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Options Action: Microsoft

How should you trade Microsoft with reports suggestingthe firm is planning a debt sale and will then put the money toward dividends or buybacks?

Scott Nations suggests the following options trade.

Buy October 24 put for $0.30.

Hear more about this trade. Watch the video now!




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Trader disclosure: On September 14th, 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), (MSFT); Finerman’s firm owns (BAC); Finerman’s firm owns (GLW); Finerman’s firm owns (HPQ); Finerman’s firm owns (JPM); Finerman’s firm owns (IBM); Finerman’s firm owns (BBY); Terranova Owns (APA), (AAPL), (ARUN), (BMO), (C), (DO), (EOG), (FCX), (FTO), (XBI), (GS), (HES), (IBM), (JOYG), (NBR), (NOV), (OXY), (ORCL), (PEP), (POT), (RSH), (GLD), (SLB), (SWN), (SU), (SPLS), (RIG), (UPL); Jon Najarian owns (AAPL) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (ARST) calls; Jon Najarian owns (CSCO) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (RHT) call spread; Cortes is short Crude Oil; Cortes owns (RIMM)

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Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GLD)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GDXJ)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (SOLR)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (RIMM)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (TLT)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own Japanese Yen
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short Australian Dollar

For David Levy
***No Disclosures***

For Stephen Weiss
Weiss owns (CSX)
Weiss owns (UPS)

For Scott Nations
Nations owns MSFT

For Joe Terranova
Terranova is chief market strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD.
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ALK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DLUEY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DRYS)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards owns (HPQ) for clients
Edwards owns (MSFT) for clients
Edwards owns (BAC) for clients
Edwards owns (GLW) for clients
Edwards owns (GLD) for clients
Edwards owns (SPY) for clients
Edwards owns (VXX) for clients
Edwards owns (PGM) for clients
Edwards owns (C) for clients

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