We are adding the following positions to your JULY recommended list.
You may recognize a couple of our old friends from last month; they are friends because they expired worthless last month.
With earnings around the corner in a few weeks, we will have to be a little more select in our issue selection.
We are adding credit spreads in the following issues.
DO - Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. operates as an offshore oil and gas drilling contractor worldwide. The company provides offshore drilling services in the deepwater, harsh environment, conventional semisubmersible, and jack-up markets to independent oil and gas companies and government-owned oil companies. As of December 31, 2009, it operated a fleet of 47 offshore rigs consisting of 32 semisubmersibles, 14 jack-ups, and 1 drillship.
X - United States Steel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of steel products primarily in North America and Europe. The company operates through three segments: Flat-rolled Products, U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-rolled Products segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves service center, conversion, transportation, construction, container, and appliance and electrical markets in North America. It also produces iron ore pellets and coke. The USSE segment offers slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials in Europe
De - Deere & Company provides products and services primarily for agriculture and forestry worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Credit. The Agriculture and Turf segment manufactures and distributes a line of farm and turf equipment, and related service parts, which include large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton, and sugarcane harvesters and related front-end equipment; sugarcane loaders; and tillage, seeding, and application equipment. This segment also offers hay and forage equipment comprising self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers; turf and utility equipment, such as riding lawn equipment, walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment; integrated agricultural management systems technology; precision agricultural irrigation equipment and supplies; landscape and nursery products; and outdoor power products.
Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = bullish put spreads.
SUPPLEMENTAL MCM TRADE IDEAS FOR 6-20-10
The following issues are a few additional candidates to supplement
your search for profitable option trades. As with any investment, you
must decide if the selections meet your criteria for potential plays.
Only you can know what strategies and positions are suitable for your
experience level, risk-reward tolerance and individual outlook.
There will be no commentary or analysis offered on these positions,
nor will they be included in the MCM Portfolio.
NOTE:Please double check to see if any of these issues
have earnings reports scheduled, these issues should not, but double