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Thu, Jan 26th, 2023

Will Ashworth

Will Ashworth

Will Ashworth has written about investments full-time since 2008. He loves investing and is passionate about helping others put their money to work. He particularly enjoys creating model portfolios that stand the test of time. 

Publications where he's appeared include InvestorPlace, The Motley Fool Canada, Investopedia, Kiplinger, and several others in both the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can catch up with him on LinkedIn. 

Most Recent Stories

2 Unusually Active Tesla Call Options. Only 1 Is a Buy

Two Tesla call options expiring in March 2024 exhibited unusual options activity Wednesday. Only one of them is a buy.   

TSLA : 160.27 (+10.97%)
Dollar Tree Just Got a New CEO. Does This Make DLTR a Buy?

Dollar Tree announced on Tuesday that Executive Chairman Rick Dreiling would assume the CEO role, taking over for Mike Witynski, who is leaving the company. Does this move make DLTR a buy? Maybe.

DLTR : 150.45 (+0.60%)
DG : 237.14 (-0.54%)
KKR : 55.32 (+3.27%)
GS : 354.97 (+1.53%)
Serta Simmons Bankruptcy Is Good News for Tempur Sealy Stock

Serta Simmons, Tempur Sealy’s biggest competitor, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. That’s very good news for Tempur Sealy shareholders. Here’s why.  

TPX : 38.85 (+1.36%)
3 Unusually Active Strikes Under $10 to Buy Now 

Three call options with strike prices under $10 were unusually active in Thursday trading. All three are worth buying if you’re a risk taker. 

ALLG : 4.09 (+1.49%)
DBI : 10.44 (+1.36%)
XPEV : 10.24 (+4.81%)
Coke Vs. Dr. Pepper: Which Is the Better Buy?

Both Coca-Cola and Keurig Dr Pepper had unusual options activity in Wednesday trading. Only one of the beverage stocks is a buy. 

KO : 60.81 (-0.20%)
KDP : 34.93 (-0.09%)
BRK.B : 310.95 (-0.30%)
Why Does Nelson Peltz Even Get a Say About Disney?

Trian Fund Management CEO Nelson Peltz has taken a $900 million stake in Disney. The activist investor wants a seat on the board. Here’s why he shouldn’t get his wish.

DIS : 109.70 (+1.46%)
The Pros and Cons of Ryan Cohen’s Latest Activist Play

Ryan Cohen, the man behind Chewy and GameStop, has taken a multi-million-dollar stake in Alibaba. Here are the pros and cons to following his lead. 

CHWY : 43.97 (-1.87%)
GME : 20.01 (-1.09%)
BABA : 120.57 (+0.27%)
BBBY : 2.52 (-22.22%)
AAPL : 143.96 (+1.48%)
Airline Call Options Unusually Active Despite FAA Debacle

Three of the top 12 call contracts exhibiting unusual options activity on Thursday were airline stocks. This happened despite the FAA debacle from earlier in the week that temporarily grounded all domestic...

JETS : 20.44 (-0.15%)
UAL : 49.45 (-1.65%)
LUV : 35.70 (-3.17%)
AAL : 16.61 (+2.15%)
Investors Ought to Take a Bite Out of This Unusually Active Call Option

Arcos Dorados Holdings is the Latin American operator of McDonald’s franchises. Its stock is up more than 10% in 2023 and 54% over the past year. One of its call options was unusually active Wednesday,...

ARCO : 8.79 (-2.33%)
MCD : 274.72 (+0.63%)
Wingstop: Buy the Stock or its Franchise Opportunity?

Wingstop has been one of the best-performing restaurant stocks since 2015. That’s in large part due to the value it delivers for its Wingstop franchisees. It’s hard to know which is the better buy....

