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CME Covered Calls Return +4.3% in Jan 07

In a prevous article, “CME Buying CBOT”, we analyzed CME’s purchase of CBOT and we used PowerOptions stock options search tools to find some potentially lucrative covered calls stock options investments with stock options expiring in November of 2006. Every single position selected returned the maximum potential return for an average return of +3.9%, in just 32 days.

In another article, “CME Covered Call Strategy Returns +3.9% in Nov.”, we again selected CME positions and every position was fully profitable with an average return of +4.3%, in 46 days.

We’re still bullish on CME and using PowerOptions Option Chain Tool to search for potential candidates for February of 2007 returned the following covered calls stock options positions.

Chicago Merc. Exch. Hldgs. Inc. (CME) $ 590.01 FEBRUARY Expiring 2/17/2007 24 days left
Strike Call
580 CNMBV 24.7 4.20% 2.60% 2.60%
590 CNMBW 19.6 3.30% 3.40% 3.40%
600 CNMBX 14 2.40% 2.40% 4.20%

For CME, the Option Chain Tool returned three potentially lucrative covered calls stock options positions with potential returns ranging from 2.4% to 3.4% (24 days) with downside protection ranging from 2.4% to 4.2%. The higher potential returns for CME are out-of-the-money [OTM] and also exhibit smaller downside protections. The lower potential returns for CME are ITM and have higher downside protection. This illustrates the beauty of covered calls investing, as an investor can tailor their investments according to their own personal risk/reward profile, aggressive investors can select positions more in the OTM direction and investors seeking more safety can select positions more in the ITM direction.

Competitors for CME include: CBOT Holdings Inc. (BOT), Deutsche Börse AG (private), and LIFFE (Holdings) plc (private).

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