Options Action


  • MasterCard has had trouble, but Scott Nations tells a fan it will recover. He suggests a masterpiece of a bullish bet on MasterCard.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders discuss the stocks they'll be watching next week.

  • Options Action, April 5, 2013     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Sweet Short on Homebuilders?     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    Are homebuilders about to crumble? Builders fall on a weak jobs report. A sweet short, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Tesla Poised to Stall     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Has Tesla grown too fast and too furious? The company's stock soared on an earnings pre-announcement, but will its shares turn to lemons? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Floor in For Facebook?     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:43 PM ET

    What's next for Facebook? On March 8th, Mike made a bullish bet on Facebook. A look at what's happened since, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Hidden Market Risk: Bird Flu Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    A technician deals with test reagents for H7N9 bird flu virus at the Quzhou Center for Disease Control (CDC) on April 4, 2013 in Quzhou, China.

    The effects of the latest bird flu can already be seen in Chinese stocks, especially those in the travel or vacation business.

  • 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.

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on Netflix     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, offers his take on Netflix.

  • Can Zynga Rob the Casinos? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

    The online game company launched Zynga Plus Casino and Zynga Plus Poker on Wednesday, allowing people in the United Kingdom to play casino-type games with real money.

  • 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.

  • Options Action: NDAQ Down 13%     Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Although Nasdaq shares took a hit today, some options traders are making a bullish bet the stock will recover, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • 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?

  • Options Action: Cisco Increases Dividend     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Cisco increased its dividend by $0.03. How options traders are betting on the stock, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • 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.

  • Options Action: Hewlett-Packard Skeptics     Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    How options traders are playing Hewlett-Packard, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • 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.

  • Options Action: Golden Opportunity     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of Freeport-McMoran are up 2 percent today, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

About Options Action

  • "Options Action" features option traders from some of the top firms on Wall Street. Each week, they gather for a fast-paced, half-hour show that focuses on how to increase profits and limit losses using common option techniques. Fresh from the trading desk, the "Options Action" panel will demystify the daunting terminology often used when talking about options, and simplify this fast-growing and crucial corner of the market. CNBC’s Emmy-nominated Melissa Lee is the host.

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  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

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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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