Options Action


  • Options Action: P&G Shares Down 3%  Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Options Action on XHB  Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

    A look at the XHB homebuilder ETF, with CNBC Options Action contributor Mike Khouw.

  • Big Trader Bets GM Will Stall Out Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    A 2014 Chevy Silverado at the 105th Annual Chicago Auto Show.

    With the government getting out of General Motors, one big trader is betting that the stock isn't going higher anytime soon.

  • Is Dollar General a Buy?  Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    Scott Nations, NationsShares chief investment officer, looks at Dollar General, which was pounded today. Traders, he says, think the damage will be limited.

  • Options Action: Bullish Bet on Pfizer  Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Pfizer shares are up more than 10 percent this year. How options traders are betting on the stock, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Look Out, S&P Companies Warn About Q2 Earnings Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:09 PM ET

    If earnings guidance is any guide, the S&P could be in trouble. A huge number of S&P 500 companies have issued negative guidance, according to a report.

  • Asteroid Alert! Need Insurance?  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Does your insurance cover objects falling from outer space? CNBC's Jane Wells has the details of a giant asteroid making its closest pass to Earth in 200 years.

  • The Final Call  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

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

  • Trash to Treasure?  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Could laggards soon become winners? Stocks so bad, they're good, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Options Action 101 Web Extra: 'General'-ly Bullish  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:59 PM ET

    Scott Nations likes one fan's idea to buy into Dollar General ahead of earnings -- but he hates the way he plans to do it. So Scott helps out by suggesting a cost-effective way to get into Dollar General now.

  • Options Action, May 31, 2013  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:30 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.

  • Building CAT Profits  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    On May 10th, Dan made a bearish bet on Caterpillar. Is the company still a sell? Managing a winning trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Banking on Morgan Stanley  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley surges on the week. Using technical analysis to inform our options trades. Discussing whether it's time to bank on Morgan Stanley, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Facebook's Really Bad Month  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    Facebook drops below the key $25 level. Is the company so bad, it's good? After all, it did get three analyst upgrades this week, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Deutsche Bank Doubles Down on Best Buy Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    Find out why Deutsche Bank is getting even more bullish on the retailer that was once left for dead.

  • Big Trader Makes Big Bet on Microsoft Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    Is now the time to get into Mister Softee? One big option trader certainly thinks so.

  • Options Action: Sony Up 85% YTD  Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    Options traders see Sony around $24.40 by October, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Options Action: BHP Down 15% YTD  Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:23 PM ET

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

  • Is Facebook a Bargain? Analyst Says Yes Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, center, Sheryl Sandberg, COO, center left, and Robert Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq OMX Group, center right, on IPO day on May 18, 2012.

    Has Facebook gotten too cheap not to buy? Find out why one analyst is upgrading Facebook shares.

  • Is Johnson & Johnson Unhealthy for Your Portfolio? Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    This options pro gets behind the massive bearish bet on Johnson & Johnson.

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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    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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