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  • Taking Advantage of the Gold Panic: Stutland Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    This options trade took advantage of the panic selling of gold on Friday.

  • Options Action: Bullish Bet on Pfizer     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Options Action: Bullish Bet on First Solar     Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    First Solar shares are losing some shine after a surge yesterday. How options traders are betting on the stock, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Why There's Still Hope for JC Penney Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    The trading in J.C. Penney shares has been pretty rough lately. But the action in the credit and options market may actually suggest that the stock has bottomed.

  • Options Action: Coal Recovering?     Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    How options traders are playing Alpha Natural Resources, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Yes, This Is the Big Pullback: Chart Pros Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    It seems to be the consensus on Wall Street: The market is about the pull back. And some of Wall Street's top chartists say it's finally happening.

  • The Smart Way to Play the Market: Stutland Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    On Monday morning, one option trader took advantage of the uptick in the VIX to sell out-of-the-money puts on the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) expiring this week.

  • Yahoo to Follow Google & Apple     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:43 PM ET

    Is it Google's or Yahoo's turn to go lower? Google shares begin to break down as tech continues to show weakness. Discussing whether there's an opportunity in beaten-down tech, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • 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.

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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    Saturday, 6a ET
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  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

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