Options Action


  • CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, offers insight on the performance of airline stocks.

  • Traders Fill Up on This Oil Giant Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    For a long time, the trade has been to buy oil refiners and sell big oil. Now it looks like that trade could flip.

  • Options Action: Bullish Bet on Apple     Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    How options players are betting on Apple, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Cyprus and What It Means for the VIX Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Central Bank of Cyprus

    The VIX surged about 20 percent Monday on the open of U.S. markets. Clearly, the news of Cyprus's proposed bank deposit tax is leading to expectations that volatility will return to the market.

  • More Upside for Yahoo?     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Cashing in on Yahoo. On February 1st, Dan made a bullish bet on Yahoo. What's next for Yahoo shares? Discussing whether there's still time to hop on Yahoo, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • What Pros Are Watching This Week     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Amanda Drury 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.

  • Mini Options Start Trading Next Week     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Mini options will begin trading next week in companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • Facebook or LinkedIn?     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Facebook moves in on Twitter, as the company plans to start using hash tags. The war for the hash tag, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • 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.

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.

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