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Novice Trade: Disney Real Money Pro($)

The market may be disregarding Netflix's upcoming loss of Disney content.

Novice Trade: Caterpillar Real Money Pro($)

Tuesday's sell-off of Caterpillar looks way overdone, so July $144 CAT calls look promising.

Novice Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

Celebrate my birthday with these July 2 SPY calls.

Novice Trade: Nvidia Real Money Pro($)

A lot of call over-writers in NVDA appear to be looking to harvest income on long positions.
A potential 'opening up' of North Korea could be a needle mover for these names.

Novice Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

Take advantage of this move lower to play a bounce.
A weak Nasdaq and another data-sharing scandal make July $190 FB calls look good.
SMH is likely to test its recent high in short order.
It might make sense now for traders to dip a toe back in the water.

Novice Trade: DJIA ETF Real Money Pro($)

Look for a pop soon in the Dow as it catches up to the S&P, Nasdaq 100 and Russell.


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