November 2010 | Members

Please remember, ALL “Exit Targets” and “Stop Targets” are targets.  You should not have any “Hard Stops” entered to close any trades or “Exit Orders” in your brokerage account unless we list one.  We will send out an “Alert” or “Trade Update” if we want you to close a position OR if a new trade comes out.  Otherwise, follow instructions at all times in the 9am and 1pm updates.  Also, we will usually give you a heads-up if we think we are going to send an email outside of these time frames but it is rare that we do.


12:30pm (EST)


Juniper Networks (JNPR, $33.45, down $0.21)

Buy to OPEN January 35 calls (JNPR110122C00035000, $1.30, down $0.15)

Action:  Use limit orders of $1.25-$1.35 but do not pay over $1.40 for these options.

Riverbed Technology (RVBD, $29.03, up $1.21)

Buy to OPEN March 35 calls (RVBD110319C00035000, $1.40, up $0.20)

Action:  Use limit prices of $1.40, firm.  The “bid” is $1.35, the “ask” is $1.65.  If we get filled, great, if not, we will try to get better entry prices. 



CBOE Holdings (CBOE, $24.46, down $0.14)

December 25 calls (CBOE101218C00025000, $0.75, down $0.05)  

Entry Price:  $0.75 (11/8/10)

Exit Target: $2.40+

Return: 0%

Stop Target: None

Action:  We are looking for a break above $25 and a run to $27-$28.  Continue to hold.

Darden Restaurants (DRI, $48.68, up $1.11)

December 49 calls (DRI101218C00049000, $1.45, up $0.45)

Entry Price:  $1.20 (11/8/10)

Exit Target: $2.40+

Return: 21%

Stop Target: $1.25    

Action:  The 52-wek high is $49.61 and shares have touched $49.o6 today.  We are looking for a push past $50 and up to $55.  Continue to hold.


Aruba Networks (ARUN, $21.68, up $0.33)

January (2011) 25 calls (ARUN110122C00025000, $1.00, up $0.20)

Entry Price:  $1.20 (11/2/10)

Exit Target: $2.40+

Return: -17%

Stop Target:  60 cents

Action:  The company reports earnings after the bell.  Wall Street is looking for a profit of $0.11 a share versus a year-ago earnings of $0.04 a share.  The company has beaten expectations in each of the past four quarters.  Continue to hold.

PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ, $51.80, up $0.35)

January 53 calls (QQQQ110122C00053000, $1.20, up $0.10) 

Entry Price:  $1.54 (10/27/10)

Exit Target: $3.00+

Return: -22%

Stop Target: 75 cents 

Action:  Continue to hold. 


American Tower (AMT, $51.07, up $0.53) 

April (2011) 60 calls (AMT110416C00060000, $0.65, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.65 (10/20/10)

Exit Target: $1.30+

Return:  0%

Stop Target: None

Action:  Continue to hold.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK, $22.15, up $0.19)

January (2011) 25 calls (CHK110122C00025000, $0.40, up $0.05)

Entry Price:  $1.15 (10/13/10)

Exit Target: $2.30

Return: -65%

Stop Target: None

Action:  Continue to hold.     

Dendreon (DNDN, $35.87, flat) (COVERED CALL)

December 40 call (DNDN101218C00040000, $1.20, flat)  

Entry Price:  $41.96 (9/13/10) sold October 45 call @ $1.30, (11/11/10) sold December call @$1.75
Exit Target: $45
Return: -8%
Stop Target: None

Action:  News pending…

Dendreon opened at $41.96 and you could have sold the October 45 call option for $1.30 on 9/13/10.  This lowered the cost basis to $40.66. 

On 11/11/10 we sold the December 40 call option for $1.75 which lowered our cost basis to $38.91.  If the stock gets “called away” from us by mid-December then we make 3% in 3 months.

Other 2010 Portfolio OPEN positions (3):  These are trades that are still open in the portfolio that have longer expiration dates or are on “hold” but are not worth mentioning until they turn around.  We are still keeping track of the trade and we will record the results, accordingly, when we close them or the options expire.  Click on the 2010 Portfolio link in the Members Area to view ALL open/ closed trades. 

Intel November 18 puts (strangle trade from October) 

Biodel March 7.50 calls (from October)

TiVo November 12 calls (from August)


These trades are NOT recommendations until we send out an alert.  These are trades that we like but have not added to the portfolio as an official recommendation because of market conditions or because we are waiting for better entry prices.  We will not list entry prices because these stocks are on the verge of breaking out or they could sell-off. 

Cisco Systems (CSCO, $19.62, up $0.19)

Action:  We are looking at Cisco as a covered call trade.

Foster Wheeler (FWLT, $27.67, up $0.41)

January 30 calls (FWLT110122C00030000, $1.00, up $0.15)

Action:  Watch for now.

Ingersoll-Rand (IR, $40.86, down $0.57)

January 45 calls (IR110122C00045000, $0.50, down $0.10)

Action:  Watch for now. 

JDS Uniphase (JDSU, $11.43, up $0.03)

March 13 calls (JDSU110319C00013000, $0.65, flat)

Action:  Watch for now.