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Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank with a trade that plays on a strong Australian dollar. And the Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to play today.
For many sophisticated investors, trading options is a routine practice that can be hugely profitable, but retail investors can also transact options contracts on the open market.
Pessimistic about the future of a company’s stock and not sure what to do about it? One strategy employed by many investors is stock shorting, a tool that allows them to make money when a stock goes down.
Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.
Want to succeed at trading options? You need to understand exactly how these contracts work. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains call options: contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go up in the near future.
Options in social networking company LinkedIn will be listed on U.S. exchanges, starting today, with Will Duff Gordon, Data Explorers.
A preview of options trading on LindedIn, which is expected to begin tomorrow, with Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com.
The "Fast Money" traders forecast market direction with the put/call ratio.
Strategies for a long-term investor or short-term trader, with Dan Neiman, Neiman Large Cap Value Fund and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
Simon Hobbs and the Fast Money traders weigh in on the U.S. dollar, Treasuries, commodities and which trades you should put down today.
From the options market, trader JJ Kinahan explains.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on unusual options activity in Intel stock.
Unusual options activity says a lot about reports suggesting Tyco International could be bought out, options trader JJ Kinahan said.
Oil gets close to trading below $99 a barrel, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Allen Good, Morningstar senior equity analyst, weighs in. Low inventories should support prices this summer, he says.
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.
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."