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  • Options Action: Best Buy Pops     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of Best Buy popped ahead of its holiday sales announcement, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Get Bearish on Hewlett-Packard?     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

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

  • Smart Traders Scramble for Protection on Boeing Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:55 PM ET
    Special operations vehicles surround a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner jet parked at a gate at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

    While the market figures out what is next for Boeing, it makes sense to play the stock this way, since Boeing is not likely to scream higher between now and February.

  • Pandora: Music to Traders' Ears? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Pandora saw heavy option trading volume on Monday after announcing December 2012 listener metrics. So how should you play it?

  • Options Action: Netflix Breaking Out?     Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Netflix traded above $100 today after announcing a licensing agreement with Time Warner, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Options Action, January 4, 2012     Friday, 4 Jan 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.

  • Netflix to Stay Hot in 2013?     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Netting gains on Netflix. On December 7th, Mike made a bullish bet on Netflix. How much higher could it go, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Sell Into Silver Selloff?     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Silver and gold get off to a rough start this year, as the metals hit a 4-month low. Why gold is on its longest losing streak since 2004, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Options Action Web Extra     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

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

  • Too Late to Buy the Banks?     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley surges 6 percent on the week as financials lead the markets higher. Meanwhile, the VIX tumbles 38 percent. Will the rally continue, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • Why Traders See Oceans of Upside in Transocean Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    Transocean Discoverer Enterprise drillship

    The latest chapter of the Deepwater Horizon saga has been written, and it could send shares of Transocean, the owner of the drilling rig that spawned the Gulf of Mexico spill, higher.

  • Options Action: Jump Ahead For General Motors?     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing unusual options activity in General Motor today, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Pulte Pullback Coming?     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    Shares of homebuilder PulteGroup are hitting 52-week highs today, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Get Out of Financials?     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    One options traders is making a huge bet to protect themselves from a potential drop in the financial sector, with CNBC contributor Scott Nations of NationsShares and the Fast Money traders.

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

  • Your First Trade for Monday     Friday, 28 Dec 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.

  • Awaiting Statement From President Obama     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:22 PM ET

    President Obama is scheduled to make a statement from the White House at 5:45 PM EST, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders; and Sean Egan of Egan-Jones Ratings Co.

  • Why Can't Washington Come Together?     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks are sinking amid the fiscal cliff stalemate, with Governor Ed Rendell, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • D.C. Can't Deal     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The House is set to reconvene on Sunday, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers; and lawmakers fail to find common ground on a deal to aver the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action 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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