Options Action


  • 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.

  • Why Traders Should Watch the Gap Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    The Gap's flagship store in San Francisco

    Not only is Gap a definitive American middle-class brand, but it came roaring back to life in January. The company posted an 8 percent increase in comparable sales in January, with all brands showing a rise.

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

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

  • Icahn v. Ackman: Who's Right?     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Who's really right on Herbalife? Carl Icahn fires the latest salvo in the HLF battle. Trading alongside Ackman and Icahn, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Smart Way to Trade Bank of America     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    America voted and it wants to see Scott Nations trade Bank of America. So in the Options Action 101 Web Extra, he gives you a smart trade on the hot stock.

  • What to Watch in the Week Ahead     Friday, 15 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 next week.

  • What Wal-Mart Means to the Market     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Is the Wal-Mart sell off a warning to the market? The retail giant's shares tank. Will the company spark a retail wreck, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • SEC Freezes Assets Involved In Heinz Trading     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    The SEC has frozen assets in a Swiss-based trading account involved in recent Heinz trading under investigation, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Chart Says Gold Headed to $1,500     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    The chart says the precious metal is headed south, to $1,500, as gold has its worst week in 8 months. What's behind the sell off, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Transocean Holding Oceans of Opportunity?: Op-Ed Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Transocean rig, Gulf of Mexico

    Management can now put this disaster behind them, and refocus on their core business going forward.

  • Whole Foods' stock plunged after providing weak guidance, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group.

  • Why Deere Is in Traders' Headlights: Stutland Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:08 PM ET
    John Deere Hybrid Tractor

    One options trader made a bullish bet on Deere. Should you follow his lead?

  • Playing Facebook With Options     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, explains whether Facebook is gaining friends. "The sentiment in the options market for Facebook is generally pretty bullish here," he says.

  • The Big Bet that Gold Will Hit an All-Time High Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    One options trader is seeking a near-term rally that potentially ends what has been a bear market for gold.

  • The Case for Helicopter Money Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The view that it is never right to respond to a financial crisis with monetary financing of a consciously expanded fiscal deficit – helicopter money, in brief – is wrong

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.

Contact Options Action

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    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.

  • 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.