Options Action


  • The Hidden Reason Why Bank Stocks Could Tumble Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Despite worries that bank contagion could spread throughout Europe in another banking crisis, the financial sector ETF has dropped only 1.5 percent over the past week and a half. However, the effect of Cyprus could certainly been seen in the credit market.

  • Trader Banks on a Bank of America Bounce Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    It's been a bumpy road for Bank of America lately, but one option trader sees smooth sailing ahead.

  • The Big Bet That Could Propel Casino Stocks Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    The MGM Macau casino resort, in Macau, China.

    Casino stocks are having a terrific week—and it has nothing to do with Las Vegas. In fact, it has everything to do with the coastal Chinese city of Macau.

  • Options Action: Gold Can't Get Going     Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, weighs in on the options market in GLD.

  • The Big Bet on a Facebook Face-Plant Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    One options trader placed a bearish bet that Facebook stock will be 6.5 percent lower at May expiration.

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on Best Buy     Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Best Buy shares are up 1.5 percent today on news founder Schulze is rejoining the company. How to play the stock with options, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • No Higher Dell Deal Coming, Say Options Traders Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    If Dell's board considers buyout offers from Blackstone Group or Carl Icahn superior to Michael Dell's offer, some think Dell could up his price. However, options traders aren't buying it.

  • Is the Best to Come From Blackberry?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    Is Blackberry finally a buy? Could the Z-10 really be a game changer for the Canadian company, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • What's the best way to play Goldman? Scott Nations helps out Options Action fan Jonathan with a sweet trade on Goldman Sachs.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest news about Cyprus as the country's parliament adopts a law creating a fund to pool state assets.

  • Options Action, March 22, 2013     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:00 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.

  • Has Apple Found a Bottom?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    Last week, Dan made a bullish bet on Apple. Has the tech giant found a bottom? Discussing the company's second straight winning week and whether its recovery can continue, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • 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.

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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