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Try this pre-earnings options strategy on weakness related to Deutsche Bank.

Intermediate Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

Consider buying a VIX October 15 put.

Novice Trade: SPDR Gold Shares Real Money Pro($)

It is sitting at 2-year lows and a level that it has bounced off many a time.

Novice Trade: SPY S&P 500 ETF Real Money Pro($)

Try this simply SPY strategy now that the Fed rate-hike news is over.

Intermediate Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

Look for VIX to drop tomorrow in the likely event Fed doesn't raise rates.

Novice Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

There is a decent chance that the stock sees some follow-through on today's selloff.

Novice Trade: S&P 500 ETF Real Money Pro($)

S&P and VIX are both down today, but market may meander upward.

Advanced Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

The stock is in the middle of a short squeeze; here's how to take advantage of it using a straddle. 
Huge move in bonds affects other sectors, including high-yield debt.

Novice Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

With the softness in the S&P, I think the weaker stocks -- like this one -- will get pummeled.


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