We are recommending the following credit spreads to start the December expiration cycle.

We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in the following issues.

DECK - Deckers Outdoor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of footwear and accessories for outdoor activities and casual lifestyle use for men, women, and children. The company offers luxury footwear, handbags, apparel, and cold weather accessories under the UGG brand name; open and closed-toe outdoor lifestyle footwear, multi-sport shoes, light hiking shoes, amphibious footwear, and rugged outdoor travel shoes under the Teva brand name; action sport footwear under the Sanuk brand name; high-end casual footwear for men and women under the TSUBO brand name; outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear under the Ahnu brand name; and work footwear under the MOZO brand name. The company sells its products primarily to specialty retailers, department stores, outdoor retailers, sporting goods retailers, shoe stores, and online retailers. Deckers Outdoor Corporation also sells its products directly to end-user consumers through its Websites, call centers, retail concept stores, and retail outlet stores, as well as through retailers in the United States.

NXY - Nexen Inc. operates as an independent energy company worldwide. The companyÂ’s Conventional Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas from conventional sources. This segment operates in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, and offshore West Africa, Colombia, and Yemen. NexenÂ’s Oil Sands segment develops and produces synthetic crude oil from the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta. The companyÂ’s Shale Gas segment explores for and produces unconventional gas from shale formations in northeastern British Columbia. Nexen Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

VRSN - VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services to various networks worldwide. It offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for various for all .gov, .jobs, and .edu domain names. The company also provides network intelligence and availability services that provide infrastructure assurance to organizations comprising Verisign iDefense security intelligence services, managed domain name system services, and distributed denial of protection services. VeriSign, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

APOL - Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, masterÂ’s, and doctoral levels. The company offers various degree programs in arts and sciences, business and management, criminal justice and security, education, health care, human services, nursing, psychology, and technology through its campus locations and learning centers, as well as through its online education delivery system. It also publishes research-based math curricula and adaptive learning software; provides professional training and education through schools located in the United Kingdom; sells books and other publications; offers associateÂ’s, bachelorÂ’s, and masterÂ’s degrees in various program areas, as well as certificate programs at its Arizona campus locations and online; and provides bachelorÂ’s and masterÂ’s programs at campuses in Chile and Mexico.

We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.

Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.

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We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #2 in the following issues.

CAT - Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. It offers backhoe, skid steer, multi-terrain, track-type, and wheel loaders; track, wheel, and mini excavators; select work tools; track-type tractors; motor graders; pipelayers; and related parts for the heavy construction, general construction, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. The company also provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels, mining trucks, wheel dozers, draglines, electric drive mining trucks, compactors, tunnel boring and underground mining equipment, drills, forestry products, highwall miners, off-highway and articulated trucks, paving products, wheel tractor scrapers, electronics and control systems, and machinery components for mine, quarry, forestry, paving, and tunneling applications.

DO - Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. operates as an offshore oil and gas drilling contractor worldwide. It offers a range of services in the ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water markets, as well as in the non-floater or jack-up market. The company operates a fleet of approximately 49 offshore rigs comprising 32 semisubmersible rigs, 13 jack-up rigs, and 4 drill ships. Its customer base consists primarily of major and independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. is a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.

Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.