Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Hasbro Options & More

  SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)Options Recap

On Friday morning we were looking for solid jobs numbers to aid a push in the SPY, which we set ourselves up to take advantage of with a range of options calls.

We designated the SPY Weekly $227.50-229 Calls as our targets, and every one of those four sets of contracts were in play with some really nice intraday activity:

$227.50 Calls – Range: 1.02-2.04 – Max Gain: 100%
$228 Calls – Range: .59-1.53 – Max Gain: 159%
$228.50 Calls – Range: .27-1.03 – Max Gain: 281%
$229 Calls – Range: .10-.63 – Max Gain: 530%
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FRESH IDEA: Hasbro, Inc. HAS

On the heels of an impressive earnings beat this morning, we’re going to be shifting our options-trading focus to Hasbro, and the HAS Weekly $88-92 Calls.


OTHER UPDATES

Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CERU -Another item of interest for us on Friday was CERU, which we noted, based on a number of factors, seemed primed for a breakout at any time. As it turned out, that time was immediately upon the opening bell, as CERU shot up quickly from a low of 1.11 up to 1.68, for a 51% rip.

CERU did consolidate into the close at 1.30, but with Friday’s major spike in volatility, and the sheer immensity of the volume that came pouring into the stock on the order of 39X the 3-month average, we’ll be sure to continue to track its movements as we kick off a new trading week.
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Sugarmade, Inc. SGMD - Rounding off Friday’s solid performers was SGMD. This was a first-time mention for us, and it made a pretty good first impression with a notable intraday push.

The stock rose from a low of .11 and ran as high as .1494, marking a move of 36% It also signaled the fourth consecutive session that the stock has recorded higher highs and higher lows. Between that, and a strong close with which SGMD maintained more than half of its daily advance, and we’re very interested to keep following this particular play.


Extended Watchlist:
VDRM, ABVG, RMGX, ODYC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates & More

Facebook, Inc. FB – Options Recap

Our fresh options idea or the day yesterday on the heels of Facebook’s earnings beat, the FB Weekly $133-136 Calls ended up providing opportunities for sizable gains early on in the session.

The following moves all occurred in the first half hour of trading, so traders would have had to be quick on their feet to get in on the action, but those who were, were handsomely rewarded with some really big, really quick gains:

$133 Calls – Range: .36-2.17 – Max Gain: 502%
$134 Calls – Range: .28-1.51 – Max Gain: 439%
$135 Calls – Range: .18-.96 – Max Gain: 433%
$136 Calls – Range: .05-.55 – Max Gain: 1000%

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FRESH IDEAS:

Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN – With Q4 earnings season in full swing, we will include another options idea based on the early activity in AMZN, which posted disappointing figures in its post-market release yesterday.

Here we’re going to be highlighting a range of puts that we feel stand to make decent gains, should AMZN’s fortunes play out as we suspect they might today. The targets we want to place on watch are going to be the AMZN Weekly $810-800 Puts.

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – On the bullish side of things, solid jobs numbers could very well lead to an overall uptrend for the markets as a whole, so we’re going to want to designate an a corresponding idea for that.

Generally, we like to use the SPY as a market analog, so we’re going to signal a range of SPY calls to try to take advantage of the current conditions. Our target range here will be the SPY Weekly $227.50-229 Calls.


Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CERU

We want to keep our eyes on CERU as we close out the week, and into next week, as the stock is currently boasting a chart that looks as if it could break out at any moment.

As you can see, the stock has been gradually building a higher base of support off of annual lows recorded in the fall, and yesterday, really started to make a bullish move. We’re seeing a slight gap-up this morning to just below the resistance channel between 1.20 and 1.30. As we’ve pointed out below, there is a huge gap on the chart to the upside, and a breach of that channel would begin to fill it in.

This is a stock that we feel could easily make a 100% move inside of the next few sessions, so we will want to watch carefully.


Extended Watchlist:
MJPI, PKGM, GEQU, OWCP, SGMD, PROM

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates & More

Options Updates

S&P 500 ETF (SPY) -
We tagged the SPY 11/23 $218.50-220 Calls for observation on Monday, and wanted to circle back around to relay the excellent moves it went on to make.

$218.50 Calls– Range: .90-2.24 – Max Gain: 149%
$219 Calls – Range: .58-1.83 – Max Gain: 216%
$219.50 Calls – Range: .35-1.30 – Max Gain: 271%
$220 Calls – Range: .19-.89 – Max Gain: 368%

Keep in mind that trading these today would essentially be akin to trading normal weekly contracts on a Friday, a risky venture that we always warn is to be attempted only by advanced traders.

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Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR – PBR was the subject of another idea we formulated on Monday morning, and it too provided the activity we needed to see our highlighted targets post some solid performances. Our contracts of interest here were the PBR Weekly $9.50-10.50 Calls
and while they didn’t move quite as much as the SPY calls, the potential gains were still significant.

$9.50 Calls– Range: .68-1.00 – Max Gain: 47%
$10 Calls – Range: .30-.54 – Max Gain: 80%
$10.50 Calls – Range: .08-.21 – Max Gain: 163%

Unlike the aforementioned play, these contracts don’t expire until the end of the Friday’s half session (1PM).


Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. CCTC

The characteristic volatility that we’ve come to expect from CCTC showed it face this week, as the stock turned the bottom-bounce from the end of last week into a multi-day run that has persisted ever since.

We placed the stock on watch earlier this month, and after a short period of consolidation it finally established a base at .105, before running to yesterday’s new high of .2835. That marked a upswing totaling 170%

We’ll look for the possibility of a breach of the 200DMA currently sitting at .302, a break past which point would send the stock into blue skies, while keeping in mind that the volatility we mentioned could come into play. We’ll need to be open to the chance of the stock consolidating again before gearing up for another run. One thing’s for sure, the rapidity with which this play can cover large amounts of ground on the chart makes it worthy of continued observation.


Extended Watchlist:
ESEA, OMHE, LIGA, DCIX, GSL, OPXA,
AGHI(Prime bounceplay, see yesterday’s report)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Kicking Off the Short Week

Options Ideas

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) -  It’s been awhile since we dabbed in some SPY options and the fund is gapping up moderately in the premarket, so as we kick off this holiday-shortened 3.5 day week, we thought we’d float an idea for some calls across everyone’s desk this morning. We’re going to focus on the SPY 11/23 $218.50-220 Calls. for possible daytrades and/or swing trades over the next few sessions.

Given the Thanksgiving break on Thursday followed by just a half day for Black Friday, these contracts, which would normally be weeklies expiring on Friday, will instead expire Wednesday afternoon, so we’ll be monitoring them up to that point.

We’ll hold to this idea as long as the SPY doesn’t dip below that 218.50-mark on any pullbacks.
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Tyson Foods, Inc. TSN – Next up on the menu of options ideas today is Tyson, which we’re going to go in the opposite direction with, signaling some puts to track on the heels of an earnings miss.

We’re going to zero in on the TSN Weekly $62-59 Puts in the event that TSN records a continued backslide. Unlike the previously mentioned idea, these do expire at the end of Friday’s session (1PM) so we’ll have the entire week to watch these contracts.

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Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR – An old-time favorite from the past is making another appearance this morning, in PBR. We noticed the stock coming back down recently after a surge well past the $10 mark last month, and this morning, it is re-testing the $10-level with a solid premarket gap-up.

We’re going te set ourselves up tracking the PBR $9.50-10.50 Calls (also expiring Friday @1PM), which could be in line for some serious moves if the stock can maintain its present momentum through the session and perhaps over the course of this short week.


Dominovas Energy Corp. DNRG

This is a play that we’ve mentioned on occasion in the past, most recently two Friday’s ago, when we tagged it at .0014 and saw a decent 44% run to .0023 the following day.

Since then the stock has consolidated back down to that .0014 level, and we’re noticing a PR out this morning that could help DNRG on its next leg-up. (>>View PR)


Extended Watchlist:
Pennies: BTCS, GAHC, DLCR, LITH,
Shippers: SINO, DRYS, TOPS, GSL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: The Week in Review & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Recap

Our idea in weekly SPY calls has repeatedly produced this week, continuing the trend from Wednesday with a really nice session yesterday. Each of the three contracts in the our highlighted range of SPY Weekly $204-206 Calls pushed the upper limits and soared to new highs as markets rallied for the third straight day.

On the table below, we’ve included both yesterday’s daily gains, as well as the total increase off of our observed lows from Wednesday (1.45, .87 and .47 respectively):

$204 Calls – Range: 2.59-5.46 – Intraday Gain: 111% – Overall Move: 277%
$205 Calls – Range: 1.68-4.51 – Intraday Gain: 168% – Overall Move: 418%
$206 Calls – Range: .83-3.58 – Intraday Gain: 331% – Overall Move: 662%


Mobileye N.V. (MBLY) - Update

We also had a fresh idea in yesterday’s report, namely the MBLY Weekly $44.50-46.50 Calls. While we didn’t see a full sweep of our observed range in terms of big potential profits, three out of the five sets of contracts recorded sizable intra-session pops, including a monstrous octuple-bagger in the 46′s!

$45 Calls – Range: 1.80-2.50 – Max Gain: 144%
$46 Calls – Range: .31-3.00 – Max Gain: 868%
$46.50 Calls – Range: .70-1.50 – Max Gain: 44%


Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Fresh Options Idea

We’ll go ahead and close out what has been a fruitful trading week for options with one final idea. We’re going to zero in on NFLX Weekly $93.50-95.50 Calls.  We’ll need to see NFLX hold above its premarket low of 93.49 on any pullbacks for our interest in these contracts to remain in force, and if this week’s market-wide recovery trend perpetuates, it shouldn’t have much trouble doing so.

*As usual, we’ll warn our less-seasoned readers that messing with weekly options contracts on a Friday is an inherently risky proposition for expert traders only!


Five Star Quality Care, Inc. FVE

We also want to provide a quick update on a stock we tagged for observation in yesterday’s watchlist. While the intraday gains amounted to a modest 14%, we’re going to be keeping an eye peeled for further activity as we head into the long holiday weekend.

If the stock can maintain support above the current 50DMA of 2.13 on any forthcoming consolidations, it will continue to hold our interest.


Bottom Watchlist:

The following will be on our radars as possible bottom-plays: Sipp Industries, Inc. SIPC  &  Guided Therapeutics, Inc. GTHP


Extended Watchlist:
TPIV, SFEG, AAU, WING, GFI

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