Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Puts & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Options Idea

We came up really big with some SPY options ideas just prior to the New Year break, and will look to continue that pattern today. The markets look to be gearing toward another slumping session, so we’re inclined to signal a range of of bearish ideas to correspond with the fund’s current activity.

We’re going to select the SPY 01/02 $248-245 Puts* for observation today, with the possibility of some considerable gain opportunities that would come our way with a bearish correction to last week’s bullish push.

Please note that these expire at the end of the day, and should thus be treated as Weekly options on a Friday. As we always mention in these instances: *Please do not attempt to trade options on the day they expire unless you’re a seasoned veteran trader with money to burn. While the potential rewards are great from this type of trading, the risk is equally grave.


Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.  WMC

We want to put WMC on watch as a Form-4 bottom play, after noticing that the CFO picked up a multi-million dollar block of shares toward the end of last week, just as the stock has been coming down to new 52-week lows.

We will put it on our radar and be looking for it to establish itself as a recovery play as we kick off this new trading year.


Extended Watchlist:
GNCA, EBR, AKER, WMC, PLUG, NDRA, FCEL, CPST, CCCL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Success

OPTIONS RECAP

Both of the fresh options ideas we submitted in yesterday morning’s premarket report turned out to be multi-bag winners, with the MCD $170′s turning in the winning card of the day with nearly a three thousand percent pop!

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

We selected thethe MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls yesterday, and as we just stated, one of those contracts absolutely exploded for close to a thirty-bagger! All the other contracts in our highlighted range posted big-time gains on the day as well.

$165 Calls – Range: 4.10-12.50 - Max Gain: 205%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 1.24-10.34 – Max Gain: 734%
$170 Calls – Range: .28-8.48 - Max Gain: 2929%
$172.50 Calls – Range: .67-5.85 – Max Gain: 773%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – The other plays we had placed on our radar yesterday morning was the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we awaited a recovery from this week’s early losses. While the markets didn’t gain any ground from the open, there was a big dip-and-rip scenario which allowed for some very solid gains in our designated plays.

$275 Calls – Range: 1.11-3.00 - Max Gain: 170%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 1.02-2.69 – Max Gain: 164%
$276 Calls – Range: .68-1.93 - Max Gain: 184%
$276.50 Calls – Range: .74-2.13 – Max Gain: 188%
$277 Calls – Range: .65-1.93 - Max Gain: 197%
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Fresh Options Idea:
The Boeing Co. BA Weekly $357.50-367.50
Caterpillar, Inc.CAT 11/16 $120-123 Calls


Barrick Gold Corp. ABX

We want to provide a quick update on a recent tag of ours this morning. Exactly 4 weeks ago to the day, we placed ABX on watch, and the stock has enjoyed a continuous uphill climb ever since, even despite the markets at large having a rough couple of weeks.

Subsequent to our alert on the 24th of last month, we witnessed a low of 10.72, and yesterday the stock reached a PPS of 14.10, marking a solid 32% increase, which is nothing to sneeze at with a $10+ stock in just a month. We’ll continue to track its movements going forward.


Extended Watchlist: 
ZIXI, ACB, TOPS, NDRA, ACB, ESEA, FRO, AGRX, CPHI