Regulatory Warnings Create Buying Opportunities: Big Pharma Edition

Stocks never move up in a straight line. One reason is profit-taking. In a bull market like this, that’s a bit rare. But other events can also temporarily weigh on a stock’s long-term uptrend. One big event is a regulatory warning. While big tech names sometimes take a one-day dive as some agency announces a record fine, or even a bank, which have collectively paid billions in fines, big pharma is the latest industry to come under fire as well. Consider AbbVie ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Northern Oil & Gas (NOG)

Shares of energy producer Northern Oil & Gas (NOG) have been moving higher over the past year. Shares trended down over the summer, but are now starting to move higher, and one trader sees that rally continuing. That’s based on the March $20 calls. With 192 days until expiration, over 2,645 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 131, for a 20-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the calls paid about $2.10 to make the trade. Shares are currently in ...
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Build Your Own Infrastructure Winner With this Unstoppable Energy Trend

While some big spending bills are being discussed in Washington, the private sector is already moving towards growing out the technology of tomorrow. From the rollout of the 5G network to the ground-up monetary overhaul of cryptocurrency, the next decade looks to be the most transformative one yet. That’s also true with transportation. The last decade saw that the mass production of electric vehicles was possible. This decade, trends will move even more strongly in favor of these vehicles. One of the ...
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This “Stay at Home” Stock Still Has a Long Rally Ahead of It

The past earnings season has been tough for many “stay at home” stocks that benefitted in 2020 from the pandemic. The biggest issue is that these companies are still growing, but their rate of growth has slowed substantially. Over time, it’s likely many of these companies will recover from the market fears. One company that just faced an earnings selloff, has more to it than being a “stay at home” play. The company is Chewy (CHWY). Shares faced a drop on Thursday ...
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Investor Knee-Jerk Reactions Create Buying Opportunities

Some investors are a nervous bunch. They’re always looking for a reason to sell off shares. They can be human, or simply algorithms looking for trading opportunities based on negative headlines. The latter may have recently prevailed, when a high-end semiconductor firm saw its shares drop 5 percent on a day. The reason? Some company insiders sold shares. Never mind that most tech executives are given shares for performance, and have many reasons to sell. The company? NXP Semiconductor (NXPI). Shares dropped ...
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The Payment Wars Heat Up a Notch

The past few years have seen an explosion in payment apps. Each have their similarities and differences, from traditional wealth transfers to the ability to buy cryptocurrencies to offering payment plan options. That latter category is exploding in growth, with a number of firms offering “Buy Now Pay Later” or BNPL services. Of the many companies offering this service, one just inked a major deal with the world’s biggest retailer, Amazon (AMZN). The company partnering with them is Affirm Holdings (AFRM). The ...
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The Ultimate Semiconductor Shortage Play

The latest statements from companies relying on semiconductors for operations is still grim. A shortage persists, and likely won’t be fully resolved this year. That’s likely to impact everything from consumer electronics this holiday season (it’s coming sooner than you think), to the production of new automobiles. While a number of companies are working to ramp up production, the actual physical manufacturing is likely resulting in delays, as only a few organizations can actually manufacture at scale. These few players likely represent ...
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A Perfect Way to Play the Next Crypto Rally?

After a swift drop earlier in the year after hitting all-time highs, cryptocurrencies have surged higher in prior weeks. The space is pausing again, but may be on track to resume its rally soon. While many companies have embraced cryptocurrencies, the trend is still early. But investors who want exposure to the space without having to buy and store their own have a few solid opportunities. For those just looking for exposure to Bitcoin, MicroStrategy (MSTR) may be the way to go ...
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