Three trades to go before the closing bell

The "Halftime Report" traders presented their trades for the second half of the day.

Stephen Weiss was a buyer of the VXX as a protection play.

Jim Lebenthal said he plans to put cash to work if the .SPX dips below 2000.

Josh Brown was a long-term buyer of LOCO.

Trader disclosure: On March 13, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: Josh Brown is long AAPL, DE, DGRE, DIS, DNKN, FCX, FSLR, GBX, MBLY, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TNET, TWTR, VWO, XLE. Stephen Weiss is long AAL, AAPL, C, HEDJ, HWAY, OA, SLXP, THC, VXX. Jim Lebenthal is long AAPL, BP, C, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TRMB, WGO.