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Options Action: Protecting Your Portfolio

During tumultuous times you want to protect your portfolio but how should you do it? Brian Stutland has a strategy using the S&P ETF!

He suggests selling a call against a long position.

***BRIAN'S SPY TRADE****
Sell Sep. 112 call at $1.50

To learn more about this trade, watch the video now!*



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Trader disclosure: On Aug 12, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Terranova owns (AKAM), (BAX), (FCX), (MOS), (OXY), (PFE), (POT), (SU), (XBI), (GLD); Adami owns (AGU), (BTU), (NUE), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT); Adami’s wife works at Merck; Finerman owns (AAPL); Finerman owns (GOOG); Finerman’s firm owns (HPQ); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (BAC); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (JPM); Finerman's firm is short (IJR); Finerman's firm is short (MDY); Finerman's firm is short (SPY); Finerman's firm is short (IWM); Finerman’s firm owns S&P 500 puts; Finerman’s firm owns Russsel 2000 puts; Jon Najarian owns (CSCO) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (VIX) Call spread; Jon Najarian is short (SQQQ)

Anthony Scaramucci
SkyBridge Capital owns (LO)

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Stephen Weiss
Weiss owns (MRK)
Weiss owns (VZ)

David Riedel
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Brian Stutland
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