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Another Great Month!

Stocks traded in a small range Friday with the broader equity averages closing mixed amid concerns about inflation and the effects of rising oil prices on the economy. The technology segment fared a little worse, retreating to a four-month low on weakness in semiconductor stocks. In the end, all three major indices finished the week lower.

Despite the recent volatility in share values, the OW portfolio continues to perform very well and the potential gain for the March options expiration period was approximately $700 on $11,710 invested. Here are the final results for the expiring positions.


Stock Pick Last Exp Strike Opt Cost Initl Gain
Symbol Price Price Mon Price Bid Basis Margn (Loss)

FXEN 13.67 11.69 MAR 10.00 0.35 9.65 $1515 $175
KSU 18.90 19.52 MAR 17.50 0.40 17.10 $3280 $200
MRVL 36.22 35.46 MAR 27.50 0.30 27.20 $3770 $150
MMR 19.27 20.70 MAR 17.50 0.35 17.15 $3145 $175
Totals $11710 $700

Overall Profit = 6.0%

Looking forward, there are no immediate concerns with the current (April expiration) positions, however we will continue to monitor each issue for any significant change in character. In addition, we are looking for new candidates to supplement your search for profitable trades, thus readers should check their E-mail inbox or the OIN website for some new plays later this week-end.

OW Staff

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