AMP Covered Call Dividend Play

by Gary Glover

AMP goes X-dividend on the 6th of September an amount of 15 cents (60% franked).  We believe the $4.85 is a key support level.   It marks the important 61.8% fibonacci retracement zone and it also marks the third attempt at the low, or as we have referred to on many occasions, a three thrust low pattern.  Fast moves generally precede these patterns so we think the stock can rally strongly from this point. 

Our strategy will be to buy the stock under $5.00 region and once it gets above the $5.25 region we will write a $5.25 September call option for approximately 15c.  If we're successful we should be able to generate 30c worth of income for the month of September which is approximately a yield of 6% for the month.  At these levels the risk reward ratio is compelling.


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