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Novice Trade: Home Depot Real Money Pro($)

This is a silly selloff; Amazon shouldn't make much of a dent in HD.

Novice Trade: UVXY Real Money Pro($)

This ETF is going to get back to single-digits -- even after its latest reverse split.

Novice Trade: Procter & Gamble Real Money Pro($)

Proxy fight from Peltz may be just what this lethargic company needs.
UVXY will reverse-split again, which is not cause for celebration.
As bank earnings emerge, this could be a cheap shot on an upside play.

Intermediate Trade: Costco Real Money Pro($)

Can COST keep up with AMZN?
There's a way to get some mileage out of this stock as bank earnings get cranked up.

Intermediate Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

A short-term contango trade for the VIX.

Intermediate Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

AAPL tends to run higher ahead of earnings.

Intermediate Trade: AutoZone Real Money Pro($)

Get in the AZO put spread zone.


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