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  • 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.

  • The Retailer That Traders Are Betting On Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Michael Kors LLC store on Rodeo Drive

    One options trader was buying calls on the weakness in this name.

  • Options Action: Heavy Nordstrom Call Volume     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Nordstrom has traded off about 10 percent since its highs in November, but options traders were making bullish bets today, explains CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Forecasting Next Week     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    Looking ahead to next week's trading, how should investors prepare? Money In Motion and Options Action contributors, weigh in.

  • Are Investors Hopeful For a Deal?     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    President Obama is urging Congress to work together to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Money In Motion and Options Action contributors, discuss strategies to playing the market during uncertainty.

  • President Obama addresses fiscal cliff concerns after meeting with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker Boehner. CNBC's John Harwood, Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders, provide perspective.

  • Market Headwinds For 2013     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:12 PM ET

    How are the markets positioned ahead of 2013? Carter Braxton Worth of Oppenheimer; and CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders, take a close look at what investors can expect from stocks amid fiscal cliff fears.

  • CNBC's John Harwood discusses what investors can expect from President Obama's statement on the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Your First Trade for Monday     Friday, 21 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.

  • Cliff Fears Slam Stocks     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks head south as hopes of a deal dissolve and fear returns to the market, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Headed Toward Compromise?     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest in Washington since Speaker Boehner did not receive the necessary support for "Plan B" Thursday night. CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders discuss how the markets could react to a deal.

  • Can Netflix Stay Hot Next Year?     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:14 PM ET

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

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

  • Silver, One of the Worst Performers in December Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    The silver market is much smaller than the gold market, so silver is used as a beta play on gold.

  • Options Action: Herbalife's Worst 2-Day Drop     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

    One options trader sees Herbalife headed below $28.70 by a January expiration, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Get Bullish on Johnson Controls?     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Johnson Controls is seeing unusual options activity, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • The Stock That Doubled This Year—and Could Double Again Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 12:56 PM ET

    This banking stock has doubled this year and options traders are betting the momentum will continue.

  • Michael Khouw of CRT Capital Group details the bearish bet some options traders are making in Goldman.

  • Options Action: Unusual Activity In Goldman     Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Options Action: Building Profits on the XHB?     Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Scott Nations explains whether you should bet on home builders. "Options in this name got really expensive today," he said.

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  • "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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