ETF Covered Calls 03-13-2009

I just cranked up the ETF-Cashinator and took a look. First, March expiry is next week and the puts look interesting as bets are anticipated on inverse ETFs. Second, the April 09 options look HORRIBLE; there are many large bets that the market will fall as there is heavy betting on inverse ETFs. The volatility might be deadly from now thru April expiry BUT the good news is that May looks fairly stable. Dare I say, “normal” options for May 09? Yes, I dare say it. I’m not sure what it means entirely other than perhaps we’ve hit bottom or will do so some point between now and April expiry and then stay flat or climb slowly. Of course, anything can happen between now and then but this is the first time in a long while that I’ve been ENCOURAGED. If the government can stop from announcing any more meddling in the market, I may take some cash and put it back in play……

Here are the ETF-Cashinator picks for March expiry.

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