NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

Ctrip.com - CTRP - close: 59.58 change: +1.29

Stop Loss: 58.25
Target(s): 68.50
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 4 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. specializes in travel services in the country of China. The stock has been popular with the momentum traders. Last month saw CTRP rally to new all-time highs. The recent news regarding an uptick in Chinese GDP should provide a bullish background for Chinese companies.

Traders have been buying the dips in CTRP and now shares are testing their highs set in early October. The October 2nd high was $61.09. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $61.25. If triggered our target is $68.50. However, we will plan to exit prior to CTRP's earnings report in early November.

NOTE: CTRP can be a volatile stock. I do consider this a more aggressive, higher-risk trade. We want to use small positions to limit our risk.

FYI: The Point & Figure chart for CTRP is bullish with a $67.50 target.

Trigger @ 61.25 *small positions*

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the NOV $65 call (CTRP1316K65) current ask $2.35

Annotated Chart:

Entry on October -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 2.65 million
Listed on October 19, 2013


J2 Global, Inc. - JCOM - close: 54.55 change: +1.17

Stop Loss: 53.25
Target(s): 59.75
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: exit PRIOR to earnings on November 5th
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
JCOM is an Internet company that provides business cloud services and digital media. The stock has been a strong performer this year. Shares did peak in August but now after a two-month consolidation JCOM has broken out. The stock looks ready to launch its next leg higher. New highs could spark a short squeeze. The most recent data listed short interest at 31% of the 43.7 million share float.

Friday's high was $54.64. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $55.05. If triggered our target is $59.75 but more aggressive traders could aim higher. The Point & Figure chart for JCOM is bullish with a $77 target.

Trigger @ 55.05

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the NOV $55 call (JCOM1316K55) current ask $1.80

Annotated Chart:

Entry on October -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 329 thousand
Listed on October 19, 2013


Thor Industries - THO - close: 58.95 change: +0.86

Stop Loss: 57.75
Target(s): 64.75
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 4 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
THO makes recreational vehicles. You might think that during our challenging economy that expensive items like RVs might suffer. Yet last month THO said its motorized RV sales were up 56% last quarter. THO's rival Winnebago (WGO) just reported better than expected earnings with both the top and bottom line besting Wall Street's estimates. WGO also said its backlog was growing, suggesting stronger demand for its RVs. This positive background has helped lift THO shares toward new all-time highs.

The stock is currently trading below short-term resistance in the $59-60 zone. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $60.25. If triggered our target is $64.75.

Trigger @ 60.25

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the NOV $60 call (THO1316K60) current ask $1.40

Annotated Chart:

Entry on October -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 528 thousand
Listed on October 19, 2013