We are recommending the following credit spreads to the September 2014 expiration cycle.

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

HLT - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, is engaged in the ownership, leasing, management, development, and franchising of hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates hotels under the brand names of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Home2 Suites by Hilton; and timeshare properties under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. As of August 6, 2014, it had approximately 4,200 managed, franchised, owned, and leased hotels and timeshare properties with approximately 690,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

VECO - Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets thin film equipment to make light emitting diodes (LEDs), flexible organic LED (OLED) displays, hard-disk drives, solar cells, power semiconductors, and wireless components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, LED & Solar, and Data Storage. The LED & Solar segment designs and manufactures metal organic chemical vapor deposition, and molecular beam epitaxy systems and components for the manufacturers of LEDs, wireless components, power semiconductors, and concentrator photovoltaics, as well as for research and development applications. This segment also offers atomic layer deposition technology used by the manufacturers of OLED displays, as well as for semiconductor and solar markets applications. The Data Storage segment designs and manufactures various systems, such as ion beam etch; ion beam deposition; diamond-like carbon; physical vapor deposition; chemical vapor deposition; and slicing, dicing, and lapping systems to create thin film magnetic heads that read and write data on hard disk drives. This segment offers systems to hard drive customers for optical coatings, micro-electro mechanical systems, magnetic sensors, and ultraviolet lithography applications. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Plainview, New York.

DO - Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry world wide. The company provides drilling services in ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water; and non-floater or jack-up markets. Its fleet consists of 45 offshore drilling rigs comprising 33 semisubmersibles, of which 2 are under construction; 7 jack-ups; and 5 dynamically positioned drillships, of which 3 are under construction. Its customers include independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

SPWR - SunPower Corporation, an energy services company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar systems to residential, commercial, and utility customers. It operates in three segments: the Americas, the EMEA, and the APAC. The company offers solar power products, including panels, balance of system components, and inverters. It also designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. In addition, the company offers operations and maintenance services, including remote monitoring, preventative, and corrective maintenance services, as well as rapid-response outage restoration and inverter repair services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers. The company serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. SunPower Corporation was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA.

RYL - The Ryland Group, Inc. operates as a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company in the United States. It is engaged in building single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as townhomes, condominiums, and mid-rise buildings, as well as in the sale of land and lots. The company builds homes for entry-level buyers, and first- and second-time move-up buyers. It also provides mortgage-related products and services, as well as title and escrow services to its homebuyers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California.

Call credit spreads - Bearish Call spreads.

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We are recommending the following credit spreads to the September 2014 expiration cycle.

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

MRK - Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products worldwide. The company?s Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, women's health and endocrine, inflammatory and infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, immunology, infectious diseases, and others. This segment also provides vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. Its Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products comprising vaccines, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs for respiratory diseases, as well as products for the treatment of fertility disorders. The company?s Consumer Care segment develops, manufactures, and sells over-the-counter products consisting of non-drowsy antihistamines; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant sprays; and products for occasional constipation, frequent heartburn, and overactive bladder in women; foot care products, including topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products, such as sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, food chain and mass merchandiser outlets, club stores, and specialty channels, as well as managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions. It has collaborations with AstraZeneca LP, Pfizer Inc., Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd., Sanofi Pasteur S.A., and Sysmex Inostics GmbH. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

COF - Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. It provides various non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits, including demand deposits, money market deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company also offers credit card loans and installment loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, it provides credit and debit card products, as well as treasury management services. The company serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through Internet and branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Capital One Financial Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

IBM - International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The companyÂ’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including outsourcing, process, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting solutions for strategy and transformation, application innovation, enterprise applications, and smarter analytics; and application management, maintenance, and support services. International Business Machines CorporationÂ’s Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; and information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data governance, data warehousing and analytics, business analytics and intelligence, and predictive analytics. This segment also provides Tivoli software for cloud and datacenter management, enterprise endpoint and mobile device management, asset and facilities management, storage management, and security systems; Rational software that supports software development; and Mobile Software for platform and application development, mobile security, and mobile device management. The companyÂ’s Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology, products, and packaging solutions. Its Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services for equipment. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

