Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & HEMP

Options Review

We’ve placed a lot of focus on options plays this week, and thanks to the help of a solid day for the markets, we saw excellent opportunities for quick strike profits in a couple of them yesterday. Our primary order of business today is to go over the gains that have been made possible by some of our ideas.

The Netflix Inc. NFLX 01/25 $290-300 Calls were an idea we submitted in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and we saw some moderate increases in all five of those contracts, which were as follows:

$290 Calls – Range: 14.15-16.30 - Max Gain: 15%
$292.50 Calls – Range: 11.00-14.70 – Max Gain: 34%
$295 Calls – Range: 10.05-16.25 - Max Gain: 62%
$297.50 Calls – Range: 11.25-14.00 – Max Gain: 24%
$300 Calls – Range: 8.60-13.07 - Max Gain: 52%
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We also formulated an idea for the SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) on Tuesday morning, the SPY Weekly $266.50-268.50 Calls, and those have flourished thanks to the bullish session for stocks in general yesterday. Here are the ranges on those contracts so far:

$266.50 Calls – Range: 1.25-3.55 - Max Gain: 184%
$267 Calls – Range: 1.02-3.20 – Max Gain: 214%
$267.50 Calls – Range: .89-2.86 - Max Gain: 221%
$268 Calls – Range: .74-2.60 – Max Gain: 251%
$268.50 Calls – Range: .66-2.28 - Max Gain: 245%

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Hemp, Inc. HEMP

We also wanted to make mention of HEMP, a long-time familiar play which we most recently tagged on November 30th, subsequent to which time we would observe a low of .0292.

Thanks to the passing of the farm bill in the House by a landslide, hemp and its byproducts, which includes CBD, has just been legalized at the federal level. That means big things for HEMP, and many other companies involved in CBD production and distribution. The news led to a new high of .045 for HEMP- a 54% move over our observed low from a couple of weeks ago.


Extended Watchlist:
OPTT, IPCI, BLIN, CRIS, VTL, DPW, GE, PAYX, ADIL, NBEV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CPST Recap & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Recap

We were looking to take advantage of the rebounding markets yesterday morning with some SPY calls, and it turned out to be a solid idea for the day.

We told readers to look out for a classic dip-and-rip scenario, which did ultimately come to fruition. We designated the SPY Weekly $264-266 Calls as our targets and saw notable intraday moves out of each and every one.

$264 Calls – Range: 1.83-3.09  – Max Gain: 69%
$264.50 Calls – Range: 1.62-2.72 – Max Gain: 68%
$265 Calls – Range: 1.28-2.37 – Max Gain: 85%
$265.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-2.00 – Max Gain: 90%
$266 Calls – Range: .83-1.70 – Max Gain: 105%
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Fresh Options Idea:
Pricesmart, Inc. PSMT 04/20 $80 & $85 Calls


Capstone Turbine Corp. CPST

We’d like to wrap things up this week by coming back to CPST to highlight the excellent performance of the stock since our alert on the morning of March 12th.

In the three weeks since then, CPST has been on a near-continual run up the chart, even as the markets ran into some trouble earlier this week. From its low of .934 subsequent to our alert, to yesterday’s high of 1.53, the stock has produced a move of 64% Volume also picked up drastically yesterday, leaving us anxious to see where the current surge of momentum will take CPST.


Extended Watchlist:
CRSP, SPI, OPTT, RIGL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ENPH Review & More

Enphase Energy, Inc. ENPH – Review

We have been exceedingly pleased with the recent performance of ENPH, which, despite recent volatility in the markets at large, has been on an incredible bull run for several weeks. We alerted our readers to ENPH’s momentum on the last day of February, and in the two trading weeks since then, the stock has barely skipped a beat.

From a low of 3.07 on the morning of our initial alert, we’ve seen ENPH steadily rise, leading to a new high of 4.74 on Friday. That works out to a very solid run of 54% In the last week especially , the stock showed little sign of slowing down, so we’ll be interested to see where its fortunes take it this week.


Walmart, Inc. WMT – Options Review

We’ve been tracking a wide range of extended-term WMT Calls since the middle of last week, the WMT 04/20 $95-97.50 Calls. We wanted to provide a quick update on the moves we had witnessed by the end of the week.

At the bottom of the range, the $95 Calls ran from .25 to .51 for a gain of 104%  At the top, we saw the $97.50′s rise from .11 to .24, a 118% rip. The four sets of contracts in between those two also produced opportunities at commensurate profits. With plenty of time prior to expiration, we’ll leave these contracts on our radar and continue to monitor them as we kick off a fresh trading week.


Extended Watchlist:
CSIQ, RKDA, OPTT, FSCS, JKS, VIVE, HRTX, FNF

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BABA, ABIL Recaps & More

Options Recap

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA- There was quite a to-do yesterday morning after BABA went rocketing up in the premarket on raised revenue guidance, and we jumped at the chance to signal some options ideas to correspond with the activity.

In our premarket report we highlighted the BABA Weekly $140-145 Calls  with the explicit warning that “Whenever a stock has gapped up this hard, we must be on the lookout for an early pullback into a dip-and-rip pattern” and we really couldn’t have been more spot-on with how we approached this play if we had a working crystal ball.

