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Intermediate Trade: Ulta Salon Real Money Pro($)

This is a big-ticket stock, so I will express this with a long call spread.

Novice Trade: TLT Real Money Pro($)

I would be a buyer of the July $128 puts for less than $1.50.
| May 25, 2016
| 10:53 AM EDT
Its only Wednesday and its already next Tuesday.  By that I mean it appears that option traders have priced o...

Novice Trade: EFA Real Money Pro($)

There's a shot of this ETF exceeding $60 after the Brexit vote, and July $59 calls would double or more.
Any major correction it is not going to start in the stock market.
| May 23, 2016
| 10:05 AM EDT
VVIX which is the VIX of VIX saw its biggest one day drop since April 18th on Friday.  When the VVIX has take...

Novice Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

With the market experiencing volatility exhaustion, it seems a good time to buy SPY calls.

Novice Trade: UVXY Real Money Pro($)

A protracted selloff is unlikely unless there is some serious panic that we are not seeing.

Novice Trade: JPMorgan Chase Real Money Pro($)

Look for JPM to run higher with the rest of the market.
FB is on its way to becoming the most valuable company in the world.

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