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

Due to earnings season, it is going to be more difficult to find companies not reporting earnings during the November option cycle.

However, there still are candidates that fit the bill, just a lot less to choose from.

So, here we go.

We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in the following issue(s).

LULU - Lululemon Athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. The companyÂ’s line of apparel include fitness pants, shorts, tops, and jackets for healthy lifestyle activities, such as yoga, running, and general fitness. Its fitness-related accessories comprise bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats, and water bottles. The company sells its products through a chain of corporate-owned and operated retail stores; direct to consumer through e-commerce Websites; and a network of wholesale channel, such as premium yoga studios, health clubs, and fitness centers. As of February 2, 2014, it operated 254 stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand under the lululemon athletica and ivivva athletica brand names. lululemon athletica inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

LEN - Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Homebuilding Southeast Florida, Homebuilding Houston, Financial Services, Rialto Investments, and Lennar Multifamily segments. Its homebuilding activities primarily include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes to first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land. The company also offers real estate related financial services, including mortgage financing, title insurance, and closing services for home buyers and others. In addition, it is involved in raising, investing, and managing third party capital; originating and securitizing commercial mortgage loans, as well as investing in real estate related mortgage loans, properties, and related securities. Further, the company develops multifamily rental properties. Lennar Corporation was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

CCL - Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, & Asia. The company offers various cruise products and services through a fleet of 101 cruise ships under the brand names of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn in North America; and AIDA Cruises, Costa, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, and P&O Cruises in Europe, Australia, and Asia. It also provides vacations to various cruise destinations; and owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, and approximately 300 motorcoaches and 20 glass-domed railcars. The company sells its cruise services through travel agents, including wholesalers, general sales agents, and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

GDX - The GLD Fund investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in common stocks and depositary receipts of companies involved in the gold mining industry. Such companies may include small- and medium-capitalization companies and foreign issuers. The Gold Miners Index is a modified market-capitalization weighted index primarily comprised of publicly traded companies involved in the mining for gold and silver. The fund is non-diversified.

So we are recommending the following specific credit spreads for Portfolio #1:

Call credit spreads - Bearish Call spreads.

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

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

GLD - The GLD Fund investment ETF seeks to replicate the performance, net of expenses, of the price of gold bullion. The trust holds gold, and is expected to issue baskets in exchange for deposits of gold, and to distribute gold in connection with redemption of baskets. The gold held by the trust will only be sold on an as-needed basis to pay trust expenses, in the event the trust terminates and liquidates its assets, or as otherwise required by law or regulation.

TIF - Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry worldwide. The company operates through Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and Other segments. Its jewelry products include fine and solitaire jewelry; engagement rings and wedding bands to brides and grooms; and non-gemstone, sterling silver, gold, and metal jewelry. The company also sells timepieces, leather goods, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, and accessories. Tiffany & Co. sells its products through retail sales, Internet and catalog sales, business-to-business sales, and wholesale distribution. As of April 30, 2014, it operated 292 stores, including 121 stores in the Americas, 72 stores in the Asia-Pacific, 55 stores in Japan, 38 stores in Europe, 5 stores in the United Arab Emirates, and 1 store in Russia. The company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

BHP - BHP Billiton Limited engages in the discovery, acquisition, development, and marketing of natural resources worldwide. It produces iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, copper, aluminum, manganese, uranium, nickel, and silver deposits. The company also explores, develops, produces, and markets petroleum with operating assets located in the deep water Gulf of Mexico, onshore U.S., and Australia, as well as in the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, and Pakistan; and holds potash exploration rights to approximately 14,500 square kilometers of prospective ground in the Saskatchewan potash basin in Canada. The company was formerly known as BHP Limited and changed its name to BHP Billiton Limited in July 2001. BHP Billiton Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

We are recommending the following specific credit spreads for Portfolio #2:

Call credit spreads - Bearish Call spreads.

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

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

GDXJ - The Gold Junior Miners investment seeks to replicate the Market Vectors® Global Junior Gold Miners Index. The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in companies that are involved in the gold mining industry. The Junior Gold Miners Index includes companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from (or, in certain circumstances, have at least 50% of their assets related to) gold mining and/or silver mining or have mining projects with the potential to generate at least 50% of their revenues from gold and/or silver when developed. It is non-diversified.

SLV - The Silver Trust ETF seeks to reflect generally the performance of the price of silver. The Trust seeks to reflect such performance before payment of the Trust’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.

BBRY - BlackBerry Limited provides wireless communications solutions worldwide. The company offers BlackBerry wireless communications platform solution, which includes the sale of BlackBerry handheld devices; and the provision of data communication, and compression and security infrastructure services enabling BlackBerry handheld wireless devices to send and receive wireless messages and data. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity, data, and third-party support programs. The companyÂ’s portfolio of products, services, and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry wireless solution, the BlackBerry Wireless Handheld product line, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, software development tools, and other software and hardware. It also provides BlackBerry smartphones; BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, an enterprise mobility management product; QNX software for embedded systems market; and BBM, instant mobile to mobile private messaging service. In addition, the company offers development platform that allows third party commercial and enterprise software developers to build and deploy custom applications to run on BlackBerry smartphones; products and technologies to third party developers, wireless carriers, and enterprise customers to develop, distribute, and manage these applications; and a suite of software development tools. Further, it provides the BlackBerry Messenger Social Apps Platform; and push, payments, advertising, location, maps, analytics, and Scoreloop services, as well as repair and maintenance services. BlackBerry sells its BlackBerry wireless solutions through wireless communications carriers and third party distribution channels. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

KBH - KB Homes is engaged in homebuilding activities in the United States. It constructs and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. The company also provides property and casualty insurance, as well as earthquake, flood, and personal property insurance to its homebuyers; and provides title services. It has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and changed its name to KB Home in 2001. KB Home was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Hence, we are adding the following specific credit spreads for Portfolio #3:

Call credit spread - Bearish Call Spread.