BSC $110.70 - Bear Stearns *** Stop Loss $97 ***
Monday's opening drop hit our $100 target on BSC and the following bounce took it back up to $124 before the continuing credit crunch came back to haunt us. Eventually this crunch will end and the Fed entering the market three times on Friday should be a sign that it is about over. I am going to place a stop just under our entry point just in case more bad news breaks.
The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. is primarily a holding company that through its broker-dealer and international bank subsidiaries, principally Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. (Bear Stearns), Bear, Stearns Securities Corp. (BSSC), Bear, Stearns International Limited (BSIL) and Bear Stearns Bank plc (BSB) is an investment banking, securities and derivatives trading, clearance and brokerage firm serving corporations, governments, institutional and individual investors worldwide. The Company operates as a securities broker and dealer in three principal segments: Capital Markets, Global Clearing Services and Wealth Management. In February 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of the subprime mortgage banking platform of ECC Capital Corporation's subsidiary, Encore Credit Corp. Encore Credit will retain its brand name and operate as a separate division of the Company's mortgage bank subsidiary, Bear Stearns Residential Mortgage Corporation.
Breakdown target $100 hit 8/06/07
Position: 2010 $120 LEAP Call YBO-AD @ $25.60