We are adding the following credit spreads to our August recommended list.
We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues.
MS - Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. It operates in three segments: Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management. The Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, and leveraged buyouts and takeover defenses, as well as shareholder relations, capital raising, corporate lending, and investments. This segment also engages in sales, trading, financing, and market-making activities, including equity trading, commodities, and interest rates, credit, and currencies, as well as financing services, such as prime brokerage, consolidated clearance, settlement, custody, financing, and portfolio reporting services. The Global Wealth Management Group segment provides brokerage and investment advisory services covering various investment alternatives comprising equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs; education savings programs, financial and wealth planning services, and annuity and insurance products; credit and other lending products; cash management services; retirement services; and trust and fiduciary services. The Asset Management segment offers products and services in equity, fixed income, and alternative investments, such as hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate, private equity, and infrastructure to institutional and retail clients through proprietary and third party distribution channels. This segment also involves in investment and merchant banking activities.
CL - Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. It offers oral care products, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouth rinses, as well as dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products, such as liquid hand soap, shower gels, bar soaps, deodorants, antiperspirants, shampoos, and conditioners; and home care products comprising laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, dishwashing liquids, and oil soaps. The company offers its oral, personal, and home care products under the Colgate Total, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate 360Â°, Colgate, Colgate Plax, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Caprice, Ajax, Fabuloso, Murphy?s, Suavitel, Soupline, Mennen, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom?s of Maine, and Axion brand names to wholesale and retail distributors. It also provides pet nutrition products for dogs and cats.
AKAM - Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers Application Performance solutions that improve the performance of dynamic applications used by enterprises to connect with their employees, suppliers, and customers. Its Application Performance solutions include Web Application Accelerator, which enables enterprises to run various applications; and IP Application Accelerator that is designed to address core Internet weaknesses to optimize the performance and real-time sensitivity associated with IP-enabled applications delivered over Internet-related protocols. It also provides Digital Asset solutions that enable enterprises to execute their large file management and distribution strategies. The company?s Digital Asset solutions include Akamai Media Delivery solution that delivers media content on behalf of its customers; and Electronic Software Delivery solution, which handles the distribution of software for its customers. In addition, it offers Dynamic Site solutions, which accelerate business-to-consumer Websites that integrate collaborative content and applications into their online architecture; Advertising Decision solutions that enable advertisers, agencies, publishers, and networks to buy and sell advertising; and custom solutions to commercial and government customers. Additionally, the company offers other solutions, such as EdgeControl tools that provide reporting and management capabilities; network data feeds and Website analytics, which provide customers with real time data about the performance of their content and applications over the Internet; and performance management services that help customers better understand their Web operations with tools that measure various aspects of an application?s performance.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
call credit spreads = bearish credit spreads.
SUPPLEMENTAL MCM TRADE IDEAS FOR 7-31-11.
The following issues are a few additional candidates to supplement
your search for profitable option trades. As with any investment, you
must decide if the selections meet your criteria for potential plays.
Only you can know what strategies and positions are suitable for your
experience level, risk-reward tolerance and individual outlook.
There will be no commentary or analysis offered on these positions,
nor will they be included in the MCM Portfolio.
NOTE:Please double check to see if any of these issues
have earnings reports scheduled, these issues should not, but double