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Novice Trade: Goldman Sachs Real Money Pro($)

The tanking of financials over the last few days is overdone.

Novice Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

This is an inexpensive way to play a one-day or two-day selloff followed by a V-shaped rally.

Novice Trade: Intel Real Money Pro($)

INTC is a great candidate for a call purchase.

Novice Trade: Facebook Real Money Pro($)

FB's volatility will not stay down for long.

Novice Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

It is now dirt cheap to own calls in AAPL.
This trade is highly risky but with a really good reward.
I like selling put spreads in GS as a way of producing income.
I think the selloff in this sector is stretched and would be a buyer of a call calendar.

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

Airline stocks should be doing better, but this one's too cheap to pass up.

Novice Trade: Square Real Money Pro($)

I think the selloff has gone far enough and it might be time to reload on some long calls.


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