we are starting off March recommendations a little differently.
We are going to offer two (2) portfolios:
The firt portfolio #1, will have recommendations that will be made up
of issues with share prices under $50 a share and in most cases will
be made up of issues with less volatility.
The Second portfolio #2, which we will introduce next weekend after the February options
come off the next Friday. will be made up more expensive stocks and will have a greater
possibility for volatility then portfolio #1.
Portfolio #2 will be only made up of 5 issues, which could include several Sectional
ETF's among them if appropriate.
With the introduction of two portfolio's along with periodic SUPPLEMENTAL recommendations
we will be able to offer you more diversified choices for spread selection.
So today, we are starting out the March recommended list as follows.
For Portfolio #1: We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues.
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.
DMND - Diamond Foods, Inc. engages in processing, marketing, and distributing snack products. It provides snack products, including roasted, glazed and flavored nuts, trail mixes, dried fruit, seeds, microwave popcorn products, and potato and tortilla chips under the Emerald, Pop Secret, and Kettle brands. The company also offers culinary, in-shell, and ingredient nuts under the Diamond of California brand name. It markets its culinary nuts to individuals who prepare meals or baked goods at home; and ingredient nuts to food processors, restaurants, bakeries, and food service companies and their suppliers. The company sells its products directly to national grocery, mass merchandiser, clubs, convenience stores, and drug store chains in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, South Korea, Turkey, China, and Japan. Diamond Foods, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in San Francisco.
FIO - Fusion-io, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and sale of storage memory platforms for data decentralization in the United States. Its platforms enhance the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical or active data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed. The company?s storage memory platform includes ioDrive and ioCache products; directCache data-tiering software; ioTurbine virtualization software; and ioSphere platform management software. It sells its products through its direct sales force, original equipment manufacturers, resellers, and other channel partners in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Australia, Canada, France, China, Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands. The company was formerly known as Fusion Multisystems, Inc and changed its name to Fusion-io, Inc. in June 2010. Fusion-io, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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.
CI - CIGNA Corporation operates as a health service organization. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Its Health Care segment offers insured and self-funded medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and prescription drug benefit plans; health advocacy programs; other products and services that provide individuals with health care benefit programs; and disability and life insurance products, as well as operates retail pharmacies. The company?s Disability and Life segment offers various insurance products and related services, including group long-term and short-term disability insurance; group life insurance products comprising group term life and group universal life; and personal accident insurance consisting of accidental death and dismemberment, and travel accident insurance to employers. This segment also provides specialty insurance services that primarily include disability and life, accident, and medical insurance to professional associations, financial institutions, and participant organizations. Its International segment offers life, accident, and supplemental health insurance products, as well as international health care products and services.
SLW - Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has 14 long-term silver purchase agreements and 2 long-term precious metal purchase agreements whereby it acquires silver and gold production from the counterparties located in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Greece, Sweden, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Portugal. Silver Wheaton Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
CNQ - Canadian Natural Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, production, marketing, and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company?s products include light and medium crude oil, primary heavy crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its midstream activities include operation of three crude oil pipelines and an electricity co-generation facility. The company operates in North America; the United Kingdom portion of the North Sea; and Cote d Ivoire and Gabon in offshore West Africa. Canadian Natural Resources Limited was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Bear credit spreads = bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = bullish put spreads.