Options Action


  • 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.

  • Options Action: Traders Bet Against Facebook     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, says that options traders are betting against Facebook.

  • Stress-Free Trade on Bank of America Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    One options trader made a short-term bet that Bank of America's stress test results will be better than expected.

  • Dow Reaches a High and Will Hit 15,000 - Here's How Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    With the Dow at an all-time record high, traders have started to focus on the next key milestone for the blue chip index: 15,000. So what could bring us there?

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on Microsoft     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:36 PM ET

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

  • Dow Record, Then and Now Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Dow made a new all-time high, surpassing the record it set in October of 2007. And while it has been an impressive run for the market over the past four years, perhaps we shouldn't pat ourselves on the back just yet.

  • Why Traders Are Saying 'Yes' to Hess Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    One options trader has made a bet that Hess's rally would continue. Should you follow suit?

  • One options trader expects Apple to remain below $440.20 through next Friday, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group.

  • NFLX Chart Looks Really, Really Bad: Options Pro Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Netflix shares are having their worst day since late January on virtually no news (unless you count speculation Carl Icahn is selling as news). And if the charts are any indication, the pain could be getting a lot worse.

  • The Yahoo logo is displayed in front of the Yahoo headqarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    One options trader recently made a bullish bet that Yahoo stock will triple.

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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    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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You Make the Call

  • 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.