Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:53PM
Just a quick note to update you on our position regarding the purchase of Silver Wheaton Corporation (SLW) Call Options which we acquired on the 8th September 2010, covered in our post entitled Silver Prices: Dare to Dream.
The ‘fall’ season continues with both silver and gold prices setting the pace start with gold prices climbing to record highs and standing at around $1340.00/oz, and silver prices standing at $22.87/oz, a new recent high as we write.
Gold prices, having broken through their resistance level recently pushed ahead into uncharted waters with no overhead resistance ahead of them, so they could go a lot higher and do so in a short time frame, which is just what we want. Silver prices have also sprung into life and todays gain of around $1.00/oz shows that there were some serious buyers out there today.
We have also said in the past that silver prices will outperform gold prices before this bull market ends and in terms of percentage gains if we look closely we can see that over the short term this is starting to happen.
As you are probably aware we revamped our strategy recently by reducing our holdings in some of our gold and silver producers in order to buy more of SLW stock and have some cash available for options trades as we identify them. The objective being to boost our financial position as we have been doing with this stock, with gains of 103%, 106% and more recently 79%.
We acquired more SLW stock on 9th August 2010, for an average cost of $19.76 per share, which appeared a tad expensive at the time, however, they now stand at $27.04 giving us a paper profit of 36.77% in a little over a month.
At the moment we utilize the recommendations as stated in our premium options trading service to boost our returns along with the occasional trade being posted on this site.
So, on the 8th September we took the plunge and acquired a spread of Call Options on our favourite stock, SLW, with the following purchases.
December 2010 $26.00 Calls @ $1.55, now at $2.72 for a gain of 73.95%
December 2010 $30.00 Calls @ $0.58, now at $1.03 for a gain of 73.70%
December 2010 $35.00 Calls @ $0.18, now at $0.26 for a gain of 34.90%
January 2011 $26.00 Calls @ $2.00, now at $3.18 for a gain of 57.92%
January 2011 $27.00 Calls @ $1.64, now at $2.64 for a gain of 59.65%
Finally make sure that you have positioned yourself to take advantage of what we think will be a good rally in both gold and silver prices, right up to January 2011, with a possible dip around mid October, but not if the shorters throw the towel in, which they appear to be doing, if todays action is anything to go by.
Silver Wheaton Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol of SLW.
The Company has a market capitalization of $9.30 billion, with 344.00 million shares outstanding, a 52 week trading range of $11.86 to $27.92 with an average volume of 6-7 million shares traded, although spikes in trading have seen 14 million shares change hands.
Talking of profits, over in our options trading den they closed a trade last night with a profit of 82% which follows their recent success of closing a trade which generated a profit of 50% in 30 days on GLD Call Options, so they now need update their progress chart, yet again, which will probably be done this weekend as things are a little hectic at the moment. However, to see exactly how it is going, please click this link.
Stay on your toes and have a good one.
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On Friday, 27th August 2010, we closed another successful trade banking a profit of 79.46% on Call Options on Silver Wheaton.
The latest trade from our options team was slightly more sophisticated in that we shorted a PUT as follows:
On Friday 7th May our premium options trading service OPTIONTRADER opened a speculative short term trade on GLD Puts, signalling to short sell the $105 May-10 Puts series at $0.09. On Tuesday the 11th May we bought back the puts for just $0.05, making a 44.44% profit in just 4 days, with more positions opened yesterday. Drop by and take a look.
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