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4 Naughty & Nice Holiday Options Trades

Make holiday gains that don’t go straight to your waist

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Santa Claus is coming to town very soon, and already we’ve seen the makings of his early visit down the chimney at the corner of Wall and Broad.

The so-called Santa Claus rally really kicked into high gear after Black Friday, where shoppers spent a record $52.4 billion across the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That number was up 16.4% from 2010. Cyber Monday also set a record, with online sales increasing 33% over the prior year.

But forget presents. While everyone else is busy spending money on clothes and trinkets and electronics this season, as options traders, what we really want is for Kris Kringle to bring us a sack of profits!

You could always put that on your wish list and send it to the North Pole. Or you can create a little magic of your own instead with some holiday-themed trades that come in the right size and style for any account.

With all of this holiday cheer, it’s possible to buy call options on the best retailers and make out like a greedy elf. However, not all retailers have been nice this year. Some have been downright naughty. Fortunately, options players can profit from both naughty and nice retailers with the following options trades.

Best of all, you won’t want to exchange these returns!

Let’s look at the next page to see who makes the “naughty” list …

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