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: Happy New Year!

Huge Winners from Friday

We highlighted multiple options ideas on Friday, and are pleased to report that we found major success across the board. Despite closing flat, the markets as a whole produced an intraday run which was sufficient to push everything on our radar to huge gains. It was a great way to close out 2018 with a bang, especially considering the poor trajectory we were on just a few sessions prior.

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – For the SPY we formulated two sets of ideas, one for calls and one for puts, and because of the market, both ideas were hugely successful. They were the  SPY Weekly $248-249.50 Calls, and the SPY Weekly $251-250 Puts. For the Calls, the crux of the gains came in the 2 o’clock hour, while the heaviest moves for the Puts came at Power Hour.

$248 Calls – Range: .84-3.47 – Max Gain: 313%
$248.50 Calls – Range: .64-2.80 - Max Gain: 338%
$249 Calls – Range: .50-2.50 – Max Gain: 400%
$249.50 Calls – Range: .40-2.05 - Max Gain: 410%

$251 Puts – Range: .81-3.81 – Max Gain: 370%
$250.50 Puts – Range: .62-3.21 - Max Gain: 418%
$250 Puts – Range: .43-3.02 - Max Gain: 602%
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Tesla, Inc. TSLA

We also had a range of TSLA Calls lined up on Friday, and those all fared extremely well also. The gains were even more impressive than those of the SPY, with a five, a six, and an eight-bagger in the mix!

$322.50 Calls – Range: 2.14-13.50 - Max Gain: 531%
$325 Calls – Range: 1.39-11.05– Max Gain: 636%
$327.50 Calls – Range: .90-8.80 - Max Gain: 878%


HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BLUE HORSESHOE!

Despite the last few weeks of horrid market conditions, 2018 as a whole was another great year for us, and it was nice to finish it on a similar high note. We focused on, and will continue to focus on high risk high reward options plays, with stocks peppered in when appropriate. We appreciate every single one of our readers, and will strive to continue serving you well, as we head into Blue Horseshoe Stocks’ ninth calendar year! Happy New Year, and we look forward to a fantastic 2019!


Extended Watchlist:
ADMP, PLUG, CPB, SFL, NE, RAD, DNR, XXII, SFET, AMRS

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NKE Options & More

Nike, Inc. NKE 

We’re seeing a possible opportunity for NKE to close out the week today, despite the continued bearish activity for the markets at large. Like a lot of stocks, NKE is at its lowest prices in quite some time; in this case, seven months. But we are seeing the makings of a potential quick-strike play here, and we’d like to signal some options ideas to coincide with the present situation.

We;re going to focus in on the NKE Weekly $73-74 Calls after the company logged a beat on both earnings and revenues in its post-market release yesterday. Additionally the company provided stout guidance, so if anything has a chance to buck the trend and put forth a bullish session today, it would be Nike.


New Age Beverages, Inc. NBEV

Speaking of bucking the trend, NBEV, another anomalous performer that we’ve been tracking for quite some time has been flying in the face of current market sentiment for six weeks now.

When we high;lighted this stock on the morning of November 15th, it was trading for as little as 3.30, and after weeks of bullish sentiment, the stock has reached new highs at 6.90, which accounts for a move of 109%


Extended Watchlist:
CM, PLUG, ZNGA, VIVO, CGC, NTES, HEMP

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BLNK, Bottom-Play & More

Blink Charging Co. BLNK

We signaled our interest in BLNK in yesterday morning’s premarket report via the Extended Watchlist, and we’re happy to report on what was a very productive first day of observation.

From a low of 4.34, BLNK made a highly respectable intraday run to 6.34, marking an intraday push of 46% Prior to Monday’s session, wherein the stock picked up in a big way, it had been trading sideways for quite some time. We will be interested in monitoring this play for the possibility of a more sustained uptrend in the days ahead.


Gogo. Inc. GOGO

We want to also bring some attention to the massive selloff which has occurred over the past three trading days. After trading for nearly $10/share, a disappointing earnings release and subsequent Moody’s downgrade has precipitated close to a 50% drop, leaving GOGO trading at just above $5.

We’re going to want to put this one on intensive bottom-watch, as we prepare for possible course correction leading to a bounce play opportunity.


Fresh Options Idea:
Trip Advisor, Inc. TRIP Weekly $45.50 & $46 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
UURAF, TRXC, PLUG, LC, MNKD, GRPN, ICHR, TWLO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: INTC Recap & More

Intel Corp. INTC

On Friday morning, we saw serious potential in the INTC options chain following the company’s earning beat. They posted solid figures, but some were concerned over the possible security flaws prsent in the company’s new chips. Those fears were shrugged off with ease, as the stock took off for what ultimately turned out to be an exceptionally bullish session.

The move INTC made allowed for the chance at some really nice intraday profits in each of the three contracts we designated in Friday morning’s report, the INTC Weekly $47.50-48.50 Calls.

$47.50 Calls – Range: .75-2.50 – Max Gain: 233%
$48 Calls – Range: .43-1.99 – Max Gain: 362%
$48.50 Calls – Range: .25-1.50 – Max Gain: 500%


Ballard Power Systems, Inc. BLDP – Bottom-Watch

We’re always looking for a good bottom play, and one may be getting ready to present itself in the near future on BLDP. We want to place the stock on intensive bottom-watch in coming sessions, after it appears that BLDP has been the target of manipulative short-seller tactics, including a very likely erroneous class action ‘investigation’ and suit by multiple law firms. We see this type of thing all the time, and very seldom does anything come of such a situation.

What we do have is a stock that has been severely abused, beaten back to a previous multiple bottom of strong support. In a PR published today, the company has refuted the claims of its accusers, while adding that it expects to report record financials for fiscal 2017 presently. (>>View PR)

We’ll be sure to monitor BLDP for a bottom bounce which should be forthcoming at any time, and the subsequent rebound to follow, which could bring us a shot at considerable gains from current levels.

Side Note: We also want to radar Plug Power, Inc. PLUG, as it tends to trade very similarly to BLDP. We’ve traditionally looked at these plays in tandem, so we’ll keep watch over PLUG as well as it comes down to find its own bottom.


Extended Watchlist:
AVP, CHFS, IMNR, IGC, IOVA, MNKD, NCTY