We are adding the following credit spreads to our October recommended list.

XOM - Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. The company manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and other specialty products. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 35,691 gross and 30,494 net operated wells. The company has operations in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is based in Irving, Texas.

AKAM - Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers Application Performance solutions that improve the performance of dynamic applications used by enterprises to connect with their employees, suppliers, and customers. Its Application Performance solutions include Web Application Accelerator, which enables enterprises to run various applications; and IP Application Accelerator that is designed to address core Internet weaknesses to optimize the performance and real-time sensitivity associated with IP-enabled applications delivered over Internet-related protocols. It also provides Digital Asset solutions that enable enterprises to execute their large file management and distribution strategies.

WHR - Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. Its principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other small household appliances. The company also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems. It markets and distributes its products under various brand names, including Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Roper, Estate, Admiral, Gladiator, Inglis, Acros, Supermatic, Consul, Brastemp, Eslabón de Lujo, Bauknecht, Ignis, Laden, Polar, Privileg, and KIC in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Whirlpool Corporation sells its products to retailers, dealers, distributors, builders, and other manufacturers. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Benton Harbor.

We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.

Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.