Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Ideas, Bottom-Watchers & More

EffTec International, Inc. EFFI

EFFI was the standout play from yesterday’s daily report; we gained interest in this familiar play after noticing some abnormal volume and a PPS spike during Friday’s session.

The momentum it had built up was able to carry over into this new trading week, as the stock made its way from a low of .004 to .0056. It marked an intraday swing of 40% and puts us on alert for the possibility of further advances.

In terms of the technicals, the RSI just cracked into the power zone and the MACD is still bullish in appearance, with some serious upward divergence currently in effect. Provided the stock can continue to register higher lows on its way up, we’ll reserve space for it on our working watchlist.


RAIT Financial Trust  RAS

RAS has come to our attention as a stock that has been plummeting of late, and we’re beginning to speculate as to how long the decline can continue. Though it may still have a ways to fall before ultimately reversing, we want to place it on a close bottom-watch as we feel the eventual rebound could produce palpable upward swings, especially with such a large gap to fill on the chart (pointed out below).

Hypothetically speaking, a return to its pre-gap levels would mean gains in excess of 75% over the current share price.


Fresh Options Idea – FedEx

FDX is presently trading near a prior support level, and with earnings scheduled for the post-market tomorrow, we want to signal a possible options trading idea.

We’re going to want to radar contracts in the range of Weekly FDX $140-145 Calls today and tomorrow for activity running up to the earnings call, incidentally, in the midst of the busiest time of year for parcel deliveries. Things could get quite interesting for this play inside of the next 36 hours, so we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled.


Extended Watchlist:
NRX, FXCM, BPMX, USMJ, URBF, UPZS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Ideas, Rebound Play & More

JC Penney Company Inc. JCP – Options Review

If you recall yesterday’s premarket report, we were targeting some JCP options calls to play off of the anticipation of this morning’s earnings release. Our idea returned some nice opportunities for intraday gains. We were specifically looking to the JCP Weekly $8.50 Calls for these chances, and those contracts traded in a range from .39-61 during yesterday’s session. That made it possible for traders to bank up to 56% in intraday profits.

As for JCP’s Q3 earning release, expectations were exceeded and yet the stock is still down considerably in the premarket. Many people are citing an overall struggle for the retail sector as a whole this quarter as the reasoning behind some of the less-than-spectacular performances we’re seeing.

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Fresh Options Ideas:

To finish out the week, we’ll formulate a couple of quick-strike options ideas to correspond with the general sentiment of the markets this morning. Stocks have been continuing to struggle, presumably due at least in part, to the uncertainty of a potential rate-hike next month. As a result the UVXY (can be thought of as a ‘market fear’ indicator)  just made its biggest move of the past few weeks and looks like it wants to head higher this morning.

To play into this potential trend we’re going to flag both the UVXY Weekly $33-35 Calls, and the SPY Weekly 205-203.50 Puts for potential daytrading action.

Of course, if the markets pull a head-fake and appear as if they to want to rally, we can always jump to the other side of the fence with each idea. In that case we’d be observing the same strike prices, only with UVXY Puts and SPY Calls.

Bonus Idea: FIT Weekly $30 and 29 Puts


MannKind Corp. MNKD

We’re also going to put MNKD on watch in sessions to come; the stock established a new 52-week low on Wednesday, and followed that up with a significant rebound yesterday.

We’ll be on the lookout for the recording of higher highs and higher lows and a testing of key resistance at the 50DMA of 3.26, which from current levels, would spell a solid gain of 25% in and of itself.


Extended Watchlist:
ARCS, ADCF, TDEY, URBF,

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LNKD, URBF Recaps & More

LinkedIn Corp. LNKD

If you recall, LNKD was gapping up heavily on an earning beat in the premarket on Friday, leading us to signal a range of options that we felt would provide ample daytrading opportunities early on; specifically, the Weekly $235-245 Calls.

The ensuing action made extremely notable gains possible right out of the gate, as each and every set of contracts within our target range recorded an appreciable intraday pop:

$235 Calls –  Range: 3.50-11.00 – Max Gain: 214%
$237.50 Calls -  Range: 2.10-8.56 – Max Gain: 307%
$240 Calls -  Range: 1.34-6.35 – Max Gain: 374%
$242.50 Calls -  Range: .90-4.20 – Max Gain: 367%
$245 Calls - Range: .42-2.76 – Max Gain: 557%

Our acumen with regard to selecting extreme potential options plays has been continuously improving, and has been a great way for us to add diversity to the methods by which we profit from current trends we see happening in the marketplace.



Urban Barns Foods, Inc. URBF

URBF was a great call for us on the stock side of things on Friday. We tagged this play for observation in our premarket report and were happy with the results.

After logging a low of .0027 right at the outset of the session, the stock spent the entire day pushing its upper limits en route to closing at the high-of-day (.0062). That represented an excellent intraday run of 130%, and it occurred on nearly six times the 3-month average trading volume.

We’ll certainly be keen to continue tracking a stock that closed with that type of momentum.


Viper Networks, Inc. VPER

VPER was another inclusion in Friday’s watchlist, and this super-subpenny showed some real signs of life after hitting rock-bottom at .0001 just a session earlier. The stock traded from a daily low of .0002 to .0004; a clean double-bagger. The move came in conjunction with the trading of just under seven times the 30-day average volume.


Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. APDN

Speaking of bottom-plays, we did a great job of catching APDN on Friday just as the stock was coming off of its lowest PPS since August. We observed a daily range from 3.28-3.82, which marked a 16% swing. After pulling back slightly into the close, APDN is gapping back up into the 3.70′s this morning. We’re going to be monitoring the stock for continued signs of a recovery as we begin a new week.


Extended Watchlist:
COBI, HEMP, HCTI, WSGP, WSTI, BRFH

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates, Fresh Ideas & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Update

For the third consecutive session yesterday, we were treated to exceptional intraday performances by the AAPL Weekly $114-116 Calls that we initially signaled on Tuesday.

AAPL continued to bull its way to its highest PPS levels in over two months, and managed to close above $120 on the day. As a result, the contracts we were monitoring provided the following opportunities:

$114 Calls – Daily Range:  4.34-6.70 – Max Gain: 54%
$115 Calls - Daily Range: 3.47-5.70 – Max Gain: 64%
$116 Calls - Daily Range: 2.53-4.70 – Max Gain: 86%

While those gains were respectable, sharp traders will have seen greater opportunities in rolling up their strike prices to stay closer to the money as AAPL continued to run. The stock gapped up to crack the $121-mark in the premarket this morning, and so we’ll definitely be looking for quick-strike chances* in the range of the Weekly $119-121 Calls.

*Just remember, contracts with weekly expiration represent exploding offers. Extreme caution is required for trading these options on Friday!


LinkedIn Corp. LNKD

Speaking of fresh options ideas, LNKD is soaring in the premarket this morning, so we’re going to be tracking a range of contracts in this chain as well. We had tremendous success with LNKD calls this summer, and given the current conditions, we believe history could repeat itself today.

We’ll be prospecting a wide range in the LNKD Weekly $235-245 Calls as the session commences, as it seems that things could get very interesting(…and don’t forget the warning above about trading weeklies on a Friday!).


Extended Watchlist:
VPER, PHOT, URBF, APPG, MIL, JDST, APDN(Bottom-Watch)