First Week Of Htz April 19th Options Trading

Trading volumes were largest for Brazilian CDS instruments, rebounding in the fourth quarter to $65 billion from the $51 billion that changed hands in the third quarter. Mexican CDS contracts were the next largest group with $31 billion in trading volume. Turkish CDS contracts had $29 billion in volume, a drop from the third quarter’s previously reported $34 billion. Nine corporate CDS contracts were tracked as well.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-emerging-cds-volume-idUSBREA1O1JV20140225?feedType=RSS

To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of SJM, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $99.07/share today. Because the $90.00 strike represents an approximate 9% discount to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the put contract would expire worthless. The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 73%. Stock Options Channel will track those odds over time to see how they change, publishing a chart of those numbers on our website under the contract detail page for this contract.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/02/25/first-week-of-october-18th-options-trading-for-j-m-smucker-sjm/

The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 59%. Stock Options Channel will track those odds over time to see how they change, publishing a chart of those numbers on our website under the contract detail page for this contract. Should the contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 5.00% return on the cash commitment, or 34.46% annualized at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost. Click here to find out the Top YieldBoost Puts of the S&P 500 Below is a chart showing the trailing twelve month trading history for Hertz Global Holdings Inc, and highlighting in green where the $27.00 strike is located relative to that history: Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $28.00 strike price has a current bid of $1.45. If an investor was to purchase shares of HTZ stock at the current price level of $27.67/share, and http://www.etftradingsignals.com then sell-to-open that call contract as a covered call, they are committing to sell the stock at $28.00.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/02/25/first-week-of-htz-april-19th-options-trading/

To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of DECK, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $84.00/share today. Because the $82.50 strike represents an approximate 2% discount to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the put contract would expire worthless. The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 58%. Stock Options Channel will track those odds over time to see how they change, publishing a chart of those numbers on our website under the contract detail page for this contract . Should the contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 9.70% return on the cash commitment, or 43.72% annualized – at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost .
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-week-of-may-17th-options-trading-for-deckers-outdoor-deck-cm329774

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Obama To Set Deadline For New Fuel Efficiency Rules For Trucks

President Obama squeezed in one last round of golf on Monday before wrapping up his secluded Presidents Day weekend and heading back to Washington. Obama made no public appearances for three full days while hosting his three closest high school buddies at a sun-splashed private estate that has become one of his favorite getaway destinations. The president also spent part of the weekend consulting with National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who was along on the trip to attend the presidents Friday night meeting with the king of Jordan concerning the crisis in Syria and Middle East peace negotiations. Obama and Rice spent part of the weekend in a last-ditch effort to persuade Ugandas president not to sign a harsh anti-gay law. Once they decided there was nothing more they could do, Obama released a statement announcing that enactment of the law will complicate the U.S.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-in-obama-sunnylands-california-20140217,0,3823778.story

Obama to announce plan to tighten truck fuel standards

The companies that buy these trucks will then pass the increase in costs to the consumer and tax payers” Waaaaah, progress and innovation cost money!!! Waaaah, we should never ever do anything anymore in order to push industry forward and make life better!!!! Everything is good enough as it is and the status quo is perfectly dandy forever and ever!!!! Nothing needs to change ever because it’s just fine the way it is!!!! Change and attempting to make things better are horrible!!!! Ridiculous.
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/18/obama-to-take-next-step-in-fuel-efficiency-for-trucks/comment-page-6/

Im just saying, you can make a really good living and have a great career without getting a four-year college education, as long as you get the skills and training that you need. Obamas backtracking didnt satisfy Ann Collins Johns, an art professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who fired off a letter through the White House Web site. Johns told the art website Hyperallergic that she wrote Obama to point out that her courses challenge students to think, read and write critically, as well as educate them about art history. Johns, who runs UTs program in Tuscany, was stunned to get a handwritten apology from the president himself on White House stationery. Ann let me apologize for my off-the-cuff remarks. I was making a point about the jobs market, not the value of art history, he wrote. As it so happens, art history was one of my favorite subjects in high school, and it has helped me take in a great deal of joy in my life that I might otherwise have missed, Obama said in the 13-line note.
Source: http://nypost.com/2014/02/18/obama-apologizes-to-art-teacher-for-mocking-art-history-degrees/

Biden also made clear the United States is committed to supporting efforts toward a peaceful resolution that reflects the will and aspirations of the Ukrainian people, the White House said. The violence Tuesday was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine’s capital and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history. The protests began in late November after Yanukovych turned away from a long-anticipated deal with the European Union in exchange for a $15 billion bailout from Russia. The political maneuvering continued, however, with both Moscow and the West eager to gain influence continue reading this.. over this former Soviet republic. Until Monday, the government and the opposition had appeared to be making some progress toward resolving the political crisis peacefully.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/18/obama-administration-calls-on-ukraine-president-to-de-escalate-violence-talk/

