Options Action


  • So why is Carl Icahn buying Netflix? Shares of the streaming giant soared 14% after the billionaire investor disclosed a 10% stake in the Los Gatos, California based company.

  • Wait Until After Thanksgiving to Get Long Apple? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    I don't expect Apple to get above $650 anytime soon, but maybe the stock has some small room to the upside after Turkey Day.

  • Trader Expects Sandy to Rock the Oil Market Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, one trader was positioning himself to take advantage of volatility in crude oil on Friday.

  • Stutland: Time to Pick a Bottom in Gold? Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 12:12 PM ET

    Gold bugs, here are some answers for you.

  • Options Action: Apple's Fall     Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing how options traders are playing Apple's fall, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • A Smart Bet on Johnson & Johnson? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    For traders looking to get long J&J, but who do not want to chase the stock, this is a good alternative that can make money in an up, sideways, or modestly down market.

  • Different people react to earnings season differently. On Friday, the "Options Actions" traders looked ahead, predicted who will disappoint, and put on bearish trades.

  • Friday marked the 25th anniversary of the 1987 market crash, a day when the S&P 500 fell over 20 percent and traders learned the importance of covering their tail risk.

  • Options Action     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, offers his options trade of the day.

  • Options Action: Big Buyer of Hovnanian     Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    One options trader is bullish on Hovnanian, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Options Action, November 2, 2012     Friday, 2 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.

  • Time to Like Facebook?     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 5:05 PM ET

    Should investors look at laggards? And Facebook has tumbled roughly 44 percent from its IPO price. Will investors give the stock a second look, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

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

  • NYC Marathon Canceled     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    WNBC in New York reports that the NY City Marathon has been canceled for this weekend. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • DOE to Release Emergency Heating Oil     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the energy department will release emergency diesel and heating oil from Connecticut this Saturday to aid first responders and residents dealing with the damage from Super Storm Sandy.

  • Disney inks a $4 billion deal to acquire Lucasfilm and reports earnings next week. Is now the time to buy Disney, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin, Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Web-only investment advice from Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Take a Bite on Apple?     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Apple nears bear market territory as shares tumble into the close. America's favorite stock takes it on the chin, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Is Amazon an Unshortable Stock?     Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Revisiting Amazon's amazing run. Last week, Dan suggested a bearish trade on Amazon. Managing a wild Amazon trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Web-only investment advice from Scott Nations of NationsShares.

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.

Contact Options Action

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    Fridays, 5:30p ET
    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.

  • 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.