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PriceWatch Alerts for COP, HES, CHK, MPC, DK, AIG, CNC, PXD, ANTM, and TENB.







Today's optimal covered call on Conocophillips has an assigned return rate of 2.6%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of COP stock at $102.86 per share and sell one contract of the Conocophillips May 13, 2022 103 call for $2.50 for a net debit of $100.36 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 120.1% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Hess Corp has an assigned return rate of 2.6%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of HES stock at $109.57 per share and sell one contract of the Hess Corp May 13, 2022 109 call for $3.33 for a net debit of $106.24 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 118.5% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Chesapeake Energy Corp has an assigned return rate of 4.4%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of CHK stock at $95.57 per share and sell one contract of the Chesapeake Energy Corp May 20, 2022 95 call for $4.57 for a net debit of $91.00 per share. This trade lasts 14 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 107.0% The risk assessment of this trade is 3 keys, (Moderate relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Marathon Petroleum Corp has an assigned return rate of 2.3%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of MPC stock at $94.10 per share and sell one contract of the Marathon Petroleum Corp May 13, 2022 94 call for $2.22 for a net debit of $91.88 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 105.2% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Delek US Holdings has an assigned return rate of 4.1%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of DK stock at $28.05 per share and sell one contract of the Delek US Holdings May 20, 2022 27.5 call for $1.63 for a net debit of $26.42 per share. This trade lasts 14 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 99.5% The risk assessment of this trade is 2 keys, (Considerable relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on American International Group has an assigned return rate of 2.2%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of AIG stock at $62.12 per share and sell one contract of the American International Group May 13, 2022 62 call for $1.42 for a net debit of $60.70 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 98.1% The risk assessment of this trade is 4 keys, (Low relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Centene Corp has an assigned return rate of 2.1%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of CNC stock at $84.82 per share and sell one contract of the Centene Corp May 13, 2022 85 call for $1.58 for a net debit of $83.24 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 96.5% The risk assessment of this trade is 4 keys, (Low relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Pioneer Natural Resources Compan has an assigned return rate of 2.1%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of PXD stock at $256.48 per share and sell one contract of the Pioneer Natural Resources Compan May 13, 2022 255 call for $6.73 for a net debit of $249.75 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 95.9% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Anthem Inc has an assigned return rate of 1.9%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of ANTM stock at $506.86 per share and sell one contract of the Anthem Inc May 13, 2022 507.5 call for $9.01 for a net debit of $497.85 per share. This trade lasts 7 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 88.4% The risk assessment of this trade is 5 keys, (The Lowest relative risk).



Today's optimal covered call on Tenable Holdings Inc has an assigned return rate of 3.5%. To enter this trade, buy 100 shares of TENB stock at $51.63 per share and sell one contract of the Tenable Holdings Inc May 20, 2022 50 call for $3.33 for a net debit of $48.30 per share. This trade lasts 14 days, giving it an annualized return rate of 85.6% The risk assessment of this trade is 2 keys, (Considerable 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

EPAM Systems Inc (EPAM), Albemarle Corporation (ALB) and Organon & Co (OGN) are moving higher this morning, while Lincoln National Corporation (LNC), Nucor Corporation (NUE) and Under Armour Inc Class A (UAA) are headed lower. AAON, Inc. (AAON), Boot Barn Holdings Inc (BOOT) and TPI Composites Inc (TPIC) were upgraded by analysts this morning, while AbbVie Inc (ABBV), Ball Corporation (BLL) and Wayfair Inc (W) were downgraded.



INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Stocks in Asia are down. The Hang Seng is down -3.81%, the Australia ASX All Ordinaries is down -2.25%, the Shanghai SE Composite Index is down -2.16% the Mumbai Sensex is down -1.56% and the Nikkei 225 is up 0.69%.Stocks in Europe are down. The Euro Stoxx 50 is down -1.49%, the CAC 40 is down -1.45%, the DAX is down -1.44% and the FTSE 100 is down -0.95%.



FUTURES & CURRENCIES

Energy futures are mixed today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is up 1.75 at 110.01 per barrel. Brent crude is up 1.95 at 112.85 per barrel. Natural Gas is down -0.01 at 8.77. Precious metals are mixed this morning. Gold is up 5.73 at 1882.91 per ounce. Platinum is down -23.76 at 962.24 while silver is down -0.04 at 22.41. The dollar is mixed compared to the major currencies today. The greenback is down against the euro, up against the Yen and up against the Pound. Bitcoin is down -9.17% to $35,880.11 while Ethereum is down -8.22% to $2,684.72.





Equity PUT/CALL RATIO

Yesterday, 1,258,652 call contracts traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) compared to 795,114 put contracts. The single-session put/call ratio was 0.63.



TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR

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EARNINGS EXPECTED TODAY:

SIEGY, ENB, CI, ADDYY, TU, CRARY, AMADY, MSBHF