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MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) closed a massive deal this week. If you missed the news, don't worry - it's not too late to profit.
MasterCard announced Tuesday that it was buying fintech firm Finicity for $825 million. Finicity is a data aggregator that helps companies make faster consumer financial decisions.
The firm focuses on things like credit decisions, financial transaction data, and account verification.
MasterCard has been going through a significant shift in the last few years, focusing on technology that offers assistance with making faster and better decisions.
Now, an $825 million deal isn't a massive deal when it comes to a company the size of MasterCard.
But that's not what's important. What matters to me - and for your profits - is the message this sends...
Where's the Money?
Like I said above, the price sticker on this deal isn't what caught my attention.
But the meaning behind this deal is priceless.
You see, this deal is a significant indication of the direction that MA is pushing toward.
And truthfully, I like the trajectory the company is on right now.
I also like the performance the stock has given over 2020.
MasterCard is posting some rare numbers...
It's one of the top 29% of the S&P 500 that are up since the beginning of 2020.
And when you look back at previous investing environments plagued by a crisis like we're seeing now, stocks with positive six-month relative strength saw a 78.4% chance of delivering a nice return in the months to come.
So, needless to say, MA has caught my eye...
How Can I Get Some?
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What MA is offering is something we haven't seen much of this year: stability.
So, I'm looking at getting a piece of this company as it continues to move in a direction that I think will be received well by investors in the future.
And you've got two options when it comes to this booming stock.
Buy call options.
With call options, as you know, your profits will come faster - but I would encourage you to shoot for calls with expiration dates far enough out to control your risk.
As far as buying stock, this is one name I feel will continue to move to the upside, so putting your money into the stock could pay off.
And the best part? With either way you go, you most likely can't lose.
Because with the numbers MA has been posting, this opportunity is a strong contender, and I'm seeing an excellent size return in the future.
Speaking of stability...
My S.C.A.N. system has continued to prove how powerful my research is despite the uncertainty in the market.
In fact, just this week, the subscribers of my newest service, Project 303, were able to secure a 209% gain on DELL in under two days.
And our next session starts Monday, at 9 a.m.
About the Author
Andrew Keene is a globally known trader and a renowned expert on all things options.