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  • A Gutsy Bet That the Market Has Bottomed Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    A Gutsy Bet That the Market Has Bottomed

    Tuesday's sell-off in equities sent many scrambling to buy downside portfolio protection. One big trader, however, did just the opposite.

  • A Smart Bet on Johnson & Johnson? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    A Smart Bet on Johnson & Johnson?

    For traders looking to get long J&J, but who do not want to chase the stock, this is a good alternative that can make money in an up, sideways, or modestly down market.

  • Santelli's Birth of the 'Ralph Kramden Effect'   Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
    Santelli's Birth of the 'Ralph Kramden Effect'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks about the roots of financial engineering; including portfolio engineering and providing liquidity in the markets.

  • Options Traders Say Fade the China Rally Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    Options Traders Say Fade the China Rally

    It’s the breakout no one is talking about: China! But is there more room up?

  • With Pandit Out, Is It Time to Bet on Citi? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Street Still Buzzing About Pandit Resignation

    One big options trader says "yes."

  • How Low Can Groupon Go? $4, Says One Options Trader Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:57 AM ET
    How Low Can Groupon Go? $4, Says One Options Trader

    On Monday we noticed some major bearish options activity on Groupon.

  • Options Traders See Range-Bound Yahoo Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Options Traders See Range-Bound Yahoo

    On Friday we noticed unusual options volume in Yahoo.

  • What's Next For the Oil Trade?   Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    What's Next For the Oil Trade?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the best way to trade the future price of oil, with Alan Knuckman, Chief Trading Advisor, OneStopOption.com.

  • How to Trade the Euro Before ECB Meeting   Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    How to Trade the Euro Before ECB Meeting

    A currency play on the euro, ahead of tomorrow's ECB and Bank of England meetings, with Willie Williams, Societe Generale.

  • Kick Off to Q4 Market Plays   Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:06 AM ET
    Kick Off to Q4 Market Plays

    Scott Nations, NationsShares CIO, provides investment tips on the first day of trading in the fourth quarter.

  • Buy the Euro Dip?   Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
    Buy the Euro Dip?

    A currency play on a dip in the euro against the U.S. dollar, with George Davis, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Trader Buzz: Gold vs. the US Dollar   Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 6:30 AM ET
    Trader Buzz: Gold vs. the US Dollar

    Scott Bauer, Trading Advantage market strategist, discusses the outlook for the precious metal, stocks, and currencies.

  • Crude Oil Inventories Down 2.4M Barrels   Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Crude Oil Inventories Down 2.4M Barrels

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson breaks down the latest EIA numbers on energy, with Raymond Carbone, Paramount Options.

  • Safe Havens Look Hot and the Euro Sags Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 7:57 AM ET
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    Options market signals flash and investors seek comfort in the dollar and yen — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • NYSE trader on Tablet

    Monday's biggest options trades again involved the financial sector. There was also unusual options activity in the mining sector.

  • Tripped Up By Oil Slip   Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Tripped Up By Oil Slip

    A look at what triggered oil's rapid price drop on Monday, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson and Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital Management.

  • Why Does the Market Feel Weird? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 1:34 PM ET
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    Sometimes, with the market, it’s just a feel that something’s off. This is one of those times, just weirder than usual.

  • Trading Rio Tinto's Earnings & China's CPI   Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Trading Rio Tinto's Earnings & China's CPI

    A trade on an Australian mining company and China's latest economic data, with Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.

  • How Knight Gave Traders a Heads-Up Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 2:23 PM ET
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    Shortly after the market opened Wednesday, Knight Capital sent a message to its clients as trading started to get wacky.

  • Protein Shortage Ahead?   Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:40 PM ET
    Protein Shortage Ahead?

    Carl Icahn upped his stake in Navistar, with the Fast Money traders; and Barclays and Goldman Sachs are increasing their price forecast for grain futures as corn continues to rally, with Jim Bower, Bower Trading. "If this weather stays inflammatory, and we keep dropping this yield down on soybeans, we could be faced with a protein shortage worldwide in the months to come," says Bower.