We are recommending the following credit spreads to the JUNE expiration cycle.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in
the following issues.
CLF - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, engages in the production of iron ore pellets, fines and lump ore, and metallurgical coal. It operates five iron ore mines located in Michigan and Minnesota; five metallurgical coal mines located in West Virginia and Alabama; and one thermal coal mine located in West Virginia. The company also operates two iron ore mines in eastern Canada that primarily provide iron ore to steel producers in Asia; and two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia. In addition, it holds a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia; 30% interest in AmapÃ¡, an iron ore project in Brazil; and interest in a chromite project in Ontario, Canada. The company, formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
T - AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other. The Wireless segment offers various wireless voice and data communication services, including local wireless communications services, long-distance services, and roaming services. It also sells various handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards through its owned stores, agents, or third-party retail stores; and accessories comprising carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other items to consumers, as well as to agents and third-party distributors. The Wireline segment provides data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, U-verse services, and data equipment; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and digital subscriber lines, dial-up Internet access, private lines, managed Web-hosting services, packet services, enterprise networking services, and Wi-Fi services, as well as local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. This segment also offers voice services consisting of local and long-distance services for various business applications, which include sales, reservation centers, or customer service centers; and wholesale switched access service to other service providers.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #2 in
the following issues.
DUK - Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in various portions of North Carolina, Northern South Carolina, west central Florida, Northern Kentucky, and southwestern Ohio, as well as in central, north central, and Southern Indiana; and transports and sells natural gas in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. This segment has a generation capacity of approximately 50,000 megawatts; supplies electric services to 7.2 million residential, general service, and industrial customers; provides regulated natural gas transmission and distribution services to 500,000 customers; and sells electricity to incorporated municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load serving entities. It generates electricity through coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear fuel, and other fuels, as well as through hydroelectric sources. The Commercial Power segment owns, operates, and manages power plants, as well as engages in the wholesale marketing and procurement of electric power, fuel, and emission allowances related to plants. It is also involved in the retail of electricity to customers in southwest, west central, and Northern Ohio; and develops commercial transmission projects. This segment generates electricity primarily through coal, natural gas, and renewable energy sources. The International Energy segment operates and manages power generation facilities; and markets and sells electric power, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. This segment serves retail distributors, electric utilities, independent power producers, marketers, and industrial/commercial companies.
We are recommending the following specific credit spread.
Call credit spreads = bearish Call spreads.