Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Puts Recap & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Review

We went bearish on the SPY yesterday morning, and offered up a set of corresponding ideas in the options chain. We signaled our interest in the SPY 10/08 $288.50-$287.50 Puts which just had the one session before expiration.

It turned out to be a great rapid-strike play for anyone who cared to take advantage. Every single contract in our designated group produced legitimately impressive multi-bag intraday gain opportunities.

$288.50 Puts – Range: .71-2.90 – Max Gain: 308%
$288 Puts – Range: .47-2.50 - Max Gain: 432%
$287.50 Puts – Range: .31-2.00 – Max Gain: 545%

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. KALA

Catching our eye as a potential bottom bounce play this morning is KALA, which is presently exhibiting all of the bottom play indicators we typically look for. The RSI is in indicating that the stock is oversold, but with strength rising, and the MACD is sharply converging toward an impending cross.

Meanwhile the PPS showed its first inclination yesterday of attempting to fill in the topside gap we can also plainly see on the snapshot below. We’re going yto place the stock on watch for a continued rebound, and also tag the KALA 01/18 $10 & 12.50 Calls for observation in the days and weeks ahead.

CorMedix, Inc. CRMD

We placed CRMD on watch beginning on last Monday, October 1st, and subsequent to that report, would observe a low of 1.06 in the stock. Yesterday, CRMD attained a new high of 1.65, marking a notable 56% upswing in just a weeks time.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PVTL Bottom Play & More

Pivotal Software Inc. PVTL

We’ve been quietly tracking this play for quite some time, and feel it’s just about ready to make a move. As you can see on the included chart, PVTL has sold off after recent earnings, and the stock has found support at a solid double-bottom in the $19-range.

You can also see that PVTL is approaching heavily oversold territory, and the MACD is converging sharply toward a bullish cross, not to mention a sizable gap to the upside. We’re going to want to have a range of options contracts on watch in the days and weeks ahead in the event that the rebound occurs which looks just about due at the present time.

Our targets will be the PVTL 10/19 $19-22 Calls.

Blackberry Ltd. BB

We also want to designate a pair of options contracts for the Blackberry chain this morning on the heels of the company’s Q2 profit beat.

We’ll be looking for a dip-and-rip scenario, which, if it occurs, should produce some significant gain opportunities in the BB Weekly $10 & $10.50 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: VSTM, KTOV Recaps & More

Verastem, Inc. VSTM

With impressive new highs being printed yesterday we thought it was a good time to swing back around and recap the recent progress of a stock we’ve been tracking since early this spring. A quick look at the VSTM tag in our archives reveals that we began tracking this play with a mention in our premarket report on March 24th at which time the stock saw a low of 1.59 and never went any lower. That was followed by another reminder just a few weeks ago when the stock was trading in the 2.10′s.

Despite the usual fluctuations, the stock has been in an ascending wedge pattern on the chart from our initial highlight, generally trading in an upward direction and yesterday, hit new highs of 3.75. From our observed low of 1.59 that works out to a total increase of 142%  For those who may have only caught the most recent mention, gains of up to 95% were still attainable as of yesterday’s new high.

Kitov Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. KTOV

We included KTOV in yesterday morning’s premarket report after picking it up on our routine morning scan. The stock responded with a very nice daily performance.

From a low of 1.80 it ripped 100% to 2.70 for a perfect double-bagger, and it did so on extreme high volume on the order of 155X the monthly average. With that kind of price action and liquidity, we’ll be certain to keep close tabs on KTOV as we close out this holiday-shortened week.

ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (SVXY) – Options Idea

After some positive jobs numbers went out this morning, we want to signal a range of options in the SVXY, which is one of the funds we use as a market analog. A bullish session for the markets as a whole could spell some nice gain opportunities in the SVXY Weekly $152-154 Calls*.

*We don’t include mentions of weekly options contracts on a Friday without explicitly warning our readers every time. Trading weekly options at the end of the week is a highly risky proposition that should never be attempted by beginning or novice traders! 

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Options Review – Yesterday’s Big Winners
For some of our readers that may not have previously understood why we like to mix options-trading ideas in with our equities ideas, yesterday’s session served as an excellent example. All three of the stocks whose options chains we were tracking provided folks with substantial opportunities for lucrative daytrades. Here’s a breakdown:

Ford Motor Co. (F) - On the heels of the revelation that Ford had set revenue records and beat earning expectations for Q2, we saw the chance to leverage the resultant action on the chart to our great advantage. The range of contracts that we flagged for observation was the F Weekly $14.50 and $15 Calls. As the $15′s fell just shy of being pushed into the money, the main thrust of the action was in the $14.50′s. Those contracts went big, with a surge from a low of .18 all the way up to .42; an intraday spike of 133% We’ll be on the lookout for potential dip-and-rip scenarios in Ford to create the possibility of further opportunities as the week wears on.

Pfizer, Inc. PFE – it was also a beat on earnings that propelled our PFE ideas to substantial intraday gains. Our specific area of interest were the PFE Weekly $34.50 and $35 Calls. The $34.50′s made an impressive move from .26-.88 for total possible gains of 238% and the $35′s really performed with a monster 410% run from .10-.51!


