Options Action


  • Why Apple Loves the $500 Level: Taner Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    The price action in Apple this week is a classic example of a phenomenon that occurs every January when options expire.

  • Stutland: Is Whole Foods Wholly Valued? Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 12:58 PM ET

    This contributor explains why he likes Whole Foods, but has some concerns.

  • Options Action: Keep an Eye on CBS?     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    CBS announces it is converting its U.S. outdoor advertising business into a real estate investment trust. How to play it with options, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital.

  • This pro offers advice for investors who are looking to protect their GM stock position from a potential market sell-off around the DC drama, or due to worse-than-expected earnings from the company.

  • Options Action: Hungry for Chipotle?     Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:34 PM ET

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

  • Options Action: Big Moves for Morgan Stanley?     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, discusses unusual activity in Morgan Stanley.

  • Stutland: As Dell Soars, Traders Bet Big Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    Dell Computer Corp in Austin, Texas.

    As option traders scrambled to buy out-of-the-money options on the buyout rumors, implied volatility in the stock skyrocketed.

  • Options Action: Quality in Qualcomm?     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 5:41 PM ET

    Discussing how options traders are playing Qualcomm, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Stutland: Is Intel Setting Up to Sell-Off? Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    The earnings are likely to dictate sentiment on the stock over the coming months, which means that a poor earnings report could send the stock back on its downtrend.

  • Time to Like Facebook     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Facebook calls see heavy action. It may be time to "like" Facebook, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Qualcomm a Quality Buy?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    On December 14th, Dan made a bullish bet on Qualcomm. Is there still room to buy or is it time to cash in your chips, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call: 'Lion' Dog & Financials     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee reports on a classic case of mistaken identity; and the Options Action traders discuss the stocks they'll be watching next week.

  • If you've gotten hurt on Apple shares, but don't want to sell them and take a big loss, what should you do? Scott Nations answers that question, and helps a viewer out with a strategy that offers "stock rehab."

  • The Game Plan for This Week     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 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.

  • Too Much Complacency?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    The .VIX nears a 5-year low heading into earnings. And as the Dow and S&P hover near 5-year highs, a look at whether investors are becoming too complacent, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Buy Banks Into Earnings?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Banks fall on Wells Fargo earnings. Will bank earnings lead the market lower next week? Morgan Stanley, Goldman and Bank of America report next week, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Now the Time to Get on Board Boeing?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:08 PM ET

    Boeing shares had a turbulent week as the FAA prepares to launch a review of the Dreamliner. Is the company set to soar or will the Dreamliner be more of a nightmare for investors, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Slam Dunk for RIM?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Can Blackberry 10 save troubled Research in Motion? Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, weighs in.

  • Is Delta Air Lines Cleared for Takeoff? Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    On Thursday, Delta Air Lines gaped up to trade at its highest level since 2011, before finishing the day up 1.5 percent. So how should you play it?

  • Options Action: Best Buy Pops     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of Best Buy popped ahead of its holiday sales announcement, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group 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.

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  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

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