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2016 March Update


The selection list was generated before the March 28 market opening. Price histories, adjusted for splits and dividends, were downloaded from Yahoo.


Comprehensive Strategy investments

Selection list

                                    MERIT    PRICE   GROUP AND END MARKET  
ARG    Airgas Inc                   1973    141.86  Chemicals          intl
ARCC   Ares Capital Corp             653     14.48  Investments          US
MCD    McDonald's Corp               630    123.29  Restaurants     US/intl
CCI    Crown Castle                  498     85.58  Util, Telecom    US/Aus
LB     L Brands                      487     85.79  Apparel          US/Can
MO     Altria Group                  454     60.88  Tobacco Prods   US/intl
SPG    Simon Property                441    201.44  Real Estate        intl
CCE    Coca-Cola Enterprises         411     49.59  Beverage, Soft       EU
HD     Home Depot                    402    130.46  Home Furnish        NAm
PM     Philip Morris                 387     97.57  Tobacco Prods      intl
EL     Estee Lauder                  374     93.27  Personal Prods     intl
RAI    Reynolds American             369     49.70  Tobacco Prods        US
LMT    Lockheed Martin               365    218.00  Aerosp & Def    US/intl
TJX    TJX Companies                 347     77.12  Retail,Variety  US/intl
AZO    AutoZone Inc                  344    803.06  Auto Parts       US/Mex
UNH    UnitedHealth Group            339    128.59  HC Plans             US
AGN    Allergen plc                  336 X  279.32  Drugs              intl
NEE    NextEra Energy                334    118.48  Util, Energy     US/Can
KMB    Kimberly-Clark Corp           328    133.55  Personal Prods     intl
COST   Costco Wholesale              324    151.43  Retail,Variety  US/intl

Portfolio

I sold CI because it developed a downtrend. 1200 GMKYY is now 4800 GPAGF.

I chose ARCC for the purchase. The purchase was late because I did not realize March 25 was a market holiday. ARG was disqualified because it is being acquired:

                   GROUP AND END MARKET           START            END     
500 CI            HC Plans        US/intl   03/25/15  64,479  03/04  69,302

                   GROUP AND END MARKET           START        END OF MONTH
150 AGN           Drugs              intl   02/25/15  43,907  03/31  40,204
500 CCI           Util, Telecom    US/Aus   12/15/14  37,778  03/31  43,250
4800 GPAGF        Packaged Goods  US/intl   09/26/14  49,921  03/31  76,662
60 ARCC18C15      Investments          US   03/28/16   4,315  03/31   4,200
20 CCE17C50       Beverage, Soft       EU   04/24/15   5,824  03/31   7,800
20 CMCSA18C55     Entertainment      intl   01/25/16  14,564  03/31  20,000
14 EL17C85        Personal Prods     intl   10/23/15  11,079  03/31  17,920
10 HD18C130       Home Furnish        NAm   02/25/16  13,246  03/31  15,550
10 LB17C93        Apparel          US/Can   09/25/15  10,516  03/31   5,600
4 LMT18C220       Aerosp & Def    US/intl   12/15/15   8,567  03/31   7,800
3 MCD17C90        Restaurants     US/intl   12/15/14   2,320  03/31  10,710
10 NI117C45       Util, Energy         US   01/27/15   3,096  03/31   4,000
28 RAI17C38.75    Tobacco Prods        US   02/25/15   7,075  03/31  34,440
14 STZ17C125      Beverage, Hard     intl   08/25/15  18,611  03/31  43,400
14 TJX17C70       Retail,Variety  US/intl   03/25/15  11,457  03/31  15,820
10 TRV18C115      Insurance       US/intl   11/25/15  10,812  03/31  12,200

Capital gains, investments

Thousands of US$
   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR
                                        50     4    -2    -7    13    24

Capital gains, stocks

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

Capital gains, call options

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

Comprehensive Strategy hedges

Because the January Barometer was negative, all stocks and call options in the Comprehensive Stragegy investments portfolio will be hedged with put options. Hedging will start on April 18 and end on October 10.

Capital gains

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

Irregular Strategy

Buying in the Irregular Strategy has ended.

Capital gains

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

Real Estate Fund Strategy

Portfolio

The purchase of 14 contracts of IYR18C76 for $7,719 is included in the 11/25/15 purchase, which by coincidence was also for $7,719. The purchase was late because I did not realize March 25 was a market holiday.

                      DESCRIPTION                 START        END OF MONTH
14 IYR17C72     iShares US Real Estate      08/25/15   6,375  03/31  10,220
42 IYR17C76     iShares US Real Estate      10/23/15  18,395  03/31  18,900
33 IYR18C72     iShares US Real Estate      02/25/16  17,359  03/31  27,390
14 IYR18C75     iShares US Real Estate      12/15/15   8,237  03/31   9,450
28 IYR18C76     iShares US Real Estate      11/25/15  15,438  03/31  17,360

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR
   -28    -7   -22     9   -15    -8    10    -2     2   -15    -5    35

Easy Strategy

Portfolio

Because the January Barometer was negative, the Easy Strategy portfolio will be sold on April 18 and the proceeds will be reinvested on October 10.

The purchase date was in the wash sale period. Consequently, there was no purchase.

                      DESCRIPTION                 START        END OF MONTH
60 SPY17C205       SPDR S&P 500 ETF         10/09/15  76,855  03/31  66,300
6 SPY18C190        SPDR S&P 500 ETF         01/25/16  11,233  03/31  15,960
6 SPY18C194        SPDR S&P 500 ETF         02/25/16  10,993  03/31  14,256
8 SPY18C210        SPDR S&P 500 ETF         11/25/15  14,939  03/31  11,704

Capital gains

Thousands of US$
   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC   JAN   FEB   MAR
     1                                  18     3   -22   -39    -1    35