Form N-Q/A ALPINE EQUITY TRUST

[Amend] Quarterly Schedule of Portfolio Holdings of Registered Management Investment Company

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  • Accession No.: 0000894189-06-000874 Act: 40 File No.: 811-05684 Film No.: 06732852
  • CIK: 0000842436
  • Submitted: 2006-04-03
  • Period of Report: 2006-01-31

AMENDED QUARTERLY NOTICE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS HTML

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2006



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


 
FORM N-Q
 
 
QUARTERLY SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS OF REGISTERED MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANY
 



Investment Company Act file number 811-05684



Alpine Equity Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)



615 East Michigan Street
3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)



Samuel A. Lieber
Alpine Woods Capital Investors, LLC
2500 Westchester Avenue, Suite 215
Purchase, NY 10577 
(Name and address of agent for service)



1-888-785-5578
Registrant's telephone number, including area code



Date of fiscal year end: October 31, 2006


 
Date of reporting period: January 31, 2006




Item 1. Schedule of Investments.


Alpine US Real Estate Equity Fund
   
Schedule of Investments
   
January 31, 2006 (Unaudited)
   
           
 
Shares
     
Value
Real Estate Invesments Trusts - 19.1%
     
Lodging - 11.3%
       
 
1,289,500
 
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
$
16,763,500
     
(Cost - $13,147,180, Acquired - Various Dates) (c)
   
 
825,000
 
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
 
10,725,000
 
1,011,600
 
Highland Hospitality Corporation
 
12,199,896
 
87,700
 
MeriStar Hospitality Corporation (a)
 
899,802
 
612,000
 
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
 
18,054,000
         
58,642,198
Mortgage & Finance - 3.8%
       
 
737,300
 
Deerfield Triarc Capital Corp.
 
9,688,122
 
259,800
 
Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc.
 
2,270,652
 
568,000
 
MortgageIT Holdings Inc.
 
7,639,600
         
19,598,374
Retail - 4.0%
         
 
63,000
 
Alexander's, Inc. (a)
 
15,551,550
 
125,900
 
The Mills Corp.
 
5,218,555
     
Total Real Estate Invesments Trusts
$
20,770,105
Common Stocks - 92.5%
       
Diversified - 3.3%
       
 
1,026,000
 
Cendant Corporation
$
17,175,240
Homebuilders - 62.5%
       
 
253,966
 
Brookfield Homes Corporation
 
13,117,344
 
373,328
 
Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. (a)
 
4,102,875
 
402,666
 
D.R. Horton, Inc.
 
15,027,495
 
984,000
 
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (a)
 
11,709,600
 
670,100
 
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. - Class A (a)
 
32,446,242
 
440,000
 
KB HOME
 
33,528,000
 
600,800
 
Lennar Corporation - Class A
 
37,586,048
 
27,700
 
Levitt Corporation
 
676,434
 
431,333
 
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.
 
27,368,079
 
290,200
 
Meritage Homes Corporation (a)
 
17,557,100
 
245,200
 
Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.
 
4,219,892
 
44,000
 
Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. (a)
 
932,800
 
800,000
 
Pulte Homes, Inc.
 
31,920,000
 
900,000
 
Standard-Pacific Corp.
 
35,010,000
 
1,326,075
 
Technical Olympic USA, Inc.
 
30,101,902
 
799,600
 
Toll Brothers, Inc. (a)
 
27,186,400
 
71,200
 
WCI Communities, Inc. (a)
 
1,960,848
         
324,451,059
Lodging - 20.8%
       
 
36,762
 
Gaylord Entertainment Company (a)
 
1,580,766
 
525,675
 
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (a)
 
5,451,250
 
1,454,200
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation
 
36,253,206
 
1,516,360
 
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (a)
 
6,520,348
 
805,300
 
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. - Class A (b)
 
25,995,084
 
520,200
 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
 
31,633,362
         
134,922,516
Real Estate Operating Companies - 0.1%
     
 
108,100
 
Wellsford Real Properties, Inc. (a)
 
610,765
Retirement Community - 3.4%
       
 
490,000
 
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (a)
 
17,811,500
Transportation & Real Estate - 2.5%
       
 
267,500
 
Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.
 
