Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TVIX Update & More

VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX ST ETN (TVIX)

As we’re sure everyone is aware, we’ve seen the biggest two-day downturn for the markets in history. Luckily, we had already added TVIX to our watchlist in our report on the morning of January 30th.

We began tracking this fund, which trades inversely to the market as a whole, and subsequently observed a low of 5.50. With the market bloodbath yesterday, the TVIX was pushed to a new high of 14.77.

That landed our total possible gain on this play at 169% but that figure has grown even further as a new high of 20.30 was registered in premarket trading this morning putting our total observed range on the TVIX at 269% over a span of just a few sessions.

Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE

We’re also seeing a stock that is bucking the trend this morning. Even as it appears we’re headed for another down day in general, LITE is gapping up in the market after having recently bounced off of its lowest PPS since last May.

We’re actually going to go bullish on this one, and signal the LITE Weekly $44-46 Calls for observation.

Quotient Ltd. QTNT

Speaking of bounceplays, QTNT is looking interesting as well. We wanted to quickly make note of this. As you can see on the chart snapshot included below, it saw some surprising activity yesterday but came back to settle below 3.00, with the MACD on the cusp of a bullish cross and the RSI giving off a heavily oversold signal.

We’ll keep an peeled here as well, for another possible bucking of the ominous trend currently underway for the markets at large.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SGBY, MAXD Updates & More

MaxSound Corp. MAXD

Yesterday, we mentioned how we caught MAXD on Friday morning for a timely 49% rip as the stock ran from .0043 to .0064 that afternoon.

The show was only just beginning, as MAXD broke out of the gate and ran from its opening price of .0065 up to a new high of .0098, recording a 51% intraday upswing, and bringing our observed increase over a two session period to an even 100%

The stock closed at .0079, having registered its fifth consecutive session of higher lows and higher highs. We’ll be looking out for the possibility of a continuation in that pattern moving forward.

Signal Bay, Inc. SGBY

This call was the clear winner out of all of yesterday’s interests in terms of total possible percentage gains. SGBY wasted no time as it took off and subsequently reached its high early on in the session. It traded in a range from .0022 to .0048, for rapid gains of up to 118%

That was followed by a dip and rip maneuver which brought it back to .0029 before undergoing a 34% bounce to the closing price of .0039.

Bill the Butcher, Inc. BILB

We had also tagged BILB for observation in yesterday’s report, and it too enjoyed a big intraday run first thing in the morning before tuckering out early. The stock traded up from .0027 to .0054 right from the opening bell for a nice round 100% jump.

Netflix, Inc. NFLX -  Options Idea

NFLX shares are reacting poorly to the company’s post-market earnings report yesterday afternoon, and so we’d like to make note of a range of bearish options ideas.

We’re going to be looking to the NFLX Weekly $88-85.50 Puts for possible intraday swing trade chances, provided NFLX doesn’t break back above the $88-level.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Winning Options Plays & More

Options Recap

Both of our options ideas from yesterday’s morning report ended up providing us with a chance at sizable single-session gains.

Canadian Solar, Inc. CSIQ

We caught CSIQ in the unique position of having just registered a new 52-week low in the previous session, and having its earnings beat expectations yesterday, so jumping on CSIQ Weekly $16.50-18 Calls ended up being a sound strategy right from the outset. The impressive intraday moves were as follows:

$16.50 Calls – Trading Range: 1.20-1.76 – Max Gain: 47%
$17 Calls – Trading Range: .87-1.50 – Max Gain: 72%
$17.50 Calls– Trading Range: .30-.97 – Max Gain: 223%
$18 Calls – Trading Range: .27-.82 – Max Gain: 204%

Macy’s Inc. M

We went bearish on Macy’s yesterday, partly due to the overall downtrend the stock has seen in recent weeks, and as a reaction to yesterday morning’s disappointing earnings call. In this case our target range was the M Weekly $36-34 Puts and hefty gains were available across the board, including a big triple-bagger in the $34′s.

$36 Puts – Trading Range: 1.83-4.37  – Max Gain: 139%
$35.50 Puts – Trading Range: 1.40-3.79 – Max Gain: 171%
$35 Puts– Trading Range: 1.00-3.60 – Max Gain: 260%
$34.50 Puts – Trading Range: .83-2.88 – Max Gain: 247%
$34 Puts – Trading Range: .50-2.58 – Max Gain: 347%


Fresh Ideas:  To throw some other options ideas into the mix this morning, we’re going to be adding Monsanto Co. MON Weekly $102-106 Calls and Jack in the Box, Inc. JACK 05/20 $70 and $75 Calls to our track-list.

