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|
|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|
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