Barrick Gold Whale Trades For April 20

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Barrick Gold GOLD.

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the big position showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.

Whether this is an institution or just a wealthy individual, we don't know. But when something this big happens with GOLD, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what this whale just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 33 uncommon options trades for Barrick Gold.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 45% bullish and 54%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $220,000, and 31 are calls, for a total amount of $2,525,905.

What's The Price Target?

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $18.0 to $40.0 for Barrick Gold over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Barrick Gold options trades today is 12242.56 with a total volume of 32,156.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Barrick Gold's big money trades within a strike price range of $18.0 to $40.0 over the last 30 days.

Barrick Gold Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
GOLD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $380.8K 20.5K 2.9K
GOLD CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $24.00 $328.1K 9.9K 1.6K
GOLD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $245.8K 20.5K 1.0K
GOLD CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $32.00 $190.4K 20.2K 1.7K
GOLD CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $189.0K 20.5K 1.2K

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
GOLD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $380.8K 20.5K 2.9K
GOLD CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $24.00 $328.1K 9.9K 1.6K
GOLD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $245.8K 20.5K 1.0K
GOLD CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $32.00 $190.4K 20.2K 1.7K
GOLD CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $189.0K 20.5K 1.2K

Where Is Barrick Gold Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 17,027,740, the price of GOLD is up 0.82% at $25.21.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 14 days.

Options are a riskier asset compared to just trading the stock, but they have higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, scaling in and out of trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

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