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Ten S&P 500 Covered Calls Return 3.9% in One Week

How does 3.9% average return in one week grab you?

An investor investing in ten S&P500 high potential return covered calls on May 9, 2008 would have experienced a 3.9% return in just one week and would have outperformed the S&P500 by 1.1% (S&P500 return was 2.8%).

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To enter a covered call investing position, an investor sells a call option against a stock. The stock can be newly purchased or can be an existing position in an investor’s portfolio. Covered call investing is a great way to delay paying taxes and to potentially generate an income stream.

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The covered call investing positions returning an average of 3.9% in one week are shown below:

S&P500 High Return Covered Call Positions – One Week
Company Symbol Stock
Option Strike
MGIC Investments Corp. MTG 12.20 (-0.36) MTGEV 08 MAY 12.5 (8) 0.4 5.9
Tesoro Petroleum Corp. TSO 21.96 (-1.27) TSOEX 08 MAY 22.5 (8) 0.6 5.3
Lehman Brothers Hldgs. Inc. LEH 43.54 (+0.61) LYHER 08 MAY 44.0 (8) 1.06 2.7
D.R. Horton Inc. DHI 14.83 (-0.36) DHIEC 08 MAY 15.0 (8) 0.35 3.6
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. WFR 64.38 (-1.04) WFREM 08 MAY 65.0 (8) 1.35 3.1
Nordstrom Inc. JWN 34.39 (-0.28) JWNEG 08 MAY 35.0 (8) 0.7 3.9
ALCOA Inc. AA 39.04 (-0.61) AAEH 08 MAY 40.0 (8) 0.78 4.5
Agilent Tech. Corp. A 31.90 (-0.08) AEZ 08 MAY 32.5 (8) 0.61 3.9
Valero Energy Corp. (New) VLO 44.56 (-1.71) VLOEI 08 MAY 45.0 (8) 0.85 3
CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. CBG 22.15 (-0.14) CBGEX 08 MAY 22.5 (8) 0.4 3.4
          Average 3.9
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