TOKYO – Shares of SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) lost 5% in early trade on Monday as large bets on equity derivatives linked to listed technology companies made investors uneasy.
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The Japanese financial powerhouse has spent billions of dollars to buy shares of technology companies such as Amazon (AMZN.O) as it parks the cash generated by a large-scale asset sale program.
The group has also made significant option purchases in tech companies, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters in an aggressive stance by chief executive Masayoshi Son on rising tech stocks.
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The Wall Street Journal reported that $ 4 billion of options invested about $ 50 billion. The Financial Times reported that the group traded $ 4 billion from those markets.