Saturday, October 31, 2009

Returns -- Through October 2009

This report presents the Covered Calls Advisor Portfolio (CCAP) performance results through October 2009.

1. Month of October 2009 Result:

The Covered Calls Advisor Portfolio decreased by 1.66% for the month of October 2009. In comparison, the benchmark Russell 3000 index (IWV) decreased by 2.60% for the month.

2. Year-to-Date Through October 2009 Results:

The 2009 Year-to-Date results are as follows:

CCAP Absolute Return (Jan 1st through October 31, 2009) = +31.15%
= ($261,949.96 - $199,733.10)/$199,733.10

Benchmark Russell 3000(IWV) Absolute Return (Jan 1st through October 31,2009) = +16.12%
= ($60.38 - $52.00)/$52.00

For the first ten months of 2009, the table below shows that CCAP has outperformed the Russell 3000 benchmark by 15.03 percentage points (31.15% - 16.12%):

"Stick with Covered Calls"!

3. Prior Years Results:

The Covered Calls Advisor Portfolio (CCAP) was begun in September, 2007. The annualized returns achieved for 2007 and 2008 compared with the Russell 3000 benchmark results were as follows:

Note: This Covered Calls Advisor uses a bottom-line performance measure to determine overall portfolio investment performance results -- it is called 'Total Account Value Return Percent'. A simple example demonstrates how it is calculated:
If the total CCAP portfolio value was $100,000 at the beginning of the calendar year and $110,000 at the end of that year (and with no deposits or withdrawals having been made), then the 'Total Account Value Return Percent' would be +10.0% [($110,000-$100,000)/$100,000]*100.

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