Indeed,the CBOE’s Vix index closed on Monday at 11.6, its lowest since February 2007. The Vix is a measure of expected stock market volatility, but tends to be closely correlated to equity declines and has thus come to be known as Wall Street’s fear index.Depending on one’s disposition, the low Vix is a signal of irrational complacency and therefore a precursor to a market sell-off, or it allows for cheap portfolio protection to be bought and is therefore helping to feed investor stock accumulation.Whichever theory proves correct, the Vix firmed on Tuesday, up 6.2 per cent to 12.3, as it reacted to the mild pullback in the cash market.The CBOE Vix index, dubbed Wall Street’s fear gauge, touched a fresh six-year low on Monday as US stocks rose in week’s first trading session.The Vix, which measures implied volatility on the S&P 500, fell 8 per cent to 11.58. The index, a closely watched measure of investors’ nervousness, has fallen steadily as stocks have approached record levels.The S&P 500 climbed 0.3 per cent to 1,556.22 in New York. The benchmark remained inched to within 9 points of its all-time closing high, adding to its gains from last week when employment data showed the country’s labour market was adding jobs. (March 8)
Karan ShahCONVERTIBLE David Marty Vineedh ARBITRAGE George Jack Tung Peter Wang
INTRODUCTIONEntity: Endowment FundGoal: Short Term Return Minimal RiskSeeking: Hedging through Convertible ArbitrageInvestment: Intel
CONVERTIBLE BOND SELECTION Parity Type Coupon rate Convertible ≥ 85% ≥ 0% Convertible/Call Maturity S&P Rating Bid-Ask Spread ≥ One Year Investment Grade Small Put OptionBond Volume Volume Good > 100 SoSo
BOND LIST AFTER FILTERING Issuer Name Parity Type Cpn % Maturity Date S&P Bid-Ask Ask Price Volume Option Rating Spread Volume Gilead Sciences Inc 103% CONVERTIBLE 1.0 5/1/2014 A- 0.00 224.30 1702 GOOD Gilead Sciences Inc 101% CONVERTIBLE 1.6 5/1/2016 A- 0.00 226.68 1160 GOOD Mylan Inc/PA 99% CONVERTIBLE 3.8 9/15/2015 BBB- 0.00 213.55 10018 SOSO Xilinx Inc 93% CONVERTIBLE 3.1 3/15/2037 BBB-u 0.00 131.30 2555 GOOD ProLogis LP 89% CONVERTIBLE 3.3 3/15/2015 BBB- 0.00 118.95 12203 SOSO Ares Capital Corp 82% CONVERTIBLE 5.8 2/1/2016 BBB 0.00 107.38 126 SOSO Intel Corp 82% CONVERTIBLE 3.3 8/1/2039 A- 0.00 120.83 2500 GOOD• We did not consider the first three bonds because …. it behaves like an Equity. Gilead and Mylan are deep in the money Gilead: Stock Price = $52.01, Conversion Price = $22.54 Mylan: Stock Price = $28.02, Conversion Price = $13.32• We did not consider Prologis LP and Ares Capital Corp because …. their value are almost from fixed income revenue. Prologis LP : 91% Ares Capital Corp : 97%
INTELLargest semiconductor firm in the worldDominates the PC microprocessor market.Designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms.A platform consists of microprocessor and chipset.
NEWSStruggling on PC side of its business, but is making aggressivemoves in the data center and enterprise computing sector.Data-center group experienced a 6% rise in unit volumes yearover year yet experienced a 6% sequential decline in volume.Over the last 3 years, the company has spent roughly $8.5Bbetween the acquisitions of McAfee and Wind River. – Notproduced any positive results yetIntel buying Mashery – a API Management Portal company
MORNING STAR REPORT Last Price $21.82 Fair Value $26.00 Consider Buy $18.20 Consider Sell $35.10 Uncertainty Medium Market Cap (Million) $107.95 52-Week High (USD) $29.20 52-Week Low (USD) $19.23