Sweeping the Board with Options Runners

Clean Options Sweep:

Amid a huge day for the markets yesterday, our daily options ideas also bore fruit. We’ve missed on exactly one of the many targets we’ve formulated all week, demonstrating a fairly routine level of accuracy for us. Our regular readers are surely accustomed to our high hit rate, and as for all of you newcomers, you will begin to see that we run a pretty tight ship around here. Each day consists of a review of the previous sessions interests, a grouping of fresh options ideas wherever possible, and an extended watchlist of both small and large cap stocks to watch based on their premarket activity.

Yesterday’s premarket report brought three ideas for the day, and those targets were the MRNA Weekly $162.50-167.50 Calls, the SBUX Weekly $84-86 Calls, and the PYPL Weekly $98-101 Calls, with MRNA and SBUX both showing out as the big winners. Here are the intraday moves recorded by our designated plays:

MRNA Weekly $162.50-167.50 Calls
$162.50: 5.75-26.46 (+360%)
$165: 6.15-24.20 (+293%)
$167.50: 3.65-21.70 (+494%)
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SBUX Weekly $84-86 Calls
$84: 1.22-4.00 (+228%)
$85: .72-3.15 (+332%)
$86: .37-2.28 (+516%)
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PYPL Weekly $98-101 Calls
$98:
 3.43-4.60 (+39%)
$99: 2.85-3.95 (+39%)
$100: 2.28-3.28 (+44%)
$101: 1.83-2.67 (+46%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
CI Weekly $277.50-282.50 Calls
COP Weekly $92-93 Calls
BABA Weekly $98-101 Calls
FTNT 08/19 $56-55 Puts


Extended Watchlist: 
TOMDF, INND, CYDY, IGEX, INKW, PSWW, GWHP, ILIM, TWOH, HZEN, MF, ALNA, EMBK, GRNA, SOPA, NNVC, XCUR, CCXI, EFSH

Using the SPY to Our Advantage, 3 Fresh Ideas

SPY Puts Surge: 

Once again yesterday, the markets losses are our gains. Our lone options trading idea for the day focused upon a dim view of the SPY, and with another precipitous decline for stocks, we hit the nail right on the head. This is among the reasons why our readers see SPY plays in our newsletters on a highly regular basis, as it tends to be easier to predict the actions of the markets as a whole than it is do so the same for just one. The SPY also sees a lot of intraday volatility which can often lead to opportunities on both sides of the fence in a single session.

In terms of yesterday morning, due to a bit of a drought of earnings reporters, our premarket report contained only one idea, which was the SPY 06/13 $385-383 Puts. Those targets offered up the chance at the following really nice intraday profit chances:

 SPY 06/13 $385-383 Puts
$385: 4.24-11.01 (+160%)
$384: 3.46-10.50 (+203%)
$383: 2.84-9.67 (+240%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
ORCL Weekly $70-72.50 Calls
COP Weekly $110-112 Calls
FERG Weekly $100-110 Calls


ProText Mobility, Inc. TXTM – Recap:

We also wanted to provide a quick recap on the run in TXTM yesterday. We last flagged this play for observation in an extended watchlist a few weeks back, subsequent to which the stock was trading for as little as .0016. Yesterday, on an immense amount of volume, the stock surged as high as .0049, which marks a 206% swing over our observed low.


Extended Watchlist:
KAVL, SLNO, EMBK, GMVD, SONM, CLVS, LTCN, SIRC, BCHG, BMIX, LICY

SPY Gains, Longer-Term Plays on the Move

SPY Gains, Longer-Term Plays Popping: 

In terms of our options trading ideas from yesterday morning’s premarket report, we saw rather unimpressive performances from a couple of our ideas. However, our laser-like accuracy in dealing with the SPY continued in spades with the SPY 05/11 $402-404 Calls, so we’ve got the figures on those for you this morning.

We will also circle back around to a couple of the longer-term sets of ideas we made last week which have made some very impressive moves for us so far, and don’t expire until the end of next week. We signaled possible plays in the EL 05/20 $250-230 Puts and the FTNT 05/20 $290-310 Calls on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, and each of them has produced major moves, which were as follows:

SPY 05/11 $402-404 Calls
$402:
 1.64-4.81 (+193%)
$403: 1.40-4.25 (+204%)
$404: 1.20-3.75 (+213%)
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EL 05/20 $250-230 Puts
$250: 5.29-22.87 (+332%)
$240: 2.75-13.84 (+403%)
$230: 1.45-8.50  (+486%)
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FTNT 05/20 $290-310 Calls
$290:
 1.15-4.60 (+300%)
$300: .75-2.75 (+267%)
$310: .45-1.45 (+222%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
EA Weekly $111-113 Calls
ALC Weekly 05/20 $65-70 Calls
COIN Weekly $65-55 Puts 


Extended Watchlist:
VERU, XCUR, ELBM, LI, EMBK, CSSE, NWBO, PRCX, DVLP,