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PriceWatch Alerts for SM, HP, PSX, AAL, PDCE, DOW, MPC, AIG, LPX, and MTDR.







Today's optimal covered call on Sm Energy Company has an assigned return rate of 7.4%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of SM stock at $36.31 per share and sell one contract of the Sm Energy Company June 17, 2022 35 call for $3.73 for a net debit of $32.58 per share. This trade lasts 31 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 84.7% The risk assessment of this trade is 2 keys, (Considerable relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Helmerich & Payne has an assigned return rate of 7.3%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of HP stock at $47.48 per share and sell one contract of the Helmerich & Payne June 17, 2022 47.5 call for $3.22 for a net debit of $44.26 per share. This trade lasts 31 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 83.5% The risk assessment of this trade is 3 keys, (Moderate relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Phillips 66 has an assigned return rate of 2.3%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of PSX stock at $97.08 per share and sell one contract of the Phillips 66 May 27, 2022 97 call for $2.28 for a net debit of $94.80 per share. This trade lasts 10 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 76.8% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on American Airlines Gp has an assigned return rate of 6.3%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of AAL stock at $16.55 per share and sell one contract of the American Airlines Gp June 17, 2022 16 call for $1.50 for a net debit of $15.05 per share. This trade lasts 31 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 72.3% The risk assessment of this trade is 3 keys, (Moderate relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Pdc Energy Inc has an assigned return rate of 6.2%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of PDCE stock at $66.61 per share and sell one contract of the Pdc Energy Inc June 17, 2022 65 call for $5.38 for a net debit of $61.23 per share. This trade lasts 31 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 70.2% The risk assessment of this trade is 2 keys, (Considerable relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Dow Inc has an assigned return rate of 2.1%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of DOW stock at $67.98 per share and sell one contract of the Dow Inc May 27, 2022 68 call for $1.38 for a net debit of $66.60 per share. This trade lasts 10 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 69.8% The risk assessment of this trade is 4 keys, (Low relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Marathon Petroleum Corp has an assigned return rate of 2.1%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of MPC stock at $96.47 per share and sell one contract of the Marathon Petroleum Corp May 27, 2022 96 call for $2.44 for a net debit of $94.03 per share. This trade lasts 10 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 69.6% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on American International Group has an assigned return rate of 2.1%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of AIG stock at $58.64 per share and sell one contract of the American International Group May 27, 2022 58 call for $1.82 for a net debit of $56.82 per share. This trade lasts 10 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 68.9% The risk assessment of this trade is 4 keys, (Low relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Louisiana-Pacific Corp has an assigned return rate of 6.0%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of LPX stock at $68.01 per share and sell one contract of the Louisiana-Pacific Corp June 17, 2022 67.5 call for $4.34 for a net debit of $63.67 per share. This trade lasts 31 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 68.6% The risk assessment of this trade is 3 keys, (Moderate relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Matador Resources Company has an assigned return rate of 5.9%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of MTDR stock at $49.40 per share and sell one contract of the Matador Resources Company June 17, 2022 47.5 call for $4.55 for a net debit of $44.85 per share. This trade lasts 31 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 67.4% The risk assessment of this trade is 3 keys, (Moderate relative risk).Are you looking for a more conservative strategy that solves the pitfalls that come with covered calls investing? Check out our RadioActive Home Study Kit (https://www.poweropt.com/store/main.aspx)! Learn how to limit your risks in any trade and keep your upside open ? 'Cut your losers short and let your winners run'. These limited risk techniques have saved investors thousands of dollars during unexpected market downturns and Black Swan events. The RadioActive Home Study Kit teaches the proper limited risk trade setup and the 10 different Income Methods that are used to lower the initial risk, potentially bulletproof your stock positions and earn extra income. The RadioActive Home Study Kit comes with a money back guarantee and a free month of access to the patented PowerOptions Suite of Tools!



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NOTE: All stocks and options shown are examples only. These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security.



STOCKS ON THE MOVE

Citigroup Inc (C), Celanese Corporation (CE) and Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) are moving higher this morning, while Walmart Inc (WMT), Target Corporation (TGT) and Dollar General Corp. (DG) are headed lower. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Waters Corporation (WAT) and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) were upgraded by analysts this morning, while Workday Inc (WDAY), UWM Holdings Corp (UWMC) and Upwork Inc (UPWK) were downgraded.



INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Stocks in Asia are up. The Hang Seng is up 3.27%, the Mumbai Sensex is up 2.54%, the Shanghai SE Composite Index is up 0.65% the Nikkei 225 is up 0.42% and the Australia ASX All Ordinaries is up 0.33%. In Europe stocks are up. The Euro Stoxx 50 is up 1.44%, the DAX is up 1.42%, the CAC 40 is up 1.2% and the FTSE 100 is up 0.81%.



FUTURES & CURRENCIES

Energy futures are up today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is up 1.07 at 115.27 per barrel. Brent crude is up 1.29 at 115.53 per barrel. Natural Gas is up 0.29 at 8.25. Precious metals are up this morning. Gold is up 8.95 at 1833.09 per ounce. Platinum is up 7.62 at 956.71 while silver is up 0.33 at 21.88. The dollar is mixed compared to the major currencies today. The greenback is down against the euro, up against the Yen and down against the Pound. Bitcoin is up 2.66% to $30,462.02 while Ethereum is up 3.66% to $2,088.44.





Equity PUT/CALL RATIO

Yesterday, 1,192,231 call contracts traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) compared to 758,229 put contracts. The single-session put/call ratio was 0.64.



TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR

Retail Sales Apr 8:30

Industrial Production Apr 9:15AM

Capacity Utilization Apr 9:15AM



EARNINGS EXPECTED TODAY:

JD, WMT, HD, SE, HUYA, AER, IHS, ONON, RSKD, KEYS, NXGN, DOCS, DLO, AGYS