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Nancy Pelosi Scores Whopping Payday On Controversial Stock Trade

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Nancy Pelosi recently realized a $1.8 million profit from a stock investment in NVIDIA over the short period of 92 days.

Congressional salary

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This gain was equivalent to roughly ten years of her congressional salary and has sparked fresh controversy given her position and past profitable trades involving major tech companies.

Critics

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Critics have long questioned whether Pelosi benefits from insider knowledge in her stock trading.

Targeted

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Lawmakers have also targeted citizens that have tracked their investments in an attempt to enjoy similar success on Wall Street.

Ongoing efforts

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Despite ongoing efforts to ban lawmakers from trading stocks, Pelosi and her husband, venture capitalist Paul Pelosi, have attracted attention due to their well-timed and lucrative stock trades.

5 million

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Pelosi reportedly purchased 50 call options on Nvidia (NVDA) in November 2023, with a potential capital gain of up to $5 million. This transaction has drawn scrutiny due to its timing and the subsequent surge in Nvidia’s stock price.

Pelosi duo

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The Pelosi duo have also made profitable trades in other blue-chip stocks such as Salesforce (CRM), Roblox (RBLX), and Disney (DIS), as well as well-timed sales like the one involving Google (GOOGL) stock in December 2022.

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Paul Pelosi’s recent investments include call options on Palo Alto Networks (PANW), despite a downturn in the company’s stock following a lowered full-year guidance in its latest earnings report.

Controversy

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The controversy surrounding Pelosi’s stock trades has led to legislative action, including the introduction of the PELOSI Act and the Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust in Congress Act (TRUST Act) in 2023.

Outperforming

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Additionally, the Unusual Whales Democratic ETF (NANC) has been launched to track the stock trades of Democratic members of Congress, outperforming the S&P 500 by 30% since its inception.

Public response

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The public response to Pelosi’s stock trades has been mixed, with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. humorously dubbing Pelosi “an incredible investor” at a recent event, despite expressing his view that politicians should be forbidden from trading stocks.

Pelosi’s stock

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The ongoing controversy surrounding Pelosi’s stock trades has reignited the debate over whether lawmakers should be permitted to engage in such investment activities.

Investment strategy

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While legislative efforts have been made to address this issue, Pelosi’s investment strategy continues to attract public attention and scrutiny, highlighting the complexities of the intersection between politics and personal finance.

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