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Bears Bet Big on Coinbase as Next Victim of Crypto Crash

by | Nov 9, 2022 | Crypto, Options

In Wednesday’s Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito, we take a look at trading platform Coinbase as a liquidity crisis threatens cryptocurrency valuations.

A combination of midterm election results and an ongoing cryptocurrency meltdown weighed down markets Wednesday.

Tech and growth names led the way lower, with the Nasdaq dropping more than 2% by midday after a deal to acquire cash-strapped crypto exchange FTX fell through — Joy of the Trade’s Jeff Zananiri covered all of the dirty details in this week’s WealthPress Live Roundtable

The news triggered a tidal wave of bearish activity for tech- and crypto-related assets, especially for other crypto exchanges like Coinbase.

COIN Chart (Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolito)

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My scanners spotted several downside bets rolling in on COIN, with one institutional trader sweeping up about 1,750 contracts of the Jan. 20, 2023 expiration, $22.50 strike put for around $300,000 in premium…

With shares trading above the $46 mark, the stock would need to plummet over 51% to finish in the money!

And that’s not the only doomsday crypto bet hitting the tape Thursday…

  • Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META): Nov. 11, $105 CALL. 
  • Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MARA): Nov. 18, $10 PUT.
  • Coinbase Global Inc. (Nasdaq: COIN): Jan. 20, 2023, $22.50 PUT.
  • MicroStrategy Inc. (Nasdaq: MSTR): Nov. 11, $150 PUT..

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Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolito

At Weekly Blitz Alerts, we follow the big fish and what they’re buying. And we do that with my proprietary Blitz Scanner, which alerts me to big, institutional order flow through the day. Then we get in on these plays and follow the “smart money.” 

The Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito is where I go over a few options trades that hit the Blitz Scanner each day, Monday through Thursday. I break down the trades with the sexiest order flow and tell you what could happen with those stocks by the next day’s opening bell.*

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

WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

WRITTEN BY
Lance Ippolito

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