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PowerOptions weblog identified several successful trades for the option expiration month of November. Below is a table showing some of the successful trades identified with a link to the corresponding article.

The weblog posts for the closed positions were published between the 24th and 30th of October. The stock options for all of these positions expired on the 18th of November.

Covered Calls Successes
Stock Option %
CROX CQJKH 12.00% Crocs Shoes – Hideous Footwear or Profit Machine
DPTR QHRKE 4.40% Delta Petro. Corp. – Covered Calls
BBW BBWKF 4.50% Politics and Options Investing
XOM XOMKO 2.25% Politics and Options Investing

The companies identified in chart above are:

1) Crocs (CROX) – the manufacturer of the unique sponge-like footwear.
2) Delta Petroleum Corporation (DPTR) – explore and develop natural gas and oil reserves worldwide.
3) Build-a-Bear Workshop (BBW) – persons with a child under five or who have been to an American mall in the last 10 years you will undoubtedly have seen this business.
4) Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) – see Exxon’s CEO Lee Raymond’s Wikipedia entry: ( wikipedia ).

We still consider these companies to be attractive for a covered calls stock options strategy. We will search for covered calls stock options positions for these companies with stock options expiring in January.

Using PowerOptions powerful option search engine we can identify the most attractive covered calls stock options trades for these companies for the month of January:

Covered Call for January 2007
OPTION Expiration
CROX CQJAI 07 JAN 45.00 $2.15 5.00% 5.30% 11.20% $42.60
DPTR QHRAF 07 JAN 30.00 $3.10 10.70% 11.90% 15.40% $29.10
BBW BBWAF 07 JAN 30.00 $1.85 6.10% 5.20% 5.20% $30.37
XOM XOMAX 07 JAN 72.50 $1.85 4.40% 2.30% 2.30% $74.16

The potential returns range from 2.3% for XOM to 15.4% for DPTR. The XOM and BBW positions are in-the-money [ITM] and the DPTR and CROX positions are out-of-the-money [OTM]. OTM covered calls positions require the stock price to appreciate in order to realize the maximum return. Generally, OTM covered calls positions exhibit larger potential returns with less downside protection and ITM covered calls positions exhibit less potential returns with greater downside protection. The ability to manage risk with OTM/ITM is one of the beauties of the covered calls stock options strategy.

The identification of the past successful trades and the potentially future successful trades is solely a result of the powerful and flexible search engine of the PowerOptions website.

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