Gun rights lobbying groups are a powerful political force in America. Using OpenSecrets data on “gun rights” donations to election campaigns, I charted the total amounts contributed to different senators throughout the years. Here’s what I found: 2018 Midterms When Senator Ted Cruz was up for re-election during the
The Federal Reserve’s actions have direct effects on both the economy and the stock market. The periods of Quantitative Easing and Quantitative Tightening both hold significant ramifications for market direction, and as investors, it is important we understand the implications of both regimes. Quantitative Easing This monetary policy strategy,
Melvin Capital announced on Wednesday that it was shutting down after it suffered losses that were too difficult to overcome. Melvin Capital is best known for shorting GameStop ($GME, NYSE) in January of 2021 and being subjected to retail traders banding together to drive the stock price to unprecedented levels.
May 19, 2022 Disclaimer: The following is a report obtained from public disclosures, and aggregated together. None of it is financial advice, nor necessarily an accurate depiction of the SCOTUS's accounts or trading positions. There are no claims of undermining the court, libel, or irregularity in justices trading and adjudicating.
TL;DRCOPE works well showcasing market directionFOMC meetings produce high volumeFOMC meetings produce higher than normal premium spikesSPX goes up following the meetings, on average The pressure of interest rates continues to drive fear in the markets. Recently, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 50 bps (basis points) to counteract
Elon Musk’s Twitter ($TWTR, NYSE) acquisition is in jeopardy of falling through due to his non-disclosure agreement (NDA) violation. Musk has been concerned in recent weeks regarding the number of bots/fake accounts on the social media giants platform, claiming that these accounts make up less than 5% of
Notable investment firm Hindenburg Research announced that they were short Twitter ($TWTR, NYSE), citing concerns over the future of the social media giant with Elon Musk at the helm. Musk, CEO of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla ($TSLA, NASDAQ) and space technology company SpaceX (privately owned), recently agreed to a deal
TLDRLobbying in US politics was a $2B+ industry in 2021Corporations and industry associations lobbied Congress and related agencies on legislative issues using an army of professional lobbyists, many of which have previously worked inside government.Taxation, budget and appropriations were the top issues with the most money spent on lobbying
Unusual Options Activity in CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK)Today, March 25, 2022, in the NasdaqCM, there was unusual or noteworthy options trading activity in CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK), which opened at $13.38. There was repeated trading activity on the $15 strike call options dated for April 14th, 2022, traded at a
Unusual Options Activity in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK)Today, March 23, 2022, in the NYSE, there was unusual or noteworthy options trading activity in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK), which opened at $16.74. There were a series of orders including sweeps on the $20 strike call option dated for April
Unusual Options Activity in Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)Today, March 21, 2022, in the NYSE, there was unusual or noteworthy options trading activity in Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH), which opened at $31.12. There were a series of orders including sweeps on the $33 strike call option dated
Unusual Options Activity in Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (MARA)Today, March 15, 2022, in the NasdaqCM, there was unusual or noteworthy options trading activity in Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (MARA), which opened at $21.33. There were a series of contracts traded on the $25 strike call option contract for
Unusual Options Activity in Paramount Global (PARA)Today, March 14, 2022, in the NasdaqGS, there was unusual or noteworthy options trading activity in Paramount Global (PARA), which opened at $33.02. There were a series of contracts traded on the $43.5 strike call option contract for March 18th, 2022,
March 10, 2022 Putin continues his violent war on Ukraine. The United States and its democratic allies have banded together to place sanctions on Russia. Yesterday, Biden went further by banning Russian oil imports. Congress is privy to non-public information. I’ve pointed out congressional trading in 2021. I’ve