*Sony surges as U.S. fund calls on to spin off unit Exporters lead the gains on further weakening of yen. TOKYO, May 15- Japan's Nikkei share index rose 2.2 percent to break above 15,000 on Wednesday, with Sony Corp surging after a proposal from a U.S. activist fund to list its entertainment unit sent its U.S.-listed shares soaring 10 percent.» Read More
A play on corn and other commodities, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on which trades you should put down today, and David Greenberg, Greenberg Capital with a check on oil prices.
The "Fast Money" traders highlight U.S. companies benefiting from pricing power that comes with a weak U.S. dollar.
Silver prices are sky high, but investors may still be able to make a play. Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research president with a momentum trade.
Using options to bet on a move in either direction by financials, with Scott Nations, NationsShares and Options Action trader.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
This financial services stock saw shares climb to a three-year high while many option contracts changed hands, trader Pete Najarian said.
Retails investors are buying up options as never before after being burned too many times in volatile markets. But these instruments can be complex and investors can easily be led astray.
Friday is Quadruple Witching Day. But with geopolitical events rocking stocks this week, this quarterly event has had less effect on the markets than usual. Quadruple witching is when contracts for stock index futures, stock index options, stock equity options and single stock futures expire. This happens once every quarter, on the third Friday of March, June, September and December, and has also been called "Freaky Friday."
The "Mad Money" host recommends monitoring four upcoming analyst meetings and four earnings calls, among two other events.
For Thursday's "Options Action," Brian Stutland looks at the iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund, an exchange traded fund that tracks the People's Republic.
"DRJ" spotted some strong options activity in this energy name on Tuesday. The options trader explains why he, too, is bullish on coal.
One analyst thinks so. Richard Kugele of Needham & Co. explains why the technology company remains one of his top picks for 2011.
"DRJ" reveals which consumer goods name is seeing very aggressive call buying on Tuesday.
Rumors that activist investor Carl Icahn may be interested in this stock, "DRJ" said options skyrocketed.
Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities explains an options strategy ahead of Cisco's earnings results next week.
Why Doug Thomas, an analyst with JET Investment Research, thinks the underwear maker is oversold.
With Las Vegas Sands scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald reveals an options trade on the casino operator.
"Fast Money" trader Pete Najarian explains what's prompted aggressive upside call buying in two industries on Wednesday.
The renown hedge fund manager is said to be considering taking a share in this retailer, thereby creating some unusual options activity, reports "DRJ."