We don’t have that, but we do have loads of experience identifying winning options plays, and not only did the stock behave exactly as we said it would, selling off before exploding to new highs, but every single contract we highlighted went bananas as a result.  Regardless of which of our four highlighted contracts was chosen as the strike price, gains ranging from the 1100% to the 3100% range. Not bad for a day’s work!

$140 Calls – Range: .34-4.40 – Max Gain: 1167%
$141 Calls – Range: .25-3.65 – Max Gain: 1360%
$142 Calls – Range: .16-2.87 – Max Gain: 1694%
$143 Calls – Range: .12-2.41 – Max Gain: 1908%
$145 Calls – Range: .05-1.63 – Max Gain: 3160%

We’re going to look for similar chart activity today to lead to further gains in these plays, but as we always do when discussing weekly options on a Friday, we feel obligated to warn our readers that trading such contracts is for EXPERT traders only!
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Yahoo! YHOO – We were also looking at some YHOO contracts yesterday, although they didn’t have much open interest with the exception of the Weekly $55 Calls. Those ran from .10 to 1.01 for a 910% rip on the day.


Ability, Inc. ABIL

On Wednesday morning we flagged ABIL as a possible bottom-play and the subsequent activity over the ensuing two sessions has been excellent.

The first day it ran from .6298-.91, for a solid 44% rise, and yesterday, it one-upped its performancde with an intraday run from .80 to a new high of 1.69. It was good for a daily pop of 111% and a total two-session upswing over our observed low amounting to 168%


Delcath Systems, Inc. DCTH

We also want to mention DCTH this morning, a stock that had been in a continual downtrend for months on end. It just began to show life yesterday and is gapping up in premarket trading this morning, so we’ll just want to keep an eye peeled.

As we said, this stock has been ridiculously oversold for a long while, so the resulting snapback could turn out to be pretty impressive. .


Extended Watchlist:
ADHD, CAMT, GMO, OPTT, RADA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Wrapping Up Another Great Week

Options Roundup

American Express Co. AXP – For a fresh idea yesterday, we signaled a range of AXP options that we felt would see some nice activity in the wake of an earnings beat for American Express. The targets were the AXP Weekly $64-65.50 Calls.

Our assumptions proved accurate, with major moves happening for all four sets of contracts contained within that range:

$64 Calls – Range: 1.10-3.83 – Max Gain: 248%
$64.50 Calls – Range: .81-3.20 – Max Gain: 295%
$65 Calls – Range: .44-3.57 – Max Gain: 711%
$65.50 Calls – Range: .33-2.30 – Max Gain: 597%

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Netflix, Inc. NFLX – We also had a running options idea going for NFLX since Tuesday, and the gains were extended even further for us in yesterday’s session. The NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls have gone up every day since our initial alert, exceeding even our own expectations.

The updated figures below represent the range from Tuesday’s lows, to the new highs recorded yesterday, and the total possible gains therein:

$117 Calls – Range: 2.19-6.70 – Max Gain: 206%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.43-5.71 – Max Gain: 299%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.03-4.66 – Max Gain: 352%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.07-3.85 – Max Gain: 260%
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Today’s Fresh Ideas

Microsoft Corp MSFT  – Continuing along our extremely successful pattern of taking advantage of earnings beats for options trading this week, we’re going to submit two last ideas today. With Microsoft hitting all-time highs, we’ll be very interested in tracking the activity in the MSFT Weekly $59-61 Calls*, and if the stock manages to break $61, of course we’d have to roll our strike prices up.
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 McDonalds Corp. MCD - McDonalds’ earnings report is also being well received this morning and MCD was a stock that had been previously backsliding. We’ll look to take advantage of the potential reversal with the MCD Weekly $113-115 Calls*.

*We always issue an extra warning when highlighting an idea that involves trading weekly options on a Friday. If you’re not an advanced trader, don’t even attempt it!


Other Updates

OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. OWCP -
We first began talking about OWCP on September 29th, and at the time we had designated it a subpenny bottom-play. Our observed low that day was .0045, and the stock has never looked back as it’s gone on an absolutely epic ride since then.

We were impressed enough after seeing it run over 1500% past the seven cent mark in the first week we were tracking it, but what came next was on another level. We called for our readers to watch for a dip-and-rip off of that initial run, and that’s just what happened.

The stock reached an incredible new high of .191 yesterday, marking a surreal 4144% gain over our observed low from just three weeks ago.

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GreenGro Technologies, Inc. GRNH – As we’ve been mentioning all week, cannabis plays are hot once again, and one of the latest movers in that department has been GRNH. We tagged it along with several other pot stocks that have been performing well on Tuesday. Since that time, it has traded up from .0905 to  as high as .142, a 57% pop.

From our next most recent alert on GRNH on October 4th, the move has been even more impressive (.0651-.142; 118%).

As we said, we’ll continue to have it and other marijuana stocks on close watch as we approach election day, with several states having recreational marijuana on the ballot.

We’ve also prepared a video presentation of the charts on both of these plays, which you can view by tapping the image below:


Extended Watchlist:
COBI, CNAB, CNBX, NGMC, VAPR, OPTT, EVDY