Sweeping the Board with Options Runners

Clean Options Sweep:

Amid a huge day for the markets yesterday, our daily options ideas also bore fruit. We’ve missed on exactly one of the many targets we’ve formulated all week, demonstrating a fairly routine level of accuracy for us. Our regular readers are surely accustomed to our high hit rate, and as for all of you newcomers, you will begin to see that we run a pretty tight ship around here. Each day consists of a review of the previous sessions interests, a grouping of fresh options ideas wherever possible, and an extended watchlist of both small and large cap stocks to watch based on their premarket activity.

Yesterday’s premarket report brought three ideas for the day, and those targets were the MRNA Weekly $162.50-167.50 Calls, the SBUX Weekly $84-86 Calls, and the PYPL Weekly $98-101 Calls, with MRNA and SBUX both showing out as the big winners. Here are the intraday moves recorded by our designated plays:

MRNA Weekly $162.50-167.50 Calls
$162.50: 5.75-26.46 (+360%)
$165: 6.15-24.20 (+293%)
$167.50: 3.65-21.70 (+494%)
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SBUX Weekly $84-86 Calls
$84: 1.22-4.00 (+228%)
$85: .72-3.15 (+332%)
$86: .37-2.28 (+516%)
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PYPL Weekly $98-101 Calls
$98:
 3.43-4.60 (+39%)
$99: 2.85-3.95 (+39%)
$100: 2.28-3.28 (+44%)
$101: 1.83-2.67 (+46%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
CI Weekly $277.50-282.50 Calls
COP Weekly $92-93 Calls
BABA Weekly $98-101 Calls
FTNT 08/19 $56-55 Puts


Extended Watchlist: 
TOMDF, INND, CYDY, IGEX, INKW, PSWW, GWHP, ILIM, TWOH, HZEN, MF, ALNA, EMBK, GRNA, SOPA, NNVC, XCUR, CCXI, EFSH

Yesterday’s Hitters, Today’s New Ideas

Tuesday’s Big Plays:

Things continued to go rather well for us on the options trading front yesterday. We stick our necks out to come up with quality trading ideas on a daily basis, and while it can sometimes prove challenging, we always seem to get the job done in respectable fashion. Of course it helps significantly that the markets have been especially volatile, as they have been this earnings season, to ratchet up the opportunities for daytraders. We hit on three out of the four ideas in which we were interested.

The potential plays we targeted in yesterday morning’s premarket report that went on to record big gains were the UBER Weekly $26.50-27.50 Calls, the MAR Weekly $160-162.50 Calls, and the CAT Weekly $192.50-187.50 Puts. Lets have a look at the type of intraday movement they provided for us during yesterday’s session.

UBER Weekly $26.50-27.50 Calls
$26.50:
 1.40-2.98 (+113%)
$27: 1.14-2.60 (+128%)
$27.50: .89-2.15 (+142%)
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MAR Weekly $160-162.50 Calls
$160: 1.05-3.40 (+224%)
$162.50: .52-2.10 (+320%)
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CAT Weekly $192.50-187.50 Puts 
$192.50: 4.95-9.50 (+92%)
$190: 3.40-6.87 (+102%)
$187.50: 2.20-5.15 (+134%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
PYPL Weekly $98-101 Calls
SBUX Weekly $84-86 Calls
MRNA Weekly $162.50-167.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
EAR, AMTD, APDN, HSDT, CEMI, TOUR, PSTX, OPTT, SIRC, IGEX, OZSC, EFSH, TWOH

Fed Rate Hike Sends Yesterday’s Options Plays Soaring

Massive Options Gainers Across the Board: 

Thanks to the response to yesterday afternoon’s Fed meeting and rate hike, we came down on the right side of the fence with regard to our daily options ideas. Not only did all four of our fresh targets produce multi-bag intraday gains, but the SPY calls we had signaled on Tuesday also posted impressive new highs before their expiration at the end of the day. So we’ll start off by updating those figures, and continue on to our 4-pack of fresh winners.

Those were the AMD Weekly $95-97 Calls, the ABNB Weekly $149-152.50 Calls, the SBUX Weekly $77-79 Calls, and the MRNA Weekly $150-155 Calls. The SPY targets from Tuesday morning’s report were the SPY 05/04 $414-416 Calls. The ranges on the SPY represent a two-day swing, while the gains made by the remaining four were of course for yesterday’s session alone:

SPY 05/04 $414-416 Calls
$414: 4.22-16.00 (+279%)
$415: 3.72-15.04 (+304%)
$416: 3.25-14.08 (+333%)
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AMD Weekly $95-97 Calls
$95: 
1.23-5.22 (+324%)
$96: .96-4.40 (+358%)
$97: .73-3.60 (+393%)
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ABNB Weekly $149-152.50 Calls
$149: 
2.63-7.80 (+197%)
$150: 2.27-7.29 (+221%)
$152.50: 1.59-5.41 (+240%)
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SBUX Weekly $77-79 Calls
$77: 
1.95-5.84 (+479%)
$78: 1.35-4.79 (+254%)
$79: .95-3.79 (+299%)
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MRNA Weekly $150-155 Calls
$150: 
2.01-7.06 (+251%)
$152.50: 1.47-5.35 (+263%)
$155: 1.01-3.94 (+290%)


Fresh Options Ideas: 
SHOP Weekly $420-435 Calls
BKNG Weekly $2300-2350 Calls
FTNT 05/20 $290-310 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
NWBO, FERN, UNQL, PUGE, DVLP, AUST, HYMC, ICPT, SONM, BTTX