Last week in the Profit Revolution, I did a Portfolio Repair Crash Course

Which included tips to help traders protect their portfolio during the bear market.

One of the examples I gave during the course was how to execute “stock replacement” by using options…

And that just so happened to coincide with this big money play I saw in NLOK:

This trader sold stock, but then bought puts, and sold calls to emulate owning stock or going “long.”

Here’s what the trade looked like if you mapped it out:

It is still a bullish play, but without the risk of holding the stock.

This trader wants to see a strong move higher.

And if the stock were to go to the downside, they don’t lose until it hits $20.

Even though they dumped stock, they are expecting a higher move that will cover any losses from the stock.

They still want to participate if the stock takes off – and they are confident it will.

These are the types of SMART big money moves I am hoping to copycat in Inside Money Trader…

Using simple call and put trades for $300 or less.

I’ll be dropping my first two official trades next week – following big money moves I like – in my Inside Money Trader room…

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Following SMART big money plays has been the most consistent way I’ve been able to profit in this bear market.

And I’d love to share this opportunity with you.

Now, if you aren’t already in my Inside Money Trader room, I still want to give you some tips.

  1. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Since mid-June, we’ve seen an overall push higher in AAPL.

It’s dipping a little now – currently at $154.43 – from today’s high so far of $156.26…

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I think AAPL will still hold strong and continue the run higher next week.

Because if AAPL falls, the market is going to tank too.

I’d look for cheap calls during this dip…

  1. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)

AXP was up to $161.11 today, and now is back down to $154.02.

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But I think this dip is a great chance to go long.

I would look for inexpensive calls here since I think AXP is going higher.

  1. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

If you thought T had it rough, VZ said hold my beer.

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I would be interested in puts here…since VZ isn’t likely to recover anytime soon.

Until next time,

Mark Sebastian


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