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Options Action: Consumer Spending

Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

Worries about a double dip aren’t stopping many consumers from spending.

Numbers out Monday morning showed consumer spending rose at its fastest rate in five months in July—increasing 0.8 percent. And that helps retailers, especially on the high end.

Options Action contributor Scott Nations is looking to cash in by using options.

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Worries about a double dip aren't stopping many consumers from spending, says Scott Nations, NationShares.



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Trader disclosure: On August 29, 2011, 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); Seymours own (BAC); Adami Owns (AGU); Adami Owns (C); Adami Owns (GS); Adami Owns (INTC); Adami Owns (MSFT); Adami Owns (NUE); Adami Owns (BTU); Weiss Owns (AAPL); Weiss Owns (AGU); Weiss Owns (JPM); Weiss Owns (QCOM); Weiss Owns (VZ); Weiss Owns (DE); Weiss Owns (NIHD); Weiss Owns (COP); Weiss Owns (DVN); Weiss Owns (TWM); Weiss Owns (SDS ); Karabell own (AAPL); Karabell own (BAC); Karabell own (GS); Karabell own (GOOG); Karabell own (JPM); Nations is long (SPY)

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