Friday, April 30, 2010 at 09:54PM
Apologies if this reads similar to yesterdays article but we are pleased to report that we have sold the second tranche of the JUNE 2010 series, which are the $16.00 Call Options, on Silver Wheaton Corporation (SLW) for an average of $3.35 having paid a price of $1.16 per contract on 11th February 2010. So, we finish the week with not one, but two winners both returning just over 100% in a little over two months.
We wont bore you with the chart again, however, we would reiterate that SLW has put in a good run over the last week or so, gaining another $0.29 yesterday pushing our Call Options up by more than 100%, on the back of silver prices which gained around $0.21 in yesterdays trading session. Also note that the RSI has popped up above the ‘70′ level to hit 78.39, which suggests that the stock is now overbought.
We had considered the use of a trailing stop, but they are not guaranteed and a drop in prices in overseas markets could see the stock price open a lot lower than the stop price, which is then negated and we would get the market price. So rightly or wrongly we decided to take the cash and retire to the sidelines for now.
Just to re-cap we suggested acquiring this stock when we posted an article on the 11th February 2010, entitled: Silver Wheaton Corporation: Buy This Dip, when SLW stood at $14.38, today it stands at $19.52, up 35.7% in just over two months.
Now, if you bought the stock instead of the Call Options, 35.7% in just over two months isn't too shabby so you might want to take some profits off the table.
Silver Wheaton Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol of SLW and is currently trading at $19.52.
The Company has a market capitalization of $6.69 billion, with 342.54 million shares outstanding, a 52 week trading range of $7.12 to $19.83 with an average volume of 5-6 million shares traded.
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