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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?
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.
One options trader is jumping in — should you?
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.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders look at the past week's activity in the options markets, and discuss what they'll be watching next week.
Making bank with JPMorgan. Is the worst over for financials? Profiting from a trade gone right, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders discuss the stocks they'll be watching next week.
A battle of the big-box retailers. Both Wal-Mart and Home Depot report earnings next week. Checking the charts, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.
Stocks are hit by cliff concerns and earnings. A look at the stocks that could benefit and those that could get whacked by the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.
Tuesday's sell-off in equities sent many scrambling to buy downside portfolio protection. One big trader, however, did just the opposite.
Web-only investment advice from CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.
The bullishness undoubtedly comes as a result of Ford’s robust domestic sales, which more than made up for weakness in Europe.
So why is Carl Icahn buying Netflix? Shares of the streaming giant soared 14% after the billionaire investor disclosed a 10% stake in the Los Gatos, California based company.
I don't expect Apple to get above $650 anytime soon, but maybe the stock has some small room to the upside after Turkey Day.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, one trader was positioning himself to take advantage of volatility in crude oil on Friday.
Gold bugs, here are some answers for you.
Discussing how options traders are playing Apple's fall, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.
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.
Different people react to earnings season differently. On Friday, the "Options Actions" traders looked ahead, predicted who will disappoint, and put on bearish trades.
Friday marked the 25th anniversary of the 1987 market crash, a day when the S&P 500 fell over 20 percent and traders learned the importance of covering their tail risk.
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Mike Khouw, Options Action trader, shares his view on News Corp stock on the heels of testimony from Rupert Murdoch before British Parliament.
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