Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Puts

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY)

With a bearish market pattern continuing to emerge, we have to be ready to roll with the punches as best we can and use whatever momentum we can find, whether it’s upward or downward. Traditionally, the SPY has been our go-to in these kinds of instances.

It was just Tuesday morning that we signaled a range of five SPY Calls, which all produced big-time gain opportunities this midweek, ranging from 184-245% Now, with the markets looking to pull back once again, we’ll hop right to the other side of the fence and zero in on some SPY Puts to close out the week.

The targets that we’re going to be monitoring today are going to be the SPY Weekly $263.50-262 Puts*, which should work out nicely for possible quick-strike daytrades in the event that the premarket trends we’re observing do persist.

*NEVER trade options with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader working with disposable funds.



Extended Watchlist:
ALQA, SGMS, EYES, DFFN, BEL, WPM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & HEMP

Options Review

We’ve placed a lot of focus on options plays this week, and thanks to the help of a solid day for the markets, we saw excellent opportunities for quick strike profits in a couple of them yesterday. Our primary order of business today is to go over the gains that have been made possible by some of our ideas.

The Netflix Inc. NFLX 01/25 $290-300 Calls were an idea we submitted in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and we saw some moderate increases in all five of those contracts, which were as follows:

$290 Calls – Range: 14.15-16.30 - Max Gain: 15%
$292.50 Calls – Range: 11.00-14.70 – Max Gain: 34%
$295 Calls – Range: 10.05-16.25 - Max Gain: 62%
$297.50 Calls – Range: 11.25-14.00 – Max Gain: 24%
$300 Calls – Range: 8.60-13.07 - Max Gain: 52%
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We also formulated an idea for the SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) on Tuesday morning, the SPY Weekly $266.50-268.50 Calls, and those have flourished thanks to the bullish session for stocks in general yesterday. Here are the ranges on those contracts so far:

$266.50 Calls – Range: 1.25-3.55 - Max Gain: 184%
$267 Calls – Range: 1.02-3.20 – Max Gain: 214%
$267.50 Calls – Range: .89-2.86 - Max Gain: 221%
$268 Calls – Range: .74-2.60 – Max Gain: 251%
$268.50 Calls – Range: .66-2.28 - Max Gain: 245%

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Hemp, Inc. HEMP

We also wanted to make mention of HEMP, a long-time familiar play which we most recently tagged on November 30th, subsequent to which time we would observe a low of .0292.

Thanks to the passing of the farm bill in the House by a landslide, hemp and its byproducts, which includes CBD, has just been legalized at the federal level. That means big things for HEMP, and many other companies involved in CBD production and distribution. The news led to a new high of .045 for HEMP- a 54% move over our observed low from a couple of weeks ago.


Extended Watchlist:
OPTT, IPCI, BLIN, CRIS, VTL, DPW, GE, PAYX, ADIL, NBEV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Plays

DSW, Inc. DSW – Recap

Yesterday morning, we decided to highlight the attractive chart setup on DSW with the stock  trading at its lowest PPS since May. Despite another tumultuous day for the markets at large, DSW made an early dip-and-rip that savvy traders could have taken advantage of.

We designated the DSW 12/21 $22.50 & $25 Calls and were met with instant success. Both of those contracts produced significant gain opportunities in the first half of the session. The $22.50′s ran from a low of 2.05 and reached as high as 3.50 for a gain of 71% The $25′s fared even better, posting a multi-bag pop from .65-1.50, a 131% move.
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Fresh Options Ideas:
Apple Inc. AAPL 01/25 $175-180 Calls
Netflix Inc. NFLX 01/25 $290-300 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
SBS, RARX, FOMX, CORT, ESES, FIVE. SID, ASNA

Blue Horseshoe Stock: INSE Update & More

Inspired Entertainment Inc. INSE – Update

Yesterday morning, we placed INSE on recovery watch in the wake of its quarterly reporting. We cited the attractive bottom-bounce that was in effect as the markets had tanked the previous day and INSE managed to buck that trend.

Our instincts about this play turned out to be very good, with the stock piling on yet another very solid trading session. The stock’s low came in right at the opening price of 3.86 and it never looked back. INSE ran up to 5.23, representing a respectable single-session rise of 35%

It also closed just three cents lower than the high of day, setting us up to see if the stock can continue to build upon the momentum it has thus far exhibited.


DSW, Inc. DSW

We’d also like to formulate a fresh options idea for the DSW chain, after noticing an attractive chart setup. The stock has been trading at its lowest PPS since May, which when coupled with solid earnings and guidance in this morning’s quarterly report, could make for just the right conditions to strike on some options trades.

We’re going to signal interest in the DSW 12/21 $22.50 & $25 Calls, and keep those on watch throughout the rest of the week and into the next.
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Bonus Idea:
SPY Weekly $266.50-268.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CASI, CNAT, HOLX, CDE, TQQQ, TNXP, LCI, AEO(Bottom play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom Watch Plays

Inspired Entertainment Inc. INSE

The markets had a really rough go of things on Friday which caused problems for many, if not most, stocks. INSE was among those few that managed to buck the trend, as the stock continued to exhibit bottom-bounce characteristics. That’s why we wanted to place INSE on recovery watch, just on the heels of its quarterly report.

The overseas virtual sports gaming company relayed considerable revenue growth for the period, while outlining its intent to penetrate further into the North American markets. INSE is going to be an interesting play to watch into the New Year, as it already received positive feedback from a trial run with the Pennsylvania lottery.


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InSys Therapeutics, Inc. INSY

Speaking of bottom plays, the similarly-designated INSY also just caught our eye this morning with an attractive bottom-play setup in the works.

As you can see from the included snapshot of this one, the stock is quite oversold, and has established a fairly solid level of support from which a considerable rebound may be possible.


Extended Watchlist:
SGSI, QCOM, XPER, VLRX, CLDX, LEVP, APHA, NTRI