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  • Too Late to Buy the Banks?     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley surges 6 percent on the week as financials lead the markets higher. Meanwhile, the VIX tumbles 38 percent. Will the rally continue, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • Why Traders See Oceans of Upside in Transocean Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    Transocean Discoverer Enterprise drillship

    The latest chapter of the Deepwater Horizon saga has been written, and it could send shares of Transocean, the owner of the drilling rig that spawned the Gulf of Mexico spill, higher.

  • Options Action: Jump Ahead For General Motors?     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing unusual options activity in General Motor today, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Pulte Pullback Coming?     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    Shares of homebuilder PulteGroup are hitting 52-week highs today, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Get Out of Financials?     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    One options traders is making a huge bet to protect themselves from a potential drop in the financial sector, with CNBC contributor Scott Nations of NationsShares and the Fast Money traders.

  • Web-only investment advice from CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Your First Trade for Monday     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 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.

  • Awaiting Statement From President Obama     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:22 PM ET

    President Obama is scheduled to make a statement from the White House at 5:45 PM EST, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders; and Sean Egan of Egan-Jones Ratings Co.

  • Why Can't Washington Come Together?     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks are sinking amid the fiscal cliff stalemate, with Governor Ed Rendell, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • D.C. Can't Deal     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The House is set to reconvene on Sunday, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers; and lawmakers fail to find common ground on a deal to aver the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Retailer That Traders Are Betting On Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Michael Kors LLC store on Rodeo Drive

    One options trader was buying calls on the weakness in this name.

  • Options Action: Heavy Nordstrom Call Volume     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Nordstrom has traded off about 10 percent since its highs in November, but options traders were making bullish bets today, explains CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Forecasting Next Week     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    Looking ahead to next week's trading, how should investors prepare? Money In Motion and Options Action contributors, weigh in.

  • Are Investors Hopeful For a Deal?     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    President Obama is urging Congress to work together to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Money In Motion and Options Action contributors, discuss strategies to playing the market during uncertainty.

  • President Obama addresses fiscal cliff concerns after meeting with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker Boehner. CNBC's John Harwood, Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders, provide perspective.

  • Market Headwinds For 2013     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:12 PM ET

    How are the markets positioned ahead of 2013? Carter Braxton Worth of Oppenheimer; and CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders, take a close look at what investors can expect from stocks amid fiscal cliff fears.

  • CNBC's John Harwood discusses what investors can expect from President Obama's statement on the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Your First Trade for Monday     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 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.

  • Cliff Fears Slam Stocks     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks head south as hopes of a deal dissolve and fear returns to the market, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

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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