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Does IBM's reported deal to buy Sun Microsystems for $8 billion signal the start of consolidation in the Tech space?
Can't do a show without an audience, and as the cable news sensation known as "Options Action" continues to grow, I wanted take a moment to answer an email regarding Friday's shows.
Making bullish bets on homebuilders is the financial equivalent of playing Russian Roulette. Every time there appears to be some type of floor, the foundation comes crashing to new lows.
What to make of all the call buying on Hershey's today? Options traders snapped up the 35-strike calls for both the March and April contracts as if they were Hershey's Kisses, buying nearly 13,000 of the March 35-strike calls and 9,000 of the April 35-strike calls.
Since the start of the year, the Dow has last a quarter of its value. And with even with today's late gain, pockets of optimism are hard to find. Having said that, there were some positive signs in the options market this week, which predicted much of the pain were in right now.
Some have described "Options Action" as a must see sporting event, on par with the seventh game of the NBA finals or the Super Bowl. As the producer, I agree.
Last Friday, in another memorable edition of the cable news sensation known simply as "Options Action," Mike Khouw of Cantor suggested selling Humana's March 22.5 puts for a short-term bullish to neutral play on a beaten sector.
One of the things I like to do most following our weekly broadcast is read and answer your emails.
I promise this will be the last post about the ongoing Genentech-Roche saga. No more Maury Povich jokes about DNA tests. No more references to O.J. Simpson. But...
Last week we highlighted the troubles over at CBS and how option prices were suggesting a dividend cut in the coming quarters for the Tiffany network.
Talk about winning the battle but losing the war. CBS is home to some of television's top rated shows, including 60 Minutes, the CSI series and other fine entertainment properties.
The company's stock had made a bold effort - easily among the best performing media stocks in the past year. But the last quarter was the first full one since the economy fell off a cliff, and the Magic Kingdom is now facing reality.
Last Friday, we took a look at the travails of our parent company, General Electric. The stock has been hammered by a lousy economy and the perception that GE is actually a financial masquerading as a industrial conglomerate.
When not gushing about their unending love for "Options Action," a frequent question we get from viewers is how we derive our "In The Zone Probabilities."
That’s the possible result after today's shocking DNA test.
Not since the first OJ Simpson trial has America been so captivated by DNA. Of course, the DNA in question here is the not subject of a Watson and Crick book, but instead the stock ticker for biotech behemoth, Genentech.
If last Friday's debut broadcast of "Options Action" was the broadcast event of the season, then tonight is akin to the Super Bowl.
Even when your prediction about a stock is wrong, a good options strategy can protect you where a pure-stock play can’t.
While intriguing and fun, options can be little difficult to understand. And while we try and slow it down and demystify the terminology for you on the big show, I included a series of definitions to help you play along at home for tonight's premiere at 11:30PM/ET
Tonight marks the television event of the season. That's right my friends, the premiere of "Options Action," the first and only cable show devoted entirely to options. And you can watch it here on CNBC at 11:30PM/ET.
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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.