Options Action


  • Why It Might Be Time to Jump Into Facebook Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Traders are more aggressively selling puts and buying calls on Facebook after its announcement, which is a bullish sign for Facebook shares.

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on Netflix  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, offers his take on Netflix.

  • Can Zynga Rob the Casinos? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

    The online game company launched Zynga Plus Casino and Zynga Plus Poker on Wednesday, allowing people in the United Kingdom to play casino-type games with real money.

  • How One Trader Cashed in on Phillips 66—Big Time Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    In the options market, big money can be made pretty quickly. For one trader, it only took a day. Here's how he did it.

  • Options Action: NDAQ Down 13%  Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Although Nasdaq shares took a hit today, some options traders are making a bullish bet the stock will recover, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • Why GM Shares Could Double Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    Are we seeing a great turnaround for U.S. automakers? Morningstar analyst David Whiston certainly thinks so.

  • Trader Bets GM Will Get Into Gear Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Signs stand in front of the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit, Michigan.

    One options trader placed a bullish bet that GM will move 7 percent higher come May expiration.

  • Did Toys 'R Us Deliver a Big Warning for Retail? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Shopper at Toys "R" Us

    Toys 'R Us reported miserable fourth-quarter earnings, but what does this tell us about brick and mortar retail as a whole?

  • Options Action: Cisco Increases Dividend  Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Cisco increased its dividend by $0.03. How options traders are betting on the stock, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Traders Bet Tesla Will Accelerate Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Tesla Motors S Model

    Shares of Tesla surged Monday after the company announced that sales of its Model S vehicle have exceeded its mid-February target.

  • Options Action: Hewlett-Packard Skeptics  Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

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

  • Want to Protect Those Profits? Here's How Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Many traders are having a hard time seeing how the market will be able to rally and are concerned that the "sell in May and go away" trade could pressure the market. If you are in this camp, then consider this strategy.

  • Options Action: Golden Opportunity  Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of Freeport-McMoran are up 2 percent today, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • The Hidden Reason Why Bank Stocks Could Tumble Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Despite worries that bank contagion could spread throughout Europe in another banking crisis, the financial sector ETF has dropped only 1.5 percent over the past week and a half. However, the effect of Cyprus could certainly been seen in the credit market.

  • Trader Banks on a Bank of America Bounce Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    It's been a bumpy road for Bank of America lately, but one option trader sees smooth sailing ahead.

  • The Big Bet That Could Propel Casino Stocks Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    The MGM Macau casino resort, in Macau, China.

    Casino stocks are having a terrific week—and it has nothing to do with Las Vegas. In fact, it has everything to do with the coastal Chinese city of Macau.

  • Options Action: Gold Can't Get Going  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, weighs in on the options market in GLD.

  • The Big Bet on a Facebook Face-Plant Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    One options trader placed a bearish bet that Facebook stock will be 6.5 percent lower at May expiration.

  • Options Action: Bearish Bet on Best Buy  Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Best Buy shares are up 1.5 percent today on news founder Schulze is rejoining the company. How to play the stock with options, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • No Higher Dell Deal Coming, Say Options Traders Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    If Dell's board considers buyout offers from Blackstone Group or Carl Icahn superior to Michael Dell's offer, some think Dell could up his price. However, options traders aren't buying it.

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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