Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCD Options & More


Baidu, Inc. BIDU – Update

On Friday morning, we had targeted the BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls in the wake of the company’s quarterly earnings report, and while we didn’t see all the contracts in that range heat up, there was some very nice activity and a chance for a daily profit in the $250 Calls.

Those ran from a low of .46 and impressively hit a high of 2.97 for potential intraday gains of up to 546% which ended up working out to be one of our top plays of the week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
McDonalds Corp. MCD
Weekly $160-165 Calls



Aqua Metals, Inc. AQMS

We most recently tagged AQMS on April 4th, and after just a slight period of consolidation the stock found support and began a recovery which has covered a good amount ground this month.

From a low of 2.11 AQMS has traded as high as 3.56, a 69% increase in a matter of just a few weeks.


Extended Watchlist:
ARLP, SDRL, AKAO, WPP, FDC. TEUM, ATOS, DARE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Cannabis Roundup & More

Cannabis Roundup

We wanted to take some time out this midweek to get back to cannabis, the rapidly growing industry that we’ve always said we felt has as much or more potential than any other out there. The first quarter of the 2018 calendar year was rather low key, but with some major cannabis dates coming up, we wanted to sharpen our focus on the sector.

The 04/20 Holiday is generally a time when you see heightened visibility, and an influx of sales for recreational marijuana businesses. It’s the “Super Bowl” for many of these businesses, which will see their highest customer volume of the year.

It’s a time of increased awareness in the investment community for the space as a whole, and that’s why we wanted to refresh our running watchlist of pot stocks on our radar:

As for the ones based here in the U.S. some of our favorites (in no particular order) have been: OWCP, AGTK, HEMP, SGMD, SING, GRNE, GOHE, MCOA, MCIG, POTN, PNTV, RMHB, CANN and CBIS.

We also have July to look forward to, which marks the nationwide legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, where some of the most impressive cannabis companies, like ACBFF and APHQF reside. Other notable Canadian players include ATTBF, GLDFF, GLNNF, NXTTF, MRRCF, SPRWF, and CRON.


Facebook, Inc. FB

We started off the week on Monday by signaling some options ideas, the FB Weekly $155-160 Calls. Despite a terrible start to the week for the markets as a whole, yesterday’s bounce-back helped began to provide us with the kind of moves we were looking for out of those plays.

In fact, each of three contracts in our designated range yielded the chance at multi-bag gains yesterday, with the following moves:

$155 Calls – Range: 1.55-4.27  – Max Gain: 175%
$157.50 Calls – Range: .90-2.75 – Max Gain: 205%
$160 Calls – Range: .49-1.69 – Max Gain: 245%


Extended Watchlist:
WLB, ASTC, HCC, EGO, TCAP, AQMS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LULU Recap & More

Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULU – Update

We signaled a range of calls in the LULU options chain in the wake of the company’s earnings beat yesterday morning, and we were met with some fantastic opportunities at huge single-session gains.

Every one of the five sets of contracts, the LULU Weekly $83-85 Calls, produced a shot at double-bag gains on the day, which were as follows:

$83 Calls
– Range: 1.60-4.50  – Max Gain: 181%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.25-4.15 – Max Gain: 232%
$84 Calls – Range: 1.20-3.80– Max Gain: 217%
$84.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.90 – Max Gain: 190%
$85 Calls – Range: .82-3.24 – Max Gain: 295%

With such solid moves in just one day, LULU doesn’t owe us anything, but we’re still going to roll up our potential strike range and monitor the Weekly $85-86 Calls* as we finish out this short trading week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
Constellation Brands, Inc. STZ Weekly $222.50-230 Calls*

*Do NOT trade weekly calls on the last day of the week unless you are an expert level trader!


Elev8 Brands, Inc. VATE

As you can see from our commentary on the annotated chart below, we’re interested in the setup of the VATE chart at the moment. The stock just began to consolidate off of a sizable surge that had persisted for most of this month.

We’re going to put it on bottom watch, and look for an eventual rebound in the event it can maintain support at or above the .05-mark.


Extended Watchlist:
AYTU, AQMS, ESES, PTCT, CPRX, MARK, MYSZ. RAS

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Watch Plays & More

Ford Motor Co. F
Ford is the first of a couple of bottom-watch plays we want to signal for observation as we kick off a fresh trading week. The month of January was rough for the Detroit automaker, bringing a precipitous fall into heavily oversold territory.

We are just now, in February, beginning to see the signs of a recovery. As you can see on the snapshot of the chart below, the stock has just started to come off of being oversold and bounce off of its lowest PPS since August. The MACD also appears to be converging for an upcoming cross, and there’s a gap to the upside as well.

We’ll look to take advantage of this setup by tracking the F 03/02 10.37-11.37 Calls in the days and weeks ahead.


BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. BMRN

Another potential bottom play we want to look at this morning is BMRN, which also recently has been beaten down to what we feel are unsustainable low levels. We’re getting a heavy multiple-bottom signal as the strength index is tumbling toward extremely oversold territory.

The look of the MACD suggests some further decrease or sideways trading could occur, which is why we’ll want to look at a set of extended term options contracts, the BMRN 03/16 $80 & 85 Calls. With over a month until expiration, that should give us ample time for the stock to realize the recovery it appears to be building toward.


Extended Watchlist:
AQMS, DO, NXTD, NGD, FNN, NOG, MARA, HMNY,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Review & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Review

We’re now mentioning the calls we made for the Apple options chain on Tuesday for the third consecutive day, after each of our tracked contracts yet again set new highs during yesterday’s session.

To refresh your memory, we slated the AAPL Weekly $150-155 Calls for observation in Tuesday’s premarket report, and they provided solid gain opportunities ranging from 78-146% that day.

Here are the updated figures showing the lows from Tuesday, to the new highs attained yesterday.

$150 Calls – Range: 2.30-4.80 – Max Gain: 109%
$152.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.55 – Max Gain: 155%.
$155 Calls – Range: .28-.89 – Max Gain: 218%



Fresh Options Ideas


While we’re on roll with options calls, we might as well let it ride by selecting a couple of other ideas that are worth monitoring.

Tiffany & Co. TIF - Tiffany’s chart is showing a decent bottom setup, while some insider buying was reported this week near 4-month lows. We’re going to highlight the TIF 10/20 $92-93 Calls and keep them on our radars in the days and weeks ahead.

Blackberry Ltd. BBRY - For a more short-term idea, we’re going to signal the BBRY Weekly $9.50 & $10 Calls on the heels of Blackberry’s premarket earning beat. Prior to today, the stock has hovering around a solid level of support at roughly $9 for quite some time, but today’s release could definitely have a positive effect on the chart. The company posted a beat on profits and revenue, while software sales set company records.


Extended Watchlist:
ZYNE, ADHD, IZEA, CHFS, AQMS, GALE, OPGN, AEMD, VTGN