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Initial MCM August 2008 recommendations 7-12-08

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Here we go with the start of out August recommendations

We are starting out the August recommendations with credit spreads in the following issues


JCG - J. Crew Group, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of women's, men's, and children's apparel and accessories in the United States. Its retail products include wedding and special occasion attire, weekend clothes, swimwear, loungewear, outerwear, shoes, bags, belts, hair accessories, and jewelry. The company also sells its products through catalogs and Internet.

AA - Alcoa Inc. is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers

MELI - MercadoLibre is the largest online trading platform in Latin America. We are market leaders in e-commerce in each of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, based on unique visitors and page views. Additionally, we have recently launched online trading platforms in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Panama. With a market of over Five fifty million people and a region with one of the world's fastest-growing Internet penetration rates, we provide buyers and sellers a robust online trading environment that fosters the development of a large and growing e-commerce community.

SHLD - Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the leading home appliance retailer in North America and is a retail sales leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands.

BBY - Best Buy operates in a single business segment, selling personal computers and other home office products, consumer electronics, entertainment software, major appliances and related accessories principally through its retail stores. They operate retail stores and commercial Websites under the brand names Best Buy, Media Play, On Cue, Sam Goody, Suncoast, Magnolia Hi-Fi and Future Shop.


^BKX - KBW BANK INDEX (BKX)


We are recommending the following specific credit spreads

Call credit spreads - bearish call spreads

JCG $28.36

BUY JCG-HU JCG AUG $37.50 CALL DEBIT = $0.20
SELL JCG-HZ JCG AUG $32.50 CALL CREDIT= $0.55
NET CREDIT = $0.35
 

INITIAL "NET- CREDIT TARGET= $0.35 or $35.00
POTENTIAL PROFIT (x 10 CONTRACTS @ $0.35 = $350.00
MARGIN REQUIRE. (x 10 CONTRACTS $4,650.00
RETURN ON INVESTMENT= 7.53%

EXIT STRATEGY = 1. WATCH LIST 2. MAXIMUM LOSS SPREAD PRICE DIFFERENCE
1. STOCK WILL BE PLACED ON WATCH LIST IF STOCK PRICE RISES TO: $30.00
2.EQUITY ISSUES
A STOP LIMIT will be placed on the SHORT STRIKE PRICE on any EQUITY OPTION that has a STRIKE PRICE DIFFERENCE OF $5.00 or MORE.
THE STOP LIMIT ON THIS POSITION IS NOTED BELOW:
BUY POSITION STOP BELOW
JCG-HZ EXIT >> = $2.20 STOP LIMIT
If and when the STOP LIMIT IS EXECUTED - A contingency order should be in place to then SELL the LONG SIDE of the Spread and close the position with a Market Order if and when the SHORT side needs to be STOPPED OUT

AA $34.64

BUY AA-HI AA AUG $45.00 CALL DEBIT = $0.22
SELL AA-HH AA AUG $40.00 CALL CREDIT= $0.62
NET CREDIT = $0.40
 

INITIAL "NET- CREDIT TARGET= $0.40 or $40.00
POTENTIAL PROFIT (x 10 CONTRACTS @ $0.40 = $400.00
MARGIN REQUIRE. (x 10 CONTRACTS $4,600.00
RETURN ON INVESTMENT= 8.70%

EXIT STRATEGY = 1. WATCH LIST 2. MAXIMUM LOSS SPREAD PRICE DIFFERENCE
1. STOCK WILL BE PLACED ON WATCH LIST IF STOCK PRICE RISES TO: $37.50
2.EQUITY ISSUES
A STOP LIMIT will be placed on the SHORT STRIKE PRICE on any EQUITY OPTION that has a STRIKE PRICE DIFFERENCE OF $5.00 or MORE.
THE STOP LIMIT ON THIS POSITION IS NOTED BELOW:
BUY POSITION STOP BELOW
AA-HH EXIT >> = $2.50 STOP LIMIT
If and when the STOP LIMIT IS EXECUTED - A contingency order should be in place to then SELL the LONG SIDE of the Spread and close the position with a Market Order if and when the SHORT side needs to be STOPPED OUT


MELI $30.15

BUY QMB-HI MELI AUG $45.00 CALL DEBIT = $0.25
SELL QMB-HH MELI AUG $40.00 CALL CREDIT= $0.65
NET CREDIT = $0.40
 

INITIAL "NET- CREDIT TARGET= $0.40 or $40.00
POTENTIAL PROFIT (x 10 CONTRACTS @ $0.40 = $400.00
MARGIN REQUIRE. (x 10 CONTRACTS $4,600.00
RETURN ON INVESTMENT= 8.70%

