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Updated: 05.05.13 Hello, My name is Todd Johnson. I’m a family man, sports fiend, health nut, technology buff, long-time stock investor and a very lucky mountain climber – hardly enough to completely distinguish me from many 50 year-old males living in Albuquerque, or anywhere else for that... More
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  • 10-Minute Interview: Todd Johnson On Dallas 1190 Radio July 12 0 comments
    Jul 13, 2013 4:15 PM

    July 13th

    Hi Folks,

    I was on - for those interested - Dallas' 1190 radio station yesterday. Key stocks: $CVRR, $PCYC, $CELG, $TSLA, $ISRG - $CLMT follow-up off air.

    I have attached 4 option trades: radio.trades.document.copy 07.12.13

    Here is the link to my appearance on yesterday's Dallas finance radio call. The segment is about 10-minutes.

    Also on Radio: CVR Refining, LP (NYSE:CVRR)

    I state my opinion on our CVRR (refinery) position. We intentionally kept the December $25 puts in place. This was a mistake on my part to re-enter the name. I dislike the refinery sector. Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT) is the best income name - related to the refinery sector - with hedges in place. The MLP has too much risk for an income name - in my view.

    Option Trades: Background Only

    1. I like Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) long-term. Many of us have held it since it was much lower in price - prior to the recent move: Sub $70 for many members.

    2. I like Pharmacyclics Inc. (NASDAQ:PCYC). We have a position in it - prior to the recent move. Johnson & Johnson is a partner.

    3. Telsa is not for the feint of heart. Option Group only.

    4. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) is taking a beating due to a) lower profit margins; b) Obamacare implications; c) sales forecast. This is not for the feint of heart. I make that explicitly clear when we are buying when we are buying the position as the stock is down $100 in 1-day. Option Group only.

    Option Methodology: Blue Chip

    The core to the option service is blue chip names (Wal-Mart; Johnson & Johnson) - and defensive positions in case the SP500, Emerging Markets, Russell 2000 take hits. The option service works to "get small" and take profits out as they incur on weekly/monthly basis. The portfolio has bullish/bearish/neutral strategies.

    Thanks for your support,


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