  ---------------  ---------------
LYB15C70    Chemicals          intl    3   07/26/13  2,200  12/10/14  2,123

Option       Group and End Market     Qty       Start        End of Month  
----------  -----------------------  ----  ---------------  ---------------
ACT15C95    Drugs              intl    2   03/27/13  1,910  12/31/14 32,720
CI15C60     HC Plans        US/intl    3   01/25/13  2,317  12/31/14 13,125
CMCSK15C37  Entertainment      intl    5   12/14/12  2,047  12/31/14 10,050
DFS16C60    Credit Servs         US    3   03/27/14  1,918  12/31/14  2,850
GCI16C32    Publishing      US/intl   10   10/27/14  3,056  12/31/14  3,000
HD15C77.5   Home Furnish        NAm    3   09/27/13  2,089  12/31/14  7,980
HD16C92.5   Home Furnish        NAm    3   08/27/14  1,984  12/31/14  4,935
LUV16C35    Airlines             US   10   09/26/14  3,826  12/31/14 10,100
MCD17C90    Restaurants     US/intl    3   12/15/14  2,320  12/31/14  3,054
PII15C87.5  Recreation      US/intl    2   02/27/13  2,750  12/31/14 12,780
PII16C130   Recreation      US/intl    2   06/27/14  3,426  12/31/14  5,560
PKG16C72.5  Packaging        NAm/EU    3   02/27/14  2,452  12/31/14  2,850
PPC16C22.5  Meat Prods      US/intl   10   04/25/14  4,756  12/31/14 12,500
ROST15C65   Apparel              US    3   06/27/13  2,488  12/31/14  8,640
STZ15C65    Beverage, Hard  US/intl    3   10/25/13  2,284  12/31/14 10,050
UNP16C87.5  Railroads            US    2   01/27/14  1,639  12/31/14  6,760
UNP16C105   Railroads            US    3   07/25/14  2,335  12/31/14  5,880
YHOO17C55   Info Servs         intl    5   11/20/14  4,517  12/31/14  3,890

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec  Option
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 9239  13622   8145   8743   4505  19637  -5040   3324  18938   6812  Total

Comprehensive Strategy, stocks

Selection list

            Stock                   Trend   Price    Group and End Market  
----------------------------------  -----  -------  -----------------------
LB     L Brands                     297      83.39  Apparel          US/Can
EPD    Enterprise Products          258 X    33.18  Oil & Gas       US/intl
ACT    Actavis plc                  257     259.00  Drugs              intl
MWE    MarkWest Energy              256 X    61.80  Oil & Gas            US
MCD    McDonald's Corp              243      90.62  Restaurants     US/intl
AXP    American Express             233      91.00  Credit Servs    US/intl
PRGO   Perrigo Co                   220     154.31  Drugs              intl
BIIB   Biogen Idec                  220     344.49  Biotechnology   US/intl
NRF    NorthStar Realty Finance     218      17.34  Real Estate          US
ROST   Ross Stores                  218      90.58  Apparel              US
VFC    VF Corp                      218      72.68  Apparel           US/EU
REGN   Regeneron Pharmaceutical     217     416.44  Biotechnology   US/intl
CCI    Crown Castle                 213      75.85  Util, Telecom    US/Aus
CI     Cigna Corp                   210     101.73  HC Plans        US/intl
CERN   Cerner Corp                  210      61.44  Info Servs         intl
UNP    Union Pacific                21O     112.55  Railroads            US
EL     Estee Lauder                 209      73.03  Personal Prods     intl
CCE    Coca-Cola Enterprises        208      43.17  Beverage, Soft       EU
TJX    TJX Companies                205      65.61  Retail,Variety  US/intl
GILD   Gilead Sciences              197     104.13  Biotechnology      intl

Portfolio

I chose CCI for the purchase. I think Yahoo misclassified CCI, but I did not override. Every stock above CCI was disqualified because it was already an investment or was in the same group and end market as an investment:

Stock        Group and End Market     Qty       Start        End of Month  
----------  -----------------------  ----  ---------------  ---------------
AER         Rental Servs     US/Rus   700  11/20/14 30,276  12/31/14 27,174
AWH         Insurance            US   600  03/27/14 20,356  12/31/14 22,752
CCI         Util, Telecom    US/Aus   500  12/15/14 37,778  12/31/14 39,350
GILD        Biotechnology      intl   300  04/25/14 22,206  12/31/14 28,278
GMK         Packaged Goods  US/intl   500  05/27/14 20,416  12/31/14 20,810
GMK         Packaged Goods  US/intl   700  09/26/14 29,505  12/31/14 29,134
HII         Aerosp & Def         US   300  10/27/14 29,408  12/31/14 33,738
MPAA        Auto Parts       US/Can   700  02/27/14 17,135  12/31/14 21,763
MPAA        Auto Parts       US/Can  1000  08/27/14 30,055  12/31/14 31,090
MU          Semiconductors     intl  1000  09/27/13 17,935  12/31/14 35,010
MWE         Oil & Gas            US   300  12/15/11 16,044  12/31/14 20,157

