Mt. Gox Trading Halts, Website Down Amid Speculation Of Its Closure

Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 13.18% if the stock gets called away at the October 18th expiration (before broker commissions). Of course, a lot of upside could potentially be left on the table if FLEX shares really soar, which is why looking at the trailing twelve month trading history for Flextronics International Ltd., as well as studying the business fundamentals becomes important. Below is a chart showing FLEX’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10.00 strike highlighted in red: Considering the fact that the $10.00 strike represents an approximate 7% premium to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the covered call contract would expire worthless, in which case the investor would keep both their shares of stock and http://www.etftradingsignals.com the premium collected. The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 58%. On our website under the contract detail page for this contract , Stock Options Channel will track those odds over time to see how they change and publish a chart of those numbers (the trading history of the option contract will also be charted). Should the covered call contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 6.00% boost of extra return to the investor, or 9.32% annualized, which we refer to as the YieldBoost .
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-week-of-october-18th-options-trading-for-flextronics-international-flex-cm329786

Trading volumes were largest for Brazilian CDS instruments, rebounding in the fourth quarter to $65 billion from the $51 billion that changed hands in the third quarter. Mexican CDS contracts were the next largest group with $31 billion in trading volume. Turkish CDS contracts had $29 billion in volume, a drop from the third quarter’s previously reported $34 billion. Nine corporate CDS contracts were tracked as well. Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex PEMEXF.UL was the most actively traded, notching $2.6 billion in volume. That is up from the prior quarter’s $1.7 billion in transaction volume.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-emerging-cds-volume-idUSBREA1O1JV20140225?feedType=RSS

FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2014/02/25/t-trading-bitcoins-old-fashioned-exchange-atms.cnnmoney

| For a quick, smart take on the news you’ll be talking about, check out InfoWorld TechBrief — subscribe today. ] The website http://www.mtgox.com stopped displaying any content on Tuesday. It’s unclear if user funds on the exchange are secure. The developments follow a weeks-long suspension of bitcoin withdrawals at Mt. Gox to outside addresses, pushing down bitcoin prices on the exchange, and a small street protest in Tokyo outside the offices of its owner, Tibanne. Mt.
Source: http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-commerce/mt-gox-trading-halts-website-down-amid-speculation-of-its-closure-237064

If an investor was to purchase shares of HTZ stock at the current price level of $27.67/share, and then sell-to-open that call contract as a covered call, they are committing to sell the stock at $28.00. Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 6.43% if the stock gets called away at the April 19th expiration (before broker commissions). Of course, a lot of upside could potentially be left on the table if HTZ shares really soar, which is why looking at the trailing twelve month trading history for Hertz Global Holdings Inc, as well as studying the business fundamentals becomes important. Below is a chart showing HTZs trailing twelve month trading history, with the $28.00 strike highlighted in red: Considering the fact that the $28.00 strike represents an approximate 1% premium to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the covered call contract would expire worthless, in which case the investor would keep both their shares of stock and the premium collected. The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 50%.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/02/25/first-week-of-htz-april-19th-options-trading/

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