Options Action


  • Does Apple Still Matter to the Market?     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Why can't Apple rally? The stock hits a 52-week low as the market nears all-time highs. Does it still matter to the stock market, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Stocks vs. Bonds -- Who's Right?     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks and bonds rally together. Will REITs be the victim in the war between stocks and bonds? Could REITs be wrong, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Time to Press Your Silver Shorts?     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Is it time to short silver? On January 4th, Mike made a bearish bet on the silver ETF, SLV. The outlook for precious metals, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Options Action: Penney Gets Pinched     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, discusses whether traders see JC Penney falling lower from here.

  • Not surprisingly, J.C. Penney's dismal earnings numbers spurred option traders to make some large bearish bets on the stock.

  • Options Action: Groupon a Deal?     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, takes a look at Groupon from the options pits.

  • What a Jumpy VIX Means for the Market Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    We need to dissect what might be causing so much upward pressure on the VIX while the stock market remains so elevated on the year.

  • Options Action: Bullish Activity In Zynga     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Zynga is up 46 percent year-to-date. Options traders bought call options in Zynga on news Nevada had passed online gaming, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • One Trader’s Big Bet That Lockheed Will Fly Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    The sequester will cut about $45 billion from Pentagon programs. Despite this, Lockheed Martin saw heavy call option trading.

  • Are Media Stocks Too Hot?     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Lights, camera, crash? The Oscar-worthy trade on Time Warner, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • What Pros Are Watching This Week     Friday, 22 Feb 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.

  • Gas+Taxes=Lower Stocks?     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Is the market really weaker than it seems? Despite near-record highs, warning signs emerge for stocks. The risks in the market, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Has Apple Found a Floor?     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Should investors buy Apple into the shareholder meeting? Discussing the make or break week for Apple, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Goldman Sachs has been on fire. So what's the best way to play the financial giant now? Scott Nations goes for the Goldman in the 101 Web Extra.

  • Can Sears Soar? One Options Trader Thinks So Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    One options trader has made a large bullish bet on the long-term performance of Sears' stock. Should you follow?

  • Options Action: Rough Road Ahead For Tesla?     Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

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

  • Why GM Could Motor Higher Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Signs stand in front of the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit, Michigan.

    GM led the market lower on Wednesday, but option activity was bullish, with calls trading nearly double their average daily volume.

  • Options Action: HP Weighs in on Foxconn     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, talks about a sentiment shift in the options market.

  • Playing Google With Options     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Scott Nations, NationsShares, is searching for more upside in Google stock.

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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    Fridays, 5:30p ET
    Saturday, 6a ET
    Sunday, 6a ET


  • 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.

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