13,048,650
     
Total Common Stocks
$
508,019,730
Short-Term Investments - 0.0%
       
 
12
 
Fidelity Institutional Government Portfolio
$
12
     
Total Short-Term Investments
 
12
     
Total Investments (Cost $507,593,770) - 111.6%
 
579,541,919
     
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (11.6)%
 
(60,194,143)
     
TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.0%
$
519,347,776
           
           
           
(a)
Non-income producing securities
   
(b)
Foreign security which trades on U.S. exchange
   
(c)
Restricted under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. These securities may be resold in transactions from registration,
   
 
normally to qualified institutional buyers. These securities have been determined to be liquid under guidelines established
   
 
by the Board of Trustees.
   
       
       
 
 

 
Alpine Realty Income & Growth Fund
   
Schedule of Investments (Unaudited)
   
January 31, 2006
   
           
 
Shares/Par Value
     
Value
REIT Stocks- 80.8%
       
Apartments - 9.2%
       
 
136,900
 
Apartment Investment & Management Company - Class A
 
5,820,988
 
227,500
 
Archstone-Smith Trust
 
10,660,650
 
218,000
 
BRE Properties, Inc.
 
10,878,200
 
253,700
 
Equity Residential
 
10,759,417
 
69,000
 
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
 
6,857,220
 
106,900
 
Home Properties, Inc.
 
4,903,503
 
631,000
 
United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.
 
16,033,710
         
65,913,688
Diversified - 3.9%
       
 
315,900
 
Vornado Realty Trust
 
27,906,606
Health Care - 4.7%
       
 
153,300
 
Health Care REIT, Inc.
 
5,701,227
 
511,000
 
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
 
6,699,210
 
241,300
 
Senior Housing Properties Trust
 
4,326,509
 
711,300
 
Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust
 
8,011,921
 
80,700
 
Universal Health Realty Income Trust
 
2,817,237
 
215,500
 
Ventas, Inc.
 
6,594,300
         
34,150,404
Lodging - 12.0%
       
 
1,494,600
 
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
 
19,429,800
 
732,800
 
FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc.
 
14,553,408
 
96,350
 
Hospitality Properties Trust
 
4,130,525
 
865,500
 
Host Marriott Corporation
 
17,266,725
 
432,800
 
Innkeepers USA Trust
 
7,686,528
 
276,100
 
Strategic Hotel Capital, Inc.
 
5,908,540
 
606,600
 
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
 
17,894,700
         
86,870,226
Mortgage & Finance - 4.1%
       
 
627,600
 
iStar Financial Inc.
 
22,524,564
 
102,100
 
KKR Financial Corp.
 
2,286,019
 
109,500
 
Newcastle Investment Corporation
 
2,978,400
 
102,900
 
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
 
1,128,813
         
28,917,796
Net Lease - 2.4%
       
 
392,800
 
Entertainment Properties Trust
 
17,071,088
Office - Industrial Buildings - 19.9%
       
 
263,300
 
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
 
23,236,225
 
255,000
 
AMB Property Corporation
 
13,311,000
 
341,500
 
Boston Properties, Inc.
 
26,725,790
 
355,516
 
Brandywine Realty Trust
 
11,180,978
 
475,883
 
Equity Office Properties Trust
 
15,142,597
 
46,600
 
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
 
2,083,952
 
303,200
 
Maguire Properties, Inc.
 
10,248,160
 
364,800
 
ProLogis
 
18,685,056
 
554,500
 
Reckson Associates Realty Corporation
 
22,141,185
         
142,754,943
Retail Centers - 24.6%
       
 
415,900
 
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
 
17,600,888
 
476,726
 
Developers Diversified Realty Corporation
 
23,483,523
 
526,700
 
General Growth Properties, Inc.
 
