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Fast Action: Using Options To Play Housing Bottom

With both Home Depot and Lowes reporting earnings next week, which stock is the options market betting on?

According to Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald options traders are expecting a bigger move from Lowe's – with the implied move around 8% in either direction.

(In case you’re wondering, options action suggests to Khouw that Home Depot could move 4% on its release.)

How should you game these potential moves? Watch the video and get all the fast options action, now!


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Trader disclosure: On November 13th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Grasso Owns (AAPL), (ABK), (ASTM), (BAC), (BGP), (C), (COST), (FAZ), (PFE), (MRK), (V), (WMT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Call Spreads; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC; Finerman's Firm Owns (FLS), