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Novice Trade: IAU Real Money Pro($)

Most longs are gone from gold now.
Take a shot at a long call shooter, but this can be a very high-risk trade.
The trade is the out-of-the-money, bullishly biased vertical call spread expiring in August.
Synthetically buying calls (and puts) can be done "on the cheap" in today's rather expansive options markets.

Intermediate Trade: TZA Real Money Pro($)

I am bullish on the small-cap bear.
I like this near-the-money, bullishly biased long call shooter expiring in September.

Intermediate Trade: JJG Real Money Pro($)

The total production of grains should be about to be tested, as well as their condition.

Intermediate Trade: QQQ Real Money Pro($)

I prefer a bearishly biased, calendar diagonal call spread.
I prefer a bullishly biased, out of the money vertical call spread.

Intermediate Trade: Nike Real Money Pro($)

An NKE bearishly biased, out-of-the-money vertical put spread.

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