Options Action


  • AIG: How High, How Soon? Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:46 PM ET

    American International Group has been on an amazing run up over the last few trading sessions, up more than 6.7% today and almost 18% since last Thursday. But options traders think shares of the insurance giant will be headed higher very, VERY soon.

  • In the quest for yield, options traders often have the advantage: they can sell options and generate income. But with the VIX so low, finding suitable options to sell can be tricky. Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities thinks he's found three names that look attractive for put sales.

  • Options Traders Betting on Higher Interest Rates Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 4:08 PM ET

    Do options traders see higher interest rates to come? If the call volume in the ProShares Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (TBT) is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes.

  • Genzyme

    Despite the declaration that the “ingredients are there” for a deal between Genzyme Corp and Sanofi-Aventis but at a higher price, consensus among investors seem to be that Sanofi won’t be raising their bid of $69/share

  • Abercrombie & Fitch

    On the heels of a much better than expected Consumer Confidence read for November, options traders have ramped up volume on renewed speculation of a pending take-over of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.

  • Carlos Slim

    Shares of New York Times Co. are up more than 17% in the last five days, but options traders see even more gains to come.

  • Beating The Odds on Akamai Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 4:14 PM ET

    On last Friday's Options Action, our goal was clear: give you an edge on earnings season. Ironically, Dan Nathan proposed accomplishing said goal by employing a low probability trade: the strangle. And lo and behold, it worked.

  • Options Action Recap Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:40 PM ET

    Last Friday on Options Action, we did something we rarely do; we bought options instead of selling them. Our goal was simple, to try and give you new names and new strategies so you could get an edge on earnings. And while it remains to be seen whether we accomplished said goals, I thought a recap was in order nonetheless.

  • Options Action: NetLogic Microsystems Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 6:17 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at NetLogic for Wednesday's Options Action.

  • Options Action: Predicting the Housing Bottom? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 6:08 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at Lennar Corp. for Thursday's Options Action.

  • Options Action: BorgWarner Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 6:29 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at BorgWarner for Wednesday's Options Action.

  • Options Action: September Surge... or Swoon? Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    We've seen the best start to September in 12 years, but typically this month is horrible for the markets. How should you position?

  • Options Action: Let the Eagle Roar Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of Canter Fitzgerald is looking at American Eagle Outfitters for Wednesday's Options Action.

  • Options Action: Western Digital Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 5:56 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at Western Digital for Wednesday's Options Action.

  • Options Action: Money for Nothing Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 6:08 PM ET

    Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities explains how use options to trade companies refinancing at record low rates.

  • Microsoft's Moment of Truth Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.

  • Options Action: TLT Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 6:33 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at the 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund for Wednesday's Options Action.

  • Crash to the Upside Monday, 10 May 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    Stock Trader

    Computer glitch or not, last week's crash has many thinking about the state of the markets and the overall health of the global economy. But maybe there's a more important question to ask. What if the crash had been to the upside?

  • Options Action: Merger Madness Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 6:03 PM ET

    For Thursday's Options Action, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities is focusing on a stock that has seen a lot of activity on the premise that it could soon be acquired.

  • Protection for Google Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 4:02 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    How would you like to protect your profits in Google while still having some upside?

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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