Favored Value Plays — Fundamentals

  Current Cash Position YTD Return Return Since Inception
Portfolio 14.61% 5.65% 9.79%
S&P 500   5.14% 6.4%
Difference   +0.51% +3.39%

Symbol Entry Date Entry Price Last Price % Profit
ACN $126.58 $157.96 +24.79%
APD $142.03 $166.75 +17.40%
CTL $17.36 $17.36 0.00%
ENDP $11.67 $8.01 -31.36%
HLF $69.59 $71.15 +2.24%
M $23.75 $25.92 +9.14%
MPC $43.78 $70.78 +61.67%
SLCA $30.75 $35.85 +16.59%
YY $57.76 $131.21 +127.16%

This series is based upon a particular fundamental or fundamentals. Screens in this particular series are much more complex than the Sector and Industries series. Some of the portfolios in this series have more than thirty rules. This model is based on Favorite Value Stocks. We look for companies with a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio who are still in favored with analysts on Wall Street. Normally when a stock declines thereby giving it a low P/E ratio the analysts jump off the bandwagon. Here they continue to like a particular stock even with the low P/E ratio. After our initial screening process we then place the qualifying stocks into our Growth-Quality-Value ranking algorithm to find what we consider to be the top ranked stocks. These stocks are then placed into our technically based momentum algorithmic program which triggers buying and selling points; when a stock’s resistance or support level is broken then a buy (broken-resistance) or sell (broken-support) signal is created and a trade is signaled. We then execute the signaled trade on the first trading day of the week. Occasionally, we will replace “non-active” stocks with the current highest ranked stock using the same method as described above.