27,177,720
 
57,700
 
Glimcher Realty Trust
 
1,577,518
 
414,000
 
Kimco Realty Corporation
 
14,527,260
 
155,100
 
Kite Realty Group Trust
 
2,445,927
 
220,400
 
Ramco-Gershenson Properties
 
6,210,872
 
398,200
 
Simon Property Group, Inc.
 
32,986,888
 
305,500
 
The Macerich Company
 
22,170,135
 
544,100
 
The Mills Corp.
 
22,552,945
 
164,500
 
Taubman Centers, Inc.
 
6,176,975
         
176,910,651
     
Total REIT Stocks
 
580,495,402
Common Stocks - 11.9%
       
Diversified - 0.5%
       
 
205,400
 
Cendant Corporation
 
3,438,396
Homebuilders - 3.2%
       
 
86,500
 
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. - Class A (a)
 
4,188,330
 
55,600
 
KB HOME
 
4,236,720
 
165,400
 
Standard-Pacific Corp.
 
6,434,060
 
124,700
 
Technical Olympic USA, Inc.
 
2,830,690
 
151,140
 
Toll Brothers, Inc. (a)
 
5,138,760
         
22,828,560
Lodging - 8.2%
       
 
46,500
 
Four Seasons Hotels, Inc.
 
2,679,330
 
441,300
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation
 
11,001,609
 
145,900
 
Marriott International, Inc. - Class A
 
9,722,776
 
586,800
 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
 
35,683,308
         
59,087,023
     
Total Common Stocks
 
85,353,979
Preferred Stocks - 3.7%
       
Apartments - 0.1%
       
 
37,700
 
Apartment Investment & Management Co.
 
947,024
Health Care - 0.1%
       
 
38,400
 
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
 
996,096
Lodging - 2.1%
       
 
317,600
 
FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. Series A, 7.800%
 
7,765,320
 
170,800
 
FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. Series C, 8.000%
 
4,244,380
 
81,600
 
La Quinta Corp. Series A, 9.000% (a)
 
2,062,440
 
27,300
 
Winston Hotels, Inc.
 
675,675
         
14,747,815
Mortgage & Finance - 0.3%
       
 
29,700
 
Anthracite Capital, Inc. Series C,9.375%
 
766,854
 
61,500
 
Novastar Financial, Inc. Series C, 8.900%
 
1,479,075
         
2,245,929
Office - Industrial Buildings - 1.1%
       
 
36,700
 
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Series A, 8.500%
 
942,089
 
310,700
 
Prime Group Realty Trust
 
6,617,910
         
7,559,999
     
Total Preferred Stocks
 
26,496,863
Short-Term Investements - 3.6%
       
           
 
25,000,000
 
Alpine Municipal Money Market Fund
 
25,000,000
 
1,312,046
 
Fidelity Institutional Government Portfolio
 
1,312,046
     
Total Short - Term Investments
 
26,312,046
     
Total Investments (Cost $566,409,119) - 100.0%
 
718,658,290
     
Liabilities, Less Other Assets - 0.0%
 
(273,052)
     
TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.0%
$
718,385,238
           
           
(a)
Non Income Producing Securities
   
 
 

 
Alpine International Real Estate Equity Fund
   
Schedule of Investments (Unaudited)
   
January 31, 2006
   
           
           
 
Shares/Par Value
     
Value
COMMON STOCKS - 90.4%
       
Asia - 25.9%
       
Australia - 0.5%
       
 
250,000
 
Mirvac Group
 
769,622
 
70,000
 
Westfield Group (a)
 
940,000
         
1,709,622
Hong Kong - 12.5%
       
 
20,000,000
 
Far East Consortium International Limited
 
7,347,491
 
4,800,000
 
The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Limited
 
5,166,447
 
1,675,000
 
Hysan Development Company Limited
 
4,253,489
 
400,000
 
Kowloon Development Company Limited
 
438,271
 
17,006,000
 
Midland Realty (Holdings) Limited
 
9,480,964
 
8,201,600
 
New World China Land Limited
 
3,620,957
 
7,000,000
 
Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited (a)
 
2,165,576
 
1,822,000
 
Shangri-La Asia Limited
 
2,959,260
 
3,000,000
 
Silver Grant International
 
947,440
 
8,000,000
 
Sino Land Company Limited
 
11,188,811
         
47,568,706
Japan - 2.8%
       
 
166,700
 
Diamond City Co., Ltd.
 
