Options Action


  • Why One Big Trader is Fading the Housing Rally Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    Data suggests that the U.S. housing market has bottomed, so why all the bearishness?

  • The Final Call     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • Press Your RL Shorts?     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    What's the next stop for Ralph Lauren stock? The outlook for high-end retailers, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Auto Wars: Will Ford Catch GM?     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Will Ford speed ahead? Should you slam the brakes on the auto trade or drive forward with shares of Ford, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Buy the Apple Bounce?     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Is the worst over for Apple? Apple shares reverse losses, on rumors of a buyback. Is Apple now a value stock? With famed investor Jeff Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital LP; CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Early box office results for the new "Twilight" are positive, and Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, discusses how options traders are playing Lionsgate.

  • Options Action Web Extra     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

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

  • Options Action: Buy 'Golden Arches?'     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, explains why he is bullish on McDonald's.

  • Options Action: Yahoo Touching 52-Week High     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Options traders are betting on Yahoo as the stock is touching its 52-week high, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • How Low Can Groupon Go? $4, Says One Options Trader Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:57 AM ET

    On Monday we noticed some major bearish options activity on Groupon.

  • Whirlpool has shown relative strength in recent weeks. How should you play it?

  • Options Action: Caterpillar Higher or Lower?     Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Caterpillar is down roughly 6 percent this year, and Scott Nations of NationsShares, says options traders are selling calls on the stock.

  • Chesapeake Energy: Sell Now, Buy Later? Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    On Friday, Chesapeake Energy shares fell 7.9% after the company admitted its debt reduction targets for 2012 may be pushed into 2013, along with some deal closings.

  • Did the S&P Bottom Thursday? Yes, Says the VIX Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    On Thursday, the S&P 500 sold off over 1 percent, and the CBOE Volatility Index also sold off over 4 percent. So what can we make of Thursday's action?

  • Buy the Gold Miners on Obama’s Victory? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    The markets took it on the chin on Wednesday, but one sector immune from the sell-off was the gold miners, who finished the day up 1.5 percent.

  • Time to Get Bullish on China? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    One options trader is jumping in — should you?

  • An Election Play on Schlumberger Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 12:07 PM ET

    Ahead of today’s presidential election, we noticed heavy call buying in the oil services sector. Call options on Schlumberger were particularly active yesterday, with 4.4 calls being bought for every put.

  • Options Action, November 9, 2012     Friday, 9 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.

  • Why the Worst Is Over for JPMorgan     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    Making bank with JPMorgan. Is the worst over for financials? Profiting from a trade gone right, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

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

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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    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.

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