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  • The Nov. 8 election is among the top issues on investors' minds, said Brian Bier, head of equity derivative sales and trading for Macro Risk Advisors. "While the overall level of S&P 500 implied volatility is low, the term structure is beginning to price the Nov. 8 presidential election," Goldman Sachs equity derivatives strategist Krag Gregory, said in a note on Monday.

  • The Final Call:

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

  • Market bright spot, heartache for Home Depot?

    Utilities are shining in this market. And could HD take a hit? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Nike, just sell it?

    Nike reports earnings next week. Should investors sell? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Buy the dip in Facebook: Technician

    Facebook drops on video ad issues. Should investors buy the dip, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Hedge funds scaled back some of their short positions in crude oil futures and options after prices failed to fall further, suggesting the market was running out of negative momentum. Along with other money managers they cut their combined short position in the three main Brent and WTI contracts by 36 million barrels in the week to Sept. 13.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Hedge funds scaled back some of their short positions in crude oil futures and options after prices failed to fall further, suggesting the market was running out of negative momentum. Along with other money managers they cut their combined short position in the three main Brent and WTI contracts by 36 million barrels in the week to Sept. 13.

  • The Final Call:

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

  • A crude problem, bet against tech?

    Crude weighs heavily on energy stocks and is it time to sell tech after this week's surge, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • A slowing economy could whack this sector

    Are industrials an industrial-sized problem? Should you sell the industrials on weak data? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • The Fed-proof trade

    Will the Fed shock the markets? Is it time to buy utilities off the Fed? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Hedge funds tempered their bullishness towards the entire petroleum complex during the first week of September, according to positioning data from regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 80 million barrels in the week...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Hedge funds tempered their bullishness towards the entire petroleum complex during the first week of September, according to positioning data from regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 80 million barrels in the week...

  • The Final Call

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

  • Bet against Apple? And safety in Verizon

    Time to sell Apple? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Homebuilders worst day since 2013

    Homebuilders get hit. Does that spell long-term trouble? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Bet on tech wreck

    Is there a tech wreck coming? Time to bet against the sector? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Options activity surrounding Apple shares on Wednesday could best be described with an iPhone ringtone: crickets. Implied volatility, a key factor in determining options pricing, was at the lowest it has been since 2009 ahead of an Apple product launch. This means options traders were not foreseeing a post-launch jolt in the stock price.

  • *Apple to launch iPhone 7 later on Wednesday. Sept 7- The Nasdaq touched a record intraday high on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology shares, while the S&P 500 index and the Dow were little changed. "We've had three to four pieces of relatively disappointing economic data, so that puts some focus on today's Beige Book," said Art Hogan, managing director of...

  • The Final Call

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