@BarackObama/via Twitter President Obama tweeted late Thursday that he was counting down the hours to season 2 debut of Netflix series ‘House of Cards.’ If not, the President had options. He tweeted Thursday night about the start of the second season of Netflixs House of Cards. Obama didnt need advance copies of that show, as Netflix made them all available over the weekend. RELATED: FRANCE’S HOLLANDE PLAYS MIDDLE MAN WITH OBAMAS But Obama wasnt just glued to the television over the weekend. He also played golf on the nine-hole course at the sprawling estate in Rancho Mirage. Childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos rounded out the foursome.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-seeks-game-thrones-dvd-holiday-article-1.1617755

(Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / January 4, 2010) Also By Kathleen Hennessey February 18, 2014, 3:00 a.m. WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is moving ahead with plans to set new fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles as part of an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. During a visit to a grocery store distribution center, President Obama will order the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department to develop and issue the new standards by March 2016, according to a White House official who would not be named when discussing the announcement ahead of the event. The new fuel efficiency requirements will mark the second phase of the effort to reduce the harmful pollutants by targeting trucks. In 2011, the Obama administration completed fuel standards for medium and heavy vehicles.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-obama-deadline-fuel-efficiency-trucks-20140217,0,682284.story?track=rss

Here’s a rundown of Obama’s executive action since the State of the Union: Sponsored by President Obama speaks at the Safeway Distribution Center on Feb. 18 in Upper Marlboro, Md, where he said he wants the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department to implement a new round of fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.Mark Wilson, Getty Images Feb. 18 Fuel efficiency Obama announced on Tuesday that his administration will begin developing the next phase of tighter fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. He’s directed the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop and issue new fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas standards by March 31, 2016. President Obama signs an executive order raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 on new federal contracts in the East Room of the White House on Feb.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/02/18/obama-fuel-standards-heavy-duty-trucks/5561151/

Biotech Stocks Give Stock Market A Shot Of Life

Stocks Get a Kiss for Valentine’s Day, Cable Giants Embrace, and Wall Street Loves Janet Yellen (So Far)

The number of biotech drugs that fail in testing is plummeting, and the results are lucrative. Gilead’s hepatitis C drug, for instance, could easily result in the company seeing revenue jump from $11 billion to $20 billion in just three years, says Michael Yee, analyst at RBC Capital Markets. New faster regulatory procedures. Regulators are finding ways to give the most promising treatments a fast-track through the approval process, Yee says. This not only brings treatments to market faster, but eases investors’ nerves about drawn-out and risky clinical tests.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2014/02/15/biotech-stocks-2014-celgene-gilead/5464643/

The gains came despite a disappointing reading on U.S. industrial output, with markets seemingly content to put much of the weakness down to bad weather. For equity investors, the run of soft figures recently has a silver lining in that it lessens the risk of the Federal Reserve speeding up its tapering plans, while keeping any hike in rates a very distant prospect. “The Fed expects to continue tapering, but will be patient when it comes to raising rates,” said Michael Gapen, an economist at Barclays. He noted the Bank of England had signaled similar patience with its policy, while the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan were under pressure to ease yet further.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-markets-global-idUSBRE96S00E20140216

Asian Stocks Gain for Eighth Time in Nine Days After China Data

Take a break from that chocolate truffle binge and check out what pushed the stock market to its best/hottest week of 2014. 1. Stocks popped on Valentine’s Day Investors found their mojo on Valentine’s Day. U.S.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/15/stocks-get-a-kiss-for-valentines-day-cable-giants.aspx

Asia stocks supported; falling dollar a burden for Nikkei

An office worker walks past the board of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying its logo in central Sydney April 5, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

30, followed by 13 percent in overseas equities, 10 percent in foreign bonds and 2.1 percent in short-term assets. In the past, politicians would say GPIF should get rid of all its stock holdings when shares fell, and when they rose and returns from bonds dropped, theyd say buy more stocks, leading them to sell at lows and buy at highs, Ito said. This is stupid. As an investment strategy, theres no way you can http://www.todayhotstocks.com make a profit from this.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-16/japan-s-gpif-should-own-600-billion-of-stocks-ito-says.html

Stocks are far less risky than you think

One would think that in theory holding a diversified portfolio of cash, bonds and stocks creates the most amount of wealth 20 years from now, Blanchett said. That actually isnt the case. If you look back over history, holding stocks over the long haul has been the optimal thing to doand this effect of time diversification has actually been increasing, so the benefits to long-term investors have been growing over the last 110 years, not shrinking, so holding equities is actually a better and better thing to do. The research does not change the fact that there are still going to be good and bad times to buy stocks, it simply points out that investors benefit from being more aggressivein the broad mix of stocks/bonds/cash, it suggests going more in the direction of equities than you might otherwise have been leaningand from hanging on. Its worth noting that the research covered 20 countries and over 100 years in those markets, and that it does not suggest investors give up on diversificationinternationally, by company size and morenor does it suggest that investors ignore personal factors like time horizons that create short-term needs that make sticking around for the long-run impossible.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stocks-are-far-less-risky-than-you-think-2014-02-14