7,119,620
 
296
 
Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation
 
2,480,440
 
80,000
 
The Sankei Building Co., Ltd.
 
844,977
 
23,692
 
Sekisui House, Ltd.
 
369,199
         
10,814,236
Malaysia - 0.6%
       
 
1,000,000
 
Eastern & Oriental Berhad
 
258,632
 
3,203,800
 
Landmarks Berhad
 
914,029
 
1,000,000
 
SP Setia Berhad
 
949,207
 
500,000
 
Sunway City Berhad
 
197,307
         
2,319,175
Philippines - 0.1%
       
 
13,625,000
 
SM Development Corporation
 
387,156
Singapore - 3.4%
       
 
1,195,425
 
Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT)
 
1,606,576
 
5,000,000
 
Capitacommercial Trust (a)
 
4,931,878
 
695,000
 
City Developments Limited
 
3,663,307
 
2,695,000
 
Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust
 
2,136,476
 
1,197,000
 
Raffles Holdings Limited
 
483,346
         
12,821,583
Thailand - 6.0%
       
 
7,000,000
 
Amata Corporation Public Company Limited
 
2,966,864
 
3,000,000
 
Asian Property Development Public Company Limited
 
305,163
 
9,342,300
 
Central Pattana Public Company Limited (a)
 
3,935,621
 
3,000,000
 
Ch. Karnchang Public Company Limited
 
978,680
 
10,000,000
 
CPN Retail Growth Property Fund (a)
 
2,812,741
 
178,600
 
Dusit Thani Public Company Limited
 
194,978
 
16,307,700
 
The Erawan Group Public Company Limited (a)
 
1,147,780
 
200,000
 
Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited (a)
 
45,723
 
2,000,000
 
Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited (a)
 
457,231
 
3,930,000
 
Lalin Property Public Company Limited
 
666,273
 
3,000,000
 
Land and Houses Public Company Limited
 
735,936
 
2,000,000
 
Land and Houses Public Company Limited
 
490,624
 
5,000,000
 
M.K. Real Estate Development Public Company Limited
 
351,914
 
2,500,000
 
Major Cineplex Group Public Company Limited
 
956,846
 
12,750,000
 
Minor International Public Company Limited (a)
 
2,194,323
 
2,338,700
 
Noble Development Public Company Limited
 
246,305
 
9,000,000
 
Power Line Engineering Public Company Limited
 
2,138,454
 
15,979,100
 
Quality House Public Company Limited (a)
 
504,862
 
4,040,000
 
Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited
 
1,764,192
         
22,894,510
     
Total Asia
 
98,514,988
Europe - 42.4%
       
Finland - 3.0%
       
 
2,261,000
 
Citycon Oyj
 
9,808,455
 
166,400
 
Sponda Oyj
 
1,728,826
         
11,537,281
France - 7.2%
       
 
17,345
 
Affine
 
1,918,008
 
66,000
 
Club Mediterranee SA (a)
 
3,329,113
 
14,750,000
 
Euro Disney S.C.A. (a)
 
1,971,590
 
30,000
 
Gecina
 
3,536,102
 
12,489
 
Kaufman & Broad S.A. (a)
 
1,167,799
 
126,636
 
Nexity (a)
 
7,318,648
 
16,446
 
Pierre & Vacances
 
1,506,827
 
43,350
 
Societe Immobiliere de Location pour l'Industrie et le Commerce
 
4,095,636
 
18,426
 
Unibail
 
2,718,201
         
27,561,924
Greece - 0.9%
       
 
551,380
 
Techniki Olympiaki S.A.
 
3,269,660
Guernsey - 1.4%
       
 
141,000
 
Eurocastle Investment Ltd (a)
 
5,225,776
Italy - 1.0%
       
 
675,790
 
Risanamento S.p.A.
 
