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Options Action: Coca-Cola

With $60 a level of strong resistance how should you trade Coke as it again approaches this key technical level?

More investors are turning bullish, especially after Barron’s suggested shares could surge 10% or more in the next year.

Of course the stock faces headwinds too; the economy is weak and a stronger dollar will likely hurt the bottom line.

If you’re bullish too, but want to mitigate the risk, rather than take a long position in the stock, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities suggests the following options trade:

Buy Sep 55 call for $1.80.

Find out why. Watch the video now!




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