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec   Stock
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
14085  -6951  -8385  10368 -10014  18864 -19787   5511   9244 -12437  Total

Comprehensive Strategy, hedges

This month was not within a January Barometer defensive period, so there is no selection list or portfolio. The capital gains summary is:

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec  Option
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
       -1322 -19916 -14468   1541  -3303  28221  16843                Total

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

Option            Description         Qty       Start             End      
----------  -----------------------  ----  ---------------  ---------------
IYR15C64       US Real Estate ETF      3   11/27/12  1,825                 
IYR15C64       US Real Estate ETF      3   12/14/12  1,490                 
IYR15C69       US Real Estate ETF      3   01/25/13  1,225                 
IYR15C68       US Real Estate ETF      3   02/27/13  1,369                 
IYR15C70       US Real Estate ETF      3   03/27/13  1,180                 
IYR15C73       US Real Estate ETF      3   04/26/13  1,195                 
IYR15C73       US Real Estate ETF      3   05/24/13  1,264                 
IYR15C67       US Real Estate ETF      3   06/27/13  1,465                 
IYR15C68       US Real Estate ETF      3   07/26/13  1,450                 
IYR15C63       US Real Estate ETF      3   08/27/13  1,462                 
IYR15C65       US Real Estate ETF      3   09/27/13  1,336                 
IYR15C68       US Real Estate ETF      3   10/25/13  1,330                 
IYR16C65       US Real Estate ETF      3   11/20/13  1,495                 
IYR16C63       US Real Estate ETF      3   12/13/13  1,450                 
IYR16C65       US Real Estate ETF      3   01/27/14  1,294                 
IYR16C69       US Real Estate ETF      3   02/27/14  1,270                 
IYR16C67       US Real Estate ETF      3   03/27/14  1,288                 
IYR16C70       US Real Estate ETF      3   04/25/14  1,180                 
IYR16C72       US Real Estate ETF      3   05/27/14  1,060                 
IYR16C72       US Real Estate ETF      5   06/27/14  1,882                 
IYR16C73       US Real Estate ETF      5   07/25/14  1,912                 
IYR16C74       US Real Estate ETF      5   08/27/14  1,897                 
IYR16C70       US Real Estate ETF      5   09/26/14  1,887                 
IYR16C74       US Real Estate ETF      5   10/27/14  1,902                 
IYR17C75       US Real Estate ETF      5   11/20/14  2,417                 
IYR17C76       US Real Estate ETF      5   12/15/14  3,162                 

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec  Option
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
 -778   3215   3885   1785   2935   7015 -20148  25019  11859   9253    IYR

Easy Strategy

Portfolio

Option            Description         Qty       Start             End      
----------  -----------------------  ----  ---------------  ---------------
SPY16C200      S&P 500 Index ETF       31  10/27/14 33,853                 
SPY17C210      S&P 500 Index ETF        2  11/20/14  3,248                 
SPY17C200      S&P 500 Index ETF        2  12/15/14  3,858                 

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec  Option
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
  674    -89                                      8617   9215   1698    SPY

Irregular Strategy

Selection list

                 Fund                         Merit   Price    Asset Class
-------------------------------------------  ------  -------  ------------
JNK    SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond          713      37.63          Bond
HYG    iShares iBoxx High Yield Bond          650      87.25          Bond
IEF    iShares 7-10 Yr Treasury bond          494     107.01          Bond
TLT    iShares 20+ Yr Treasury bond           173     126.30          Bond
FXE    CurrencyShares Euro                    133 X   122.63      Currency
JDST   Direxion 3xBear Junior Gold Miners       9      19.16      Precious

Portfolio

There was no purchase. HYG and IEF were already investments, JNK is too similar to HYG, and the others did not have merits higher than the median in the Comprehensive Strategy call option selection list.

Option            Asset Class         Qty       Start        End of Month  
----------  -----------------------  ----  ---------------  ---------------
HYG16C92              Bonds           100  08/07/14 16,386  12/31/14  9,800
IEF16C105             Bonds           100  08/07/14 15,461  12/31/14 23,500

Capital gains

 Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov    Dec  Option
-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
                                    4653 -15500  12500  -1500   1300  Total