PG - The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The Beauty segment offers antiperspirants and deodorants, cosmetics, personal cleansing, skin care, hair care, hair colors, prestige products, and professional salon products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, and Wella brand names. The Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and electronic hair removal devices under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, and Prestobarba brand names. The Health Care segment offers feminine care and incontinence products; toothbrush, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other personal health care products. This segment markets its products under the Always, Crest, Oral-B, and Vicks brand names. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment provides bleach and laundry additives, fabric enhancers, and laundry detergents; air care, dish care, and surface care products; batteries; pet care products; and professional products. This segment sells its products under the Ace, Ariel, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Febreze, Gain, Iams, and Tide brand names. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers baby wipes, diapers, pants, paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers under the Bounty, Charmin, and Pampers brand names. The company markets its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons, high-frequency stores, and e-commerce in approximately 180 countries worldwide. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

DIS - The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The Media Networks segment operates broadcast and cable television networks, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations; and is involved in the television production and television distribution operations. Its cable networks include ESPN, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, and SOAPnet, as well as UTV/Bindass. This segment owns eight domestic television stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; hotels; vacation club properties; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; golf courses; water parks; and other recreational facilities. This segment also operates Disneyland Resort in California; Disney Resort& Spa in Hawaii; Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses the operations of Tokyo Disneyland Resort. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays.

Call credit spread - Bearish Call Spread.

Put credit spread - Bullish Put Spread.

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We are recommending the following credit spreads to the September 2014 expiration cycle.

We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #3 in the following issues.

SLV - The Silver ETF Trust seeks to reflect generally the performance of the price of silver. The Trust seeks to reflect such performance before payment of the Trustâ??s expenses and liabilities. The Trust is not actively managed. It does not engage in any activities designed to obtain a profit from, or to ameliorate losses caused by, changes in the price of silver. The Trust receives silver deposited with it in exchange for the creation of Baskets of Shares, sells silver as necessary to cover the Trust expenses and other liabilities and delivers silver in exchange for Baskets of Shares surrendered to it for redemption.

NE - Noble Corporation operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. It provides contract drilling services with a fleet of 77 offshore drilling units, such as 14 semisubmersibles, 14 drillships, and 49 jackups, including 2 ultra-deepwater drillships and 4 high-specification jackup drilling rigs under construction. The company conducts its contract drilling operations in the United States, Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, West Africa, the Middle East, India, Malaysia, and Australia. Noble Corporation was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

OSTK - Overstock.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer primarily in the United States. The company offers discount brand name, non-brand name, and closeout merchandise, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, electronics and computers, sporting goods, and others. It also sells various books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and video games. It also operates Worldstock Fair Trade, a store that offers handcrafted products; and Main Street Revolution, a store, which features products from small businesses across the United States, as well as offers online car listing service that allows sellers to list vehicles for sale, and allows buyers to review vehicle descriptions and post offers to purchase. Overstock.com, Inc. markets its products through its Websites located at overstock.com, o.co, and o.biz; and sells merchandise of other retailers, cataloguers, or manufacturers through its Website. The company was formerly known as D2-Discounts Direct and changed its name to Overstock.com, Inc. in October 1999. Overstock.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

CSX - CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. The company transports crushed stone, sand and gravel, metal, phosphate, fertilizer, food, consumer, agricultural, automotive, paper, and chemical products; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, industrial plants, and deep-water port facilities. It also provides intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 50 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers in the eastern United States, as well as performs drayage services, including pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments; and trucking dispatch services. In addition, the company operates various distribution centers and storage locations; and connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, such as ethanol and minerals. Further, it is involved in the acquisition, development, sale, lease, and management of real estate properties. The company operates approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as operates approximately 4,000 locomotives. CSX Corporation also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Call credit spread - Bearish Call Spread.