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China – Say ‘Knee How’ to Profits – Covered Calls Returned +7% in April 2007

In article, “China – Hot, Cold or Lukewarm – Covered Calls”, we scoped out investing in covered calls for Chinese companies. The Chinese covered calls strategy returned a juicy +7% return for April of 2007.

Nineteen of the twenty positions were profitable and sixteen of the twenty positions were fully profitable. The lone negative returning position was SINA, which got caught up in the recent Chinese stock market pullback. SINA’s rate of growth has slowed in the last few months but not significantly.

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The SINA position experienced a loss of -0.6%, which isn’t too bad when considering a long position in SINA, would have resulted a -3.8% loss.

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China hasn’t cooled yet, so we search for covered calls stock options positions using PowerOptions search tools and the results are shown below.

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ACTS 7.42 (-0.11) UQBEU 07 MAY 7.5 (23) 0.20 2.7 2.8 3.9
ACH 29.63 (+0.48) ACHEF 07 MAY 30.0 (23) 0.95 3.2 3.3 4.6
BIDU 108.31 (+3.63) BDQEB 07 MAY 110.0 (23) 5.20 4.8 5.0 6.7
CHA 48.71 (-0.44) CHAEJ 07 MAY 50.0 (23) 1.00 2.1 2.1 4.8
CYD 9.37 (+0.09) CYDEB 07 MAY 10.0 (23) 0.25 2.7 2.7 9.6
CTRP 69.13 (+1.24) QCTEN 07 MAY 70.0 (23) 2.30 3.3 3.4 4.8
FMCN 36.57 (-0.22) QOHEU 07 MAY 37.5 (23) 1.15 3.1 3.2 5.9
FXI 109.33 (-0.62) FJJEF 07 MAY 110.0 (23) 2.65 2.4 2.5 3.1
PGJ 21.93 (+0.04) PGJEV 07 MAY 22.0 (23) 0.45 2.1 2.1 2.4
SINA 34.13 (+1.37) NOQEG 07 MAY 35.0 (23) 1.20 3.5 3.6 6.3
SNP 89.73 (+0.43) SNPER 07 MAY 90.0 (23) 2.30 2.6 2.6 2.9
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A few new covered calls positions were found this month: ACTS, CHA CYD and SNP.

The CYD position has the highest potential return of 9.6%. The 9.6% return requires the price of the CYD stock to increase to or above the $10 strike price of the call option.

The BIDU position has the largest downside protection of 4.8%. As long as the price of the BIDU stock does not decline more than 4.8% at options expiration, the position will remain profitable.

The BIDU position also has the largest % if unchanged potential return of 5%. Even if the price of BIDU’s stock remains unchanged at options expiration, the position will return 5%.

Competitors for ACTS include: Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), NXP b.v. (private), and Samsung Corporation (private).
Competitors for BIDU include: Sina Corp. (SINA), Inc. (SOHU), and TOM Online Inc. (TOMO).
Competitors for CHA include: China Netcom Group Corp. (Hong Kong) Ltd. (CN), China Unicom Ltd. (CHU), and China Mobile Communications Corporation (private).
Competitors for CYD include: Cummins Inc. (CMI), Detroit Diesel Corporation (private), and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (Group) (private).
Competitors for CTRP include: eLong Inc. (LONG), Expedia Inc. (EXPE), and, L.P. (private).
Competitors for FMCN include: Clear Media Limited (private), JCDecaux S.A. (private), and TOM Group Limited (private).
Competitors for SINA include: Inc. (NTES), Inc. (SOHU), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Inc. (BIDU), KongZhong Corp. (KONG), The9 Ltd. (NCTY), and Tom Online Inc. (TOMO).
Competitors for SNP include: CNOOC Ltd. (CEO), and PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR).
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