3,685,090
Netherlands - 0.1%
       
 
916,666
 
Minor International Pcl (a)
 
157,761
Norway - 2.0%
       
 
72,281
 
Home Invest ASA (a)
 
0
 
840,000
 
NorGani Hotels ASA (a)
 
7,512,852
         
7,512,852
Spain - 4.8%
       
 
296,000
 
Fadesa Inmobiliaria SA (a)
 
11,725,764
 
328,892
 
Inmobiliaria Urbis SA
 
6,654,254
         
18,380,018
Sweden - 6.3%
       
 
396,473
 
JM AB
 
20,335,028
 
5,000
 
NH Hoteles (a)
 
79,593
 
241,200
 
Skanska AB
 
3,747,857
 
 
     
3,827,450
United Kingdom - 15.7%
       
 
100,000
 
Barratt Developments plc
 
1,774,564
 
100,000
 
Bellway p.l.c
 
2,042,305
 
614,000
 
Brixton plc
 
4,948,177
 
1,800,000
 
Dawnay Day Carpathian PLC (a)
 
3,666,542
 
6,500,000
 
Dawnay Day Treveria Plc W/i (a)
 
9,320,242
 
110,000
 
Derwent Valley Holdings plc
 
3,119,318
 
290,000
 
Engel East Europe Nv (a)
 
670,687
 
250,000
 
Hammerson plc
 
4,643,219
 
21,500
 
Helical Bar plc (a)
 
138,556
 
220,000
 
Land Securities Group plc
 
6,594,795
 
400,500
 
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (a)
 
2,978,225
 
1,400,000
 
The Ottoman Fund Ltd (a)
 
2,987,244
 
120,000
 
Persimmon plc (a)
 
2,683,461
 
200,000
 
Redrow plc
 
1,843,056
 
660,000
 
Shaftesbury plc
 
5,800,288
 
195,000
 
Slough Estates plc
 
2,051,956
 
125,000
 
St. Modwen Properties plc
 
1,036,274
 
215,000
 
Unite Group plc
 
1,484,051
 
50,000
 
Westbury plc
 
500,347
 
60,000
 
Wilson Bowden plc
 
1,563,751
         
59,847,058
     
Total Europe
 
160,293,301
North & South America - 22.1%
       
Argentina - 0.8%
       
 
8
 
IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones S.A. (a)
 
9
 
262,121
 
IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones S.A. - ADR (a)
 
2,883,331
         
2,883,340
Bermuda - 2.7%
       
 
50,000
 
Great Eagle Hldgs
 
145,661
 
317,000
 
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. - Class A
 
10,232,760
         
10,232,760
Brazil - 0.6%
       
 
15,000
 
Cyrela Brazil Realty S.A. - GDR (Acquired 09/21/2005, Cost $980,550) (b)
 
2,235,015
Canada - 3.1%
       
 
150,100
 
ClubLink Corporation
 
1,284,821
 
890,000
 
Killam Properties (a)
 
2,148,720
 
537,700
 
Mainstreet Equity Corp. (a)
 
2,549,124
 
300,000
 
Parkbridge Lifestyles Communities, Inc. (a)
 
1,428,822
 
250,000
 
Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust
 
2,815,943
 
150,000
 
Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust
 
1,689,566
         
11,916,996
Mexico - 3.7%
       
 
199,900
 
Desarrolladora Homex S.A. de C.V. - ADR (a)
 
6,938,529
 
1,099,583
 
Empresas Ica S.a. De C.v. (a)
 
3,484,286
 
2,946,000
 
Impulosra Del Desarrollo Ecoomico de America Latina (a)
 
3,648,813
         
14,071,628
United States - 11.2%
       
 
12,000
 
Alexander's, Inc. (a)
 
2,962,200
 
131,666
 
D.R. Horton, Inc.
 
4,913,775
 
60,000
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation
 
1,495,800
 
90,000
 
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. - Class A (a)
 
4,357,800
 
50,000
 
KB HOME
 
3,810,000
 
80,000
 
Lennar Corporation - Class A
 
5,004,800
 
26,000
 
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.
 
