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Optionity Daily Report 02/19/2013

|Includes:AXP, CHL, CSCO, F, GE, INTC, KO, MDLZ, MMM, MSFT, ORCL, PEP, PFE, QCOM, SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), SYY, TEVA, TSM, UTX, VOD, WM

Date: February 19, 2013

Daily Market Statistics

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by extreme greed with Fear & Greed Index at 86, which had increased from the previous day closing of 84. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.99 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.28, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.58. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.76. The stocks with unusual call activities had been identified through our daily options scanning process, with the scanning criteria where the daily call option volume ratio was above 2.00 (2x of the average call option volume) with a call option volume above 20,000. Unusual option activities can be an indicator or precursor of a major movement for the underlying stock.

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Market Volatility and Analysis

For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is showing a bearish trend but the MACD difference continues to converge. RSI (14) closed at 45.74 (decreased from 46.28). It could signal a market reversal if the MACD difference starts to converge and the MACD Histogram moves into the positive territory.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed at $153.20 (+0.68% gain). The volume was 18.82M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is showing a bullish trend but the MACD Histogram decreased slightly and closed at 0.861 (decreased from 0.864). SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $118.41 and its 50-day MA of $139.63. RSI (14) increased to 71.06 from 69.56 with increasing buying momentum. The next resistance is $154.09 (R1), followed by $161.81 (R2).

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1. Large Cap with low beta
  2. Fair/Under-valued
  3. Consistent, strong earnings
  4. Dividend distribution
  5. High liquidity, large volume
  6. Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

Pending transaction(s) to be setup:

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Existing Position(s):

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Stocks: SPY, AXP, CHL, CSCO, F, GE, INTC, KO, MDLZ, MMM, MSFT, ORCL, PEP, PFE, QCOM, SYY, TEVA, TSM, UTX, VOD, WM