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Fri, Dec 8th, 2023
Fidelity National Information Service’s Unusually Active Options Suggest Investors Smell a Bottom. Should You Buy?

Fidelity National Information Services provides processing services for banks and recordkeeping for investment firms. On Wednesday, it had four unusually active call options, two with volume of 16,000...

FIS : 58.92 (-0.07%)
SQ : 68.47 (+0.69%)
ADYEY : 12.4100 (+1.14%)
FITB : 30.81 (+1.82%)
NVDA Max Pain Sitting At 440 For January Expiration

Nvidia has been one of the hottest stocks of the last twelve months, but has since pulled back from 500 to 455. So, what’s next for the stock?

NVDA : 465.96 (+2.40%)
Unusual Activity in Meta Platforms Call Options Highlights Its Value

Large numbers of call options are trading today in META stock. This highlights Meta Platform's underlying value. Institutional investors may be shorting these call options as an income play.

META : 326.59 (+2.88%)
Covered Call Screener Results For December 6th

Covered calls are a great strategy to add to any portfolio, particularly in this era of low yields. Covered calls can offer enhanced yield from stock holdings, in some case, that can be a significant increase....

PLTR : 17.22 (+0.53%)
AMD : 128.37 (+9.89%)
SHOP : 71.86 (+1.01%)
UBER : 60.98 (+2.06%)
AMAT : 148.39 (+2.55%)
AMZN : 146.88 (+1.63%)
INTC : 42.15 (+2.13%)
Speculator Alert: Canopy Growth (CGC) May Live Up to Its Name

While practically every indicator out there suggests CGC stock is a market idea to dump right away, the options arena suggests otherwise.

CGC : 0.7224 (+3.57%)
CURLF : 4.3300 (+1.88%)
CURLF : 4.3300 (+1.88%)
Chevron Looks Like a Bargain With a 10x P/E, a Likely Dividend Hike and 4.45% Yield

Chevron is a bargain given that its forward P/E multiple is 10.2x, and the company is likely going to hike its dividend next month, giving it a forward 4.45% yield. Shorting puts is a play here.

How to Buy PFE For a 7% Discount, or Achieve a 16% Annual Return

Selling cash secured puts on stocks an investor is happy to take ownership of is a great way to generate some extra income.

PFE : 28.63 (-0.56%)
5 Stocks to Options Trade During a Upcoming Market Crash

Options trading is not for the peace-loving investor. Options trading is volatile risky and offers the potential for huge rewards. It's a great addition to your portfolio, provided you know how to hedge...

Sleeper Kimco Realty (KIM) Finally Starts the Fireworks Show

While REITs may be a relatively boring place to park your money, Kimco Realty is well positioned to accommodate various economic cycles, thus driving the case for KIM stock.

KIM : 20.13 (-0.25%)
Palantir Still Has Room to Rise, and Could Be Worth Up to 20% More

Palantir stock is still undervalued given its powerful free cash flow. With a 27% FCF margin and an FCF yield of 1.5% PLTR stock is worth 20% more. Shorting OTM puts is a good income play.

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