Bitcoin Target Recaps, Fresh Options Ideas

Yesterday’s Hot Bitcoin Options Plays

We put forth a handful of options ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and from among those came multiple opportunities for some very respectable intraday gains.

The prime targets were the RIOT Weekly $15-16 Calls, and the MARA Weekly $13-15 Calls, which produced sizable moves with a little help from a dip-and-rip in the markets overall, and the extreme attention that Bitcoin is currently receiving.

Here are the total possible intraday gains that could have been achieved:

RIOT Weekly $15-16 Calls
$15: 1.15-2.95 (+157%)
$15.50: 1.00-2.60 (+160%)
$16: .85-2.36 (+178%)
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MARA 01/15 $13-15 Calls
$13: 2.40-3.50 (+46%)
$14: 2.17-3.11 (+43%)
$15: 1.90-2.80 (+47%)
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Fresh Options Ideas:
WMT Weekly $145-146
SPLK 01/15 $175-180 Calls 


JNS Holdings Corp. JNSH 

We have been tracking JNSH for just over a month now, with our initial flag of the stock coming on November 24th. In the sessions to follow we watched as it traded for as little as .0046 per share, before launching into a killer run that has persisted throughout the whole month of December.

Yesterday, JNSH attained a new high of .0245, which represents a huge increase of 433% in less than 5 weeks time. This is another prime example of why it’s important to not only focus on our featured plays, but also make note of and track the stocks appearing in our Extended Watchlists.


Extended Watchlist:
ASTI, ALPP, AITX, BSRC, DSGT

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Recap

In yesterday morning’s premarket report, we noted that VRX had been coming off of recent annual lows, had a beat on earnings, and was up considerably in early trading.

Our exact words were “We want to formulate an options idea to coincide with the increased activity and expected price action in a stock in this position. We’ve seen this sort of pattern many times before, and if things play out similarly here, the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls could be in line to see considerable gains.” Things did play out similarly. We did indeed see considerable gains, and quite frankly, that’s an understatement.

As VRX itself traded from 10.57 to 12.43, our targeted options calls posted astronomical moves on the day, giving traders a chance to grab a piece of the following gains:

$10.50 Calls – Range: .40-.1.92 – Max Gain: 380%
$11 Calls – Range: .18-1.50 – Max Gain: 733%
$11.50 Calls – Range: .08-1.05 – Max Gain: 1212%
$12 Calls – Range: .02-.74 – Max Gain: 3600%

This wasn’t even the first percentage gain in the thousands that we’ve rooted out in the past week. The SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls that we highlighted in Friday morning’s premarket report yielded a 4600% gainer on that day. Both of these plays serve as perfect examples of why we don’t limit our daily reports to stocks alone.


Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. CLNT

We did have a very nice play on the stock side of things as well yesterday, after we tagged CLNT in our extended watchlist. It ended up making a solid early push from a low of 4.11, and ran as high as 6.99 inside the first hour of trading.

That was good for intraday gains of up to 70% which we feel is quite good for a stock in this price range. CLNT is pulling back in premarket, but we will remain interested in possible bounce activity in the event that it holds support above yesterday’s swing low.



Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. PRTO

There’s an interesting situation unfolding with PRTO that warrants placing the stock on watch today. Despite reporting Q1 losses of $6.5M, the stock is gapping up heavily on the strength of a concurrent announcement. It pertains to the fact that the company’s investigatory treatment, vonapanitase, has received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Whenever such FDA news hits wires the resultant activity on the chart is sure to be interesting, which is evidenced by the the fact that traders are ignoring the disappointing quarterly figures that coincided with this event. Thus we are eager to track PRTO as we head through midweek.


Extended Watchlist:
ASTI, BZUN, LBIO, AAXN, ARGS, MTBC, REXX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ASTI, TEUFF Reviews & More

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. ASTI

We’ve been quite familiar with ASTI in the past, and circled back around to it yesterday morning, in time to catch what was ultimately one heck of a solid session.

We had noticed it recently producing some bottom-bounce action, along with a huge increase in volume and they proved to be huge indicators of a continued surge. The stock traded in a range from .051-.0779, for a healthy 53% jump, and maintained well over half of that gain into the close at .074.

We’ll definitely want to see ASTI take a run at its previous swing highs of .085 and .119, followed by the 50DMA of .13, as pointed out in the chart snapshot here:


Time Warner, Inc. TWX – Options Update

We brought an options trading idea to the table yesterday morning in the wake of an earnings beat for Time Warner, the TWX Weekly $77-79 Calls, and every set of contracts in the range performed really well, with each one yielding a multi-bag gain opportunity on the day.

$77 Calls – Range: .76-2.06 – Max Gain: 171%
$77.50 Calls – Range: .59-1.57 – Max Gain: 166%
$78 Calls – Range: .37-1.37 – Max Gain: 270%
$78.50 Calls – Range: .20-.65 – Max Gain: 225%
$79 Calls – Range: .09-.69 – Max Gain: 422%

With news hitting in the post-market yesterday that TWX will be taking up a 10% stake in Hulu, it will be interesting to see how the activity unfolds from here.


Box Ships, Inc. TEUFF

Another inclusion in yesterday’s premarket report was TEUFF, which, similar to ASTI, was in the midst of a spike in upward momentum off of a recent bottom. We were banking on seeing some of that carry over into yesterday’s session, and that’s just what happened.

TEUFF traded up from a low of .018 and hit .0276; another 53% intraday gainer for what was a very productive day all around.


Extended Watchlist:
APHB, GMEV, OCUL, LEXG, MJMI, DNRG(Potential bottom)