Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Landmark Week for Options

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options
We targeted AAPL Options for the first time in several months this week, and our timing in re-entering the mix was extremely fortuitous. Just to break it down for those who may have missed the bulk of this week’s coverage, we entered our ideas in Wednesday’s premarket report, citing AAPL Calls in the range of $113-117 as being high interest.

Things worked out great that first day, with three sets of call contracts in that range ($114, $115, $116) yielding up gains ranging from 167%-235%  AAPL continued to surge yesterday as it briefly breached the $119-mark, and as a result, those highs on our tracked calls were pushed significantly higher.

The $114 Calls, from Wednesday’s low of 2.23, managed to reach as high as 5.20, equal to an overnight increase of 133%

The $115 Calls saw their low at 1.58, and at the peak of yesterday’s session were trading for as much as 4.20. That marks a two-day jump of 166%

The $116 Calls overall move was also very impressive, ranging from 1.10-3.25, gains of up to 195% were made possible.

At the high end of our initial range of interest were the $117 Calls, which hit an early low of .45 yesterday, and subsequently touched a high of 2.35, registering as a single session move of 422% All in all, there was really no way to go wrong with our AAPL Calls this week following a big earnings beat by the tech giant., Inc. AMZN – Options

Speaking of exceeded expectations on earnings, AMZN smashed its previous two-quarter trend of losses by posting Q4 profits of $214M on just over $29B in sales. As a result, the stock spiked significantly, and continues to do so in this morning’s premarket. To take advantage of the resultant price action as we did with AAPL, we’ll be outlining some options ideas for AMZN as well.

For a possible intraday flip opportunities we’re looking at the Weekly $345 (Last traded: 1.49) and $350 Calls (Last traded: 1.24). For more of a longer-term interest, we’ll  keep an eye on the 02/20 $350 Calls (Last traded: 3.25).

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Options Recap

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Ideas

We decided to revisit AAPL Options yesterday morning just as the tech giant was coming off of a huge earnings beat that came post-market on Tuesday. If you recall, we highlighted Calls in the $113-117 area for potential intraday flip opportunities, and three sets of contracts in that range gave real standout performances with each making three significant swings over the course of the day. All of that price action added up to many fine chances for traders to reap sizable profits.

Here’s a look at specific figures of the kinds of gains that were possible, accompanied by a visual representation with the intraday charts:

$114 Calls: 2.54-4.26 (67%), 3.47-4.30(24%), 2.23-3.92(76%) Cumulative Total: 167%

$115 Calls: 1.90-3.40(79%), 2.67-3.40(27%), 1.58-3.06(94%) Cumulative Total: 200%

$116 Calls:
1.35-2.65(96%) , 2.00-2.65(33%) 1.10-2.27(106%) Cumulative Total: 235%

This scenario could not have been more textbook following a big earnings beat.  We’ve utilized this exact sort of trend on numerous occasions in the past, and as you can plainly see, it continues to be an effective strategy to this day.

We mentioned those contracts could be good for intraday and intraweek gains and we’re holding to that, so we’ll continue to have our eyes fixed on the AAPL Options Chain as the week draws to a close.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Ideas, ADTM & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Ideas
It has been quite some time since we last looked in on the AAPL options chain, but we’re no strangers to the types of gains it affords. Just this past spring, we were able to track AAPL options to huge percentage gains.

Yesterday following market close AAPL earnings beat expectations by a mile, and as a result the stock is spiking significantly in premarket trading today. It may be possible to use this price action to our favor; we’d expect to see some early profit-taking lead to a familiar dip-and-rip scenario.

As the price rebounds we’ll be waiting with some potential options ideas. We’ll be monitoring Calls in the $113-117 range for potential intraday/intraweek flip opportunities.

Adaptive Medias, Inc. ADTM

We’ve had several recent opportunities with stocks rebounding off of their annual lows, and for that reason we’re going to tag ADTM this morning.

This stock’s 52-week low came on Monday, in the wake of the arrest of CEO Qayed Shareef on some very serious charges. The rebound off of those lows came yesterday as the company announced changes to its management structure following the immediate termination of Mr. Shareef. Acting COO Jim Waltz (Current CEO of Beanstock Media) has been unanimously supported by the board to assume the role of CEO.

