Options Action


  • Options Action: Microsoft Headed Higher?     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    One options trader is betting on Microsoft, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Why One Big Trader Is Fading the Facebook Bounce Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:59 PM ET

    On Friday, Facebook shares closed 2.5 percent higher to finish November 48 percent off the month's lows. However, one option trader took advantage of this strength by making a bearish bet.

  • Options Action, November 30, 2012     Friday, 30 Nov 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.

  • Options Action Web Extra     Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

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

  • Stutland: Yes, Ford Can Go Higher Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    Buying calls on the stock is the best way to play this name, because of how volatile durable goods sales have been in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Gold’s Drop Presents an Opportunity Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 2:27 PM ET

    Gold dropped $20 in five minutes under this morning, and it made plenty of traders nervous. But where some saw a crisis, one big options trader saw an opportunity.

  • Why Yum Is Bad for the Market     Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Yum tumbles on a poor outlook in China. And is it a sign of things to come for Nike? What Yum's stumble means to the market, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Does the options market sense more special dividends are on the way? Are special dividends actually good for the market, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Buy the Apple Rally?     Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Mike's genius Apple trade. Can the company's strength continue? Discussing whether it's time to bite into the Apple rally, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • Visa Stock Charging Higher     Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 5:05 PM ET

    Has Visa run too far, too fast? Visa hit a new high today. So is it finally time to give the company "credit?"

  • Why It’s Time to Buy Utilities Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    One of the sectors hardest hit since President Obama’s reelection has been the utilities - but yesterday, one option trader made a bet that this sell-off was overdone.

  • How options traders are positioning themselves in Dollar General ahead of its earnings report, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities LLC.

  • Options Action: Upside For Oracle?     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Oracle is one company that could issue debt to pay a special dividend. Scott Nations of NationsShares says one options trader sees the stock at or above $27.51 by March's expiration.

  • Options Action: DreamWorks, a Nightmare?     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of DreamWorks took a beating today ahead of its new release, "Rise of the Guardians." CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC, discusses how options traders are playing the stock.

  • Options Action: Amazon Headed Higher?     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    One options trader is making a big bet on Amazon, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Gundlach on Apple: Short-Term Bottom Is In Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:09 PM ET

    Apple shares enjoyed a terrific Monday, obliterating all of their losses from the prior week. And that probably is not taking famed investor Jeff Gundlach, of DoubleLine Capital, by surprise.

  • Options Action: Get Bullish on HCA Holdings?     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, discusses whether HCA Holdings could see a 40 percent jump ahead.

  • Why Traders are Getting Bearish on Halliburton Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    On Tuesday, I noticed some unusual options activity in Halliburton. One trader bought 3,827 December 30-strike puts for $0.54, while the stock was at $31.35.

  • Options Action: Get Bullish on AIG?     Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of AIG are in a bit of a slump recently, as the stock has fallen 6 percent over the past month. Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, offers a play for options 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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  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

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