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  • Intrade In Trouble     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the CFTC is charging Intrade and its operator TEN for selling investment contracts that are technically options. The companies agreed not to sell options in a 2005 settlement.

  • Is Now the Time to Buy RIM? Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    One stock that saw a surge of interest, and high trading volume, during Friday’s abbreviated trading session was Research in Motion. Shares closed up over 13% on the day, following an analyst’s upgrade and upward price target revision to $15.

  • Cashing in on Range-Bound ASX 200     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 10:35 PM ET

    Chen Wai-Yee, Senior Adviser, Derivatives Specialist, Ord Minnett says the ASX 200 is likely to remain in a 4300 to 4500 point range before Christmas. She gives us her options trade to capitalize on this.

  • Why Traders are Getting Bearish on Halliburton Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    On Tuesday, I noticed some unusual options activity in Halliburton. One trader bought 3,827 December 30-strike puts for $0.54, while the stock was at $31.35.

  • Futures Now: On the Cease-fire     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Egyptian foreign minister says the truce starts at 1900 GMT, with the Futures Now team.

  • How to Trade the Euro Now     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    A currency play on the euro ahead of a decision on Greek bailout plan, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets.

  • Stutland: Options Traders Take a Bite of Apple Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:59 PM ET

    Apple is currently trading at trailing 12-month P/E of 13, or 7.6x ex-cash. With valuation numbers like these, anyone selling Apple is basically saying that growth will be negative for the next couple of years.

  • What Do Middle East Tensions Mean for Energy Stocks? Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
  • Is it Time to Dump Retail? Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:34 PM ET

    On Wednesday, October retail sales data showed a seasonally adjusted decline of 0.3 percent, versus expectations of a 0.1 percent decline.

  • Making Fast Cash on Facebook Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    This morning, Facebook shares are enjoying a nice bump, even after another lock-up expiration has set 773 million shares free for trading.

  • Money In Motion: Short Tight Trade on Yen     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    A currency play on the dramatic drop in the yen, with Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management.

  • Why One Big Trader is Fading the Housing Rally Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    Data suggests that the U.S. housing market has bottomed, so why all the bearishness?

  • The JC Penney Slump     Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    JC Penney sales fell 26 percent in the past quarter, with the FMHR traders. Meanwhile Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading, discusses whether there are more worries for Europe ahead.

  • Did the S&P Bottom Thursday? Yes, Says the VIX Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    On Thursday, the S&P 500 sold off over 1 percent, and the CBOE Volatility Index also sold off over 4 percent. So what can we make of Thursday's action?

  • Buy the Gold Miners on Obama’s Victory? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    The markets took it on the chin on Wednesday, but one sector immune from the sell-off was the gold miners, who finished the day up 1.5 percent.

  • Time to Get Bullish on China? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    One options trader is jumping in — should you?

  • What the Options Markets Are Saying About Apple     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:19 PM ET

    Trader Pete Najarian breaks down what the options market suggest about Apple's recent correction.

  • An Election Play on Schlumberger Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 12:07 PM ET

    Ahead of today’s presidential election, we noticed heavy call buying in the oil services sector. Call options on Schlumberger were particularly active yesterday, with 4.4 calls being bought for every put.

  • The Politics of Investing     Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    Garth Friesen, Co-CIO of III Associates, explains why the election will be positive for stocks, and the best way to play long bonds.

  • Chesapeake Energy: Sell Now, Buy Later? Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    On Friday, Chesapeake Energy shares fell 7.9% after the company admitted its debt reduction targets for 2012 may be pushed into 2013, along with some deal closings.