Options Action


  • Earnings to Save Face?  Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    Facebook reports earnings next Wednesday. Should investors "like" Facebook into earnings, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin, Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Options Action Web Extra: Gambling Less on Procter  Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    It's been a terrible week for Procter & Gamble. So if you still own the stock, how can you protect yourself from more potential downside? Scott Nations helps a fan with a clever trade on the consumer giant.

  • How to Make a Buck on JC Penney Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    George Soros disclosed a huge stake in JC Penney, and one big options trader is using the news as a reason to get into the stock.

  • Options Action: Facebook Earnings on Wednesday  Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Facebook will report earnings on Wednesday. How options traders are betting on the social media stock, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Why it's Best to Ignore Analysts' 'Best Picks' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:06 PM ET

    Why you should be careful about "best stock" lists.

  • Options Action: Bearish Starbucks Bet  Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Starbucks is preparing to report earnings on Thursday. Scott Nations of NationsShares says options players are bearish on the stock.

  • Options Action: Don't Gamble on Procter?  Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, has a bearish bet on Procter.

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on UPS  Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    How options traders are betting on United Parcel Service, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Trader Bets Netflix Will Be a Blockbuster Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    Netflix will report second quarter earnings after the bell on Monday, but traders are getting pretty excited ahead of time.

  • Options Action Web Extra  Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

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

  • Trader Bets Boeing Will Soar: Stutland Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Boeing moved higher Friday morning, after news that the FAA is expected to approve Boeing's plan to fix its Dreamliner. One options trader got into the trade ahead of time.

  • Apple and gold may have more in common than you think. Investors loved them too much, and now they feel betrayed, after the fall.

  • Big Trader Bets Against Yahoo: Stutland Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Yahoo's earnings left traders with mixed emotions. One options trader placed a bet that Yahoo's next move will be to the downside.

  • Options Action: SRPT Down 13% Today  Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, weighs in on SRPT's 13 percent drop today.

  • Playing the Coke Pop: Stutland Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    Shares of Coca-Cola jumped 5 percent higher on Tuesday, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue. Here's how one options trader played the pop.

  • Why Freeport Could See More Pain Ahead: Stutland Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    Gold continues to rip through levels of support like they are non-existent. The sell-off in gold has dragged the gold miners down with it.

  • The Final Call  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

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

  • I'm Getting Cored on Apple!  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    Owning Apple has been no picnic, but Scott Nations shows a fan how to recoup some of his losses. The best part? The trade uses mini options, so it works even if you have fewer than 100 shares.

  • What Pros Are Watching This Week  Friday, 12 Apr 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.

  • Time Warner Too Hot?  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 5:53 PM ET

    No blockbuster on Time Warner. Are media stocks too hot? On February 22nd, Khouw & Carter made a bearish bet on Time Warner. What's next for TWX, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders. This 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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  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

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