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Options Action: Ford

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

For Thursday's "Options Action," Dan Nathan is looking at Ford Motor.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based company has benefitted from being the only US automaker, said Nathan. But with General Motors' stock offering, he thinks things could change and suggests buying a risk reversal.

****DAN'S F TRADE****
Ford options chain — Ford at $16.25
Buy Dec. 18 strike call for $0.20
Sell Dec. 14 strike put for $0.10

****HOW DAN’S FORD TRADE MAKE MONEY***
Profit above $18.10
Losses below $18.10
Get long at $14

To learn more about this trade, watch the video!

Options Action: Ford
Buying a risk reversal for Ford, with Dan Nathan, Options Action trader.

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Trader disclosure: On November 18, 2010, the day this video was recorded, following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Terranova owns (UPL), (C), (PEP), (VRTS), (OXY), (GS), (POT), (AAPL), (ORCL), (MCD), (NKE), (IBM); Finerman owns (AAPL); Finerman’s firm owns (GM); Finerman owns (DYN); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm Is Long (GM); Finerman's Firm Is Long (GOOG); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR); Finerman's Firm Is Long (JPM) ; Finerman's Firm Is Long Russell Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P Puts ; Finerman's Firm Is Long (PDE) Call Spreads; Adami owns (AGU), (BTU), (NUE), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT); Adami’s wife works at Merck; Jon Najarian is Long (BKE); Jon Najarian owns (COP) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (CRM) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (DRYS) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (F) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (FIRE) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (FFIV) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (FSLR) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (DLTR) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (DG) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (WMT) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (FCX) short calls; Jon Najarian owns (FCX) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (GOOG) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (LTD) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (FIRE) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (GT) call spreads; Jon Najarian owns (GM) converts

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