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%
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.
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.
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.
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