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Nancy Pelosi's Husband Uses Call Options To Buy Microsoft Ahead Of Big Govt Contract

• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

Nancy Pelosi's husband made an excellent options trade. Let's check it out.

Legalized Insider Trading 

It is OK for members of Congress to trade on inside information including government contracts before deals are announced. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did just that, rather, her husband did.

Purchase of Stock Via Call Options

Barron's reports Nancy Pelosi's Husband Bought Roblox, Microsoft Stock

The Barron's article is behind a paywall. Fox News also reports the same thing: Pelosi's Husband Bought $10M in Microsoft Shares Through Options

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband purchased millions of dollars worth of Microsoft (MSFT) and Roblox (RBLX) shares last month, new financial disclosures form reveal.

Paul Pelosi exercised call options and paid $1.95 million to buy 15,000 shares of Microsoft at a strike price of $130 on March 19, according to an April 9th filing with the House clerk. That same day, Pelosi, who owns and operates a California venture capital investment and consulting firm, paid $1.4 million for 10,000 shares valued at $140 apiece.

Since Pelosi made the purchase, Microsoft share prices have climbed from about $230 to roughly $255 – an increase of close to 11% – after the company secured a lucrative government contract worth nearly $22 billion to supply U.S. Army combat troops with augmented reality headsets. The deal was announced on March 31.