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Greece Inks a Huge 2nd Bailout!! Metals Jumping! Options honey?! By: Tim Bolger

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Riots continue to escalate all over Athens throughout the long weekend and Greece inks a 2nd bailout deal with European finance officials to save the country from bankruptcy in the short term…such a beautiful country that has been crushed by sovereign debt issues and a very weak economy. The Dow Jones is flirting with 13000 and metals are jumping today on this breaking news on Greece…Gold is up over $26 an ounce today and I posted an article on Jan 17, 2012 about my long term bull case for Goldilox moving higher…here is my previous post on Gold: http://optionshoney.com/2012/01/17/can-you-say-goldilox-is-soaring-this-shiny-metal-is-hott-in-january-gold-options-honey/.  I suggested traders/investors think about buying the June 15, 2012 $165 strike Call Options on the GLD for $6.00 a contract. Those GLD Options contracts are spiking higher today and may still move much higher in the near term. The ishares Silver Trust(SLV) is trading 2% higher as well today.   I would recommend more conservative investors to buy shares of stock on the GLD and SLV for the long term…I like the GLD at $165 and the SLV at $29.

I am very positive on the miners going forward and I think there is still huge upside in that space…Many of the miners have underperformed the big rise in metals prices over the past few years and that is where I am seeing the most opportunity for investors seeking value plays.  I am increasing my position today on Hecla Mining (HL) by buying the Call Options and I would be a buyer of the Call options on General Molycorp(GMO) as well. Hecla Mining reported earnings today and the stock is soaring over 7 %…Business wire reports: Hecla Reports Record 2011 Revenue & Gross ProfitsBusiness Wire(Tue 8:00AM EST). Hecla Declares Silver-Linked Dividend and Adds New Minimum DividendBusiness Wire(Tue 8:15AM EST)

A quick profile bio on Hecla Mining courtesy of Yahoo Finance: Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, acquisition, development, production, and marketing of silver, gold, lead, and zinc. The company produces lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates and sells them to custom smelters; and unrefined gold and silver bullion bars, which it sells to precious metals traders. It holds 100% interest in the Greens Creek operating unit located near Admiralty Island in Alaska; and 100% interest in the Lucky Friday operating unit located in Idaho. Hecla Mining Company founded in 1891 and is based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

http://www.hecla-mining.com/exploration/ Chart below is on Hecla Mining Silver Growth:

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What is the Options Play on Hecla Mining?!  

Hecla Mining(HL)  is jumping over 6.5% today and I would think about buying the March 16, 2012 $5 strike Call Options on HL for .45 cents a contract.  Attached is the March 16, 2012 Options Chains for HL courtesy of Yahoo Finance:  http://finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=HL&m=2012-03.

I would also consider buying longer term options contracts on HL further out to give us a little more time for a continued rise in the shares of HL.  I like the HL June 15, 2012 $6 strike Call Options for .25-.30 cents a contract. Attached is the Options Chains on HL for June 15, 2012 expiration courtesy of Yahoo Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=HL&m=2012-06. Stay tuned for more big trades at http://www.Optionshoney.com!!

See below the 5 day technical chart on Hecla Mining (HL) courtesy of Fidelity Investments:

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Dryships(DRYS) Exploding Higher on Huge Volume!! Call Options Active!! By: Tim Bolger

Home PageDryships (DRYS) shares have been exploding to the upside over the past few trading days after the Dry Baltic Index hit the lowest point in years last week. That might be a very bullish signal for contrarian investors, such as myself who believe in the long term fundamentals of this Greek company.  A profile on Dryships courtesy of Yahoo Finance: DryShips, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of drybulk carriers and drilling rigs that operate worldwide. Its drybulk fleet principally carries various drybulk commodities, including bulk items comprising coal, iron ore, and grains; and minor bulk items, such as bauxite, phosphate, fertilizers, and steel products. The company owns and operates a fleet of 37 drybulk carriers comprising 9 Capesize, 26 Panamax, and 2 Supramax with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 3.4 million tons; and 12 tankers comprising 6 Suezmax and 6 Aframax with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 1.6 million tons. DryShips, Inc., through its subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW, Inc., also owns and operates 9 offshore ultra deepwater drilling units comprising 2 ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and 7 ultra deepwater drillships. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Dryships has a 74% ownership stake in subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG), which signed a huge oil drilling contract today and DRYS reports earnings on Feb 13, 2012.  Check out the article by Reuters:  UPDATE 2-DryShips unit signs Norwegian rig contract, shares riseat Reuters(Mon 11:54AM EST). I am riding higher the DRYS Feb 2.50 strike Call Options that I purchased for .12 a contract on Friday. As the stock jumps again today, my options contracts are trading up over 175% at .34 cents right  now. Wow!!! Keep in  mind that this stock currently trades at $2.78. A few years ago DRYS traded at over $120 a share and we were discussing it’s revenue/ earnings growth potential at an Investor Business Daily monthly meet up group at the Charles Schwab (SCHW) headquarters in San Francisco, CA.   This stock could trade much higher and I am excited to own Call Options into the earnings report released next week.  I am also long shares of the stock for the long term and added to my core position today. Read more at http://www.dryships.com.

Check out the ten day chart on Dryships (DRYS) courtesy of Fidelity Investments:

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