Options Action


  • DreamWorks a Dream?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    DreamWorks faces a make or break weekend. Making money in the movies, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Is It Time to Take Profits     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Global growth and concerns over Europe return. Transports fall, so are banks next? Might be time to take profits, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Nike Scores Big – Without Assist From China Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    Now investors often treat Nike as a proxy for China growth. So are these numbers telling us that the China story isn't as bad as everyone seems to think?

  • Options Action: 'Risky' Bet on SAP AG     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:27 PM ET

    How options traders are betting on SAP AG, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: LULU Does Downward Dog     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    In light of Lululemon's "sheer pants," CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group, discusses the options tarde.

  • It was bad day for the global growth story on Wednesday,, but don't tell that to the stock market. The S&P 500 enjoyed a splendid day, despite two pieces of evidence that international business conditions are in serious trouble.

  • Big Trader Bets on a Fear Surge Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    The VIX dropped dramatically Wednesday morning, as fears over Cyprus's financial crisis dissipated. A lower VIX means that the cost of protection, or portfolio insurance, has gone down—and that spurred one option trader to buy some.

  • CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, offers insight on the performance of airline stocks.

  • Traders Fill Up on This Oil Giant Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    For a long time, the trade has been to buy oil refiners and sell big oil. Now it looks like that trade could flip.

  • Options Action: Bullish Bet on Apple     Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    How options players are betting on Apple, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Cyprus and What It Means for the VIX Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Central Bank of Cyprus

    The VIX surged about 20 percent Monday on the open of U.S. markets. Clearly, the news of Cyprus's proposed bank deposit tax is leading to expectations that volatility will return to the market.

  • More Upside for Yahoo?     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Cashing in on Yahoo. On February 1st, Dan made a bullish bet on Yahoo. What's next for Yahoo shares? Discussing whether there's still time to hop on Yahoo, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • What Pros Are Watching This Week     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders look at the past week's activity in the options markets, and discuss what they'll be watching in the week ahead.

  • Mini Options Start Trading Next Week     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Mini options will begin trading next week in companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • Facebook or LinkedIn?     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Facebook moves in on Twitter, as the company plans to start using hash tags. The war for the hash tag, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • Will Apple Ever Part with Its Cash     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Apple gets its mojo back, as shares rallied today. Will Apple part with its cash? Discussing the hopes for a large Apple cash distribution, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • Have Starbucks shares gotten too hot? Scott Nations says "yes," and lays out a trade that risks a little to make a 'latte.'

  • Options: Hop Aboard Carnival Shares?     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, and Steve Cortes, Veracruz LLC, assess whether it's high time to hop aboard carnival shares.

  • Options Action: BlackBerry Blues     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, explains how to use options to trade BlackBerry.

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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