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Deep OTM NP Strategy – APR Week 3

Posted by mounddweller on March 25, 2011

Fellow Traders,

It is very slim pickings this week.  Only 3 potential trades met our Week 3 selection criteria.  Given the current state of the market and in some cases the circumstances surrounding the stock I can’t recommend any of the three. 

Hopefully Mr. Bear will rear his ugly head soon or at least we’ll get an uptick in volatility.  That would help expand the number of selections meeting our criteria.




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Deep OTM NP Strategy – March Week 2

Posted by mounddweller on March 5, 2011

Fellow Traders,

I don’t have a lot of commentary this week to accompany our weekly picks for the Deep OTM NP Strategy.  Nothing really jumps out at me as a compelling trade.  I will make a few comments about Getty Oil (GTY).  GTY is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that leases gas stations to operators.  They have over 1,000 locations primarily in the Northeast.  This past week their largest tenant, a subsidiary of the Russion oil company, Lukoil sold their interests to another company which then announced there would be a delay in the March lease payment.  Given the market doesn’t like uncertainty the stock understandably declined precipitously.  The new tenant said it would be making the lease payment on or around March 7th.  That’s Monday.  If the new tenant makes the payment on Monday and the put premium remains high it might be a good trade.  However, I’m not sold on it as a longer term investment.  This new tenant may attempt to reduce the lease rates and thus impact GTY’s ability to maintain its current dividend.

Best of luck to everyone in their trading this week.  Be careful out there.



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