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Options Action: QQQQs

As we near the end of the major tech earnings, are you tempted to sell – especially with the Nasdaq near a 52-week high?

Selling takes you out of the game. Options, however allows you the potential of further profits while you protect your gains.

Instead of cashing out entirely, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities suggests an options trade in the QQQQ . It follows:

QQQQ Options Chain - Stock $50
Buy June 50-strike put for $1.25
Sell June 47-strike put for $0.45

How Brian's Trade Makes Money
Losses above $49.20
Profit below $49.20
Profits capped at $47.00

Learn more about this trade. Watch the video now!



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