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Bearish Options Traders Roar as EV Stocks Plunge

by | Oct 5, 2022 | Options

Markets rebounded Wednesday after the S&P 500 gapped down 1% at open…

Several names around the automotive industry are taking some of the heaviest losses after Morgan Stanley lowered its price target on General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) while Tesla CEO Elon Musk flip-flopped on his proposedTwitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) buyout.

The ugly mood added to the woes of EV-maker Arcimoto, which cut around 40% of its employees a week ago.

Shares of the penny stock dropped more than 12% Wednesday, and bearish traders roared throughout the options chain!

Less than an hour into the open, my scanners spotted big-money bears sinking their teeth into about 5,000 contracts of the April 21, 2023, expiration, $1 strike calls for more than $175,000 in premium!

And that’s not the only EV stock the big institutions expect to take a plunge…

  • Arcimoto Inc. (Nasdaq: FUV): April 21, 2023, $1 PUT. 
  • Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC): Oct. 21, $32 CALL.
  • Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA): Oct. 7 $240 PUT. 

Check out my short video and I’ll break down the day’s most unusual options order flow in no time flat! 

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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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In the meantime, you can follow me @LanceIppolito on Twitter, Instagram and our YouTube channel for more trading insights and tips. And as always, you can find me right here talking stocks and options trading on WealthPress.com!

*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

Lance Ippolito

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