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Intermediate Trade: XLF Real Money Pro($)

A bearish bet on the banks ETF.
These puts should trade higher by tomorrow or Monday.
I like owning puts in the next few days as the floor could fall out of UVXY.

Intermediate Trade: CBOE Real Money Pro($)

Exchange has the potential to continue higher if the market sells off any time soon.

Intermediate Trade: Amazon Real Money Pro($)

Though I'm not the biggest fan of the stock, there are periods where AMZN call options are clearly a buy.
Add long-term Treasury puts on Fed rate-hike fears.

Advanced Trade: Ulta Salon Real Money Pro($)

There's the potential to do extremely well with this 3-part options play if Ulta's earnings come through.

Novice Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

There's potential for a short squeeze.
Buy VIX puts and take a profit by next Wednesday.

Novice Trade: Facebook Real Money Pro($)

Try this call strategy to take a position in FB, right now.

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