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MetLife (NYSE: MET) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $33.61 while selling the March $33.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $31.45. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.9 %. This trade will have roughly 6.4 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.9 % return in 93 days. It will lock in that return as long as MetLife is above $33.00 on 3/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this MET covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.3 %.

Hess (NYSE: HES) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $52.02 while simultaneously selling the February $50.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.0 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $48.07, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.0 % return in 65 days as long as HES is above $50.00 on 2/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Hess covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 22.5 %.

Pulte Homes (NYSE: PHM) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the April $17.00 call while at the same time buying PHM stock for $17.11 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 12.7 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $15.08, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 11.9 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 12.7 % return in 128 days. If PHM is higher than $17.00 on 4/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 36.3 %.

Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: NDAQ) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the June $24.00 call while at the same time buying NDAQ stock for $24.31 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 6.1 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $22.61, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 7.0 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 6.1 % return in 191 days. If NDAQ is higher than $24.00 on 6/22/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 11.7 %.

Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the May $10.00 call while simultaneously buying KGC stock for $10.07 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $9.01. At that price, this position has a target return of 11.0 %. This trade has 10.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 11.0 % return in 156 days as long as KGC is above $10.00 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Kinross Gold covered call targets an annualized return rate of 25.7 %.

 

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