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Novice Trade: Nordstrom Real Money Pro($)

There will always be a place for one retailer in a mall, maybe two, that can sell mid-to high-end stuff.

Intermediate Trade: Chipotle Real Money Pro($)

The stock is getting set to make a move a few weeks ahead of earnings.

Novice Trade: U.S. Oil Fund Real Money Pro($)

Today's oil pullback could be part of a downward slide.
This energy stock is showing signs of taking off.
Try this options play to ride the GLD momentum.
Play the euro's decline to parity with the dollar with an FXE put spread.

Novice Trade: Zynga Real Money Pro($)

This is an interesting piggy-back trade betting on the stock rallying.

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

Try an options play in SPY or QQQ on today's market action.

Novice Trade: Tableau Software Real Money Pro($)

The stock is down 2% today, and these puts are dirt cheap.

Novice Trade: TSLA Real Money Pro($)

Today's pop might be the final pop.


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