– submitted Jan 15, 2015 by Don Fanstone, Member of Kitchener/Waterloo User Group

Nervous Markets, what to do?

I have been holding a number of Call Options on CNR. Yesterday, I sold these at a small gain, actually much less than what was in hand at the start of the year. Following VectorVest advice to never lose more than one-half of any profit.

I did this for three reasons, to keep a modicum of profit, to prevent further losses, and to roll out the options to June expiry. Necessary to keep as much time for the options to work as possible.

The CNR Call Options purchased were June 66’s. CN will report earnings on Jan. 27, they are “expected” to increase the dividend, maintain their share buybacks, and report a gain on earnings.

CGI Group (GIB.A) continues to add new customers, this can be seen under stock news.
CGI is No. 10 on the Stock Viewer Screen.With a market moving up, I would add to this holding.

CNR Jan 16 2015

DISCLAIMER: Options trading involves risk and is not suitable for everyone. The information contained in this Blog is for education and information purposes only. Example trades should not be considered as recommendations. Options training is strongly recommended before placing any trades. VectorVest offers a basic options course online and occasional intermediate options workshops in Canada each year.