Options Action


  • Options Traders See Good News Ahead for News Corp. Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Rupert Murdoch is breaking up News Corp., and options traders seem to think that it could be very good news for the stock.

  • Diamond Foods: Takeout in Aisle Three? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Diamond Foods' poor performance after reporting earnings may be just one more reason why a takeout of the company could be around the corner.

  • Options Trader Bets Zynga Will Zing Higher Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    One options trader placed a bullish bet that Zynga shares would increase 21 percent at April expiration.

  • Options Action: Traders Get Into Dell  Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing how options traders are playing the deal between Icahn and Dell, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Blackberry Buyout: Could Lenovo Be Interested? Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:08 PM ET
    Thorsten Heins and the Z10

    BlackBerry shares spiked after AT&T said it will carry its new smartphone, rekindling speculation that the smartphone maker could be a takeover target.

  • Is Navistar Shining Too Bright? Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 4:08 PM ET
    International Terrastar

    Last week, Navistar shares surged 46 percent, but while Wall Street has been bullish, options trading has been less optimistic.

  • The Final Call  Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • We asked you to lay out your best bullish or bearish case on a stock, so David took to Facebook.com/OptionsAction to lay out a great bearish thesis on BlackBerry. In the web extra, Scott Nations gives him a trade on BlackBerry that can make money whether the stock goes down, up, or nowhere at all.

  • What Pros Are Watching This Week  Friday, 8 Mar 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 in the week ahead.

  • Why Can't Apple Rally?  Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Has Apple bottomed? Or is it finally time to buy Apple. Managing a losing trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • About Face for Facebook  Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Social media stocks have taken off, so why is Facebook lagging? Debating whether it's time to "like" Facebook, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Are Housing Stocks Overvalued?  Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Housing stocks have soared recently. Discussing whether they're overvalued, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • One options trader has made a bet that the S&P 500 will make all-time highs by April expiration.

  • Yep, Automakers May Be Your Best Bet Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is at an five-year high, and so is household net worth. But don't tell that to automakers – because monthly vehicle sales have lagged stubbornly behind the pack, but one pro says get ready to shift gears.

  • Options Action: Traders Bet Against Facebook  Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, says that options traders are betting against Facebook.

  • Stress-Free Trade on Bank of America Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    One options trader made a short-term bet that Bank of America's stress test results will be better than expected.

  • Dow Reaches a High and Will Hit 15,000 - Here's How Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    With the Dow at an all-time record high, traders have started to focus on the next key milestone for the blue chip index: 15,000. So what could bring us there?

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on Microsoft  Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:36 PM ET

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

  • Dow Record, Then and Now Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Dow made a new all-time high, surpassing the record it set in October of 2007. And while it has been an impressive run for the market over the past four years, perhaps we shouldn't pat ourselves on the back just yet.

  • Why Traders Are Saying 'Yes' to Hess Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    One options trader has made a bet that Hess's rally would continue. Should you follow suit?

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

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  • CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Options Action traders discuss the stocks they'll be watching next week.

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    A look at "smokin'" cigarette stocks, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Options Action traders. One is up more than 15,000 percent in the last 34 years.

  • Has retail run too far? Retail stocks hit record highs. Is it time to cash in on retail? With CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Options Action traders.

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You Make the Call

  • Mike Khouw, Options Action trader, shares his view on News Corp stock on the heels of testimony from Rupert Murdoch before British Parliament.

  • Do you have a question for the Options Action team? Options Action selects a viewer's question and gives the answer on the show's Make The Call Web Extra video.