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2015 October Update


All hedges were closed and the Easy Strategy was restored this month. Price histories, adjusted for splits and dividends, were downloaded from Yahoo.


Comprehensive Strategy investments

Selection list

The selection list was generated before the October 23 market opening:

                                    MERIT    PRICE   GROUP AND END MARKET  
MCD    McDonald's Corp               714    110.87  Restaurants     US/intl
CCI    Crown Castle                  612     86.79  Util, Telecom    US/Aus
LB     L Brands                      595     96.76  Apparel          US/Can
SPG    Simon Property                571    204.83  Real Estate        intl
MO     Altria Group                  569     61.40  Tobacco Prods   US/intl
RAI    Reynolds American             551     48.88  Tobacco Prods        US
AXP    American Express              515 X   72.50  Credit Servs    US/intl
HD     Home Depot                    483    124.36  Home Furnish        NAm
TJX    TJX Companies                 454     73.90  Retail,Variety  US/intl
EL     Estee Lauder                  446     84.59  Personal Prods     intl
CCE    Coca-Cola Enterprises         444     51.31  Beverage, Soft       EU
NI     NiSource Inc                  442     19.75  Util, Energy         US
LMT    Lockheed Martin               427    216.51  Aerosp & Def    US/intl
STZ    Constellation Brands          422    137.81  Beverage, Hard     intl
VFC    VF Corp                       409     73.21  Apparel           US/EU
COST   Costco Wholesale              396    158.15  Retail,Variety  US/intl
EQR    Equity Residential            396     79.72  Real Estate          US
CMCSA  Comcast Corp                  381     61.70  Entertainment      intl
DRI    Darden Restaurants            379     64.09  Restaurants      US/Can
NKE    Nike Inc                      374    132.41  Apparel            intl

Portfolio

Investment purchases are now confined to call options. The portfolios for call options and stocks have been transferred to the portfolio for investments.

I chose EL for the purchase. Stocks higher in the list were disqualified because they were already an investment, were in the Realty group, were in the same group and end market as an investment, or were more than halfway towards a trend reversal. EL17C92.5 was sold on 9/4/2015, which is outside the wash sale period:

             GROUP AND END MARKET     QTY       START        END OF MONTH  
AGN         Drugs              intl   150  02/25/15 43,907  10/31/15 46,270
CCI         Util, Telecom    US/Aus   500  12/15/14 37,778  10/31/15 42,730
CI          HC Plans        US/intl   500  03/25/15 64,479  10/31/15 67,020
GILD        Biotechnology      intl   300  04/25/14 22,206  10/31/15 32,439
GMKYY       Packaged Goods  US/intl  1200  09/26/14 49,921  10/31/15 74,316
CCE17C50    Beverage, Soft       EU    20  04/24/15  5,824  10/31/15  9,400
EL17C85     Personal Prods     intl    14  10/23/15 11,079  10/31/15 10,640
HD16C92.5   Home Furnish        NAm     3  08/27/14  1,984  10/31/15  9,480
LB17C93     Apparel          US/Can    10  09/25/15 10,516  10/31/15 11,600
MCD17C90    Restaurants     US/intl     3  12/15/14  2,320  10/31/15  7,185
NI117C45    Util, Energy         US    10  01/27/15  3,096  10/31/15  1,950
RAI17C38.75 Tobacco Prods        US    28  02/25/15  7,075  10/31/15 28,560
STZ17C125   Beverage, Hard     intl    14  08/25/15 18,611  10/31/15 27,720
TJX17C70    Retail,Variety  US/intl    14  03/25/15 11,457  10/31/15 12,180

Capital gains, investments

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
                                                                      50

Capital gains, stocks

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
     9   -12    -6    24    -4   -11    16     6    -4    -8   -13      

Capital gains, call options

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
    19     7    -5     6   -11   -14     4    -7    12    -6    -2      

Comprehensive Strategy hedges

Selection list

No hedges are added in October. All hedges are closed in October.

Portfolio

All puts were sold. ZU (zulily Inc) was sold as QVCA+$ (Liberty Interactive):

             GROUP AND END MARKET     QTY       START             END      
AVP16P8     Personal Prods     intl   100  04/17/15 12,687  10/09/15 37,712
COh16P40    Apparel         US/intl    20  04/17/15  6,524  10/09/15 18,536
FCX16P20    Basic Matls        intl    40  04/17/15  9,959  10/09/15 28,000
GNW16P8     Insurance       US/intl   140  04/17/15 18,185  10/09/15 37,161
HAL16P47    Oil & Gas          intl    20  04/17/15  9,064  10/09/15 14,876
JIVE16P5    Software           intl   200  04/17/15 17,165  10/09/15  7,834
NSR16P27    Util, Telecom      intl    40  04/17/15 15,239  10/09/15  7,160
P16P15      Entertainment        US    60  04/17/15 11,455  10/09/15  5,224
SINA16P35   Internet Servs      Chn    30  04/17/15 11,932  10/09/15  3,808
SODA16P20   Beverage, Soft     intl    40  04/17/15 12,186  10/09/15 16,120
SSYS16P30   Computers          intl    30  07/06/15  9,572  10/09/15  9,118
TDC16P42.5  Electron Eqpt   US/intl    20  04/17/15  7,224  10/09/15 26,276
YELP16P25   Info Servs           US    40  08/06/15 13,070  10/09/15 13,200
ZU16P14     Retail,Variety  US/intl    60  04/17/15 16,075  10/09/15    282

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
                                 -24    15     5    47    73    29   -90

Irregular Strategy

Selection list

Buying in the Irregular Strategy has ended.

Portfolio

                  ASSET CLASS         QTY       START        END OF MONTH  
IEF16C105             Bonds           100  08/07/14 15,461  10/31/15 23,500

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
    -2     1    27   -18     1     0    -9   -12     3     1     2    -4

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

The $20,348 proceeds from the sales on September 4 were reinvested on October 23:

                  DESCRIPTION         QTY       START        END OF MONTH  
IYR16C63       US Real Estate ETF       3  12/13/13  1,450  10/31/15  3,825
IYR16C65       US Real Estate ETF       6  01/27/14  2,790  10/31/15  6,480
IYR16C67       US Real Estate ETF       3  03/27/14  1,288  10/31/15  2,610
IYR16C69       US Real Estate ETF       3  02/27/14  1,270  10/31/15  2,070
IYR16C70       US Real Estate ETF       8  09/26/14  3,067  10/31/15  4,800
IYR17C72       US Real Estate ETF      14  08/25/15  6,375  10/31/15  8,680
IYR17C76       US Real Estate ETF      42  10/23/15 18,395  10/31/15 17,220

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
    12     9    22   -29     3   -28    -7   -22     9   -15    -8    10

Easy Strategy

Portfolio

The $72,685 proceeds from the sales on April 17 were reinvested on October 9.

                  DESCRIPTION         QTY       START        END OF MONTH  
SPY17C205      S&P 500 Index ETF       60  10/09/15 76,855  10/31/15 95,040

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT
     9     2   -16    21   -12     1                                  18