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DON'T BUY
Semis have been slumping not just this week but for a while. They've been awful for a while. The Micron forecast is an example of a lot of nervousness in semis; there's been put-buying across the board within the SMH and going far, as far as September and October.
E.T.F.'s
COMMENT
Shares plunged today after the CEO warned (in an internal memo) of hiring cutbacks because he expects one of the worst economic downturns in return history. The statement was abrasive. Meta still wants to spend money, but how in the current circumstance as they continue to build the metaverse?
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BUY
It's bottomed out and is ready to rocket up.
communications / media
COMMENT
A lot of put-buying last Friday and today we're seeing those returns. The first trade he saw today were 30,000 IWM puts. IWM covers the Russell 2000, down 4% today as of noon.
investment companies / funds
COMMENT
options Energy amounts to 30% of his holdings. He bought more Shell today because he saw some unusual action in the options market. The price of crdue may not be doing much, but there is certainly options action in it. He'll keep buying energy.
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BUY
options Options in GS gives him versatility--he can sell options against it. GS has incredible implied volatility, so he can at least withstand this current downside. He bought this close to $312 and it's now $284, but he just took in over $20 in option premiums.
investment companies / funds
COMMENT
options Put-buying today of 20,000 of the July 9 puts for about 30 cents. That's interesting because they own the June 10 puts, made money, sold them and rolled to July 9. The stock was trading at $9.60 at the time.
banks
BUY
options On Friday, investors were buying the 44 strike June calls. Now, they're buying the July 40 calls. Interesting, even though shares have pulled back 4-5% since last Friday. Investors will want to be in there. There was a buyer of nearly 11,000 of the July 40 calls for $1.75. That's why he believes energy still has more upside--there's unusual option calls to the upside.
Oil and Gas (Integrated Oils)
BUY
options Still owns it and happy to despite it hitting a 52-week low. DRAM pricing is strong, though, and the cloud computing space is promising to them. They're stepping up to the plate. Super balance sheet and free cash flow. Many reasons to like it, even as markets fall lower.
computer software / processing
BUY
options There's been call-buying here, huge ones, on the August 20 strikes. He's in them.
E.T.F.'s
COMMENT
Today's hot inflation data triggering a sell-off There's a lot of put-buying today. There was a buyer of 11,000 of the August 31 puts in XLF, for example. Buyers are looking for more downside or get a little protection to the downside. The key market influencer is not oil, but rather it continues to be the 10-year yield: above 3% the markets start selling, and below 3%, they buy. Certainly, energy and food are major contributors to inflation.
E.T.F.'s
COMMENT
Netflix was downgraded to a sell and $186 price target today by BOA and he agrees with it, unfortunately. Streaming is very competitive and the consumer around the world is watching their money. He misjudged the macro, which will effect how people will spend their money. He's not selling though he's under water. Can Netflix compete during this consumer "recession"--will consumers spend on Netflix, the more expensive streaming service?
Unknown
COMMENT
options action It got hit early today. The stock was trading beneath the 36 level. There was a buyer of 20,000 of the July 38 calls, going for $1.35. They were getting hedged by selling the upside call. He likes seeing that; it takes away a bit of pain.
Transportation
COMMENT
options action July 38 calls, trading at $36.60. There was a buyer of 3,000 of the July 38 calls, selling at $2. This was a spread, so they were selling the upside 45s to take away some pain.
Consumer Products
COMMENT
put buying SPY put buys: 30,000 of the July 377 puts, and 100,000 of the June 345 puts, and 18,000 of the July 22 expiring 385 puts. This action may not be over just yet, because there's still a lot of buying.
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