Options Action


  • 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.

  • One Options Trader Bets Walgreen Will See Red Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    Sometimes, when a stock surges on an analyst upgrade, it's high time to make a bearish bet. That's exactly what one big options trader did on Walgreen.

  • Options Action: JC Penney     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Options Traders See Good News Ahead for News Corp. Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Rupert Murdoch is breaking up News Corp., and options traders seem to think that it could be very good news for the stock.

  • Diamond Foods: Takeout in Aisle Three? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Diamond Foods' poor performance after reporting earnings may be just one more reason why a takeout of the company could be around the corner.

  • Options Trader Bets Zynga Will Zing Higher Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    One options trader placed a bullish bet that Zynga shares would increase 21 percent at April expiration.

  • Options Action: Traders Get Into Dell     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing how options traders are playing the deal between Icahn and Dell, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Blackberry Buyout: Could Lenovo Be Interested? Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:08 PM ET
    Thorsten Heins and the Z10

    BlackBerry shares spiked after AT&T said it will carry its new smartphone, rekindling speculation that the smartphone maker could be a takeover target.

  • Is Navistar Shining Too Bright? Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 4:08 PM ET
    International Terrastar

    Last week, Navistar shares surged 46 percent, but while Wall Street has been bullish, options trading has been less optimistic.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • We asked you to lay out your best bullish or bearish case on a stock, so David took to Facebook.com/OptionsAction to lay out a great bearish thesis on BlackBerry. In the web extra, Scott Nations gives him a trade on BlackBerry that can make money whether the stock goes down, up, or nowhere at all.

  • What Pros Are Watching This Week     Friday, 8 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 in the week ahead.

  • Why Can't Apple Rally?     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Has Apple bottomed? Or is it finally time to buy Apple. Managing a losing trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • About Face for Facebook     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Social media stocks have taken off, so why is Facebook lagging? Debating whether it's time to "like" Facebook, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Are Housing Stocks Overvalued?     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Housing stocks have soared recently. Discussing whether they're overvalued, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • One options trader has made a bet that the S&P 500 will make all-time highs by April expiration.

  • Yep, Automakers May Be Your Best Bet Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is at an five-year high, and so is household net worth. But don't tell that to automakers – because monthly vehicle sales have lagged stubbornly behind the pack, but one pro says get ready to shift gears.

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.

  • Do you have a question for the Options Action team? Options Action selects a viewer's question and gives the answer on the show's Make The Call Web Extra video.