Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PBR, PPCH Recaps & More

Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR – Options

After quite some time away from the stock, we revisited PBR in yesterday’s premarket report, and the timing was certainly fortuitous. In the past we had grown quite accustomed to the PBR options chain providing us with chances for quick-strike profits, and it appears some things don’t change.

We made our primary focus the PBR Weekly $5.00 and $5.50 Calls with attention also going the $6 Calls if PBR broke above 5.75, which it did for a brief time. In every case, the opportunity for sizable gains in the first hour of trading was present.

The $5 Calls ran 42% from .55-.78. The $5.50′s went from .20-.36, marking an 80% pop, and the $6′s made the most notable move, running 175% from .04-.11. 

We’re going to keep a continuous eye on these contracts leading right up to their expiration tomorrow afternoon.

Propanc Health Group Corp. PPCH

As we were just mentioning in yesterday’s report, PPCH has been on quite a tear since we tagged the stock in Friday’s extended watchlist. Our observed low from that afternoon was .0276.

The stock has set higher highs and higher lows every single day this week, and yesterday would go on to break a nickel. At its PPS high of .052, it marked an 88% swing from Friday’s low.  We’ll keep PPCH on our radars as long as it maintains support above a previous area of resistance around .04.

Compugen Ltd. PUGE

We also want to take a brief moment to point out the nice move made by another recent mention of ours. PUGE appeared in our extended watchlist on Tuesday, and has turned in a respectable two-session performance since that time.

The stock recorded a low of .006 on Tuesday, and yesterday it cracked the penny barrier, registering a high of .0105; a 75% session-over-session swing.

Axion Power International, Inc. AXPW

We’ve covered AXPW numerous times in the past, and after taking a look at the current setup of the chart, we’re going to begin watching it more intently in the sessions to come. Yesterday the stock was trading just .08 above its 52-week low, and it appears as if a rebound could be in the cards.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: UVXY, VXX Options & More

No Rate Hike – SPY & VXX Options Ideas

Another eagerly-anticipated FOMC meeting came and went without an interest rate hike by the Fed yesterday, and as a result we observed a dramatic rise in volatility for the markets. We expect that turbulent activity to carry over into today, and with the added caveat of it being expiration day for weekly contracts, it could give rise to some serious options-trading opportunities.

Currently we’re seeing the VXX and UVXY gapping up in the premarket this morning. We will be on the lookout for a potential bounce in the markets followed by a fade to the downside. It would be at that point we’d look to get positioned in some Weekly VXX and UVXY Calls, specifically VXX $22.50-25.50 Calls, and the UVXY $48-52.50 Calls. Alternatively, we could take advantage of the same sort of scenario with SPY Weekly $197.50-194.50 Puts.

Part of the beauty of trading options is, if by chance the markets undergo a more sustained rebound and operate contrary to our initial gut instinct, we can simply flip those ideas to the other side of the fence (Puts where we mentioned Calls, and vice-versa) while striking in the same target ranges.

Great Rock Development Co. GROC

We also want to make mention of a stock we tagged for observation in Wednesday’s report which has made a nice intraweek move. GROC traded at a low of .0055 that morning, and followed up with a couple of solid sessions.

Yesterday. the stock managed to close at .0085, which represents a 55% session-over-session increase, and it occurred on slightly more than 3.5X the average monthly trading volume.

Global Digital Solutions, Inc. GDSI

GDSI is another subpenny play that caught our eye yesterday as it rebounded off of a new 52-week low. This stock has been steadily trending down for a protracted period, and is just about reaching the point where a more significant recovery could be in the cards.

It’s self-evident on the chart below, which shows that GDSI is heavily oversold at the present time. Add in a recent bullish cross on the MACD, and this is one we’ll want to monitor more closely in coming sessions. We’ll look for it to continue to register higher highs and higher lows off of that bottom.

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