Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Update, New Idea & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX-  Options Update
We wanted to circle back to touch upon an update for the VRX 04/22 $32 Calls we initially slated for observation on Tuesday.  VRX trading activity allowed for us to witness a run from 2.90-3.90 that day, for possible gains of up to 35%

We stated as much in yesterday’s morning report, with the added reminder that we felt certain the scope of those gains would increase, and we were spot-on once again.

For the day we observed a move from 4.25-5.25, a relatively modest 24%, however as measured from the low we saw on Tuesday morning, it marked a two-day swing of 81%, so cheers to those of our readers who were following along with us on this play!

Tesla Motors, Inc. TSLA – New Options Idea

Up until yesterday’s session, TSLA had been enjoying an epic rally which began in early February, however, that began to fizzle out over the past couple of days. The stock now appears very top-heavy, and that was confirmed by a fall below its 200DMA yesterday.

In the event that this is a protracted backsliding event, we’re going to want to be ready with a corresponding options trading idea.  We’re going to zero in on contracts in the range of TSLA March 24th $220-215 Puts, which qualify as Weekly contracts*, as the markets are closed tomorrow.

*Please remember, trading weekly options contracts on a Friday is an extreme high risk/high reward proposition, and is recommended for highly experienced traders only.

Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CPXX

CPXX was a point of focus for us last Wednesday, when we caught a hot PR hitting the wires, and despite the stock already being up considerably at that point, we were able to glean a healthy 41% gain out of the stock that first day (from a low of 6.44).

As we’ve kept observing the play over the course of the week, we’ve seen a continual stream of higher highs and higher lows, which culminated in a new high of 12.64 yesterday. In exactly one week’s time, we saw CPXX make an overall swing totaling 96%

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. GBSN

We also want to give ourselves a quick pat on the back for calling GBSN to our readers attention via our extended watchlist yesterday. The stock was experiencing highly abnormal activity due to some FDA News and despite gapping up to the extreme, we still saw a dip-and-rip which carried the stock on an intraday run from .222-.29, a 31% swing.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates, Fresh Ideas & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Update

For the third consecutive session yesterday, we were treated to exceptional intraday performances by the AAPL Weekly $114-116 Calls that we initially signaled on Tuesday.

AAPL continued to bull its way to its highest PPS levels in over two months, and managed to close above $120 on the day. As a result, the contracts we were monitoring provided the following opportunities:

$114 Calls – Daily Range:  4.34-6.70 – Max Gain: 54%
$115 Calls – Daily Range: 3.47-5.70 – Max Gain: 64%
$116 Calls – Daily Range: 2.53-4.70 – Max Gain: 86%

While those gains were respectable, sharp traders will have seen greater opportunities in rolling up their strike prices to stay closer to the money as AAPL continued to run. The stock gapped up to crack the $121-mark in the premarket this morning, and so we’ll definitely be looking for quick-strike chances* in the range of the Weekly $119-121 Calls.

*Just remember, contracts with weekly expiration represent exploding offers. Extreme caution is required for trading these options on Friday!

LinkedIn Corp. LNKD

Speaking of fresh options ideas, LNKD is soaring in the premarket this morning, so we’re going to be tracking a range of contracts in this chain as well. We had tremendous success with LNKD calls this summer, and given the current conditions, we believe history could repeat itself today.

We’ll be prospecting a wide range in the LNKD Weekly $235-245 Calls as the session commences, as it seems that things could get very interesting(…and don’t forget the warning above about trading weeklies on a Friday!).

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Special Options Video & More

Huge Options Winners/New Ideas – Special Video Presentation To wrap another excellent trading week, we’re going to do something new. With such huge winners coming from yesterday’s options ideas, and big opportunities coming today, we’ve drawn up a visual aid in the form of an informative and instructive video presentation.

We highly suggest our readers click through to the following special video featuring our very own ‘Stock Sumo’, who succinctly explains how we found huge success with NFLX Calls yesterday, and how we may be able to do the same with GOOG Calls today.


The video outlines the gains on yesterday’s idea of NFLX Weekly $107.00 -111.43 Calls. Every one of the 13 sets contracts in that range exploded for astounding gains. They ranged from the $107.14’s running 508% from 1.52-9.25, to the $111.43’s amazing 3823% jump from a low of .13 to as much as 5.10.

It goes on to mention our options speculations for today’s session. Google is gapping up an earnings beat this morning, and we’ve formulated some corresponding ideas, specifically GOOG Weekly $640-655 Calls. We’ll be looking out for a possible dip-and-rip scenario to come into play.

Trading Weekly contracts on a Friday can be be an exciting proposition when proper caution is exercised. Time-decay becomes a big factor so close to expiration, and premiums evaporate. That tends to lead to more volatile activity, creating an environment in which we thrive.

Voltari Corp. VLTC 

We’ve been tracking VLTC for quite some time, following it to some awesome gains this spring after word got out of billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn’s position in the stock. We re-alerted the stock on Tuesday via our Extended Watchlist, and lo and behold, Icahn’s name would find its way into the VLTC news stream again.

We had to be patient for a couple of sessions, but were ultimately rewarded yesterday with one heck of an intraday move when traders learned that Icahn was still long in the stock. VLTC ran from a low of 5.57 all the way up to 9.00; a 62% swing that came on a little more than five times the 3-month average volume.

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