Yesterday’s Hitters, Today’s New Ideas

Tuesday’s Big Plays:

Things continued to go rather well for us on the options trading front yesterday. We stick our necks out to come up with quality trading ideas on a daily basis, and while it can sometimes prove challenging, we always seem to get the job done in respectable fashion. Of course it helps significantly that the markets have been especially volatile, as they have been this earnings season, to ratchet up the opportunities for daytraders. We hit on three out of the four ideas in which we were interested.

The potential plays we targeted in yesterday morning’s premarket report that went on to record big gains were the UBER Weekly $26.50-27.50 Calls, the MAR Weekly $160-162.50 Calls, and the CAT Weekly $192.50-187.50 Puts. Lets have a look at the type of intraday movement they provided for us during yesterday’s session.

UBER Weekly $26.50-27.50 Calls
$26.50:
 1.40-2.98 (+113%)
$27: 1.14-2.60 (+128%)
$27.50: .89-2.15 (+142%)
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MAR Weekly $160-162.50 Calls
$160: 1.05-3.40 (+224%)
$162.50: .52-2.10 (+320%)
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CAT Weekly $192.50-187.50 Puts 
$192.50: 4.95-9.50 (+92%)
$190: 3.40-6.87 (+102%)
$187.50: 2.20-5.15 (+134%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
PYPL Weekly $98-101 Calls
SBUX Weekly $84-86 Calls
MRNA Weekly $162.50-167.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
EAR, AMTD, APDN, HSDT, CEMI, TOUR, PSTX, OPTT, SIRC, IGEX, OZSC, EFSH, TWOH

Wrapping Up a Solid Trading Week

Weekly Wrap-Up

We’re wrapping up another solid trading week by reviewing our spot-on options ideas from yesterday morning’s premarket report.  We had signaled interest in both the QCOM Weekly $88.50-90 Calls and the BIDU Weekly $114-117 Calls.

 We are happy to say that both of those fresh ideas produced opportunities for multi-bag gains in the day. Here’s the breakdown of the profits that were there for taking: 

QCOM Weekly $88.50-90 Calls
$88.50 Calls – Range:
 1.06-3.92 – Max Gain: 270%
$89 Calls – Range: 
1.05-3.50 – Max Gain: 233%
$89.50 Calls – Range: .65-3.00 – Max Gain: 362%
$90 Calls – Range: .58-2.60 – Max Gain: 348%

BIDU Weekly $114-117 Calls
$114 Calls – Range: 
2.50-8.00 – Max Gain: 220%
$115 Calls – Range: 2.00-7.22 – Max Gain: 261%
$116 Calls – Range: 1.85-5.80 – Max Gain: 214%
$117 Calls – Range: 1.38-5.38 – Max Gain: 304%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
DIS Weekly $139-142 Calls*

*Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with access to disposable funds.


Sun Kissed Industries, Inc. SKDI

We also highlighted SKDI as one to watch in yesterday morning’s premarket Extended Watchlist. The stock put up quite an intraday performance as it traded up from a low of .03, to a high of .16 on the day.

That works out to a single-session gain of 433% and serves as a perfect example of why we always try to include a daily Extended Watchlist, and why we will never quit speculating on the OTC entirely.


Extended Watchlist:
NDYN, DERM, MNST, PLNT, GPRO, UI, OPTT, STMP, OBLN, UI, AAXN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Form-4 Alert & More

Options Updates 

We offered up a couple of fresh options ideas in yesterday morning’s report, GIS Weekly $37.50 Calls, and the MU Weekly $31-32 Calls. Despite the markets taking yet another hit in the wake of the Fed’s interest rate hike, both of those ideas managed to produce some positive intraday movement prior to the announcement.

The GIS $37.50’s traded up from 1.31 to 1.80, for a modest 37% rise, but the MU calls did considerably better, logging multi-bag gain opportunities:

MU Weekly $31-32 Calls
$31 Puts – Range: 1.03-2.47 – Max Gain: 140%
$31.50 Puts – Range: .70-2.21 – Max Gain: 216%
$32 Puts – Range: .46-1.83 – Max Gain: 298%


Axovant Sciences Ltd. AXON – Form-4 Alert

We routinely keep an eye out for brow-raising insider trading activity, and have run across AXON today. A trio of stakeholders filed Form-4’s on Tuesday alluding to the purchase of a total of $30M in AXON stock in three $10M transactions, at the current relative lows near a dollar. That amounts to over a quarter of the company’s total market value.

To us, this would seem a fairly big indicator that these institutional investors are very confident that the stock will not fall below these levels. We’ll go ahead and place AXON on an extended term bottom-watch into the New Year.


Extended Watchlist:
OHGI, OPTT, YRIV, GMO, PTX, GERN, SBS, NXTD, MARK, HEAR