Options Action


  • Will Coal Stocks Follow China Higher?     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    The Shanghai Index has its best one-day rally in three years. Playing the resurgent Chinese stock rally, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Just Short Nike Into Earnings     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    Is Nike headed lower? On November 30th, Dan made a bearish bet on Nike. The company reports earnings Thursday after the close. Should you sell it, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • Yahoo has enjoyed a huge run -- so what's the smart way to play it now? Scott Nations offers up a shrewd trade on the tech and media giant.

  • Options Action: Winning Trade In Best Buy     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing whether Best Buy is headed higher, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Is RIM a Slam Dunk? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins speaks during the BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference at the San Jose Convention Center on September 25, 2012 in San Jose, California.

    Yesterday, the market got its first look at what Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 is likely to look like when photos leaked online. RIM's shares jumped 5.6% yesterday, and have doubled in price since its September lows.

  • Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em?     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks to dump or hang on to, with the Fast Money traders. And a look at "Hotel: Behind Closed Doors at Marriott," which airs tonight on CNBC. Is the stock worth buying?

  • Delta Ready to Soar? Sam Up?     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Mike Khouw looks at Delta Airlines, buys the June 10/12 1x2 call spread and sees an investment that will be above $12 by its June expiration. And Sam Adams hikes its 2013 outlook.

  • Stutland: The Smart Money Is in AIG Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 9:19 AM ET

    AIG has had a busy week in the news. First the insurance company announced the sale of most of its International Lease Finance Corporation to the New China Trust Co. Then the government announced that it will sell its remaining stake in AIG.

  • Options Action: Gamble on Las Vegas Sands?     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

    An options play on LVS, with Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group.

  • A Trash Trade That Could Hold Treasure Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    A driver backs his truck into a bay at a Waste Management trash processing facility in Cicero, Illinois.

    Waste Management's 2012 performance has left many investors disappointed. Still, the company has a record of consistently raising its dividend.

  • Options Action: HPQ Rumor Play     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    An options strategy on Hewlett-Packard's unusual move up today, with Scott Nations, NationsShares.

  • Stutland: The Energy Trade No One is Looking At Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    Phillips 66 gained 2.7 percent Friday on news that the company would be raising its dividend by 25 percent, and do another $1 billion in share buybacks for the second quarter in a row.

  • Time to Get In Apple?     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    Apple shares continue their freefall. Is it a broken stock or the opportunity of a lifetime? A look at what's behind the selloff of America's most popular stock, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • A Blockbuster Netflix Trade     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:05 PM ET

    Netflix shares have been on a tear. Is a deal in the works for Netflix? Also, a look at what the government is looking for at the company, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • eBay Still Worth a Bid?     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    How much higher can online auction site eBay run? On October 12th, Mike and Carter made a bullish bet on eBay. A look at what's happened since, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

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

  • Options Action, December 7, 2012     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the "Options Action" traders discuss the events they'll be watching this week.

  • Should You Buy the Apple Dip? Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:16 PM ET

    On Wednesday, Apple shares slid 6.4 percent on heavy volume. One option trader is betting that AAPL falls through $500.

  • This Big Trader Is Betting on Netflix Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    Yesterday, Netflix shares jumped 14% on news that the company has struck a deal with Disney to stream Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies beginning in 2016.

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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