Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Playing the SPY

Friday Options Review

Coty, Inc. COTY- Among our fresh options ideas in Friday morning’s report was a range of contracts in the COTY chain, and from that, came the opportunity for ourselves and our readers to log some very impressive daily profits.

Our targets were the Coty, Inv. COTY Weekly $8-9 Calls, and all three of those contract sets produced multi-bag intraday days for us.

$8 Calls – Range: .56-1.35 – Max Gain: 141%
$8.50 Calls – Range: .22-.83 – Max Gain: 277%
$9 Calls – Range: .05-.34 – Max Gain: 580%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $270.50-269 Puts

We were also entertaining a range of Puts in the SPY chain, as it appeared the markets wanted to begin the session in bearish fashion. That certainly proved to be the case, as the first half of the session saw a significant backslide prior to a late afternoon recovery to finish the day flat.

That activity allowed for a good showing from three of the four contracts in our highlighted range, the SPY Weekly $270.50-269 Puts. While the potential windfalls weren’t as extreme as the aforementioned play, they still each recorded a multi-bag move on the day.

$270 Calls
 – Range: 1.00-2.20 – Max Gain: 120%
$269.50 Calls – Range: .71-1.70 – Max Gain: 139%
$269 Calls – Range: .49-1.35 – Max Gain: 176%

Fresh Idea:
Now that we’re seeing a bit of a bounceback which figures to lead to a higher open this morning, we’ll go ahead and shift our early focus today on the SPY 02/11 $271-272 Calls. These expire today, and therefore must be treated like a weekly option on a Friday. It’s a risky proposition. Expert level traders only!


Extended Watchlist:
CNHC, COTE, DRVD, NGL, RARX, YRIV, RGSE, NSP, MARA, BIOC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RARX Review & More

Ra Pharmaceuticals. Inc. RARX

It was the morning of December 12th that we most recently highlighted RARX, and it is one stock that has weathered the ups and downs of the past few weeks quite well. In fact, subsequent to that report, we’ve observed a run from a low of 15.23, up as high as 22.15. That amounts to a run of 45% which is highly respectable for a $15+ stock over a short time span.

That high also represented a new 52-week high for the stock, which is especially impressive when you consider that most stocks out there are just now coming off of recently established annual lows. We’ll be highly interested to see if RARX can continue to push its upper limits.

For what it’s worth, our first-ever mention of RARX came last February, when it was trading at less than $6/share.


Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) PBR

We’ve got a long history with PBR options that stretches back years, as you can see in our PBR Archive. Like a lot of other stocks we’re seeing, PBR is coming off of recent relative lows, and has gained a quick boost from the loosening pressure on the markets over the past week.

PBR has breached its 50-day moving average in the premarket, and we want to line up a pair of quick-strike options trading possibilities to correspond with this volatile activity. We’ll be watching the PBR Weekly $14 & 14.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
ICON, SBS, MYSZ, NVCN, APDN, BTAI, VLRX, IMMR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Plays

DSW, Inc. DSW – Recap

Yesterday morning, we decided to highlight the attractive chart setup on DSW with the stock  trading at its lowest PPS since May. Despite another tumultuous day for the markets at large, DSW made an early dip-and-rip that savvy traders could have taken advantage of.

We designated the DSW 12/21 $22.50 & $25 Calls and were met with instant success. Both of those contracts produced significant gain opportunities in the first half of the session. The $22.50′s ran from a low of 2.05 and reached as high as 3.50 for a gain of 71% The $25′s fared even better, posting a multi-bag pop from .65-1.50, a 131% move.
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Fresh Options Ideas:
Apple Inc. AAPL 01/25 $175-180 Calls
Netflix Inc. NFLX 01/25 $290-300 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
SBS, RARX, FOMX, CORT, ESES, FIVE. SID, ASNA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: YGYI Review & More

Youngevity International Inc. YGYI – Recap

Last Thursday morning, we included a tag of YGYI, and today we wanted to swing back around and update readers on the stock’s performance.

YGYI ended up producing a significant dip-and-rip opportunity, coming down to an even 6.00 low before taking off and hitting a high of 10.95 yesterday, in one of its biggest single-session moves of all time. It worked out to an 83% upswing. and put YGYI in blue skies, not to mention grabbing it the top gainer spot on the whole of the NASDAQ.



eBay, Inc.  EBAY – Update

We also want to circle around for the extended term options plays we selected for observation, also in last Thursday’s report. Those were the EBAY 11/23 $33-35 Calls, and they’ve gotten off to a good start for us so far. In the four sessions since we highlighted these plays, all three have produce gains of a significant nature:

$33 Puts – Range: 1.22-2.45 – Max Gain: 101%
$34 Puts – Range: .82-1.75 - Max Gain: 113%
$35 Puts – Range: .60-.86 - Max Gain: 43%

With tons of time remaining until expiration, we’ll be eager to continue tracking these ideas for further moves.


Extended Watchlist: 
ADOM, IGC, NBEV, BLRX, NVCN, RARX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Plays & More


Big Board Bottom Plays

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RARX – The first of a pair of NASDAQ-listed stocks with nice chart setups, RARX has actually been building a solid recovery trend off of its bottom since last week. A couple of Form-4 filings around the same time show two huge $15M blocks purchase by two separate insiders at the stock’s lows.

Meanwhile, there’s still a fair bit of ground to recover from what it has lost in the past ten weeks or so. RARX flirted with its 50DMA yesterday, so we’ll be looking for a break past that point, with indicators on the chart suggesting a fair chance of that happening.


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Liberty Tax, Inc. TAX – We’ve also noted the recent bludgeoning of TAX, which has been in a general downtrend for the better part of five months. In this case, we haven’t reached bottom-bouncer status yet, but more of a bottom-watch. At present, the stock is now heavily oversold, on the heels of the dismissal of its CEO.

With tax season upon us, this is the time of year that we’d expect companies such as TAX to do their highest volume of business, so now seems as good a time as any to track this play for a bottom-bounce.



Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP

The last time we talked about AAP was a few months back, and we managed to find some nice gain opportunities within the AAP options chain following the company’s strong quarterly report.

AAP reported quarterly earnings once again this morning, and we thought we’d take another crack at it, by signaling the AAP 03/16 $105-115 Calls for observation.



Extended Watchlist:
NETE, CVRS, LPSN, EQT, KL, CRMD