We are recommending the following credit spreads to add to our August 2012 expiration cycle.
We are recommending credit spreads for Portfolio #2 in the following issues.
FDS - FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides financial and economic information to investment community worldwide. The company offers fundamental financial data on various companies, analytical applications, and client services to the portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers, and fixed income professionals. FactSetÂ’s applications provide users access to company analysis, multicompany comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, news and quotes, and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. The company combines commercial databases, including content regarding companies and securities from various markets into a single online platform of information and analytics. FactSetÂ’s solutions for investment management professionals include equity analysis; offering applications for portfolio attribution, risk management, and quantitative analysis; building quant models and calculating risk; following global economic events; analyzing the debt-driven market; integrating data, such as portfolio holdings; and creating reports and presentations. The companyÂ’s solutions for banking and brokerage professionals comprise creating models and presentations; tracking market performance and headlines; providing deal analytic and corporate governance services; researching on public and private companies; auditing financials underlying SEC filings and annual reports; and providing access to reports through wireless handheld device.
ALV - Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and supply of automotive safety systems to the automotive industry. The company offers a range of products, including modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, safety electronics, whiplash protection systems, and child seats, as well as night vision systems, radars, and other active safety systems. Autoliv markets its products to car manufacturers in Europe, the Americas, China, Japan, and the rest of Asia. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
IBM - International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Global Technology Services, Global Business Services, Software, Systems and Technology, and Global Financing. The Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology- and process-based services. The Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration, and application management services. The Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, performance management business analytics, intelligence, and data analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, and automation and provisioning of the datacenter; Lotus Software to connect people and processes for communication; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; security systems software; and operating systems software. The Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology products and packaging solutions.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.