Back into This Online Retail Giant and Booking 134% Option Gains

Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that has proven his knack for making money in different markets around the world.

This week’s Alpha Algorithm returns to a previous recommendation: online shopping giant Amazon.com (AMZN).

Despite hitting its stop in your portfolio on a June 9 sell-off in the tech sector for a 15% gain, Amazon remains a great favorite of the Alpha Algorithm investment strategies. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Amazon sells consumer products in North America and internationally.

Amazon also manufactures and sells electronic devices including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Fire phones and Echo, an Internet-connected speaker.

 

Amazon.com (AMZN) vs. the S&P 500 year to date.

13 Top Investment Strategies Betting on Amazon.com (AMZN)

  1. Hedge Fund Alpha

Based on publicly available disclosures, successful hedge-fund managers are investing in the stock.

  1. Large-Cap Growth

The stock is among the top 50 large-capitalization U.S. growth stocks generated through a rigorous 10-factor fundamental screening process.

  1. Pure Growth

The company is part of a strategy that selects companies from the S&P 500 Index, based on three growth factors: current internal growth rate, historical earnings per share (EPS) growth and historical sales/share growth.

  1. Large-Cap Alpha Growth

Amazon has been chosen as part of an alpha-seeking index that selects and weights growth stocks from the S&P 500 Growth Index. The proprietary methodology uses price appreciation — among more traditional factors — and weights the constituents based on their respective growth scores.

  1. Goldman Sachs’ Active Beta

The stock is selected according to four factors — value, quality, momentum and low volatility. These, in turn, are based on criteria including book value, sales and cash flow scaled by share price, profit/assets or return on equity (ROE), risk-adjusted returns and daily standard deviation of returns.

  1. Morningstar’s Moat

This stock is included in a strategy that tracks an equal-weighted index of 20 companies that Morningstar determines to have the highest fair value among firms with a sustainable competitive advantage or “moat.”

  1. Small-Cap/Value Tilt

Selected using a multi-factor modeling approach, the stock is a smaller-cap or value stock designed to enhance portfolio risk/return characteristics.

  1. Large-Cap Momentum

The stock is part of a major hedge fund’s systematic strategy that invests in large- and mid-cap U.S. companies with positive momentum and that rank in the top third of total return over the prior 12 months, excluding the last month.

  1. Large-Cap Growth

The stock is among the top 50 large-capitalization U.S. growth stocks generated through a rigorous 10-factor fundamental screening process.

  1. Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Index

The stock is part of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry Index, which tracks an equal-weighted index of the 50 most-frequently held U.S. companies selected from the portfolios of hedge funds.

  1. Billionaire Bet

The stock is one of 30 U.S. companies tracked in an equal-weighted index selected from the portfolios of 10 asset managers with a personal net worth of at least $1 billion.

  1. Momentum Model

The stock is among the top approximately 100 U.S.-listed companies to demonstrate powerful strength characteristics relative to the 3,000 largest U.S.-listed companies.

  1. Large-Cap Alpha Core

The stock is one of a tiered, equal-weighted index of large-cap stocks selected from the S&P 500 that are expected to outperform the broader large-cap space based on an intricate methodology of ranking stocks according to their recent performance.

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Recommendation

Buy Amazon.com (AMZN) at market today. Place your initial stop at $920.00.

Options

If you want to play the options, I recommend the AMZN September $1,000 calls (AMZN170915C01000000), which last traded at $49.75 and expire on Sept. 15.

Portfolio Update

Sell half of your BA August $190 calls (BA170818C00190000), which last traded at $12.19, for a 134.42% gain.

On June 15, you stopped out of Walmart (WMT) at $77.80 for a 10.78% gain.

Raise your stop in Adobe Systems (ADBE) to $142.65 to lock in at least a 10% gain in the stock.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas A. Vardy

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