Stocks Get Back in Rally Mode

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.2%, its first loss in seven sessions. Italy’s FTSE MIB declined 0.2%, amid political grappling that led Prime Minister Enrico Letta to announce he would tender his resignation Friday, clearing the way for a new government to form. Asian markets were broadly lower. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average shed 1.8% as a strengthening in the yen weighed on exporter stocks. China’s Shanghai Composite lost 0.5%, pulling back from a 2014 high on Wednesday.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304703804579380631392597664

Japan’s GPIF Should Own $600 Billion of Stocks, Ito Says

Markets in China and Hong Kong have yet to open. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed back after losing 4.6 percent in January, its worst start since 2009, amid concern about Federal Reserve stimulus cuts, signs of a slowdown in China and volatility in developing markets. Global equity losses in 2014 peaked at $3 trillion on Feb. 4 and narrowed to about $144 billion as of Feb. 15, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-17/asian-stocks-gain-for-eighth-time-in-nine-days-after-china-data.html

Global Etf And Etp Assets Suffer A 3.2 Percent Decline In January 2014

The ETF holds a total of $3,324,995 worth of HLX, making it the #77 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at HLX: HLX last trade: $20.91 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased $21.62 $54,050.00 Special Offer: Join the income investing conversation on ValueForum.com with a special Seven Days for Seven Dollars invitation from Forbes. And Sanchez Energy Corp. ( NYSE: SN ), the #96 http://www.etftradingsignals.com largest holding among components of the Vanguard Energy ETF ( AMEX: VDE ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4s indicating purchases. The ETF holds $1,838,623 worth of SN, which represents approximately 0.07% of the ETFs total assets at last check.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/etfchannel/2014/02/10/this-etf-holds-stocks-insiders-want-to-own-60/

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(3.61%). What is noticeable is the concentration of Financial Services stocks on the top end of the portfolio, with 34.22% of the portfolio residing there. Energy is also well represented at 23.4%, followed by Basic Materials (11.69%), and Industrials (7.17%). Canada has rallied fiercely in the past several sessions with EWC bumping up against its 50 day MA after briefly dipping below its 200 day just five trading sessions ago. Street One Financial is an educational/research firm utilizing the Broker Dealer services of GWM Group Inc (RLCC) a FINRA registered Broker/Dealer.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2014/02/etf-chart-of-the-day-bieber-etfs/

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDXJ ) The gold mining stocks continue their strong start to 2014 with the smaller cap names in the sector leading the way. GDXJ is up a whopping 23.5 percent year-to-date and closed Friday at the best level in three months. The breakout on Friday was significant for the sector and the ETF. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX ), the bigger names in the sector, is up against resistance and has yet to breakout. It must close above $24.01. This week will be critical for the miners; a breakout would confirm a potential bottom for the sector.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/benzinga/articles/etfs_sector_etfs_14_02_4293428_etf_outlook_for_the_week_of_february_10_ibb_vxz_grek_gdx.html

Dollar-Hedged) In Focus This fund seeks to provide maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The product looks to target the short end of the yield curve with average duration of within three years. As per the filing , the ETF looks to invest in a variety of foreign bonds selected on a number of factors including interest rates, exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policies, trade and current account balances. With respect to competition, Vanguard Total International Bond ETF ( BNDX ) would threaten the success of the proposed fund as it has managed assets of nearly $863.1 million.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/pimco-files-for-more-active-etfs-etf-news-and-commentary-cm324990

January was a difficult month for emerging and developed equity markets. Concerns about economic uncertainty and unrest [] Related posts: Global ETF/ETP Assets Reached A Record $2.4 Trillion At The End Of 2013 Global ETF and ETP Assets Reach A Record $2.3 Trillion At The End Of October 2013 Global ETF and ETP Assets Reached $2.22 Trillion At The End of Q3 2013 Global ETF/ETP Assets Reach A Record $2.4 Trillion ETF Deathwatch For January 2014: PWO and IPF Join The List In January 2014, global ETF/ETP assets fell by 3.2% to US$2.32 trillion based on negative market performance and net outflows of US$7.6 billion, according to preliminary findings from ETFGIs January 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. January was a difficult month for emerging and developed equity markets. Concerns about economic uncertainty and unrest in emerging markets, a fear that US stocks are over bought and uncertainty over the impact of Fed tapering caused investors to take net outflows of US$7.6 billion from ETFs/ETPs in January 2014. according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI. Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$11.8 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.9 billion, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$2.9 billion.
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The most recent protests centered around the ousted President Mohammed Morsi. [ Political Violence Ignites Sell-Off in Egypt ETF ] Egypts army-backed government is currently in a transitional phase, with elections set to take place later this year. Market Vectors Egypt ETF For more information on Egypt, visit our Egypt category . Max Chen contributed to this article.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stimulus-package-could-bolster-egypt-195927397.html