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Sell Signals

01/07/2015 Taking Profits on Two Options -- Selling for Gains of 388% and 112%

Today's sell signals are for our Option Portfolio. We are fond of buying call options of the stocks in our Primary Stock Portfolio. Of course, buying call options ratchets up the risk level. It is not uncommon for call options to expire worthless. But they also have higher upside potential than simply owning the underlying stock. An example of this was when we recommended buying call options on Zimmer Holdings. A $660 investment in Zimmer Holding call options was sold for $5,260 seven months later, resulting in a gain of 697%.

Today we took profits on the two positions listed in the table below. Because we already personally have positions in ABBV and KRFT, we sold the options for cash instead of using the options to purchase the stocks. If we had not already owned shares of ABBV and KRFT, we would have used the options to purchase the stock.

Selling the ABBV option resulted in a gain of 388.3% while selling the KRFT option resulted in a gain of 112.2%. The options were recommended on June 8, 2013. Selling these options means our option portfolio currently has no recommendations, but we soon will be adding options.

The average result of the options we have recommended in our Option Portfolio has been a 110.9% profit in 257 days.

Recommended Options Being Sold

Underlying
Stock

Option Type
Exercise Price
Expiration
Date
ABBV
Call
$50.00
01/17/2015
KRFT
Call
$57.50
01/17/2015

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