Baidu, Inc. BIDU – In a departure from our standard options M.O., we identified a chance to play some Puts as BIDU was taking an absolute shellacking after its own earnings missed the mark. The downfall continued throughout the session, and fueled the success of our observed contracts, which were the BIDU Weekly Puts in the $180-175 Range. The trading ranges and maximum gains on all three sets of contracts were as follows:

$180 Calls - Daily Range: 8.00-18.05 – Max Gain: 126%
$177.50 Calls - Daily Range: 5.20- 14.90 – Max Gain: 187%
$175 Calls - Daily Range: 3.88-13.10 – Max Gain: 238%



Cheers to any of our readers who were able to parlay those ideas into some solid intraday profits. We’ve got some fresh ideas to monitor during today’s session as well:

Twitter, Inc. TWTR Weekly $34-32 Puts

Micron Technologies, Inc. MU Weekly $19-20.50 Calls

Pazoo, Inc. PZOO

We also want to make a quick note of the PZOO news that hit wires right at market open yesterday. The storyline we’ve been continuously following with Pazoo regarding the company’s foray into the medical marijuana testing business received a significant update.

Pazoo subsidiary, Harris Lee, LLC has signed an agreement that will facilitate the takeover of an operational testing facility in Colorado, be sure to check out the PR below:

WHIPPANY, N.J., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Pazoo, Inc. (OTCPink Symbol: PZOO) is pleased to announce that wholly-owned subsidiary Harris Lee, LLC has signed a sublicense, and loan agreement with Harris Lee Colorado, LLC (HLC). These agreements now allow HLC to meet the in state residency requirement and provide for the necessary funding to take over the testing lab, expand the marketing and employment base and begin the expansion of the operations.

All agreements will be forwarded on to the Colorado MED for review. A small redesign of the layout of the laboratory will be undertaken to increase the efficiency and functionality of the facility. Over the past 2 months the Pazoo team has made contact with numerous growers and has gotten firm commitments from these growers to test with HLC once the State review is complete. >> FULL PR

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Tuesday’s Big Gainers & More

Dig-It Underground, Inc. DIGX

DIGX met our expectations quite nicely yesterday on our first day of coverage. For those of you who may have missed our premarket report *and* the afternoon update we sent out on DIGX, it was a heck of a day. The stock opened at .0048 and ran hard, breaking the key resistance area we pointed out from .008-.0085 and setting a new high into the close of .0091.  Volume was also substantial, with DIGX trading well over 7x the one-month average volume.

A chance for up to 90% in gains on our very first day talking about a stock is certainly nothing to sneeze at. As the stock officially entered blue skies toward the end of the session yesterday, we’ll be especially anxious to continue to follow its progress.

We also caught an after-hours PR from DIGX yesterday afternoon:

EULESS, TX–(Marketwired – Sep 2, 2014) –  Dig-it Underground, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DIGX) – Robert Wodarczyk, President of Dig-it Underground, Inc., announced today that the company has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire 100% of the Membership Interests of Cannabeez Media, LLC along with all its assets and proprietary property, including the web site >>> FULL PR

Digital Ally, Inc. DGLY

DGLY was also included in both of yesterday’s reports, and had a landmark session. Starting out from a low of 22.12, the stock went on a massive run to 33.59 on volume which exceeded the monthly average by more than five times .

That was good for a 52% intraday romp, an incredible feat for a NASDAQ-listed stock in this price range. From the 5.75 low we caught back on August 21st, DGLY has delivered an overall increase of 484% (In just 8 sessions).

LabStyle Innovations Corp. DRIO

DRIO appeared as one of our points of focus in yesterday’s premarket report as well. We were extremely pleased with the way this stock continued to pick up steam throughout the afternoon and had a very strong close, setting new highs toward the end of the session.

Overall we saw an intraday move from .09 to .13, a respectable 44% gain on approximately 10x the average volume.

Following our first alert on DRIO a week ago yesterday, we’ve a seen an overall increase from a low of .065 to yesterdays high which stood at a nice round 100%

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR – Options

PBR was among several of the plays we’re tracking to hit new highs again yesterday. Our regulars know that the PBR options chain has been like a wellspring of huge opportunities for us since we first picked up on it this spring. We’ve played it successfully too many times to count now, and the gains just keep on coming.

The main set of contracts we’re following at present have been the January 17th $19 Calls. We first signaled those as a longer-term play back on August 20th  after noticing abnormal volume off of our scans, and subsequently witnessed them trading as low as 1.23

With PBR pushing over the $20-mark yesterday as setting a new high of 20.87, we once again had huge activity in those calls with open interest totaling nearly 50k contracts, closing at their highs of 3.25. That pushes our total possible increase since we’ve been tracking these calls to 164%

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. ISNS

We put ISNS on our radars a few sessions back on August 27th. It took a couple of days of bouncing around and trading in a slight channel from roughly the 3.60-4.00 range before the stock came back to find support at 3.53 before, like many of the other plays we’ve talked about this morning, going on a massive rush into the close. The stock hit a high of 6.99, marking an intraday run of 95%

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