Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Tech Options Review

OPTIONS REVIEW

We were banking on a market reversal yesterday in tandem with good performances from a couple earnings plays that we formulated some options ideas for, and got everything we wanted.

Both of the plays were in the tech sector, which turned out to see some of the highest incidences of recovery, and it facilitated some very nice gain opportunities for anyone who was paying attention to our ideas.

Despite the appearance of yet another reversal and possibly another down day, we are quite pleased with the double-bag, single-session gains afforded to us by these two tech stocks.

TSLA Weekly $310-317.50 Calls
$275 Calls
– Range: 3.73-8.81 - Max Gain: 136%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 3.10-7.35 – Max Gain: 137%
$276 Calls – Range: 2.41-6.21 - Max Gain: 158%
$276.50 Calls – Range: 2.05-5.04 – Max Gain: 146%
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MSFT Weekly $104-107 Calls
$275 Calls
– Range: 2.10-5.40 - Max Gain: 157%
$276 Calls – Range: 2.12-4.45 - Max Gain: 110%
$276 Calls – Range: 1.58-3.58 – Max Gain: 127%
$277 Calls – Range: 1.10-2.75 - Max Gain: 150%

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We also had a fresh idea on Wednesday morning with The Boeing Co. BA Weekly $357.50-367.50 Calls and the surge in the markets yesterday also allowed those contracts to get legs and make some very respectable moves:

$275 Calls – Range: 4.00-7.70 - Max Gain: 93%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 2.60-6.00 – Max Gain: 131%
$276 Calls – Range: 1.85-4.32 - Max Gain: 134%
$276.50 Calls – Range: 1.15-2.90 – Max Gain: 152%
$277 Calls – Range: .77-1.85 - Max Gain: 140%
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Fresh Ideas:
INTC Weekly $44-45.50 Calls*

*NEVER trade weekly options on a Friday unless you’re an expert level trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist: 
OHGI, NSPR, ATNM, NAUH, GT, PLG, LOGM, TRVN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Options Reviews

We went in on two sets of earnings-related options plays yesterday, and we are happy to report that each and every contract with both designated ranges provided ourselves and our readers with some fantastic single session gain opportunities.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG – For Chipotle, despite the fact that people appeared to be discounting the company’s earnings report, it posted solid numbers and sent our targeted contracts flying. We had slated the CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls and were met with the following multi-bag chances:

$380 Calls – Range: 10.00-45.22 – Max Gain: 352%
$382.50 Calls – Range: 8.45-39.75 – Max Gain: 370%
$385 Calls – Range: 4.90-38.80 – Max Gain: 692%

Facebook, Inc. FB – For Facebook, we had also mentioned the FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls and those produced some very nice moves as well:

$165 Calls – Range: 6.21-11.23 – Max Gain: 81%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 4.19-8.77 – Max Gain: 109%
$170 Calls – Range: 2.36-6.41 – Max Gain: 172%
$172.50 Calls – Range: 1.20-4.21 – Max Gain: 251%
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More Fresh Options Ideas:

We’re going to close out this very fruitful trading week today with a trio of fresh options ideas, but please be advised, trading weekly options on a Friday should never be attempted unless you are a veteran trader with disposable funds.

Amazon, Inc. AMZN Weekly $1640-1650 Calls
Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE Weekly $117-119 Calls

Baidu, Inc. BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CNHI, ICHR, UAVS, AGMH, INTC, TQQQ

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: INTC Recap & More

Intel Corp. INTC

On Friday morning, we saw serious potential in the INTC options chain following the company’s earning beat. They posted solid figures, but some were concerned over the possible security flaws prsent in the company’s new chips. Those fears were shrugged off with ease, as the stock took off for what ultimately turned out to be an exceptionally bullish session.

The move INTC made allowed for the chance at some really nice intraday profits in each of the three contracts we designated in Friday morning’s report, the INTC Weekly $47.50-48.50 Calls.

$47.50 Calls – Range: .75-2.50 – Max Gain: 233%
$48 Calls – Range: .43-1.99 – Max Gain: 362%
$48.50 Calls – Range: .25-1.50 – Max Gain: 500%


Ballard Power Systems, Inc. BLDP – Bottom-Watch

We’re always looking for a good bottom play, and one may be getting ready to present itself in the near future on BLDP. We want to place the stock on intensive bottom-watch in coming sessions, after it appears that BLDP has been the target of manipulative short-seller tactics, including a very likely erroneous class action ‘investigation’ and suit by multiple law firms. We see this type of thing all the time, and very seldom does anything come of such a situation.

What we do have is a stock that has been severely abused, beaten back to a previous multiple bottom of strong support. In a PR published today, the company has refuted the claims of its accusers, while adding that it expects to report record financials for fiscal 2017 presently. (>>View PR)

We’ll be sure to monitor BLDP for a bottom bounce which should be forthcoming at any time, and the subsequent rebound to follow, which could bring us a shot at considerable gains from current levels.

Side Note: We also want to radar Plug Power, Inc. PLUG, as it tends to trade very similarly to BLDP. We’ve traditionally looked at these plays in tandem, so we’ll keep watch over PLUG as well as it comes down to find its own bottom.


Extended Watchlist:
AVP, CHFS, IMNR, IGC, IOVA, MNKD, NCTY

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TWTR Recap & More

Twitter, Inc. TWTR

Twitter posted its quarterly figures showing the company was nearing profitability, so we took the opportunity to signal a range of options, and what followed was Twitter’s biggest bullish session since last year, and some great chances for gains in our designated contracts, the TWTR Weekly $18-19.50 Calls.

$18 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.60 – Max Gain: 160%
$18.50 Calls – Range: .64-2.02 – Max Gain: 216%
$19 Calls
– Range: .38-1.65 – Max Gain: 334%
$19.50 Calls – Range: .18-1.15  – Max Gain: 539%

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Fresh Ideas:

Microsoft Corp. MSFT Weekly $82-85 Calls*

Apple Inc. AAPL Weekly $157.50-160 Calls*

*Never trade options with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you’re an expert trader with disposable funds. It’s just about as risky as it gets.


ITUS Corp. ITUS

We’ve been tracking ITUS since September 21st, subsequent to which point we witnessed a really great move in the stock from 1.92-5.15 for gains of up to 168% over just a few sessions.

In the past few weeks ITUS has been under consolidation, but yesterday the stock came down and kissed the 50DMA before bouncing. It’s gapping up this morning in the premarket, so we’ll want to watch closely for it to hold the 200DMA of 2.19 on any pullbacks. If it can manage that, we like the chances of seeing what could be more sizable moves for the stock in coming sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
EVOK, INTC, ATEN, AVXL, THC, WWR, DXTR, KTOV,