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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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Microsoft Stock May Have Peaked, But It's Still On Track for Solid Growth

Microsoft stock reached its 5-year peak recently, although it may slow down now. But the company is still on track for solid free cash flow growth. This makes MSFT stock a good play for the long term.

MSFT : 326.79 (+0.47%)
Unusual Call Options Activity in Airbnb Stock Indicates a Large Bullish Investor

Unusual options activity in Airbnb stock implies a large investor may have gone long calls in ABNB stock or they have sold covered calls. Either way, this may be seen as a bullish trade in the stock.

ABNB : 117.86 (+2.04%)
Phillips 66 Stock Still Looks Undervalued to Value Investors and Option Income Traders

Phillips 66 stock still looks undervalued to value buyers with its 4.33% dividend yield and 8x forward P/E multiple. Moreover, covered call and short put investors have attractive income plays.

PSX : 98.76 (-0.38%)
Charles Schwab Stock Remains a Popular Short Put Play for Income Investors

Investors who have shorted out-of-the-money puts in Charles Schwab stock have been making good money. SCHW stock is still cheap based on earnings, making this a good play for investors.

SCHW : 55.00 (-0.05%)
Apple Stock Rises Over Its Historical Value Metrics, Making Short Put Trades Attractive

Apple stock has risen based on its recent dividend hike and higher share buyback program. AAPL stock is now over its historical P/E average. This makes shorting puts attractive for investors.

AAPL : 180.96 (+0.22%)
Chevron Attracts Value Buyers and Short Sellers of Its Out-of-the-Money Puts for Extra Income

Chevron stock has been upgraded by 2 major buy-side firms, given its 4.0% dividend yield and low P/E multiple. Value buyers are attracted to CVX stock, including shorting puts for extra income.

CVX : 158.86 (-0.24%)
Unusual Options Activity in Tesla Stock Shows a Large Investor Taking a Position

Two large tranches of Tesla options were traded on May 30: one a near-term in-the-money put position and the other a long-term way out-of-the-money call option. This is likely from a large investor.

TSLA : 244.40 (+4.06%)
Nvidia Stock Surges - The Ultimate FOMO Stock, Pushing Its Call Option Premiums Sky High

Nvidia stock is up again today, giving it a month-to-date performance of 47.8% and a YTD return of over 180%. That makes it the ultimate FOMO stock and is pushing its call premiums sky-high.

NVDA : 387.70 (+0.68%)
Devon Energy Stock Treads Water as Its Put Premiums Wither

Devon Energy stock has been treading water since its Q1 results were released on May 8. This is good for investors who have been short its out-of-the-money puts, whose premiums are sinking.

DVN : 49.87 (-0.30%)
High Put Premiums on Advanced Micro Devices Stock Make Shorting Them Attractive for Income

Advanced Micro Devices stock has run up over 98% YTD. This has jacked up its out-of-the-money put premiums. As a result, this makes it profitable to sell them short for income investors.

AMD : 124.92 (+3.20%)
NVDA : 387.70 (+0.68%)

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The widening gap between stocks and bonds implies a 20% downside risk for stocks if bonds are proven correct in pricing inflation volatility according to a model by JP Morgan Chase https://t.co/28tUywY1qB
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Robusta Coffee surges to highest level since AT LEAST 2008 over fears that the return of El Nino could result in supply issues https://t.co/wXr47E1f9b
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A visual w/ the S&P 500 performance from the start of yield curve inversions to the subsequent highs & lows (data since late 1960s). According to Leuthold's CIO, "stocks tend to defy initial alarms as investors seek to exploit the last window to profits before the eventual bust." https://t.co/HUdcI17s6d
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When the CBOE Volatility Index $VIX is down year-over-year following a negative year for the S&P 500, the $SPX median gain is 22% according to research from Fundstrat https://t.co/Nt3Sdb9vgD
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Nasdaq has now traded green for 7 consecutive weeks, the longest such stretch since November 2019 https://t.co/XJkmZS4ElC
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The U.S. has begun to fill its Strategic Petroleum Reserve by purchasing 3 million barrels of crude oil at an average price of $73. Last year, the government sold more than 180 million barrels at an average price of $95. Good start but long way to go to fully replenish. https://t.co/iDN79wZs4W
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Hedge Funds and Speculators have now been bearish on copper for 7 straight weeks, the longest such streak since October https://t.co/quJmD5GBAx
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Black Swan author Nassim Taleb says crypto is less trustworthy than the Mafia 😅🤣 https://t.co/GHCpbtWkDb
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Semiconductor Stocks are up 44.7% year-to-date (using the Vaneck Semi ETF $SMH as a proxy) and on track for their best 1st half EVER. Closest period would be 2003 when they were up 27% and finished the year up more than 87%. https://t.co/U5cxaGkNkH
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Goldman Sachs raises year-end target for the S&P 500 to 4,500 https://t.co/klTy77P2zE
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Total Put/Call Ratio hits 0.70, the lowest level since November 18, 2021. This means more calls are trading relative to puts and is typically viewed as a contrarian indicator. Could mean bad news for bulls (COULD). https://t.co/0fzBtluVxD
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ETFs w/ most active options trading: $SPY - 8.794M $QQQ - 3.264M $IWM - 1M $TQQQ - 397k $SQQQ - 337k $HYG - 299k $EWZ - 286k $UVXY - 228k $EEM - 210k $KRE - 201k $TLT - 191k $SLV - 168k $SOXL - 134k $VXX - 114k $ARKK - 111k $FXI - 103k $SMH - 100k $GDX - 95k $XBI - 81k
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Stocks w/ most active options trading: $TSLA - 5.112M $NVDA - 1.391M $AAPL - 1.092M $AMD - 965k $CVNA - 944k $NIO - 767k $AMZN - 734k $SOFI - 612k $PLTR - 529k $NFLX - 525k $F - 423k $MSFT - 403k $META - 364k $GOOGL - 281k $COIN - 279k $DOCU - 250k What options did you trade?
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% of Large Cap Stocks Above Their Moving Averages https://t.co/O5e7yYnqFM
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Make it 11 straight green days for Tesla $TSLA which equals the streak that ended in January 2021 https://t.co/Mo0j2ThhxB https://t.co/msXIRtEFrv
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The Growth in Nominal and Real Global Housing Prices https://t.co/s5MIZ1FvGF
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Stock Market Fear & Greed Index = 77 (Extreme Greed) https://t.co/9mtNCpCraT
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Flora Growth Corp $FLGC Trader's Cheat Sheet https://t.co/ftxk2HP2fH https://t.co/M0b3TJUQAP https://t.co/KYICjTspH0
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Today's Futures Heat Map Strongest: Soybean Oil, Lean Hogs, Pork Cutout Weakest: Natural Gas, Palladium, Coffee https://t.co/qDn3Zh8F8P
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Tech Stocks Lead the Market Higher with Positive Tesla News https://t.co/HVjVgqYb0K Related Stocks: $TSLA $GM $CRM $ETSY $ADBE
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4 Stock Market Morning Movers: $FLGC $SIEN $PL $AMSWA Check out the Details 👇 https://t.co/2LUg0M5g58
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Markets Today: Stocks Slightly Higher as Tesla Jumps on Charging Pact with GM Related Stocks: $TSLA $GM $DOCU $CVNA https://t.co/rAW1ZSR6uK
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