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Intermediate Trade: Euro Trust Real Money Pro($)

Things could get wild in the currency market. FXE is primed for more movement.
It would not take a strong rally in oil for this AMJ call spread trade to do exceedingly well.
There's just one thing I really rely on.

Intermediate Trade: VXX Real Money Pro($)

It has a huge tailwind because of term structure, and if the VIX moves to 35, VXX will move higher.

The Trouble With Recency Bias Real Money Pro($)

The key to investing in the next five years is avoiding it.

Novice Trade: Delta Air Lines Real Money Pro($)

This might be a good time to take advantage of the recent downdraft in some air carriers.
This call spread allows one to be overall short volatility while still being long exposure to GOOGL.
An IEF play on a steeper yield curve between now and March expiration.
The Fed should signal it won't raise rates again while the rest of the world eases, but it won't.

Intermediate Trade: VXX Real Money Pro($)

A call spread play on the market staying choppy.


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