Options Action


  • Options Traders See Huge Move On Apple Earnings Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Nothing short of $40 billion dollars is on the line when Apple reports earnings tonight. That’s how much options prices are implying Apple stock will move following the release of its results.

  • Citigroup’s earnings appear to have given a lift to the financials, but the real test will come later this week when Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley report results.

  • Betting on TJX and Research in Motion Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    What could it be that’s causing such heavy put volume in TJX today? With minutes left in the trading day, over 2,800 of the July 37.5-strike puts have traded hands, making it the second most active of all the TJX options.

  • Options Action Recap: Blockbuster Trade on LGF, BAC Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    We all know the stunning statistics about: Lions Gate’s "The Hungry Games"; third biggest open, best March opening, a global weekend haul of $214 million worldwide.

  • Options Action Recap: Nike, Just Short It? Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    You might be wondering why the Nike April 105- and 100-strike puts are so active today.

  • Options Action Recap: Short Gold and Microsoft Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    Two trades. Two bearish calls. But that’s where the similarities end from Friday’s show.

  • Options Action Recap Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 3:45 PM ET

    Investors remain fixed on round numbers these days: Dow 13,000… Nasdaq 3,000… VIX below 20. But there’s another number that had our desk sounding the alarm on the market’s rally: $109.

  • Options Action ReCap: Fade the Rally in Nike and Apple Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Going against the herd is never easy, especially when money is on the line, but that’s exactly what our traders did last Friday.

  • You might be wondering why Bank of America puts are so active today, especially in the May expiry. Do options traders doubt the rally in the banks? Do they view BofA’s prospects as less than rosy? Plausible explanations for sure, but perhaps a simpler reason exists: Friday’s Options Action.

  • Two momentum names. Two key earnings events. But that’s where the similarities end from last Friday’s Options Action.

  • Hardest Decision of All: When to Sell Apple Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 9:26 AM ET

    Would you sell you Apple for $445 bucks?

  • Two stocks hitting all-time highs heading into earning, and two semi-bearish trades. But that’s where the similarities end from last Friday’s Options Action.

  • Sotheby's Sees Big Call Activity Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    On a day where Tiffany shares are getting pummeled, one company that also caters to the uber rich is seeing some pretty impressive price action: Sotheby’s.

  • Options Action Recap: Deutsche Bank and Target Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    In the file of better late than never, thought I'd post Friday's picks from Options Action - the focus: Deutsche Bank and Target.

  • We got a 3% rally in the Dow. We have speculative names like Wynn, Salesforce.com, and Priceline.com surging.

  • Why FedEx Is Cheap and the Case Against Nike Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Two global companies, two very different trades. That sums up Friday’s Options Action, where the traders found a reason to be bearish, and then a company to get bullish on.

  • The Play on Gold, and the Case for Facebook Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    The world’s favorite precious metal, and the hottest social network have more in common than you might think. They are both headed lower, at least if you believe last Friday’s Options Action.

  • Options Action Recap Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 3:24 PM ET

    So we didn't make it four for four. But one of our trades is looking pretty good.

  • Lots of Interest In Jefferies Puts Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    Jefferies shares touched a 52-week low today, and if put activity is any indication, options traders see them going even lower.

  • Options Action ReCap Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Could we make it four for four? So far, so good. Last week, we scored a rather profitable exacta, suggesting bullish options trades to profit from Cisco and Priceline earnings. And this week, we appear to be setting up pretty nicely for another batch of winners.

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  • "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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