Investment Bank VSS News Archives
Media Industry Links Career Opportunities
   VSS Media 100
MORNING UPDATE: Man Securities Issues Alerts


CHICAGO, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Man Securities issues the following Morning Update at 8:30 AM EST with new PriceWatch Alerts for key stocks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020214/MANSECLOGO )

Before the open... PriceWatch Alerts for DELL, GMST, MLNM, ADI, and LH, Market Overview, Today's Economic Calendar, and the Quote Of The Day.


"We are seeing a steady improvement in corporate demand. I think it's going to be steady, not explosive, throughout the year."

-- Kevin B. Rollins, President, Dell Inc.

New PriceWatch Alerts for DELL, GMST, MLNM, ADI, and LH...


-- Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) Last Price 33.57 - MAY 32.50 CALL OPTION@ $2.60 -> 4.9 % Return assigned*

-- Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. (Nasdaq: GMST) Last Price 7.46 - MAR 7.50 CALL OPTION@ $0.60 -> 9.3 % Return assigned*

-- Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: MLNM) Last Price 19.63 - MAR 20.00 CALL OPTION@ $1.05 -> 7.6 % Return assigned*

-- Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) Last Price 48.99 - MAR 50.00 CALL OPTION@ $1.95 -> 6.3 % Return assigned*

-- Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) Last Price 39.85 - MAY 40.00 CALL OPTION@ $2.05 -> 5.8 % Return assigned*

* To learn more about how to use these alerts and for our FREE report, "The 18 Warning Signs That Tell You When To Dump A Stock ", go to: www.investorsobserver.com/mu18

(Note: You may need to copy the link above into your browser then press the [ENTER] key)

** For the FREE report, "The Secrets of Smart Election Year Investing - Insights, Stocks, And Strategies." go to: www.InvestorsObserver.com/FREEelection

NOTE: All stocks and options shown are examples only. These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security.


Overseas markets are not normally as neutral as they appear this morning. Currently seven of the 15 markets that we track are positive and the cumulative average return on the group stands at a rather muted plus 0.158 percent. There is a divergence in the major European markets this morning with the FTSE 100 easily outpacing the France CAC 40 and the Frankfurt DAX. The FTIND may be receiving a boost from the UK mobile phone giant, Vodafone, which was trading higher by some 2.2 percent. VOD is one of the leading contenders in the bid for AT&T wireless. That bidding process will close this evening at 5:00 p.m. ET.

I would be surprised to see if any of the economic or earnings reports have an impact on this market today. At 8:30 a.m., the December International Trade Deficit is expected to have risen to $40.00 billion from November's $38.01 billion. Sharing the spotlight, January Import Prices are seen rising by 0.4 percent, accelerating from the prior month's 0.2 percent rise. At 10:00 a.m., the February Preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Survey is due out, but we already have the January retail sales numbers. The survey of 250 is seen at 104.0, ticking up from the 103.8 booked in January. Only a gravely downside surprise would seem to rock the market. Bond markets close one hour early at 2:00 p.m. in preparation for the Presidents' Day Observation.

Be prepared for the investing week ahead with Bernie Schaeffer's FREE Monday Morning Outlook. For more details and to sign up, go to: http://www.investorsobserver.com/freemo


How much longer will the US Federal Reserve leave interest rates unchanged? Many investors are wondering about its latest statement, which adopted a shift in policy. But Brit Ryle, chief trading strategist at the Money-Flow Matrix Trader, has it figured out. In fact, he just gave his traders a 40% overnight profit. Ryle says, "I keep reading the change in policy statement (from 'for a considerable period of time' to 'we can be patient') is insignificant. It's very significant! The Fed is saying interest rates are not tied to a timeline, but to economic conditions instead - that rates will stay low as long as needed. But Greenspan is prepping the markets for a rate hike and the warning signs are everywhere. OPEC announced cuts in oil production (inflationary). Momentum stocks like Sandisk and NetFlix are rolling over. Volume has been very light for the last two weeks. The 'accommodative interest rate environment' is coming to an end. I'm expecting a rate hike in late spring/early summer. For the trader, it's time to start looking for downside opportunities."

To sign up and receive information on where to invest your money, read incisive daily political, economic, and market commentary, and gain access to a network of financial experts, follow this link: http://www.investorsobserver.com/agora2


8:30 a.m.: December International Trade Deficit (last $38.01 billion).

8:30 a.m.: January Import Prices (last plus 0.2 percent).

10:00 a.m.: February Preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Survey (last 103.8).

2:00 p.m.: Bond markets close early.

Man Financial Inc is one of the world's major futures and options brokers and has been recognized as a leading option order execution firm for individuals and institutions. Member CBOE/NASD/SIPC (CRD#6731). For more information and a free CD with educational tools to help you invest smarter, see www.investorsobserver.com/mancd

This Morning Update was prepared with data and information provided by:

InvestorsObserver.com - Better Strategies for Making Money -> For Investors With a Sense of Humor. Only $1 for your first month plus seven free bonuses worth over $420, see: www.investorsobserver.com/must

247profits.com: You'll get exclusive financial commentary, access to a global network of experts and undiscovered stock alerts. Register NOW for the FREE 247profits e-Dispatch. Go to: www.investorsobserver.com/agora

Schaeffer's Investment Research - Sign up for your FREE e-weekly, Monday Morning Outlook, Bernie Schaeffer's look ahead at the markets. Sign Up Now http://www.investorsobserver.com/freemo

PowerOptionsPlus - The Best Way To Find, Compare, Analyze, and Make Money On Options Investments. For a 14-Day FREE trial and 5 FREE bonuses go to: www.PowerOptionsPlus.com

All stocks and options shown are examples only. These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security and they do not represent in any way a positive or negative outlook for any security. Potential returns do not take into account your trade size, brokerage commissions or taxes which will affect actual investment returns. Stocks and options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors and investing in options carries substantial risk. Prior to buying or selling options, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options available from Sharon at or at http://www.cboe.com/Resources/Intro.asp. Privacy policy available upon request.

SOURCE  Man Securities

Go Back

Financial Window Network Data Transmission Network
Merchant Bank | Industry Links | Research Publications
Private Equity Fund | Industry Segments | Career Opportunities | Home

, New York, New York 10022 (

Please report problems to . Please read our Privacy Policy Statement