Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Options & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL

Our more seasoned readers will remember a time when we almost exclusively talked about microcaps trading on the OTC, but a few years ago, we decided to go to where the real money was, and have since focused primarily on quick-strike options trading opportunities. It was with AAPL that we got our sea legs in options trading, and it has been a heck of a ride since.

We’re coming back to AAPL once again to use the spike in trading activity associated with the company’s Q3 earnings beat to try to score some nice gains. The stock is gapping up into blue skies here in the premarket after rising to record high valuation, just a stone’s throw from a TRILLION dollar market cap!

We’re going to be monitoring the AAPL Weekly $195-200 Calls to try to score some nice chances this midweek.


SodaStream International, Inc. SODA

Speaking of earnings beats, SodaStream just reported on its Q2 figures, and is shining in the premarket on the heels of a strong showing and boosted guidance for the future.

We’ll look to take advantage of this situation as well, by earmarking the SODA Weekly $99-105 Calls for observation this morning.


Whirlpool Corp WHR

On Friday, we selected a range of options in the Whirlpool chain, the 08/03 $129-131 Calls, and we wanted to swing back around this morning in order to go over the success we had with those plays.
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In just a few days time, each set of contracts has made considerable multi-bag moves, which have been as follows:

$129 Calls – Range: .96-2.05 – Max Gain: 114%
$130 Calls – Range: .68-2.20 – Max Gain: 224%
$131 Calls – Range: .55-1.27 – Max Gain: 131%

Judging by the activity thus far, we’re going to want to continue to stay on top of these calls for the remainder of the week.


Extended Watchlist:
MEET, ATTU, MTOR, CLRB, FATE, SNES, RGSE, TROV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Calls & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY)

After the previous two sessions of backsliding for the markets at large, today we could be in line to see a reversal, especially after a high impact jobs report which exceeded expectations, as the private sector added 234K jobs in January when 190K was the expected figure.

We’re going to focus on the SPY as we often do when we’re looking for a market analog, and signal some contracts for observation; the SPY Weekly $282-284 Calls.



The Boeing Co. BA

We also want to give our attention to Boeing this morning in the wake of a very positive earnings report. In addition to a beat on profits, the company boosted its 2018, including ratcheting up production of Jetliners by 7%.

As a result the stock soared in premarket trading, past previous resistance and into blue skies. We’ll look for a classic dip-and-rip scenario and turn our attention to the BA Weekly $352.50-360 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
KCPC, NSPR, GEH, MTOR, MARA

IWEB, STXS & Extended Watchlist

IceWEB, Inc. IWEB

IWEB provided us with a couple of chances for solid gains over the past three weeks, running from .024 to .0355, and then again from .023 to .04. Early on this week it has consolidated, and is currently holding support off of the 50DMA. What we’re looking for here, is for the stock to post higher lows and higher highs to signal to us that it is ready for a reversal.

In addition, the company continues its efforts to expand into a full-range cloud services provider, announcing yet another prestigious university that has chosen IWEB for its cloud computing needs. Read the PR below outlining the University of Southern California’s recent order:

STERLING, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– IceWEB Storage Corporation – (OTC BB:IWEB) today announced that the Company secured an order from the University of Southern California for up to 5,000 users.

“USC chose an IceWEB 2200 2U IceBOX storage appliance with 8TB capacity expandable to 48TB.” Said CEO Rob Howe, “The IceBOX solution meets their exacting requirements for a private cloud collaboration platform… This is another step along our path to our new strategic transition from hardware and software only to Complete Cloud Services.” >>> FULL RELEASE



Stereotaxis, Inc. STXS

In case you missed yesterday’s afternoon update, STXS, after appearing in our morning report, went on to yield potential gains pushing 200% in a monster run that ranged from 2.33 up to 6.90. This, on the strength of an FDA clearance for one of their flagship products (already a success in Europe), and along with it the go-ahead to introduce it into US markets.

Not only is fairly uncommon to see a double-bagger in a single session, but even more of a rarity when it comes in the form of a NASDAQ-listed stock, so a big congratulations to anyone who was able to take advantage of this anomaly.


Extended Watchlist:
MTOR, BEAT, VICL, VUZI (gapping down, potential bounce-play)

AACS, GRPR (two sub-pennies with momentum as of late)

NVIV has pulled back after recent run, monitoring for support to offer a re-entry