We’ll look for ADTM to register higher lows and higher highs as it recovers off of its annual low. Prior to the disruption caused by the former CEO’s actions, the stock was trading in the 2.50-3.00 range; from current levels, a return to that area would mean gains in the neighborhood of 40-60%


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We’ll also keep our eye on Vuzix Corp. VUZI. The stock appeared in our extended watchlist yesterday, and did make a modest increase during the session. This morning VUZI management will ceremoniously ring the opening bell to commemorate the company’s uplisting to the NASDAQ which begins today.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — NASDAQ trading in “VUZI” to commence on January 28, 2015 Vuzix� Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI) (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, announced today it has received approval from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) for the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Vuzix common stock will retain the ticker symbol “VUZI” and will commence trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on January 28, 2015.

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FXCM Update & More


We zeroed in on FXCM last Thursday morning and witnessed a big 41% run from 2.49-3.51. Following a pullback off of that high, the stock came down to rebound off of the 2.64-level on Friday, where we witnessed another 17% spike.

To start off the week FXCM continued to bounce yesterday, pulling back to 2.28, just below our initial alert price, and running back to 2.69, for an added gain of 18%

We’ll be on the lookout for any further opportunities provided by FXCM in the event that it continues to register ample swing-action such as what we’ve seen over the past few sessions.

Lentuo International, Inc.  LAS

LAS is hitting our scanner this morning as a potential bottom-bouncer. The stock has come down to rebound off of the

Last week, it was announced that the CEO and Chairman would be purchasing upwards of $1M worth of LAS stock on the open market inside of the next month, a good indicator of the executives’ long term outlook for the company.

We could be discovering this play at an opportune moment, coupling the recent PR with the stock’s current positioning on chart; we will make it a definite point of focus for us in coming sessions.

BEIJING, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lentuo International Inc. (LAS) (“Lentuo” or “the Company”), a leading non-state-owned automobile retailer headquartered in Beijing, today announced that members of its senior management team…will use their personal funds to purchase the Company’s American Depositary Shares on the open market for an aggregate amount up to a maximum of US$1.0 million >>FULL PR

AK Steel Holding Corp. AKS

We want to tag AKS this morning as another stock that is coming up off of a recently realized 52-week low. We’ve had plenty of good fortune come to us by way of this type of play in recent weeks, so we’ll want to devote a good bit of our attention to this stock as we head into mid-week.

The stock has traded as high as $10 as recently as September, and with a number of ripening indicators on the chart as shown below, AKS could be in store for some significant gains.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Trading Success & More

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Options

We’ve been hot on the trail of the NFLX options chain beginning on Wednesday of last week, and have had an incredible opportunity to make some astonishing gains in the process.

The specific contracts we cited as having intraweek flip potential were the $395 and $410 Calls, and the upper limits of each were once again pushed on Friday.

The $395 Calls in which we observed a low of 12.18 on Thursday, entered a new high into the books as they ran to 43.70, and pushed the total increase we’ve witnessed in just a few sessions to a highly respectable 259%

The $410 Calls, following our alert on Thursday registered one of the best single session moves we can remember since we first began to include options ideas in our daily reports (Nearly 700%). Those contracts, which of course we witnessed at a low of 2.44 just one session prior, continued to explode and set new high of 28.90. That marks an intraweek move of 1084%, so you’ll certainly understand why we want to pat ourselves on the back for an awesome call!

With our first thousand-percent gainer of the year officially on the books, it’s safe to say that we’re setting the bar high for 2015!

GoPro, Inc. GPRO – Options

On the same morning that we first highlighted the NFLX Calls, we also tagged GRPO Calls. We specifically marked the $48 and $49 Calls and witnessed monumental moves out of each over the course of the week as GPRO topped the $53-dollar mark on Friday.

We’re going to continue to monitor GPRO this week on the heels of Friday’s PR which is one source of the huge move on the chart. GoPro announced a partnership with the NHL that will allow in-game footage from player-worn cameras to be piped into broadcasts.

NEW YORK and TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) today announced a North American partnership with GoPro >> FULL PR

SITO Mobile Ltd.  SITO

In addition to our great options alerts, we were not without success in the penny-stock arena. We spent most of last week tracking SITO to some impressive gains, and it too continued to push the envelope on Friday.

If you recall, our observed low on this play was following Wednesday morning’s alert when the stock briefly touched a low of .1489. During Friday’s session SITO would stretch as high as .318.

That represents a overall spike of 114% in just a three-session span, so congratulations to all who took part!

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