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Call Writing Strategy Part 8 - Adding NUAN

|Includes: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)

I've added another position to the call writing portfolio - (NASDAQ:NUAN) - Nuance Communications. Bought 1000 shs @ 18.60 and sold the Nov 19 calls @ .80..

NUAN has drifted down in the recent market weakness but appears to have good support in the 18 area.. Carl Icahn has a position in the stock and I believe that will create a floor in the price right around these levels..

If the stock is Called away in November it will produce a gain of 6.4% for a holding period of approx. 2 months.. Conversely if we still own the stock after the November expiration date it provides a yield of 4.2% and we effectively will own the stock @ $17.80 ... I like the risk reward in this stock as I believe it may also provide LT holders with gains in the long run ..

With this new addition , we have taken in $8532 in premiums and Gains since June 5th. Projecting the same rate of appreciation, the portfolio is on track to show a healthy profit on the $100,000 of over 20%.

The spreadsheet below indicates the holdings in the portfolio .

Disclosure: I am long NUAN.

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