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Options Action: Apple

Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 5:55 PM ET

With technology down about 5% in the last 5 days, how should you trade Apple, arguably a tech stock with torque.

If you're long Apple and want to protect your position Dan Nathan suggests a collar. Following is his trade:

-Sell the (AAPL) Jan 330 call at 6.00 and use the proceeds to
-Buy the (AAPL) Jan 280 Put for 7.80

How Dan's Trade Protects Apple
Profit up to $330
Losses below $302
Protected below $280

Learn more about this trade. Watch the video now!

Options Action
Profiting from protection, with Dan Nathan, Fast Money contributor.





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Trader disclosure: On November 16th, 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); Seymour is short (FCX); Adami owns (AGU), (BTU), (NUE), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT); Adami’s wife works at Merck; Finerman owns (AAPL); Finerman owns (BAC); Finerman owns (JPM); Finerman’s firm owns (WMT); Finerman and Finerman’s firm owns (JCG); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR); Finerman's Firm Is Long Russell Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P Puts; Pete Najarian owns (BAC); Pete Najarian owns (SLV) and call spreads; Pete Najarian owns (CNI); Pete Najarian owns (F) Bonds; Pete Najarian owns (FIRE)

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