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Options Action: Apple

With Apple making an all-time intra-day high of $301.96 this week, how should you trade the tech titan into next week’s earnings report?

If you own the stock and want to protect your long position, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities suggests the following:

Buy Nov 280 put 4.80
Sell Nov 320 call 5.80

How Stutland’s Trade Makes Money
Protected under $280
Losses from $280 to $300
Profits from $300 to $320
Called away at $320

* Learn more about this trade. Watch the video now!




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Trader disclosure: On Oct.14, 2010, 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), (GE), (GOOG), (INTC), (MON), (MSFT), (MOS), (POT); Adami owns (AGU), (BTU), (NUE), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT); Adami’s wife works at Merck; Terranova Owns (GLD), (APA), (AAPL), (IBM), (EOG), (HES), (OIH), (OXY), (ORCL), (SU), (VRTS), (XBI), ( C), (JOYG), (RIG), (UPL), (PEP), (FCX), (PFE), (HOC), (NOV), (CRM), (MMM), (MCD), (NKE), (CREE), (ISRG), (XLF), (SDS); Terranova is short (APOL); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm own (JPM); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm own (BAC); Finerman’s Firm own (MSFT); Finerman’s Firm owns (RIG); Finerman’s Firm owns (WMT); Finerman's firm is short (IJR); Finerman's firm is short (MDY); Finerman's firm is short (SPY); Finerman's firm is short (IWM); Finerman’s firm owns S&P 500 puts; Finerman’s firm owns Russell 2000 puts

For Dan Niles
Niles and Alpha One own (DELL)
Niles and Alpha One own (AAPL)

For Joe Terranova:
Terranova is chief market strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD.
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ALK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DRYS)

For Scott Davis
Morgan Stanley makes a market in (MMM), (CAT), (CMI), (DE), (GE), (HON), Bucyrus International Inc., Caterpillar, Cooper Industries, Cummins Inc., Danaher Corp., Dover Corporation, Eaton, Emerson Electric, Fastenal Co., Hubbell Inc., Illinois Tool Works, Ingersoll-Rand, ITT Corp., John Bean Technologies Corp, Joy Global Inc, Lennox International, Manitowoc Company Inc., MSC Industrial Direct, Mueller Water Products, Navistar International Corp., PACCAR Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc., Roper Industries Inc., Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., SPX Corp, Terex, Textron Inc., Thomas & Betts, Tyco International Ltd., United Technologies, W.W. Grainger, Wabash National Corporation, Watsco Inc., Wesco International Inc..

Morgan Stanley beneficially owned 1% or more of a class of common equity securities of the following companies covered in Morgan Stanley Research: Cooper Industries, Fastenal Co., Honeywell International, Manitowoc Company Inc., Mueller Water Products, Terex, Textron Inc., Wabash National Corporation

Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley managed or co-managed a public offering (or 144A offering) of securities of Emerson Electric, General Electric, Hubbell Inc., Lennox International, Manitowoc Company Inc., Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., Wabash National Corporation

Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has received compensation for investment banking services from 3M Co., AGCO, Danaher Corp., Deere, Dover Corporation, Eaton, Emerson Electric, General Electric, Honeywell International, Hubbell Inc., Ingersoll-Rand, Lennox International, Manitowoc Company Inc., Mueller Water Products, Navistar International Corp., Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., Terex, Textron Inc., Tyco International Ltd., United Technologies, Wabash National Corporation

For Brian Stutland
***No Disclosures***

For Joe Lavorgna
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For Paul Miller
***No Disclosures***

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