Options Reviews, Fresh Ideas

Reviewing Yesterday’s Puts 

We warned of the bearish session that we had incoming, in our premarket report yesterday, and featured some puts in the chains of plays with upcoming earnings. We had signaled the INTU Weekly $290-287.50 Puts as well as the PANW Weekly $240-235 Puts.

Here were the modest, yet respectable, single session gain opportunities provided by those two targets, which were available to ourselves and our readers:

INTU Weekly $290-287.50 Puts
 8.61-10.91 (+27%)
$287.50: 7.30-8.90 (+22%)

PANW Weekly $240-235 Puts

$240: 10.11-12.70 (+26%)
$237.50: 8.85-10.75 (+21%)
$235: 7.75-10.08 (+30%)

Important: We want to update these ideas today, flipping over to the bullish side of the fence on the INTU $287.50-292.50 Calls, and modifying our strike area on PANW with the $210-200 Puts

Fresh Ideas:
HD Weekly $245-250 Calls
KEYS Weekly $95-100 Calls 

OTC Updates

Given the turbulent forecast for the markets at large yesterday, our extended watchlist was comprised solely of stocks listed on the OTC Markets. When the big boards are suffering, it’s often a good idea to track OTC activity, which is typically heightened during these periods. We got nice daily moves out of both IQST and HDII.

Range: .1483-.33 | Gain: 123%

Hypertension Diagnostic, Inc. HDII
Range: .0205-.0349 | Gain: 70%

Using Market Fears for Added Leverage

Deere & Co. DE 

We had a pair of options ideas set for the Deere chain in Friday’s premarket report, and despite the markets getting rocked, they managed some fantastic multi-bag gains for ourselves and our readers.

The targets were the Deere & Co. DE Weekly $175-177.50 Calls, and both contract sets recorded stupendous gains as the stock bucked the overall trend of the day.

DE Weekly $175-177.50 Calls
$175: 2.27-7.00 (+208%)
$177.50: .99-4.57 (+362%)

Fresh Options Ideas

The markets appear to be headed for another difficult session due to continued coronavirus fears among other things, so our fresh options ideas today will be bearish, with the exception of SON, which is exhibiting a good technical setup to put it on longer term watch for a possible rebound in the weeks and months ahead.

INTU Weekly $290-287.50 Puts
PANW Weekly $240-235 Puts
SON 04/17 $55-60 Calls

Extended Watchlist:

Another 1000% Gainer!

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. SPCE

It has been a full month since we formulated a longer-term play for the SPCE chain, in our premarket report on the morning of January 22nd, at which time the stock itself was trading for as little as 15.61. Despite pulling back into the close, SPCE did first soar to an incredible new high of 42.49 yesterday.

That worked out to a month-long stock move totaling 172% and it allowed our options ideas, the SPCE 02/21 $10-15 Calls, to tack on a whole lot more gains than the already impressive ones our ideas had produced up until then.

With the stock sitting where it is now, and these contracts expiring tpoday, these are most likely the final updates for this set of ideas, which couldn’t have turned out much better for us: 

SPCE 02/21 $10-15 Calls
$10: 6.24-29.50 (+373%)
$11: 5.30-29.10 (+449%)
$12: 4.30-29.90 (+595%)
$13: 3.50-26.90  (+669%)
$14: 2.80-25.20 (+800%)
$15: 2.15-26.90 (+1151%)

SPO Global Inc. SPOM 

We also have been tracking some OTC plays recently, and SPOM is among those, initially from our report on Tuesday morning.

In the three ensuing sessions, the stock has made a respectable move for us from its low on Tuesday of .155.  After another moderate push yesterday, SPOM attained a new high of .44, representing an increase of 184% over our observed low.

Fresh Options Ideas:
Deere & Co. DE Weekly $174-177 Calls*
Magna International Inc. Weekly MGA $52.50-55 Calls*

*Please don’t attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with access to disposable funds.

Extended Watchlist: