Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 1, 2010
S&P 500 VIX Short-Term. Buy the January 17 Calls. This is a trade on volatility and gives you a hedge on your portfolio if something unexpectedly comes out of the woodwork.
S&P 500 VIX Short-Term. Buy the January 17 Calls. This is a trade on volatility and gives you a hedge on your portfolio if something unexpectedly comes out of the woodwork.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$17.040
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 1, 2010
Sell Dec 1/17 Calls @ $3.25 and Buy Dec 1/27 Calls @ $0.40. (Dec 1/27 Call is hedging your upside.) Not sure the S&P 500 has got much upside beyond $1170 and feels $1200 would be the highest. This Bear Call Spread will be profitable up to about $1190 on the S&P 500. Don't hold this to maturity!
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY-N)
October 1, 2010
Sell Dec 1/17 Calls @ $3.25 and Buy Dec 1/27 Calls @ $0.40. (Dec 1/27 Call is hedging your upside.) Not sure the S&P 500 has got much upside beyond $1170 and feels $1200 would be the highest. This Bear Call Spread will be profitable up to about $1190 on the S&P 500. Don't hold this to maturity!
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$114.610
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 1, 2010
Buying a Call at a Strike Price @ $1.90 and Selling a $45 Call and collecting $0.80. Thinks the holiday season should be good this year and this would be a good move.
Buying a Call at a Strike Price @ $1.90 and Selling a $45 Call and collecting $0.80. Thinks the holiday season should be good this year and this would be a good move.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$40.760
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 1, 2010
A play on the stock market. If you think stock market is going to have a decent year in 2011 the stock will probably come back. Caller wants to write a $10 Put, which is selling a Put option. He takes on an obligation to buy the stock at $10. Keeps whatever premium he gets if stock closes above $10.
A play on the stock market. If you think stock market is going to have a decent year in 2011 the stock will probably come back. Caller wants to write a $10 Put, which is selling a Put option. He takes on an obligation to buy the stock at $10. Keeps whatever premium he gets if stock closes above $10.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$12.760
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
October 1, 2010
Emerging Markets Bond Hedged CAD. Emerging market is one of the growth areas right now. Yield is a little better than what you would get in Canada. Hedged so you don't have currency exchange problems. Wouldn't have it representing more than 10% of the portfolio.
Emerging Markets Bond Hedged CAD. Emerging market is one of the growth areas right now. Yield is a little better than what you would get in Canada. Hedged so you don't have currency exchange problems. Wouldn't have it representing more than 10% of the portfolio.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$16.400
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 1, 2010
Gold ETF. This is a play on bullion, not gold companies.
SPDR Gold ETF (GLD-N)
October 1, 2010
Gold ETF. This is a play on bullion, not gold companies.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$128.910
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 1, 2010
S&P/TSX Global Gold ETF. Has a basket of Canadian gold stocks. He prefers covered calls on gold stocks, where you Buy a gold stock and then Sell a Call on the same stock.
S&P/TSX Global Gold ETF. Has a basket of Canadian gold stocks. He prefers covered calls on gold stocks, where you Buy a gold stock and then Sell a Call on the same stock.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$25.020
Owned
Unknown