Each month during options expiration week, the Covered Calls Advisor re-calculates each of the current values for the nine factors used to determine the "Overall Market Meter" rating. These nine factors can be categorized into macroeconomic (the first 3 indicators in the chart below), momentum (next 2 indicators in the chart), value (next 3 indicators), and growth (the last indicator). As shown in the chart below, the new Overall Market Meter Average rating (blue bar at the bottom of the chart) remains unchanged at "Slightly Bullish":
The current Market Meter Average of 4.22 is higher than the 3.89 of last month, but nevertheless remains at Slightly Bullish (Note: the range for Slightly Bullish is from 3.5 to 4.5) for establishing covered calls investing positions for the next options expiration month of May 2011.
As shown in the right sidebar, the covered calls investing strategy corresponding to this overall Slightly Bullish sentiment is to "on-average sell 2% out-of-the-money covered calls for the nearest expiration month." So with the April 2011 options expiration this week, newly established positions for May2011 expiration will be established in accordance with this guideline.
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