we are starting off the January recommended list with the following spreads.
We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues.
NFLX - Netflix, Inc. provides subscription based Internet services for TV shows and movies in the United States and internationally. The company allows its subscribers to watch unlimited TV shows and movies streamed over the Internet to their televisions, computers, and mobile devices. Its subscribers in the United States would also receive standard definition DVDs and Blu-ray discs delivered to their homes. As of June 30, 2011, the company had approximately 25 million subscribers. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
JNPR - Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells products and services that provide network infrastructure to create environments for the deployment of services and applications over a single network. The company?s Infrastructure segment primarily provides scalable routing and switching products that control and direct network traffic. Its products include Internet protocol (IP) routing and carrier Ethernet routing portfolio, and Ethernet switching portfolio comprising T-series, E-series, MX-series, VXA Series, and EX-series, as well as JCS, TX, and TX plus products. The company?s SLT segment offers firewall virtual private network systems and appliances, SRX services gateways, secure socket layer virtual private network appliances, intrusion detection and prevention appliances, the J-series router product family, and wide area network optimization platforms. Its products protect the network and data on the network, enhances existing bandwidth, and accelerates applications. In addition, the company provides Junos platform comprising the Junos Space network application platform and Junos Pulse integrated, multi-service network client, which enables its customers to expand network software into application space and deploy software clients to control delivery, as well as offers support, professional, and educational service.
MCP - Molycorp, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on the production and sale of rare earth oxides from stockpiled feedstocks in the western hemisphere. The company operates the Mountain Pass mine, a non-Chinese rare earth deposit located in San Bernardino County, California. Its rare earth products are used as inputs in various existing and emerging applications comprising clean energy technologies; multiple high-tech uses; defense applications; and water treatment technology. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
RIMM - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company, through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and Intranet-based applications and browsing. Its products and services principally comprise the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The company?s BlackBerry smartphones use wireless, push-based technology that delivers data to mobile users? business and consumer applications. Its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio includes BlackBerry Bold series, the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve series, the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Storm series, the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl series, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The company?s BlackBerry enterprise solutions comprise BlackBerry enterprise server, BlackBerry enterprise server express, BlackBerry mobile voice system, and hosted BlackBerry services. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs. In addition, the company offers BlackBerry technical support services, non-warranty repairs, and nonrecurring engineering services.
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.
GG - Goldcorp Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. It produces and sells gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Bear credit spreads = bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = bullish put spreads.