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Why I Don’t Love These RIOT Puts

by | Nov 28, 2023

We had another light morning as far as volume, and the only big order we saw in the early going was a short bet in Bitcoin mining company Riot Platforms…

A trader swooped in and scooped up over $100K worth of the weekly RIOT $13 puts, which are in the money — usually a good sign that it’s a decent bet. 

BUT… here’s why I don’t necessarily love this…

We saw a big call buyer place a $350K bet on the Jan. 5 expiration, $12.50 strike calls — which we gave away in this very newsletter on Monday — for Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MARA)

Marathon Digital is of course another big crypto miner and a cousin stock to RIOT…

And MARA was on an absolute tear Tuesday, up over 6% during the first half-hour of trading, and as much as 8.9% by lunchtime on the East Coast. 

So the RIOT trader was likely looking for some downside after it popped 4.4% right after the open before falling about 3.5%… before surging higher again. 

As I said, flow has been pretty light, but it’s been a party of good trades closed in MARA, CRWD and BA!

We also saw some Tesla calls, which reminds me… join me at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday for THE Perfect Tesla Trade!

Tuesday’s Top Order Flow: 

  • RIOT Dec23 1st Strike: 13 Puts premium: $104,390 ASK BEARISH
    Trade Date: November 28, 2023 Trade Time: 9:55 am
  • TSLA Dec23 1st Strike: 250 Calls premium: $115,696 ASK BULLISH
    Trade Date: November 28, 2023 Trade Time: 11:27 am
  • COIN Dec23 1st Strike: 130 Calls premium: $162,748 ABOVE ASK BULLISH Trade Date: November 28, 2023 Trade Time: 1:03 pm

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

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*This is for informational and educational purposes only. There is inherent risk in trading, so trade at your own risk. 

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WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

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