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Options Action: Money for Nothing

Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 6:08 PM ET

Corporate America is getting 'money for nothing,' as it issues debt at record low interest rates.

From IBM to Xcel Energy , all kinds of companies hawking bonds at rock-bottom rates. With jittery investors looking to part growing piles of cash, it seems the party won't end any time soon.

For Thursday's Options Action, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities wants to trade this trend. Stutland likes looking into the corporate bond market, especially trading options that are longer-dated. With corporate bonds trading at roughly 3.1% on a 10-Year, he thinks companies will have an easier time with their debt. He is going to use options to play this trend and is using General Electric to illustrate the possibilities.

***BRIAN'S GE TRADE****
Sell Mar. 16 calls for 80 cents

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

Options Action
Companies with free money, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.



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Trader disclosure: On Aug 26, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Cortes is long (FCX), (SFD), (BHP), (BMO), (TD); Cortes is long Crude Oil; Cortes is long Australian Dollars; Karabell owns (AAPL), (BHP), (BP), (C), (CSCO), (FCX), (GE), (GS); Finerman owns (BAC); Finerman owns (IBM); Finerman owns (JCG); Finerman owns (JPM); Finerman’s Firm owns (POT) calls; Finerman’s firm owns (WMT); 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 Russell 2000 puts; Jon Najarian owns (CSCO) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (MMR) calls; Jon Najarian owns (NKE) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (SLV) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (GLD) calls; Jon Najarian owns (CME); Jon Najarian owns (CBOE)

For Zach Karabell
River Twice Capital owns (CSCO)
River Twice Capital owns (GS)
River Twice Capital owns (IBM)
River Twice Capital owns (MSFT)
River Twice Capital owns (NKE)
River Twice Capital owns (POT)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards own (AAPL) for clients
Edwards own (BAC) for clients
Edwards own (C) for clients
Edwards own (CSCO) for clients
Edwards own (FCX) for clients
Edwards own (GE) for clients
Edwards own (GLD) for clients
Edwards own (IBM) for clients
Edwards own (JCG) for clients
Edwards own (JNK) for clients
Edwards own (MSFT) for clients
Edwards own (NKE) for clients
Edwards own (TIF) for clients

For Dennis Gartman:
Funds managed by Gartman own Gold
Funds managed by Gartman own (ANDE)
Funds managed by Gartman own corn
Funds managed by Gartman own (RJA)
Funds managed by Gartman own (POT)
Funds managed by Gartman own (MOS)

Joe LaVorgna
***No Disclosures***

For Brian Nagel
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. makes a market in the securities of PETM, SPLS, BBBY, ORLY, and TSCO.

For Charles Biderman
Funds managed by Biderman own (GLD)
Funds managed by Biderman own (AAPL)
Funds managed by Biderman own (CRM)

For Brian Stutland
***No Disclosures***

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IBM
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