MCD : 274.72 (+0.63%)
DPZ : 354.04 (+0.97%)
PLNT : 83.23 (+1.75%)
WING : 155.46 (+3.48%)

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Stocks w/ most active options trading: $TSLA - 3.704M $AAPL - 1.025M $AMZN - 958k $NVDA - 741k $MSFT - 612k $BBBY - 548k $INTC - 502k $META - 431k $AMC - 389k $AMD - 384k $GOOGL - 291k $NFLX - 262k $PFE - 257k $ET- 231k $IBM-225k $AAL-211k $SHOP-199k What options did you trade?
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Consumer Staples has been struggling so used our sector heat map over the last month to see which names, if any, were green. The standout performers include: Costco $COST Philip Morris $PM Estee Lauder $EL https://t.co/WYOJqd95nt https://t.co/fuB1TylDXc
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% of Large Cap Stocks Above Their Moving Averages Consumer Staples still struggling! 👀 https://t.co/XEUfSWRYx0
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S&P 500 $SPX is now firmly above the downtrend that began at the start of 2022. Bulls would love to see the $SPX come back at some point and test the trend line as support, hold it, and then continue higher 🐂 https://t.co/4NBY3hCXBe
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CNN Stock Market Fear & Greed Index = 69 (Greed) Getting closer to Extreme Greed 🥳🎉💵🤑 https://t.co/mGWIfYU7B8
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The Most Fuel Efficient Cars from 1975 - Present Looks like Lucid $LCID dethroned Tesla $TSLA for this year at least! https://t.co/QslrKfA1gI
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Intel $INTC with a huge earnings miss. EPS of $0.10 vs. $0.20 S&P Capital Consensus, revenues of $14.04B vs. $14.49B. Company sees Q1 of ($0.15) vs. $0.25 S&P Consensus, revenues of $10.5B - $11.5B vs. $14.02B. Horrendous! Getting crushed in after hours trading. https://t.co/GvQ6qF0TlQ
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Where is the U.S. Dollar $DXY headed? Morgan Stanley's forecasted scenarios 👇 https://t.co/yRMi5CpoI1
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Today's Futures Heat Map Strongest: Lumber, Hard Red Wheat, Coffee, Sugar Weakest: Natural Gas, Platinum, Palladium, Gold https://t.co/nTyVjmpd64
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4 Stock Market Morning Movers: $SHW $STX $CVX $TSLA Check out the Details 👇 https://t.co/CsFtXIXJQb
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Markets Today: Stocks Climb On Tesla Earnings And Reduced U.S. Recession Fears Related Stocks: $TSLA $RIVN $DOW $IBM https://t.co/pQzjrtQ5de
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Hang Seng Index is up more than 50% since its low several months ago and now sits at an 11-month high. https://t.co/AhwiMAj9u4 https://t.co/tmVpTRTUnM
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Global Food Prices fell for the 9th straight month and finished 2022 exactly where they began! Hopefully the trend continues. https://t.co/srsUxxhcSn
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Natural Gas continues to get destroyed, now falling below $3 for the first time since May 2021 https://t.co/fkphgXJeQx
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INTERESTING: The Energy sector contributes more earnings relative to market weight than any other sector in the S&P 500 $SPX https://t.co/wC7H2YBn9V
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Don't forget the yield curve inversion which has foreshadowed every recession since the 1970s. Earlier this month, the gap between the yield on the 3-month and 10-year treasuries hit 1 full percentage point for the first time in decades. https://t.co/dmMG7XofUR
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Have you heard of the Real-Time Sahm Rule Recession Indicator? When the 3-month moving average of the unemployment rate rises by at least 0.5 percentage point relative to the low over the last year, a recession has begun. This MIGHT be a better indicator than relying on NBER. https://t.co/gTvi0EKrPS
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Suze Orman says that Americans don't have enough emergency savings https://t.co/D0IN5c1tYK
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Bitcoin and Ethereum holding steady. Will we see laser eyes return soon?
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Jim Cramer reminds investors to maintain a diversified portfolio. Normally this would be sound advice but... 🤔 https://t.co/mPyUBmSgUJ
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