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Paper Profits On Potbelly Puts

Investors in Potbelly Corp. (Ticker: PBPB) suffered a swift kick to the gut on Thursday with shares in the name plunging 25% to $10.95 after the company’s annual profit and quarterly revenue forecast came in lower than analysts’ estimates. U.S. stocks opened sharply lower, but are well off the lows of the session with the S&P 500 Index down roughly 0.30% at 1,967 as of 2:15 p.m. ET after earlier dipping to as low as 1,951.72 near the open.
Trading in Potbelly put options on Wednesday signaled at least one trader was bracing for sizable declines in the price of the underlying shares during the next few months. The most traded contracts on PBPB yesterday were the Oct 12.5 strike puts. All told, it looks like approximately 3,000 of the 12.5 strike puts were purchased yesterday afternoon for an average premium of $0.58 each. The move in the stock price since the bearish position was initiated pushed premium on the now in-the-money put options skyward. At last check premium required to purchase the Oct 12.5 strike put is hovering around $2.05 per contract.
The most traded contracts by volume on Potbelly today look for longer-term recovery in the price of the underlying stock. Approximately 1,000 of the Jan ’15 10.0 strike calls have traded against open interest of just 30 contracts. Time and sales data indicates most of the volume was purchased at a premium of $2.25 each. Buyers of the 10.0 strike calls may profit at expiration in the event that shares in PBPB rally 11% over the current price of $11.02 to exceed the breakeven price of $12.25 by January expiration.


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Potbelly Options In Focus As Stock Soars After Earnings

PBPB – Potbelly Inc. – Better than expected third-quarter earnings reported by sandwich purveyor Potbelly on Tuesday pushed shares in the name up as much as 20% today to $32.57, the highest level since October 8th. The blowout earnings report is the first quarterly release from the sandwich chain since the company’s IPO six weeks prior.

Upside calls purchased on PBPB yesterday ahead of the company’s earnings release are generating sizable gains for some traders today. The Nov $30 strike calls were active on Tuesday, with a burst of trading traffic observed during the final 10 minutes of the session yesterday. It looks like much of the late-day activity was the work of one trader buying approximately 450 of the $30 calls, most at a premium of $0.55 each. The sharp rally in Potbelly shares today now finds the $30 strike call options changing hands at $1.25 per contract as of 11:15 a.m. EST.

Overall options volume on PBPB of around 2,900 contracts this morning is well above the stock’s average daily volume of close to 400 contracts. The bulk of the trading is in Potbelly calls, with the call/put ratio near 4.5 as of the time of this writing. 

RLD – RealD Inc. – Shares in the licenser of 3D and visual technologies to motion picture exhibitors are spiking today, up as much as 27% to touch $8.89, the highest level since August 26th, after the company reported a narrower than expected second-quarter loss.

Options changing hands on RealD this morning indicates some traders are positioning for shares in the name to extend gains during the next few months. The most traded contracts on RLD thus far in the session are the Feb ’14 $10 strike calls, with upwards of 790 lots in play against open interest of 302 contracts. Time and sales data suggests most of the volume was purchased at a premium of $0.50 each. Traders long the $10 calls stand ready to profit at expiration next year in the event that RealD shares rally another 18% over today’s high of $8.89 to exceed the breakeven price of $10.50. 


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Rabobank: Is It Possible The Fed Is So Stupid It Doesn't Understand What It Is Doing

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By Michael Every of Rabobank

Warning: May contain crisis

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I often write about platforms (iOS, Amazon Marketplace, etc.) as they are a source of value creation and power. The platform of unprecedented wealth creation is the free market of capitalism. The global adoption of markets has corresponded with the greatest expansion of prosperity in human history. But similar to tech platforms, free markets are neither naturally occurring nor immune to collapse. The “free” market can fail.

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NFTs are much bigger than an art fad - here's how they could change the world

 

NFTs are much bigger than an art fad – here's how they could change the world

Homes fit for zeroes (and ones). Julien Tromeur

Courtesy of James Bowden, University of Strathclyde and Edward Thomas Jones, Bangor University

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India COVID crisis: four reasons it will derail the world economy

 

India COVID crisis: four reasons it will derail the world economy

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Courtesy of Uma S Kambhampati, University of Reading

The second wave of the pandemic has struck India with a devastating impact. With over 300,000 new cases and 3,000 deaths across the country each day at present, the total number of deaths has just passed the 200,000 mark – that’s about one in 16 of all COVID deaths across the world....



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Yellen can not stop the dollar decline

Courtesy of Read the Ticker

Printing money results in a lower currency, so long as the currency does not fall too fast.

Previous Post: US Dollar Forecast - Weakness

Here are the very strong fundamentals for a lower US dollar: 

(a) US inflation exploding.
(b) Massive US twin deficits.
(c) Better conditions in Europe.

However French election worries in 2022 Q1 and Q2 may provide US dollar strength (via European weakness) after Christmas, but this strength may come after a low in the DXY near $84.  

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If China's middle class continues to thrive and grow, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

 

If China's middle class continues to thrive and grow, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

Over the past few decades, hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens have become part of the middle class. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Courtesy of Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

China’s large and impressive accomplishments over the past four decades have spurred scholars and politicians to debate whether the decline of the West – including the ...



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Managing Investments As A Charity Or Nonprofit

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Maintaining financial viability is a constant challenge for charities and nonprofit organizations.

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The past year has underscored that challenge. The pandemic has not just affected investment returns – it’s also had serious implications for charitable activities and the ability to fundraise. For some organizations, it’s even raised doubts about whether they can continue to operate.

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Will Historic Selloff In Treasury Bonds Turn Into Opportunity?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble

Long-dated treasury bonds have been crushed over the past year, sending ETFs like TLT (20+ Year US Treasury Bond ETF) spiraling over 20%.

Improving economy? Inflation concerns? Perhaps a combination of both… interest rates have risen sharply and thus bond prices have fallen in historic fashion.

Today’s chart looks at $TLT over the past 20 years. As you can see, the recent decline has truly been historic. $TLT’s price has swung from historically overbought highs to oversold lows.

At present, the long-dated bond ETF ($TLT) is trading 7.8% below its 200-...



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Suez Canal: Critical Waterway Comes to a Halt

 

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Adaptive Fibonacci Price Modeling System Suggests Market Peak May Be Near

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Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia – The Branch COVIDIANS Are Still Burning Down the House

Courtesy of Lee Adler, WallStreetExaminer 

The numbers of new cases in some of the hardest hit COVID19 states have started to plateau, or even decline, over the past few days. A few pundits have noted it and concluded that it was a hopeful sign. 

Is it real or is something else going on? Like a restriction in the numbers of tests, or simply the inability to test enough, or are some people simply giving up on getting tested? Because as we all know from our dear leader, the less testing, the less...



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Economic Data Scheduled For Friday

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