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Intermediate Trade: Twitter Real Money Pro($)

Twitter has a very different social media model than Facebook.

Novice Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

Look for a second wave of selling from spooked investors Tuesday.
| Mar 19, 2018
| 1:08 PM EDT
Based on the price action of the market, and the movement in the VIX, I think we are still set up for more dow...

Intermediate Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

I like owning these puts as a play on a drop in vol.

Novice Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

Look for AAPL to end the month closer to $190 than $170.
| Mar 13, 2018
| 3:50 PM EDT
Despite the decent turnaround and range today,  the VIX does not seem to be excessively concerned about t...

Novice Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

A combo of Larry Kudlow as NEC director and in-line CPI could set markets off to the races.
| Mar 12, 2018
| 11:44 AM EDT
I would think that we could see a decent rally if this rumor is true.  Larry Kudlow is a free market driv...

Novice Trade: VXX Real Money Pro($)

VIX futures action today points toward a serious change in market sentiment.
| Mar 09, 2018
| 11:47 AM EST
While the VIX cash index is down 1.15, what is interesting is that the March future is moving in almost lock s...


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