EXIT STRATEGY = 1. WATCH LIST 2. MAXIMUM LOSS SPREAD PRICE DIFFERENCE
1. STOCK WILL BE PLACED ON WATCH LIST IF STOCK PRICE RISES TO: $33.50
2. EQUITY ISSUES
A STOP LIMIT will be placed on the SHORT STRIKE PRICE on any EQUITY OPTION that has a STRIKE PRICE DIFFERENCE OF $5.00 or MORE.
THE STOP LIMIT ON THIS POSITION IS NOTED BELOW:
BUY POSITION STOP BELOW
QMB-HH EXIT >> = $2.60 STOP LIMIT
If and when the STOP LIMIT IS EXECUTED - A contingency order should be in place to then SELL the LONG SIDE of the Spread and close the position with a Market Order if and when the SHORT side needs to be STOPPED OUT

SHLD $70.91

BUY KTQ-HQ SHLD AUG $85.00 CALL DEBIT = $0.60
SELL KTQ-HP SHLD AUG $80.00 CALL CREDIT= $1.10
NET CREDIT = $0.50
 

INITIAL "NET- CREDIT TARGET= $0.50 or $50.00
POTENTIAL PROFIT (x 10 CONTRACTS @ $0.50 = $500.00
MARGIN REQUIRE. (x 10 CONTRACTS $4,500.00
RETURN ON INVESTMENT= 11.11%

EXIT STRATEGY = 1. WATCH LIST 2. MAXIMUM LOSS SPREAD PRICE DIFFERENCE
1. STOCK WILL BE PLACED ON WATCH LIST IF STOCK PRICE RISES TO: $74.50
2. EQUITY ISSUES
A STOP LIMIT will be placed on the SHORT STRIKE PRICE on any EQUITY OPTION that has a STRIKE PRICE DIFFERENCE OF $5.00 or MORE.
THE STOP LIMIT ON THIS POSITION IS NOTED BELOW:
BUY POSITION STOP BELOW
KTQ-HP EXIT >> = $3.50 STOP LIMIT
If and when the STOP LIMIT IS EXECUTED - A contingency order should be in place to then SELL the LONG SIDE of the Spread and close the position with a Market Order if and when the SHORT side needs to be STOPPED OUT

BBY $37.61

BUY BBY-HW BBY AUG $47.50 CALL DEBIT = $0.15
SELL BBY-HV BBY AUG $42.50 CALL CREDIT= $0.55
NET CREDIT = $0.40
 

INITIAL "NET- CREDIT TARGET= $0.40 or $40.00
POTENTIAL PROFIT (x 10 CONTRACTS @ $0.40 = $400.00
MARGIN REQUIRE. (x 10 CONTRACTS $4,600.00
RETURN ON INVESTMENT= 8.70%

EXIT STRATEGY = 1. WATCH LIST 2. MAXIMUM LOSS SPREAD PRICE DIFFERENCE
1. STOCK WILL BE PLACED ON WATCH LIST IF STOCK PRICE RISES TO: $39.00
2. EQUITY ISSUES
A STOP LIMIT will be placed on the SHORT STRIKE PRICE on any EQUITY OPTION that has a STRIKE PRICE DIFFERENCE OF $5.00 or MORE.
THE STOP LIMIT ON THIS POSITION IS NOTED BELOW:
BUY POSITION STOP BELOW
BBY-HV EXIT >> = $2.20 STOP LIMIT
If and when the STOP LIMIT IS EXECUTED - A contingency order should be in place to then SELL the LONG SIDE of the Spread and close the position with a Market Order if and when the SHORT side needs to be STOPPED OUT


INDEX PORTFOLIO RECOMMENDATION:

Call credit spread ( bearish call spread )
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^BKX $54.67

BUY BVK-HN ^BKX AUG $67.50 CALL DEBIT = $0.85
SELL BVK-HM ^BKX AUG $62.50 CALL CREDIT= $1.25
NET CREDIT = $0.40
 

INITIAL "NET- CREDIT TARGET= $0.40 or $40.00
POTENTIAL PROFIT (x 10 CONTRACTS @ $0.40 = $400.00
MARGIN REQUIRE. (x 10 CONTRACTS $4,600.00
RETURN ON INVESTMENT= 8.70%

EXIT STRATEGY = 1. WATCH LIST 2. MAXIMUM LOSS SPREAD PRICE DIFFERENCE
1. STOCK WILL BE PLACED ON WATCH LIST IF STOCK PRICE RISES TO: $57.00
2. ON SPREADS WITH 2.50 or less difference in STRIKE PRICES
THOSE POSITIONS. THEY WILL GO ON THE WATCH LIST AND BE FOLLOWED WITH INSTRUCTIONS AS TO HOW TO PROCEED OR/WHAT EXIT POINT NEEDS TO BE ESTABLISHED

INDEX OPTIONS, ETFS AND HOLDER ISSUES:
WHEN WE ARE USING A INDEX OR HOLDER OPTION WE WILL RECOMMEND WHEN A STOP SHOULD BE ADDED, IF THAT TIME BECOMES NECESSARY




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