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Mark Hake

Thu, Dec 8th, 2022

Mark R. Hake, CFA

Mark R. Hake, CFA

Mark R. Hake, CFA, is a financial analyst and entrepreneur. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for 32 years and has owned his own investment management and investment research firms focused on value stocks, both in the U.S. and overseas

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Unusual Activity in Amazon Put Options Show They Are Bullish on AMZN Stock

Institutional investors have been loading up on Amazon out-of-the-money puts by shorting them. That means they are very bullish on AMZN stock and feel the decline in the past month has been overdone.

Apple Put Options Have High Premiums That Are Attractive to Short Put Investors

Apple, Inc. stock is off its peak from mid-November. Now AAPL stock has high put option premiums. This makes these puts attractive to value investors who short cash-secured puts for income.

AAPL : 142.04 (+0.78%)
Exxon Stock Looks Attractive to Value Investors With Short Option Income Plays

Exxon Mobil Corp recently raised its dividend and is buying back large amounts of shares. Along with the rising oil price, this makes XOM covered call and short put option income plays attractive.

XOM : 104.86 (+1.17%)
Johnson and Johnson Stock Is Attractive to Short Put Investors for Income

Johnson and Johnson stock is rising ahead of the spinoff of its consumer health division next year. Its consistent dividend, buybacks, and free cash flow make JNF stock attractive to value buyers.

JNJ : 176.66 (-0.29%)
Disney Put Options Signal Major Upside for Value Investors

Disney's put options one month out are attractive to value investors for their potential returns to income-oriented investors. The put option premiums also imply good upside for DIS stock.

DIS : 92.29 (+0.15%)
Unusual Activity in Starbuck Put Options Suggests a Stock Price Dip

Unusual activity in Starbucks put options suggests that institutional investors foresee a potential dip in SBUX stock given its recent runup. Investors went long on puts expiring Dec. 16.

SBUX : 103.57 (+1.67%)
First Solar Puts Options Look Attractive as JPMorgan Says It's Peaked

Put options on First Solar now look attractive as JP Morgan downgraded FSLR stock and said that the "easy money seems likely made." The put options for Dec. 30 are gaining attention.

FSLR : 153.89 (-0.55%)
Meta Platforms Stock Run-Up Makes Its Put Options Look Attractive

Meta Platforms stock has risen over 26.7% since Nov. 3 when it bottomed out after posting disappointing earnings. The run-up in META stock makes put options look attractive here.

META : 115.24 (+1.15%)
Nvidia Out-of-the-Money Puts and Calls Are Attracting Income Buyers

Nvidia reported its Q3 financial results on Nov. 16, and the stock now looks attractive now. A popular income play shorting out-of-the-money puts and calls is attracting value buyers.

NVDA : 167.19 (+3.72%)
GOOGL Put Options Offer Good Value To Bullish Alphabet Investors

GOOGL stock now looks like a good bargain, trading at just 18x next year's projected earnings. This makes its forward out-of-the-money (OTM) put options good short bets to create income.

GOOG : 94.19 (-1.01%)
GOOGL : 93.89 (-1.11%)

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Stocks Climb On Signs The U.S. Labor Market May Be Cooling Related Stocks: $BABA $XOM $MGM $GOOGL https://t.co/BU78FesbNI
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4 Stock Market Morning Movers: $XOM $WYNN $CIEN $LVS Check out the details πŸ‘‡ https://t.co/pCttnBNhAE
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Markets Today: Stock Indexes Moderately Higher As Short Covering Emerges Related Stocks: $TSLA $CRM $XOM $WYNN https://t.co/JrdV7tNE6n
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Tesla investors are becoming increasingly frustrated with @elonmusk and urge him to stop wasting time on Twitter $TWTR. This comes as $TSLA shares are down 48% over the last year which is significantly worse than the major indices and other car manufacturers like $GM and $F. https://t.co/zPAZi3fLl3
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So you want a Pivot? Not so fast! Great visual from Strategas Securities shows how the S&P 500 typically responds after a pivot. On average, the $SPX falls 23.5% over a period of 195 days. https://t.co/Ypnf94GH6Y
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Since mid-October, the stock market has rallied even as longer term treasury yields continue to fall further below short-term debt. Keep in mind that bonds are typically considered to be a leading indicator of equities because bond traders are speculating on economic trends. https://t.co/3eBwYhzJtg
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Buying crypto is like buying pet rocks says JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon https://t.co/La9MiNaazP
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Carvana $CVNA now down 98.5% over the last year https://t.co/zQ9n4kzEI9
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For the first time since 2011, the S&P 500 $SPX traded lower for the first 5 days to start a month πŸ‘€ Where is that Santa Claus Rally at? πŸ˜‚ https://t.co/WTY3fDX8IX
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Stocks w/ most active options trading: $TSLA - 1.907M $AMZN - 1.703M $AAPL - 1.376M $META - 580k $AMC - 503k $BABA - 500k $AMD - 432k $NVDA - 417k $CVNA - 390k $GOOGL - 356k $BAC - 319k $PYPL - 307k $C - 280k $NFLX - 260k $GOOG - 232k $GME - 230k What options did you trade?
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% of Large Cap Stocks Above Their Moving Averages Energy looking rough on the 5, 20, and 50D πŸ‘€ https://t.co/cufhZisVgJ
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Stock Market Fear & Greed Index = 58 (Greed) https://t.co/zWnIVD83hI
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When will Air Travel return to Pre-Pandemic Levels? https://t.co/cuqr7SmPBT
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Rough 1 year chart for $AMC https://t.co/FeWGPE9KSO
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Jim Cramer warns investors that it's not too late to sell your crypto positions and that $XRP $ADA $DOGE and $MATIC could all collapse to zero. https://t.co/j30BKubXgV
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Today's Futures Heat Map Strongest: Natural Gas, Orange Juice, Lumber, Wheat Weakest: Heating Oil, Gasoline, Crude Oil, Cotton https://t.co/UsH3n4t0tS
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Stocks Under Pressure As Weak Chinese Trade News Sparks Global Growth Concerns Related Stocks: $EXPE $LUV $AAL $FITB https://t.co/4k9EphrEQ4
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4 Stock Market Morning Movers: $BABA $ABNB $MDB $JD Check out the details πŸ‘‡ https://t.co/NQBvfOu2MO
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Markets Today: Stocks Undercut By Negative Chinese Trade News Related Stocks: $ABNB $PINS $BABA $AAPL https://t.co/MilVzMldgB
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Nancy Pelosi (and Paul) sold $4M+ worth of $V on November 8. Let's keep an eye on how Visa performs over the coming months. Remember that on July 26, Nancy Pelosi also sold $4M+ worth of Nvidia and since that sale, $NVDA is down 11.4% compared to 6% for $QQQ and 9% for $SOX. https://t.co/WhY5h63RRr
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S&P 500 $SPX unfortunately was unable to hold the 200 Day Moving Average and is now just above its 100 Day. Will that hold or will it fall further to the 50 Day? https://t.co/m5a3ptFCHW
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Bed Bath & Beyond $BBBY pulled a Peloton $PTON https://t.co/Pmxm2I1Q6v
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