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You booked a 167% gain in your remaining SPRD options on Friday on the company’s blowout earnings. Nine of your 11 current recommendations are showing a profit — four of them in double digits between 17.13% and 64.07%.

So here are my Global Bull Market Alert recommendations for this week:

1) Sell half of your ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Agri ETN (RJA) options to lock in a 47.06% gain. Let’s hold onto the rest for perhaps even bigger gains between now and the June option expiration date.

2) Buy the June $80 Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) call options(ARLP110618C00080000).

This stock is trading in a tight pattern, even now that it is hitting record high after record high. Once it breaks out to the upside, it could be a big gainer. Remember, you’ve already booked triple-digit percentage gains on an earlier option recommendation in this stock.

Although I am not recommending a new Global Bull Market Alert pick this week, as a special bonus, you can download my presentation “Seven Red Hot Global Bull Markets You Should Own” from the recent MoneyShow in Orlando.

Some of what you’ll find here will overlap with your current Global Bull Market Alert portfolio. But you will find at least three new investment ideas that you have not seen yet. It will also give you a peek into the kinds of investments I recommend in my longer-term Global Stock Investor investment service.

Portfolio Update

Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) rose another 1.00% this past week, closing just short of a record high. Buy the June $80 options on this one if you want a kicker to your profits. This bet on the bull market in coal remains a BUY.

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Cognizant Technology Group (CTSH) ended the past week flat. Equities research analysts at Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on shares of Cognizant, setting a “buy” rating and a $91.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their earnings per share (EPS) on shares of Cognizant to a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock. CTSH is a BUY.

Denison Mines Corp. (DNN) dropped 1.03% this week. The company is announcing earnings this Friday, March 11. With the stock as technically oversold as it has been since early September, this is a great time to add to your position. DNN remains a BUY.

Bank of Ireland (IRE) ended the week down 6.19%. With a new government in Ireland, there are now plans to split Bank of Ireland’s “core” and “non-core” assets. In addition, the EU may give Ireland a break on the interest rates charged in its bailout package. The details may vary week to week, but this bank is not going under. With the stock still under its 50-day moving average, I am keeping IRE at a HOLD.

Ivanhoe Mines (IVN) jumped 4.12%. Ivanhoe said on Thursday that it would produce 3 million ounces of silver a year at its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project in southern Mongolia. This bet on the “Mongolian miracle” remains a BUY.

Nabors Industries (NBR) ended the week flat. Jim Cramer touted the stock recently on his “Mad Money” show. We’ll see if that’s good or bad news. NBR remains a BUY.

National Bank of Greece SA (NBG) dropped 5.64% this past week. The Financial Times ran a positive story on NBG this past week, pointing out that NBG has raised some €3 billion ($4 billion) over the past 18 months, taking its core tier-one measure of financial strength above 13%. NBG remains a BUY.

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Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) ended the week 2.68% higher, closing near a record high. With your June $120 options up 74.24%, I smell another triple-digit percentage gain in your future. This bet on the global diabetes epidemic remains a BUY.

ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Agri ETN (RJA) bounced 3.15% this past week, as “agflation” still is out in full force. Book profits by selling one-half of your options for a 47.06% gain. RJA remains a BUY.

Sina Corporation (SINA) reported mildly disappointing earnings last week, which sent the stock down on Tuesday. Since then, it has recovered and ended the week 3.25% higher. It’s worth remembering that in Weibo — China’s “Twitter” — Sina has just created a brand that grew 25 times over in 2010 alone and now has more than 100 million subscribers. If Sina can tap even a third of the internet users in China by the end of 2011, that number could double. “China’s Twitter” is a BUY.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (SPRD) soared 8.46% last week, and you booked 167% gains on your remaining options. The prospects for Spreadtrum Communications look as rosy as can be, as the stock rose briefly to all-time highs on a terrific fourth-quarter report. Most analysts have a $29 or $30 price target on the stock. SPRD is a BUY.

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