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Results have shown that many major "blockbuster" deals aren't blockbuster investments later.

Intermediate Trade: Coca Cola Real Money Pro($)

Coke is setting up for another bearish options trade.
The proposed $85 billion tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner may face more challenges than first expected.
News of big combinations will get the week off to a good start, but whether they'll propel the market out of its trading range is another story.

Panera Bread Looks Tasty Real Money Pro($)

The stock has had a healthy pullback since July.
Regulatory issues will weigh on this deal, because of populist politics.
The company's chart sure looks bad, but the news is far from bleak.
Selling short in the hole remains an impossibly difficult way to earn a living.
In addition to announcing a deal to acquire Time Warner, the company reported 3Q results and hiked its dividend.
Saying this year's market is similar to last year's seems like a case of recency bias.

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