Living on Reds, Vitamin C and Cocaine… (UHAL,FAS,IDU,DIA,AAPL,AMZN)

We’ve mentioned it before and we’ll do it again, because there’s no getting around it.

 

Most folks are going to be moving in the next few years.

 

Some by choice.  Some not.

 

The name we’ve chosen for the phenomenon is ‘The Great Migration’.  Maybe others have used the term, too.  If so, we haven’t seen it.  Either way, it’s coming.

 

Like all the global upheavals of the last few centuries, including two World Wars and a number of revolutions that spurred massive population transfers from Moscow to Lesotho to Dakkar to Timbuktu, what’s coming will be equally epic.

 

And don’t believe for a moment that wealth or status is going to save you from it.

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The pot is already being stirred.  Millions have taken to the roads and high seas in search of a haven from persecution – or to spread their particular brand of it.  Millions more are looking for an easy life where the streets are paved with gold, and (they believe) fast cars and women are available for the taking.

 

Throw in withering dose of economic upheaval, a break in the traditional geopolitical order, an increasingly aggressive and anti-American diplomatic bloc that now includes China, Russia, much of the Middle East, Latin America and Africa, and you have the makings of a tectonic population transfer that within a few years will overwhelm the entire West, and not just Europe, as is happening now.

 

Worry Global, Panic Local

 

But the real issue is not what’s occurring overseas, but rather domestically.  On the home front the fires that are currently burning will only be fanned by the aforementioned global inferno.

 

Here, we have racial issues that are as hot as they’ve ever been.  We have a growing discrepancy between rich and poor.  We have a citizen/law enforcement battle that’s growing in intensity as the state arrogates to itself what appears to be more and more power – and the force and firepower to knock down any group or individual that objects to it.

 

We have lawmakers and corporate bodies and bureaucracies that are increasingly insulated from responsibility, even as they demand more and more money and information and obeisance from the same people they’re ostensibly meant to ‘serve’.

 

We have an increasingly angry and underemployed or downright unemployed citizenry that’s furious at all levels of government for taking from them what they believe is rightfully theirs, while, at the same time, they depend on those same governmental officials and agencies for their livelihood in the way of food stamps, welfare checks, pensions and disability payments.

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We’re sorry to say it, but the whole edifice is very likely to collapse during our lifetimes, and most assuredly a period of disorder and civil breakdown will follow.

 

And that, as we said, is going to lead to a whole lot of traveling.

 

Some because they have a haven to get to.  But most just in search of the same.

 

A Truckin’ Opportunity

 

Fortunately, that day of reckoning is still a ways off.  The seeds have been planted, and the beginning shoots are already in view, but for the meanwhile, disaster seems to have been averted…

 

Our m.o., as you know, is to make hay while the sun shines.  That’s what you pay us for, and that’s why we keep producing.  So until the inevitable Day of Judgment arrives, we’ll keep offering you the same profitable trades you’ve come to rely upon, and all the while do our best to steer you clear of the rocks and pirates that threaten.

 

To that end, we offer you today a company that we expect to profit nicely from the above-mentioned ‘moving’ trend (to put it politely).

 

Who they are, how they make money and how to trade their shares, we’ll get to in just a moment.  First, we’ve a few open trades that require your attention.

 

Take it to the bank, Bellamy!

 

We’ve got a few massive wins to report.

 

First, from our March 10th letter called Rotate Your Money, Pal!, wherein we suggested you buy two (2) FAS October 25 CALLs for $2.46 each and sell one IDU September 118 CALL for $5.10, for a total credit of $0.18.

 

Today the FASs go for $5.35 and the IDU for $6.00.  Sell the former and buy the latter and you come home with a massive win ($488) on nothing down.

 

Trade number two was activated on the 7th of April (Smoke ‘em if you Got ‘em), and called on you to buy and sell DIA CALLs for a net credit of $0.50.  Then, two weeks later, in a letter called End of the Bug-Bear?, we rolled out the short CALLs for an additional $1.50.

 

And that’s where it ended.  The long CALLs expired worthless last Friday, and we come home with a $200 gain on nothing expended.

 

Third trade was initiated on the 5th of May.  The letter was entitled The Apple of Everyone’s Eye, and in it we bought the AAPL October 92.50 CALL for $7.10 and sold the AAPL October 95 PUT for $7.45.  Total credit on the trade was $0.35.

Today, the CALLs trade for $10.05 and the PUTs for $4.05.  Sell the former and repurchase the latter and you make off like a Robber Baron to the tune of $635 on nothing laid out whatsoever (this is becoming a habit).

 

Finally, just a week ago we penned a missive called Better than the Rest, in which we implored you to buy the AMZN August 740 CALL for $29.00 and sell the AMZN August 660 PUT for $29.95.  Total credit on the trade was $0.95.

 

Today the CALLs sell for $29.30 and the PUTs can be bought for $23.63, and we say you do just that.  Close them both for a profit of $662 – and not a penny spent.

 

  1. A. WEEK.

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LET’S DO IT AGAIN!!!

 

The moving craze that’s about to hit is going to put Amerco (NYSE:UHAL), owners of the U-Haul brand, in great stead.

 

Over the last thirteen years, the stock has increased in value by close to 12,000 percent.  It sports an attractive enough 1% dividend yield, trades at 16 times last year’s earnings, and has a market cap of $7.3 billion.

 

It’s down three percent year-to-date, but look at the technicals –

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Looks like an open road under blue skies.

 

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Options Trader Elite recommends you buy the UHAL October 379 CALL for $24.00 and sell the UHAL 379 PUT for $25.20.  Total credit on the venture is $1.20.

 

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Options Trader Elite recommends you buy the UHAL October 379 CALL for $24.00 and sell the UHAL 379 PUT for $25.20.  Total credit on the venture is $1.20.

 

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Many happy returns,

 

Matt McAbby

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