We are starting off the April in Portfolio #1 with the following credit spreads.
We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues for Portfolio #1.
JCP - J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings. It also provides various services, such as styling salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. The company also sells its products through its Internet Web site, jcp.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has strategic alliance with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. As of December 7, 2011, it operated approximately 1,100 department stores. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas.
X - United States Steel Corporation engages in the production and sale of steel mill products in North America and Europe. The company operates in three segments: Flat-rolled Products (Flat-rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the service center, conversion, transportation, construction, container, appliance, and electrical markets. The USSE segment produces and sells slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment produces and sells seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard, line pipe, and mechanical tubing products.
HOG - Harley-Davidson, Inc. engages in the production and sale of heavyweight motorcycles. It operates in two segments, Motorcycles and Related Products, and Financial Services. The Motorcycles and Related Products segment designs, manufactures, and sells cruiser and touring motorcycles for the heavyweight market. This segment offers five categories of motorcycles, including Touring, Dyna, Softail, Sportster, and V-Rod under the Harley-Davidson brand name; various motorcycle parts and accessories comprising replacement parts, and mechanical and cosmetic accessories; general merchandise, such as apparel and riding gear; and related services. It also licenses the Harley-Davidson name and other trademarks. This segment sells its products through a network of independent dealers and distributors primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The Financial Services segment provides wholesale retail financing; and insurance and insurance-related programs primarily to its dealers and their retail customers in the United States and Canada. Its wholesale financial services include floorplan and open account financing of motorcycles, and motorcycle parts and accessories; and retail financial services comprise installment lending for the purchase of its new and used motorcycles.
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.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads for Portfolio #1.
Call credit spreads = Bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = bullish put spreads.