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Maxwell Meyers

Executive Producer

Maxwell Meyers is the Executive Producer for CNBC's Options Action, Futures Now and Talking Numbers. Since joining CNBC in 2005, Meyers has served as the Senior Producer of The Strategy Session, Money in Motion Currency Trading and a Producer for both Fast Money and Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Prior to joining CNBC, Meyers worked at CNNfn, where he was a part of the launch of Open House. He has written for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Bond Buyer and


  • Not to beat a dead horse, but one can't help but notice the number of very large defensive options trades on RIMM today heading into the close and the company's earnings release.

  • For those of you who happened to catch "Options Action" on Friday, and you know who you are, we had by our own lofty standards, some pretty good calls. We warned about the decline in material and transport names, suggesting defensive trades for both.

  • I can't think of a worst industry than the airlines. The group flies on paper thin margins, subject to the ebbs and flows of the price of oil and huge capital expenditures. Even in good times, these guys have trouble making money, leaving the sector more or less uninvestable.

  • Growing up, I was a huge fan of The Peanuts, especially when Lucy would hold a football out for Charlie Brown, only to pull it away and cause Charlie to fall. A similar dynamic is taking place with Apple shareholders and the closely-followed Developers Conference.

  • Interesting trade hitting the tape today: A bearish investor made a $1.5 million bet that Mosaic stock would trade below $35 before the third week in September, purchasing over 14,000 contracts of the 35-strike puts. Yikes!!

  • The stock market had a banner day today, despite the fact that General Motors - one of America's most storied corporate icons - officially filed for Bankruptcy. A couple key positive economic data points and it was off to the races.

  • As a society, we are obsessed with seemingly random numeric milestones: Dow 10,000. Obama's first 100 days. The 20th episode of 'Options Action.' (The last one might be a stretch, but for those keeping score, that would be May 29th). But one number that has grabbed everyone's attention is 30, or more specifically, the level the VIX broke through yesterday.

  • On Friday's edition of "Options Action," we did something that we rarely do: recommended buying options, or more specifically, buying the Hewlett-Packard June 35 straddle for $3.50.

  • Hewlett Packard

    The last of the big tech earning will arrive on Tuesday, when Hewlett-Packard reports results. Currently the options market is pricing in a 6.5% move on the big day, which would be slightly more than the 6% move that the stock recorded over the last four quarters.

  • One of the things I like most about "Options Action" is that we talk about making money even when stocks do nothing. Case in point: Baidu.