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Options Action: Bank of America

With Bank of America earnings due Friday, how should you game the stock ahead of results?

If you’re bullish - but worried about uncertainty in the sector - rather than buy stock outright, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities recommends limiting your risk with a call spread: It follows:

Buy Nov 15 call $1.80
Sell Nov 19 call $0.35

How Brian's Trade Makes Money
Profits $16.45- 19
Losses Below $16.45

Learn more about this trade. Watch the video now!




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Trader disclosure: On July 13, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders: Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (INTC), (MSFT); Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY); Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Leaps; Finerman Owns (BAC), (BAC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (BP) Calls; Finerman Owns (GOOG); Finerman's Firm Owns (JPM), (JPM) Leaps; Finerman Owns (JPM); Fimerna's Firm Owns (MCD); Finerman's Firm Owns (RIG) Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns (YUM); Terranova Owns (ADI), (GOOG), (APC), (GMCR), (MYL), (BAC), (ABT), (AXP), (HES), (AMZN), (SUN), (SMH), (MYL), (MRVL), (ADI), (EMC), (CVS), (AKAM), (ADBE), (MON), (KCE), (FCX) ; Terranova Owns (FCX) July Calls; Kelly Owns (BP) Puts; Kelly Is Short (GS); Jon Najarian Owns (SCHN), Is Short (SCHN) Calls; Jon Najarian Owns (STLD), Is Short (STLD) Calls; Jon Najarian Owns (BP), Is Short (BP) Calls

For Joe Terranova
Terranova works for (VRTS)
Terranova is chief market strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD.
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners owns more than 1% of (DRYS)

For Brian Kelly
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (GLD)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (NWL)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (BIG)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (GME)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Long U.S. Dollar
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (FXI)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (EWA)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (EWI)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (NATI)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (KMX)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (RSX)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (AMZN)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (FCX)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (HIG)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (MET)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short (CLF)

For Robert Mackenzie
FBR Capital Markets Is A Market Maker Or Liquidity Provider For (BRNC), (RIG), (SLB), (KEG), (HERO), (ESEA), (TESO), (SBLK), (VTG)
Mackenzie And/Or A Member Of His Household Owns (RIG),
(KEG) Is A Client Of FBR Capital Markets (Non-Investment Banking, Securities

Related Services)
FBR Capital Markets Has Mangaed Or Co-Managed A Public Offering Of (HERO), (VTG), Has Received Investment Banking Compensation In Past 12 Months

For Christopher Whalen
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For Joe Lavorgna
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For Carter Worth
The Oppenheimer & Co. Analyst Who Covers (JPM) Owns (JPM)

For Paul Miller
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