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2015 December Update


Invesment purchases in December are earlier than in other months. Price histories, adjusted for splits and dividends, were downloaded from Yahoo.


Comprehensive Strategy investments

Selection list

The selection list was generated before the December 15 market opening:

                                    MERIT    PRICE   GROUP AND END MARKET  
MCD    McDonald's Corp               516    116.26  Restaurants     US/intl
ARG    Airgas Inc                    449    136.28  Chemicals          intl
LB     L Brands                      408     97.21  Apparel          US/Can
CCI    Crown Castle                  404     85.20  Util, Telecom    US/Aus
SPG    Simon Property                398    185.97  Real Estate        intl
MO     Altria Group                  380     57.52  Tobacco Prods   US/intl
CCE    Coca-Cola Enterprises         351     49.73  Beverage, Soft       EU
RAI    Reynolds American             347     45.04  Tobacco Prods        US
HD     Home Depot                    340    132.01  Home Furnish        NAm
AGN    Allergen plc                  305    303.02  Drugs              intl
ABC    AmerisourceBergen Corp        305    102.53  Drugs           US/intl
EL     Estee Lauder                  304     85.55  Personal Prods     intl
LMT    Lockheed Martin               296    216.58  Aerosp & Def    US/intl
STZ    Constellation Brands          294    137.69  Beverage, Hard     intl
VFC    VF Corp                       290 X   62.43  Apparel           US/EU
CI     Cigna Corp                    289 X  140.69  HC Plans        US/intl
TJX    TJX Companies                 288     70.93  Retail,Variety  US/intl
AZO    AutoZone Inc                  284    760.50  Auto Parts       US/Mex
UNH    UnitedHealth Group            280    115.85  HC Plans             US
CMCSA  Comcast Corp                  269     57.37  Entertainment      intl

Portfolio

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

I chose LMT for the purchase. Every stock higher in the list was disqualified because it was already an investment (MCD, LB, CCI, CCE, RAI, HD, AGN, and EL), was being merged (ARG), was in the Real Estate group (SPG), or was in the same group and end market as an existing investment (MO, ABC):

               GROUP AND END MARKET    QTY        START        END OF MONTH
AGN          Drugs              intl   150  02/25/15  43,907  12/31  46,875
CCI          Util, Telecom    US/Aus   500  12/15/14  37,778  12/31  43,225
CI           HC Plans        US/intl   500  03/25/15  64,479  12/31  73,165
GILD         Biotechnology      intl   300  04/25/14  22,206  12/31  30,357
GMKYY        Packaged Goods  US/intl  1200  09/26/14  49,921  12/31  66,840
CCE17C50     Beverage, Soft       EU    20  04/24/15   5,824  12/31   8,000
EL17C85      Personal Prods     intl    14  10/23/15  11,079  12/31  14,280
HD16C92.5    Home Furnish        NAm     3  08/27/14   1,984  12/31  11,850
LB17C93      Apparel          US/Can    10  09/25/15  10,516  12/31  11,500
LMT18C220    Aerosp & Def    US/intl     4  12/15/15   8,567  12/31   8,200
MCD17C90     Restaurants     US/intl     3  12/15/14   2,320  12/31   8,805
NI117C45     Util, Energy         US    10  01/27/15   3,096  12/31   1,700
RAI17C38.75  Tobacco Prods        US    28  02/25/15   7,075  12/31  23,520
STZ17C125    Beverage, Hard     intl    14  08/25/15  18,611  12/31  34,160
TJX17C70     Retail,Variety  US/intl    14  03/25/15  11,457  12/31  10,780
TRV18C115    Insurance       US/intl    10  11/25/15  10,812  12/31  10,100

Capital gains, investments

Thousands of US$
   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC
                                                          50     4    -2

Capital gains, stocks

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

Capital gains, call options

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

Comprehensive Strategy hedges

There will be no hedges until we enter a January Barometer defensive period.

Capital gains

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

Irregular Strategy

Buying in the Irregular Strategy has ended.

Portfolio

 
                  DESCRIPTION          QTY        START        END OF MONTH
IEF16C105    7-10 Year Treasury        100  08/07/14  15,461  12/31   8,000

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC
    27   -18     1     0    -9   -12     3     1     2    -4    -9    -7

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

                  DESCRIPTION          QTY        START        END OF MONTH
IYR16C63     iShares US Real Estate      3  12/13/13   1,450  12/31   3,735
IYR16C65     iShares US Real Estate      6  01/27/14   2,790  12/31   6,300
IYR16C67     iShares US Real Estate      3  03/27/14   1,288  12/31   2,580
IYR16C69     iShares US Real Estate      3  02/27/14   1,270  12/31   2,052
IYR16C70     iShares US Real Estate      8  09/26/14   3,067  12/31   4,440
IYR17C72     iShares US Real Estate     14  08/25/15   6,375  12/31   8,820
IYR17C76     iShares US Real Estate     42  10/23/15  18,395  12/31  16,380
IYR18C75     iShares US Real Estate     14  12/15/15   8,237  12/31   9,044
IYR18C76     iShares US Real Estate     14  11/25/15   7,719  12/31   7,700

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC
    22   -29     3   -28    -7   -22     9   -15    -8    10    -2     2

Easy Strategy

Portfolio

                  DESCRIPTION          QTY        START        END OF MONTH
SPY17C205    SPDR S&P 500 ETF           60  10/09/15  76,855  12/31  76,800
SPY18C210    SPDR S&P 500 ETF            8  11/25/15  14,939  12/31  13,400

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC
   -16    21   -12     1                                  18     3   -22