Strong Operating Margins — Fundamentals

  Current Cash Position YTD Return Return Since Inception
Portfolio 5.99% 3.34% 14.85%
S&P 500   5.14% 6.4%
Difference   -1.80% +8.45%

Symbol Entry Date Entry Price Last Price % Profit
AAPL $113.58 $176.19 +55.12%
ARW $83.67 $83.67 0.00%
ASML $115.30 $186.38 +61.65%
CENX $19.64 $21.15 +7.69%
DFS $65.16 $78.94 +21.15%
FCX $12.96 $19.32 +49.07%
HPQ $21.79 $22.88 +5.00%
LEA $122.78 $187.12 +52.40%
PII $84.74 $127.90 +50.93%
ROST $58.92 $80.87 +37.25%

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 Strong Operating Margins. Operating margin, not net, is the one fundamental that shows when day-to-day business is really good.  We screen for companies with strong operating margins. 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.