We are recommending the following credit spreads to the AUGUST 2014 expiration cycle.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in
the following issues.
VZ - Verizon Communications Inc. provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Wireless segment offers access to various wireless voice and data services comprising Internet access through smart and basic phones, and notebook computers and tablets; messaging services; and consumer and business focused multimedia applications under Verizon Wireless brand. This segment also provides location-based services; global data services; HomeFusion Broadband, a high-speed Internet service for homes; other connection-related services, such as network access and value added services to support telemetry-type applications; and machine-to-machine services that support devices used in healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as sells smart phones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. As of May 15, 2014, it served 103.3 million retail customers. The company?s Wireline segment offers video services over its fiber-optic network; data services comprising high-speed Internet and FiOS broadband data products, as well as local exchange capacity, managed, mobility, and security services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional, long distance, wire maintenance, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP, and landline and wireless services; and local dial tone and broadband services to local, long distance, and other carriers. This segment also provides networking products and solutions, such as private Internet protocol services, and Ethernet access and ring services; and infrastructure and cloud services. In addition, it offers FiOS Quantum TV service in New York and New Jersey. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
MLNX - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and sells interconnect products and solutions. The company?s products are used for computing, storage, and communications applications in the high-performance computing, Web 2.0, storage, financial services, enterprise data center, and cloud markets. Its products facilitate data transmission between servers, storage systems, communications infrastructure equipment, and other embedded systems. The company provides solutions based on InfiniBand, including switch and gateway integrated circuits (ICs), adapter cards, cables, modules, and software, as well as switch, gateway, and long-haul systems. It also provides 10/40/56Gb/s Ethernet solution for use in EDC, HPC, embedded environments, and hyperscale Web 2.0 and cloud data centers. In addition, the company offers adapters to server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded systems original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as ICs or standard card form factors with PCI express interfaces; and switch ICs to server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded systems OEMs to create switching equipment. Further, it supports server operating systems, including Linux, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, and VxWorks. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. markets its products under the Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniScale, PhyX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect, MLNX-OS, UFM, and Voltaire trademarks. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, a network of sales representatives, and independent distributors worldwide. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Yokneam, Israel.
Call Credit spreads = Bearish call spreads.