Unusual Options Activity: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Bet on further move higher after Disney+ launch. The September 18th, 2020 $180 call options on The Walt Disney Company (DIS), saw over 2,100 contracts trade, a 12-fold surge in volume. Given the current share price of $147, the option will close in-the-money if shares rally over 22 percent in the next 10 months. Shares of Disney have already jumped this week as the company announced that its streaming service, Disney+, was so popular that it already has 10 million subscribers. The media giant is having a great year, having dominated the box office so far thanks to strong showings from its Marvel ...
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Insider Trading Reports: Trinity Industries (TRN)

Investment fund adds to stake. Brandon Boze, investment manager at ValueAct Capital, purchased another 677,500 shares of Trinity Industries (TRN). The buy, which cost the fund over $14.5 million, increased their stake by 2.8 percent and leaves the fund just shy of 24.9 million shares. ValueAct owns over 10 percent of the company, and has been a repeat buyer of shares, with buys as much as 35 percent higher than where shares currently trade. There have been a handful of sales from executives. Trinity Industries provides rail transportation products and services in north America, with a fleet of over ...
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Two Tech Companies that Could Rally From Here

These fast-growing companies could shake off the low-growth fears in tech and head higher. All sectors of the market go in and out of favor. For the past few years, however, the usually high-flying technology names have stalled. That’s likely due to fears of a slowing economy and the trade war issue that seems to be holding things back. While that’s given value investments some time to shine, nothing lasts forever, and a number of fast-growing tech companies could beat the slow tech trend and head higher to close out the year. We’ve identified two companies that should continue to rally going into ...
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What an Investor Can Do With Just $50

Warren Buffett was once seen picking up a penny in an elevator. The renowned investor quipped to the other passengers that the penny was, “the beginning of the next billion.” Buffett is right. It takes money to make money— and you need to start somewhere, even if it’s just a penny. To learn more watch our video ...
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Three Chinese Stocks to Buy Even with No Trade Deal

These companies can continue to grow, no matter what. With all eyes on China and the U.S. and its trading relations over the past few years, it’s easy to see why there have been some big swings in various U.S. and Chinese stocks. As the news has fluctuated, and as economic growth has slowed, a number of potential winners over the long haul have emerged as reasonable buys now. Whether or not a trade deal emerges, these high-growth stocks playing to China’s long-term demographics can prove big winners. Long-Term China Play #1: Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) A name that keeps ...
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Insider Trading Reports: Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (HCAP)

CEO and major holder adds to stake. Joseph Jolson, the CEO of Harvest Capital Credit Company (HCAP) as well as a major holder with over 10 percent of shares, added another 10,000 shares on the open market recently, paying nearly $90,000 and increasing his stake by 1.3 percent. Jolson has been an active buyer of shares of the company over the past three years, and has made a few sales along the way as well, but now has just under 793,000 shares. Harvest Capital is a structured credit company providing small businesses with loans and specializing in buyouts and ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Intel Corporation (INTC)

Call buyer bullish into 2022. The January 21st, 2022 $57.50 call options on Intel (INTC), saw over 1,400 contracts trade, a nine-fold surge in volume from the prior open interest. Although the option has 799 days until expiration, the chipmaker’s shares are right at the $57.50 price, which means this option should move dollar-for-dollar higher with shares in the next 26 months, less any decline in time premium. At a price of around $9.20 per contract, the trade allows the call buyer to benefit from a rally in 100 shares while paying less than 20 percent of the price compared to ownership. Action to ...
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Two Ways to Prepare for a Recession

Plan now to turn an inevitability into better returns later. A few months ago, it seemed that a recession was on the horizon. Now, it seems as though investors expect the market rally to continue. All this really tells us is that nobody can know exactly when a recession happens, only that they’re an inevitability. While the last recession was brutal, most recessions are short, lasting less than a year. In that time, investors can make or break a decade’s worth of investment returns, depending on how they react. There are two key things investors can do starting today to prepare for the ...
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