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Citi Bulls Return to Buy the Dip

by | Dec 15, 2023

In times like this when the markets are so bid and overbought, you have to be even more picky than usual when it comes to options plays. 

We saw a lot of chop Friday with very little directional bias into the late afternoon, but we still managed to spot a few juicy tickers hit the ol’ News Flow Scanner…

One such ticker still seeing a lot of action is Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), which I talked about in Thursday’s edition of this very newsletter. 

After seeing three different orders totaling about $1.5 MILLION in premium, the bulls were back after C, which spent the entire day underwater, down about 1.5% to $49.50 a share at 1:30 p.m. ET…

This time, the bulls went after one of the same orders from Thursday, the February monthly expiration, $50 strike calls, and two others…

Namely the February $55 calls and the April $55 calls. It could very well be the same trader(s) buying the dip, but somebody sure expects C to catch a bid higher at some point.  

Here are all of the C orders from the past two days for comparison.     

Friday’s Top Order Flow: 

  • C Feb24 Strike: 50 Calls premium: $109,000 ASK BULLISH
    Trade Date: December 15, 2023 Trade Time: 11:00 am
  • C Feb24 Strike: 55 Calls premium: $197,594 ASK BULLISH
    Trade Date: December 15, 2023 Trade Time: 10:24 am
  • C Apr24 Strike: 55 Calls premium: $144,420 ASK BULLISH
    Trade Date: December 15, 2023 Trade Time: 9:54 am
  • MARA Jan24 Strike: 22.5 Calls premium: $385,993 ASK BULLISH
    Trade Date: December 15, 2023 Trade Time: 11:18 am
  • SYF Jan24 Strike: 35 Puts premium: $373,494 ABOVE ASK BEARISH
    Trade Date: December 15, 2023 Trade Time: 10:19 am

Note: If no date is listed after the month, it’s the monthly expiration (third Friday). 

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WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

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