Insider Trading Report: Source Capital (SOR)

Mark Lipson, a director at Source Capital (SOR), recently added 1,325 shares. The buy increased his holdings by nearly 49 percent, and came to a total cost of just under $54,000. This comes after a company VP made three buys back in June, totaling just over 2,500 shares. Over the past three years, company insiders, including both executives and directors, have been modest buyers of shares, with only one insider sale in late 2019. Overall, insiders at the asset management company own ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)

Shares of mining giant Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) are down 21 percent over the past year thanks to a slide in recent months. One trader sees the possibility for a rebound ahead in the coming months. That’s based on the February $33 calls. With 224 days until expiration, 10,047 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 101, for a 99-fold surge in volume on the option. The buyer of the calls paid $2.74 to get into the trade. Shares recently traded around ...
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This Investment Strategy Works in Any Market Environment and Offers Safe Returns Now

There are many investment strategies that best work in a market that’s moving in a direction, whether up or down. In sideways markets, other strategies, often related to income, tend to perform better. While the market is likely in a decline, but is prone to some strong rallies along the way, only a few strategies offer a solid prospective return. One such strategy is arbitrage. It’s best known for trying to find immediate price differences in an asset across markets. However, for ...
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Insider Trading Report: Tilly’s (TLYS)

Michael Henry, CFO at Tilly’s (TLYS), recently added 4,400 shares to his holdings. The buy increased his stake by over 15 percent, and came to a total price over $30,600. This is the third buy from the company CFO this year. No other executives have been buyers, and insiders, including executives, directors, and major holders, have largely been sellers of shares going back to 2020. Overall, insiders as the company own about 1.9 percent of shares. Shares of the apparel retail chain ...
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Unusual Options Activity: American Airlines Group (AAL)

Shares of airline operation American Airlines Group (AAL) have shed over 37 percent of their value in the past year. One trader sees the possibility for a further decline in the next two years. That’s based on the June 2024 $3 puts. With 715 days until expiration, 8,774 contracts traded compared to an open interest of 138, for a 64-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $0.46 to make the bearish bet. Shares recently traded for ...
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These Market Underperformers Stand to Outperform on the Next Rally

Financial stocks tend to be sensitive and even leveraged to changes in the economy. That’s been the case with a number of financial stocks so far this year. One niche in this space that has been hit the hardest has been in asset managers. These companies have been declining from the one-two punch of a slowing economy, and a decline in asset values as well. These stocks are now down about twice as much as the S&P 500 index. On an economic ...
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Insider Trading Report: Nike (NKE)

John Rogers, a director at Nike (NKE), recently added 10,000 shares. The buy increased his by nearly 64 percent, and came to a total cost of just over $1.02 million. This marks the first insider buy at the company since early 2020. Company insiders, including both executives and directors, have been sizeable and regular sellers of shares over the past three years. Overall, insiders at the company own about 1.2 percent of shares. The athletic apparel company has slid 37 percent in ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Marvell Technology (MRVL)

Shares of semiconductor company Marvell Technology (MRVL) have lost over a quarter of their value in the past year. One trader sees a potential rebound ahead in the coming months. That’s based on the September $42.50 calls. With 72 days until expiration, 18,092 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 154, for a 117-fold jump in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $4.85 to get in. The buy comes as shares have hit a 52-week low ...
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