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Take advantage of an imminent drop in volatility with VXX December puts.
A shaky economy and active Fed mean anything could happen.

Novice Trade: CBOE Holdings Real Money Pro($)

If any stock is going to benefit from market volatility, it's this one.

Novice Trade: VIX Futures Real Money Pro($)

Fade this move by buying VXX December puts.
SPY put spreads present a good risk/reward and pay off nicely if I get a 'long signal.'
There should be a chance to hop on board later this week.
Let's understand what the attacks on Paris really mean for the market, and act accordingly.
Let's understand what the attacks on Paris really mean for the market, and act accordingly.

Advanced Trade: Ulta Salon Real Money Pro($)

Set up a bullish butterfly to play a bounce in the name on the cheap.

Intermediate Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

Stop worrying about the nonsense around product launches and go long on these dips.


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