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Options Action: Cisco Systems

Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

With Cisco Systems set to report earnings next week, Brian Stutland on Thursday explained an options strategy that pays should the stock go higher after releasing results.

***BRIAN'S CSCO TRADE***
Buy Mar. 22 call at 66 cents
Sell Mar. 33 call at 33 cents (Note: Sell this call twice)

Options Action
How a Cisco trade can make you money, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

"What happens is I'm long the stock. I get called away at 23 on my stock position. I also get called away on the call that I bought at 22, but net-net, I get an extra buck on the way up," Stutland explained. "It's a great way to pay off."

To learn more about this trade, watch the video.

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GUY ADAMI
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FAST FIRE 12/21/2010
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