Options Recaps, Fresh Possibilities

A Good Day for Puts:  

It was a challenging day for the markets yesterday, as they experienced quite the bloodbath, and that did not bode particularly well for some of our bullish ideas, but fortunately, we had some bears on the docket as well and saw some very nice moves in those. Just the latest example of why we typically try to include a mixed bag of ideas as much as we can.

Our puts from yesterday were the UNFI 10/20 $15 Puts and the THO 10/20 $90 Puts, with the TSLA Weekly $245-242.50 Puts from Monday’s report tacking on some new highs for us as well. So the figures below represent yesterday’s activity on UNFI and THO, while the TSLA numbers reflect a two-day swing:

UNFI 10/20 $15 Puts
 .13-1.60 (+1131%)

THO 10/20 $90 Puts
$90: .85-3.50 (+312%)

TSLA Weekly $245-242.50 Puts
 4.70-7.05 (+50%)
$242.50: 3.74-5.70 (+52%)

Fresh Options Ideas:
MLKN 10/20 $22.50 Calls
COST Weekly $545-540 Puts
SPY 09/27 $426-427 Calls*

*Trading options contracts on their day of expiration should only be attempted by experienced traders

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4 Fresh Options Plays & More

Wednesday Review:  

It was a rough outing yesterday due largely in part to a horrendous response to the Fed meeting. Things remained mostly level until 2PM, and thereafter went into absolute freefall. As a result, just one of the two ideas we formulated for yesterday’s premarket report bore immediate results. Not an ideal set of circumstances or outcome, but we press forward as always!

As for our target that did prevail,  we were looking at the GIS 10/20 $65-67.50 Calls, and here are the modest yet respectable intraday moves we saw out of those:

GIS 10/20 $65-67.50 Calls
 1.37-2.04 (+49%)
$67.50: .39-.75 (+92%)

Fresh Options Ideas:
FDX Weekly $260-265 Calls
KBH Weekly $47.50-46 Puts
SPLK Weekly $140-143 Calls
SPY 09/22 $432-433 Calls

Bluejay Diagnostics Inc. (NASDAQ:BJDX) – Recap: 

We also had a decent little mover jump off of yesterday’s extended watchlist, as BJDX underwent a gap-and-go scenario. The stock ran from a daily low of 4.20 and shares ended up changing hands for as much as 5.38. That works out to an intraday run of 28%

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Wrapping Up Another Good Week, 5 Fresh Plays

Thursday’s Trio of Winners:  

We got things back on track in terms of options trading ideas yesterday morning. We included a trio of potential plays, and were happy to see a lot of good activity, with winners across the board. It’s a good way to head into the end of the week as we attempt to do it one more time this morning. Another earnings season has come and gone, but as usual we will do our best to generate plenty of ideas based on other factors until we’re back in the thick of things in a few weeks’ time.

Yesterday’s targets were the SMTC Weekly $22-23 Calls, the SPY 09/14 $447-448 Calls, and the BABA Weekly $87-89 Calls, and they produced the following caliber of intraday moves and total potential profits for traders:

SMTC Weekly $22-23 Calls
 1.55-3.00 (+94%)
$23: .75-2.15 (+187%)

SPY 09/14 $447-448 Calls
$447: 1.23-4.20 (+241%)
$448: .66-3.06 (+364%)

BABA Weekly $87-89 Calls
 1.07-1.76 (+95%)
$88: .60-1.06 (+77%)
$89: .32-.59 (+84%)

Fresh Options Ideas*:
DASH Weekly $82-81 Puts
ADBE Weekly $537.50-530 Puts
MITK Weekly $12.50 Calls
LEN Weekly $117-115 Puts

BIO Weekly $370 Calls

*All of today’s targets expire at the close. Do not attempt to trade options on their day of expiration unless you are an experienced options trader!

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