Cerebain Biotech Corp. CBBT

We put CBBT on our radars last Tuesday after noticing some increased activity in the stock. Since our mention, subsequent to which we observed a low .53, we’ve seen a good bit of progress leading up to yesterday’s high of 1.25. That’s an overall move of 136%

The high came just prior to the closing bell, at which CBBT held a PPS of 1.20 so we’ll continue to monitor the situation carefully. We’ve had success recently with low-float, low-volume plays, and CBBT fits that bill to a tee.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RSH Updates & More

RadioShack Corp. RSH

RSH found new highs early in the session after we tagged it in yesterday morning’s extended watchlist. Word got around that RSH was reportedly offered a $500M bankruptcy loan, and it sent the stock quickly from a low of .43 to .55 which registers as a 28% intraday rip.

That marks the second time in the past several months that we caught RSH coming off of a new 52-week low and were afforded a rapid gain opportunity as a result. The last time was back in August when we tracked the play from its then annual low of .55 all the way up to the 1.60-area.

As of the end of 2014, the company was only short roughly $40M of the $100M in cash/credit needed to avoid having its long-term finance nixed, so this loan could certainly alter circumstances. We’ll be paying close attention for updates on whether the terms will be accepted by RSH.

Top Shelf Brands Holdings, Inc. DKTS

We wanted to do a quick update on DKTS this morning; the company came with some late morning news yesterday regarding the updated status of its recently announced teaming with Big Tent Media. Apparently Big Tent has already found a suitable partnership for DKTS with regard to the public release of its upcoming beverage line; Konvict Records, which was co-founded by well-known R&B singer Akon.

The marketing power of celebrity endorsement has been demonstrated time and time again, particularly in the premium spirits industry. Countless celebrities have successfully launched branded beverages, and DKTS hopes to capture the same sort of recognition for its brands. It’s a story to which we are definitely interested in staying closely tuned.

You can follow the link below to the corresponding PR, but first we’ve prepared a followup video on the DKTS Chart, click below to check it out:

HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Alonzo Pierce, CEO of Top Shelf Brands Holdings, Inc. (a Nevada Corporation) (DKTS), is pleased to announce that Big Tent Group, has secured a partnership for Top Shelf Brands with Groovlyne/Konlive Distribution/Konvict Records that will create a competitive edge for Top Shelf Brands in the alcohol beverage industry. >>>VIEW PR

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: End-of-Week Updates

Update on This Week’s Options Calls

Sensing the overall trend in the markets yesterday led us to profess our interest in Options Calls on these big-board stocks. It turned out to be a good decision- it wouldn’t have mattered which options chain you went with, gains were possible with all four:


The biggest opportunities came with GOGO and TSLA, but we’re still looking at call contracts for all of them. Additionally, we want to add FEYE and DDD to that mix as we head into the upcoming long weekend.

We’ve also been tracking AAPL Calls intensively over the past several sessions, and the stock did in fact hit new highs in the $609′s yesterday, so we’ll keep ourselves hot on the trail of potential gains in the Apple options chain as well.

It isn’t every day that we track options calls so heavily, but when we do, it seems to work out for us more often than not.

Royale Energy, Inc. ROYL

ROYL was a particularly bright spot on yesterday’s Extended Watchlist. The stock began to run right out of the gate, rapidly appreciating from it daily low of 3.12 to a subsequent high of 4.12.

That was a solid intraday move of 32% on nearly 39x its 3-month average, perhaps largely due to the PR that hit the wires yesterday:

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Royale Energy, Inc. (ROYL), announced that Rampart Energy, Ltd and Royale Energy, Inc. are pleased to jointly issue an update to shareholders and stakeholders on the seismic received:


  • Large conventional target up to 20,000 acres in size;
  • Strongly supported by Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators (‘DHI’s');
  • Joint interpretation of the Big Bend Cube taking place in San Diego;
  • Very strong results dovetail into drilling plans with submission of key permits for approval by Alaskan regulators;
  • Prospective Resource assessment to be completed soon. >>FULL PR

We’ll most likely be monitoring this play for awhile, as positive results from that upcoming ‘Resource Assessment’ could drive even more interest ROYL’s way.

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