1,649,700
 
100,600
 
Pulte Homes, Inc.
 
4,013,940
 
93,200
 
Standard-Pacific Corp.
 
3,625,480
 
119,900
 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
 
7,291,119
 
110,000
 
Toll Brothers, Inc. (a)
 
3,740,000
     
Total North & South America
 
84,350,014
     
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS (Cost $247,298,644)
 
344,204,900
Warrants - 0.3%
       
 
300,000
 
City Developments Limited-WNT (a)
   
     
Expiration May 2006
   
     
Exercise Price 2.50 SPD
   
     
(Acquired 6/2001 - 5/2001, Cost $287,435)
 
1,118,920
 
375,000
 
Major Cineplex Group Public Company Limited (a)
   
     
Expiration February 2007
   
     
Exercise Price 13.00 TB
   
     
(Acquired 4/2003 - 5/2003, Cost $0)
 
28,898
     
Total Warrants
 
1,147,818
Short-Term Investments - 8.9%
       
$
12,500,000
 
Alpine Municipal Money Market Fund
$
12,500,000
 
2,484,856
 
Federated Government Obligations Fund
 
2,484,856
 
18,889,318
 
Fidelity Institutional Government Portfolio
 
18,889,318
     
Total Short-Term Investments
 
33,874,174
     
Total Investments (Cost $281,460,253) - 99.6%
 
379,226,892
     
Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities - 0.4%
 
1,435,251
     
TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.0%
$
380,662,143
           
           
           
           
           
(a)
Non-income producing securities
   
(b)
Restricted under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. These securities may be resold in transactions from registration,
   
 
normally to qualified institutional buyers. These securities have been determined to be liquid under guidelines established
   
 
by the Board of Trustees.
   
ADR
American Depository Receipt
   
GDR
Global Depository Recipt
   
SPD
Singapore Dollar
   
TB
Thai Baht
   
       
       
 
 

 
The cost basis of investments for federal income tax purposes at January 31, 2006 was as follows*:
   
U.S. Real Estate
   
Equity Fund
Cost of investments
$
508,433,093
Gross unrealized appreciation
 
101,091,265
Gross unrealized depreciation
 
( 29,982,439)
Net unrealized appreciation
$
71,108,826


   
Realty Income
   
& Growth Fund
Cost of investments
$
557,220,962
Gross unrealized appreciation
 
171,623,906
Gross unrealized depreciation
 
( 10,186,578)
Net unrealized appreciation
$
161,437,328


   
International Real Estate
   
Equity Fund
Cost of investments
$
284,953,436
Gross unrealized appreciation
 
100,117,925
Gross unrealized depreciation
 
( 5,844,469)
Net unrealized appreciation
$
94,273,456


*Because tax adjustments are calculated annually, the above table reflects the tax adjustments outstanding at the Fund’s previous fiscal year end. For the previous fiscal year’s federal income tax information, please refer to the Notes to Financial Statements section in the Fund’s most recent semi-annual or annual report.

 
Item 2. Controls and Procedures.
 
(a)  
The Registrant’s President/Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Registrant's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”)) are effective as of a date within 90 days of the filing date of the report that includes the disclosure required by this paragraph, based on the evaluation of these controls and procedures required by Rule 30a-3(b) under the 1940 Act and Rules 15d-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
 

 
(b)  
There were no changes in the Registrant's internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the Act) that occurred during the Registrant's last fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 
Item 3. Exhibits.
 
Separate certifications for each principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the registrant as required by Rule 30a-2(a) under the Act (17 CFR 270.30a-2(a)). Filed herewith.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


(Registrant)   Alpine Equity Trust                             

By (Signature and Title)   Samuel A. Lieber             
Samuel A. Lieber, President

Date   03/29/2006                                                        



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

By (Signature and Title)*   Samuel A. Lieber          
Samuel A. Lieber, President

Date   03/29/2006                                                        

By (Signature and Title)*   /s/ Sheldon Flamm        
Sheldon Flamm, Treasurer

Date   03/29/2006                                                        

* Print the name and title of each signing officer under his or her signature.


 
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