We are recommending the following additions to our January cycle portfolios.

We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in the following issues.

LTD - Limited Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of womenÂ’s intimate and other apparel, beauty, and personal care products and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers lingerie, fragrances, cosmetics, shower gels, lotions, antibacterial soaps, and accessories under the VictoriaÂ’s Secret, VictoriaÂ’s Secret Pink, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, White Barn Candle Company, La Senza, and Henri Bendel brand names. The company sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores, Websites, and catalogues, as well as through franchise, license, and wholesale partners. As of March 12, 2012, it operated 2,620 specialty stores in the United States; and approximately 700 company-operated and franchised additional locations world-wide.

C - Citigroup, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The Citicorp segment operates as a global bank for businesses and consumers with two primary businesses, Global Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group. The Global Consumer Banking business provides retail banking and Citi-branded cards in North America; Asia; Latin America; and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The Institutional Clients Group business provides securities and banking services comprising investment banking and advisory services, lending, debt and equity sales and trading, institutional brokerage, derivative services, and private banking; and transaction services consisting of treasury and trade solutions, and securities and fund services. The Citi Holdings segment operates Brokerage and Asset Management, Local Consumer Lending, and Special Asset Pool businesses. The Brokerage and Asset Management business, through its Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture, offers retail brokerage and asset management services. The Local Consumer Lending business provides residential mortgages, retail partner card loans, student loans, personal loans, commercial real estate, and other consumer loans and assets, as well as western European cards and retail banking services. The Special Asset Pool business consists of a portfolio of securities, loans, and other assets. The company has approximately 200 million customer accounts and operates in approximately 160 countries and jurisdictions.

We are recommending the following specific credit spread.

call credit spread = bearish call spread.

We are recommending the following specific credit spread.

put credit spread = bullish put spread.

We are also recommending put spreads in GPS and BHI to complete iron condors with our current call positions on the above issues of GPS and BHI.

These spreads should not require any addition margin requirement when executed.

Put credit spread = bullish put spread.


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

PM - Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. Its portfolio of international and local brands include Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia Slims, L&M, Chesterfield, Bond Street, Lark, Muratti, Next, Philip Morris, and Red & White. The companyÂ’s local brands comprise Sampoerna A, Dji Sam Soe, and Sampoerna Kretek in Indonesia; Fortune, Champion, and Hope in the Philippines; Diana in Italy; Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

BIDU - Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services. The company offers a Chinese language search platform on its Website, Baidu.com; and a Japanese language search platform on its Website, Baidu.jp. Its search services enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, documents, and multimedia files through the links provided on its Websites. The company also offers search products and Web directory; search-based community products; mobile search and related products; products and services for Websites and enterprises; e-commerce and entertainment products; and software and related search products. In addition, it provides online marketing and auction-based P4P services that enable its customers to reach users who search for information related to their products or services. The company serves online marketing customers consisting of small and medium sized enterprises, large domestic corporations, and Chinese divisions or subsidiaries of multinational corporations primarily operating in the medical, machinery, education, software and online games, tourism and ticketing, transportation, franchising, business services, electronic products, information technology services, financial services, construction and decoration, household appliances, and other industries. It sells its online marketing services directly, as well as through its distribution network. The company was formerly known as Baidu.com, Inc. and changed its name to Baidu, Inc. in December 2008. Baidu, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.

Put credit spreads = put spread spreads.
p>We are also recommending a put spread on KMB to complete an iron butterfly with our current call position o KMB.

This spread should not require any addition margin requirement when executed.

Put credit spread = bullish put spread.

Next weekend we will be beginning our February recommendations, however because of the short February cycle with the February cycle starting on the First Friday we may offer a few February recommendations before next weekend.