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Novice Trade: SPDR S&P 500 ETF
Ahead of earnings, sell calls on the index and leave your equity shares alone.
LinkedIn Has a 'Collective Action' Problem
You would think management would try harder to stop network degradation.
Intermediate Trade: iShares MSCI Mexico ETF
To ride the trend in emerging markets, buy the EWW 53/56 call spread.
Novice Trade: VXX
With low volatility -- and low premiums, try this play on the VIX Short-Term Futures ETN.
Intermediate Trade: Pioneer Nat Resources
Sell a risk-defined put spread in PXD as catalysts that sent the stock lower are now not in play.
Novice Trade: American Express
Owning some inexpensive AXP puts is a good hedge for our book and a reasonable take on the name.
Novice Trade: Apache
It's an interesting candidate that has outperformed the energy sector during the recent 'junk rally.'