We are adding the following credit spreads to the September expiration cycle.
We are recommending credit spreads to our Portfolio #1 in the following issues.
WLT - Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry primarily in the United States. The company also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. It principally serves electric utility and industrial customers. The company was formerly known as Walter Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Walter Energy, Inc. in April 2009. Walter Energy, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
SBUX - Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees. It operates 6,705 company-operated stores and 4,082 licensed stores in the United States; and 2,326 company-operated stores and 3,890 licensed stores in Canada, the U.K., China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The company provides regular and decaffeinated coffee beverages, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, iced shaken refreshment beverages, premium teas, packaged roasted whole bean coffees, and soluble coffees. Starbucks stores also offer various fresh food items, including pastries, prepared breakfast and lunch sandwiches, oatmeal, and salads, as well as juices and bottled water. In addition, it sells bottled Frappuccino beverages, Starbucks DoubleShot espresso drinks, and Discoveries chilled cup coffee, as well as markets and distributes Starbucks super-premium ice creams. Further, the company provides various coffee and tea products, and licenses its trademarks through other channels, such as licensed stores, grocery, and national foodservice accounts.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Put credit spreads = bullish call spreads.