Trade Alert – (SPY) January 24, 2013

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen.

Trade Alert - (SPY)

Buy the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) March, 2013 $140-$145 call spread at $4.33 or best

Opening Trade


expiration date: 3-15-2012

Portfolio weighting: 10% increase to 30%

Number of Contracts = ($10,000/100/$4.41) = 45 contracts

I am going to use this one point dip in the (SPY) to roll reestablish my position in the S&P 500. Specifically, I am going to roll forward by one months and raise my strikes to the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) March, 2013 $140-$145 call spread. We are clearly gunning for 1,550-1,600 by March. With the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) March, 2013 $140-$145 call spread, the market would have to go back to its January 2 range for us to lose money. There is no way that is going to happen until the summer.

The best execution can be had by placing your bid for the entire spread in the middle market and waiting for the market to come to you. The difference between the bid and the offer on these deep in-the-money spread trades can be enormous. Don’t execute the legs individually or you will end up losing much of your profit. If you don’t get filled, then just wait for the next Trade Alert. There will be many fish in the sea.

The same applies if, for any reason, you don’t understand this trade. Better to watch this strategy unfold on paper in the model portfolio before you try it with real money.

Keep in mind that these are ballpark prices only. Spread pricing can be very volatile on expiration months farther out.

Here are the specific trades you need to execute this position:

Buy 45 March, 2013 (SPY) $140 calls at……………$9.94
Sell Short 45 March, 2013 (SPY) $145 calls at …….$5.61
Net Cost:……………………………….………..…....$4.33

Maximum potential profit at expiration:
$5.00 - $4.33 = $0.67

($0.67 X 100 X 45) = $3,013 – 3.01% for the notional $100,000 model portfolio.

SPY 1-24-13