Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Kicking Off the New Year

Good Morning Traders, and Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season, but now that the new year has begun, we also hope everyone’s ready to dive right back in and take 2017 by the horns! We’re looking forward to another year of market action and tracking hot plays whether they be pennies, big boards, options, or whatever! Wherever we see even the slightest chance for a big opportunity we’ll be there, so join us- the 2017 trading year starts now!

Continued Cannabis Sector Surges

We’ve been all over the cannabis space for years, but the scope and intensity of our observation has been decidedly more focused in past weeks and months.  On Sunday, legalized recreational marijuana took effect in California and elsewhere, so you can all expect that the pot sector will be an area of continued interest as the industry as a whole is set to undergo huge growth and change in coming months.

We had a few reminders appear in Friday’s premarket report from among the vast group of pot plays we’ve tracked over an extremely long period at this point. PHOT and VAPE, two old favorites, both followed that up with solid intraday performances to close out 2016.

PHOT posted a nice intraday move from .0167-.0198 (+19%), while VAPE ran from .0122-.0167 (+37%).  We’ll continue to track these and other cannabis stocks, including but not limited to: MCOA, HEMP, MCIG, GRNH, TRTC, MYDX, MYHI, CHIT

More Updates:

Oceanic Research & Recovery Inc. ORRV - We began mentioning ORRV on Wednesday, and subsequently would witness a low of .0005. Friday the stock posted a huge finish to the year, running up to a new high of .00271. That marked a three-session swing of 442%  We’re going to be keeping an eye peeled for the possibility of continued momentum.

ERF Wireless, Inc. ERFB – Our first tag of ERFB came three Friday’s ago, at which time we would observe a low of .0013. It too broke out to new high on Friday, reaching .02. From our initial low that works out to an overall increase of 54% More gains could be on the horizon in this case as well, so we’ll be watching.

 Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. VNR

We also want to put VNR on our radars as we kick things off on this short week. We’ve included a snapshot below and as you can see, a triple-bottom formation is currently in effect. We are going to be watching for a reversal, which, if the last couple of cycles are any indicator, could lead to a pretty significant PPS increase.

ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures SVXY

With the markets as a whole appearing to want to open up 2017 on a high note, we’re going to signal a range of bullish options calls for the SVXY ETF. We’ll be monitoring the SVXY Weekly $93.50-95.50 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Weekly Winners Review

Weekly Winners Review

Yesterday was a great day for so many of the ideas we’ve been discussing this week, leaving our normal routine seemingly unaffected by the holidays.  That being said, we’d like to wish all of our readers a prosperous holiday season! 2016 was yet another great year, and we’re already very excited about making 2017 even better!

Micron Technologies, Inc. MU – First up, we’ve got an update on the options idea that we included in yesterday’s premarket report. We signaled the MU Weekly $22-23.50 Calls on the heels of the company’s solid earnings call on Wednesday. All four of the sets of contracts in that range provided big-time gain opportunities:

$22 Calls – Range: .88-1.47 – Max Gain: 67%
$22.50 Calls – Range: .47-1.00 – Max Gain: 113%
$23 Calls – Range: .24-.58 – Max Gain: 142%
$23.50 Calls – Range: .10-.29 – Max Gain: 190%

ERF Wireless, Inc. ERFB – After first alerting ERFB a week ago today, we’ve tracked the stock throughout this week, and witnessed a great run from a low of .0013, to yesterday’s high of  .0085. That worked out to an excellent intraweek swing of 554%

Globalstar, Inc. GSAT – Speaking of momentum plays, that’s just what GSAT was when we caught it on Monday morning. It had already strung together four sessions of higher highs, and has managed to maintain that trend for another four! We’ve witnessed an additional increase of 60% from our observed low of 1.25 to yesterday’s new high of 2.00 on heavy volume throughout the week.

Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. MMEG - We tagged MMEG in Wednesday morning’s premarket report, and that one has made a very nice two-day swing as well. From a low of .0017 to it reached .0038, which represents a 123% spike.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IMMY – We also just want to remind readers of a signal we gave yesterday morning on IMMY, which had just begun to show signs of a bottom-bounce in the previous session. The stock did continue that trend with a modest 17% move to the upside, trading from a low of 2.12 to 2.48. The jump did occur on well over five times the 3-month average volume, so we’ll continue to observe this play, which has a chance to confirm its multi-day runner status with strong finish to the week.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NKE Review & More

NIKE, Inc. NKE – Options Update

Yesterday we brought a grouping of NKE options ideas to the table following a post-market options beat the previous day.

Despite the slow market conditions that are to be expected of a week leading into the year-end holidays, we felt that NKE was set to provide some opportunities, and we weren’t disappointed.

Our targets for “daytrades and/or swing trades” were the NKE Weekly $52.50-54 Calls and it appears as if both notions will turn out to be correct, with the stock looking like it could post another strong session today. As for the daytrades that were possible yesterday, we saw the most notable moves out of three sets of contracts in our highlighted range:

$52.50 Calls – Range: .15-.38 – Max Gain: 153%
$53 Calls – Range: .07-.21 – Max Gain: 200%
$29 Calls – Range: .03-.09 – Max Gain: 200%

ERF Wireless, Inc. ERFB

We want to provide a quick update on ERFB this morning, which we highlighted in last Friday’s premarket repot.  The stock saw a subsequent low of .0013 following that alert, and as of yesterday it had pushed as high as .0079.

That worked out to a 508% intraweek move up, so we want to say congrats to anyone who took this subpenny popper for a ride on the heels of last week’s tag.

Potential Bottom-Plays

We found a pair of stocks this morning that are both trading near their relative bottoms, with strong indications of impending rebounds on both of the charts.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IMMY
& Ideal Power, Inc. IPWR

In addition to a ripe-looking chart, IMMY has seen some insider buying of late. A recent Form-4 filing revealed a significant buy ($280K) from CEO Mark Baum, who, coincidentally enough, also serves on the board of IPWR. We’re going to keep both of these stocks on recovery watch in the days and weeks ahead.

Fresh Options Idea:  MU Weekly $22-23.50 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Shipping Watchlist & More

Shipping Sector Watchlist

Earlier this fall, we found an incredible amount of success within the shipping sector, as an industry-wide wave of bullish activity carried many related stocks to record moves.

That rush tuckered out a few weeks back, but we want to circle back around this morning to cast a light on several of these stocks that we think could be gearing up for a recovery. Each of the following had been in a drastic downturn leading into yesterday’s session, and each of them began to show some major signs of life in coming off their bottoms.

We’ll want to keep all of them in mind in coming sessions, and watch for signs that a more sustained uptrend could take effect.

Dry Ships, Inc. DRYS

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. SINO

Diana Containerships, Inc. DCIX

Diana Shipping, Inc. DSX

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. SHIP

Euroseas Ltd. ESEA

Global Ship Lease, Inc. GSL

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. CBIO

We stipulated yesterday that if CBIO held above .80 on any early pullbacks, that we’d be interested in tracking its activity through the session, and it did just that.

The intraday machinations of the stock actually provided two separate opportunties for swing trades. First, the initial run out of the gate that took it from 1.12-1.42 (+27%) and a subsequent dip-and-rip pattern from .855 back to 1.12 later on in the day (+31%).

With volatility sufficient to provide over 50% in cumulative gains on the day, and the fact that it maintained support above our designated level, we’ll keep CBIO on our radar for the time being.

Eli Lilly and Co. LLY

On strong 2017 guidance released this week, LLY beat Wall Street’s forecast outlook estimates for the first time in 3 years. As a result, the stock started to climb, and has begun to fill a large gap on the chart to the upside.

What we want to do here is highlight both a short term and extended term options trading idea to correspond with the present situation. For swing trades this week, we’ll look at the LLY Weekly $72 and $72.50 Calls, and to take advantage of the possibility of an extended uptrend, the LLY 01/20 $75 Calls.

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