• Why It Might Be Time to Jump Into Facebook Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Traders are more aggressively selling puts and buying calls on Facebook after its announcement, which is a bullish sign for Facebook shares.

  • How One Trader Cashed in on Phillips 66—Big Time Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    In the options market, big money can be made pretty quickly. For one trader, it only took a day. Here's how he did it.

  • Why GM Shares Could Double Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    Are we seeing a great turnaround for U.S. automakers? Morningstar analyst David Whiston certainly thinks so.

  • Trader Bets GM Will Get Into Gear Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Signs stand in front of the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit, Michigan.

    One options trader placed a bullish bet that GM will move 7 percent higher come May expiration.

  • Did Toys 'R Us Deliver a Big Warning for Retail? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Shopper at Toys "R" Us

    Toys 'R Us reported miserable fourth-quarter earnings, but what does this tell us about brick and mortar retail as a whole?

  • Traders Bet Tesla Will Accelerate Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Tesla Motors S Model

    Shares of Tesla surged Monday after the company announced that sales of its Model S vehicle have exceeded its mid-February target.

  • Want to Protect Those Profits? Here's How Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Many traders are having a hard time seeing how the market will be able to rally and are concerned that the "sell in May and go away" trade could pressure the market. If you are in this camp, then consider this strategy.

  • Trader Banks on a Bank of America Bounce Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    It's been a bumpy road for Bank of America lately, but one option trader sees smooth sailing ahead.

  • The Big Bet That Could Propel Casino Stocks Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    The MGM Macau casino resort, in Macau, China.

    Casino stocks are having a terrific week—and it has nothing to do with Las Vegas. In fact, it has everything to do with the coastal Chinese city of Macau.

  • The Big Bet on a Facebook Face-Plant Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    One options trader placed a bearish bet that Facebook stock will be 6.5 percent lower at May expiration.

  • No Higher Dell Deal Coming, Say Options Traders Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    If Dell's board considers buyout offers from Blackstone Group or Carl Icahn superior to Michael Dell's offer, some think Dell could up his price. However, options traders aren't buying it.

  • Options Action: The Dell Deal Fair?  Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Competitors have until midnight tonight to submit higher bids for Dell. Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, and Crawford Del Prete, IDC, weigh in on what shareholders think.

  • Nike Scores Big – Without Assist From China Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    Now investors often treat Nike as a proxy for China growth. So are these numbers telling us that the China story isn't as bad as everyone seems to think?

  • Unusual Activity in Apple Options  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Halftime gives you the trade on the stocks you asked about, including unusual activity in Apple options.

  • It was bad day for the global growth story on Wednesday,, but don't tell that to the stock market. The S&P 500 enjoyed a splendid day, despite two pieces of evidence that international business conditions are in serious trouble.

  • Big Trader Bets on a Fear Surge Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    The VIX dropped dramatically Wednesday morning, as fears over Cyprus's financial crisis dissipated. A lower VIX means that the cost of protection, or portfolio insurance, has gone down—and that spurred one option trader to buy some.

  • Traders Fill Up on This Oil Giant Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    For a long time, the trade has been to buy oil refiners and sell big oil. Now it looks like that trade could flip.

  • Cyprus and What It Means for the VIX Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Central Bank of Cyprus

    The VIX surged about 20 percent Monday on the open of U.S. markets. Clearly, the news of Cyprus's proposed bank deposit tax is leading to expectations that volatility will return to the market.

  • Gold Up on Euro Concerns  Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Gold rises on fresh concerns about Cyprus, with the FMHR team. Meanwhile the NYSE launches mini-options trading, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Options: Hop Aboard Carnival Shares?  Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, and Steve Cortes, Veracruz LLC, assess whether it's high time to hop aboard carnival shares.