Options Action


  • Options Action, December 7, 2012     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the "Options Action" traders discuss the events they'll be watching this week.

  • Should You Buy the Apple Dip? Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:16 PM ET

    On Wednesday, Apple shares slid 6.4 percent on heavy volume. One option trader is betting that AAPL falls through $500.

  • This Big Trader Is Betting on Netflix Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    Yesterday, Netflix shares jumped 14% on news that the company has struck a deal with Disney to stream Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies beginning in 2016.

  • He¿s gotten it right before -- so how is Scott Nations playing Apple now? He's got a way to trade the tech giant, and he'll tell you how you can cash in.

  • Freeport-McMoran is the worst performer on the S&P 500 today, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: Floor Under Cisco?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, offers his thoughts on Cisco.

  • Why One Big Trader is Taking a Sip of PepsiCo Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Should the U.S. go off the "cliff," there is a high probability of a recession in the near future.

  • 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.

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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  • 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.