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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $36.27 while selling the January $36.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $34.23. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.2 %. This trade will have roughly 5.6 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.2 % return in 185 days. It will lock in that return as long as Microsoft is above $36.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this MSFT covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.2 %.

Safeway (NYSE: SWY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $24.82 while simultaneously selling the September $24.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $22.87, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.9 % return in 66 days as long as SWY is above $24.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Safeway covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 27.3 %.

Moodys (NYSE: MCO) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the November $55.00 call while at the same time buying MCO stock for $60.33 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.4 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $52.68, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 12.7 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.4 % return in 122 days. If MCO is higher than $55.00 on 11/16/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 13.2 %.

Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SLXP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $68.98 while simultaneously selling the October $70.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.7 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $66.23, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 4.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.7 % return in 94 days as long as SLXP is above $70.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Salix Pharmaceuticals covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 22.1 %.

Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $65.00 call while simultaneously buying GMCR stock for $72.01 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $61.56. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.6 %. This trade has 14.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.6 % return in 31 days as long as GMCR is above $65.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Keurig Green Mountain covered call targets an annualized return rate of 65.7 %.

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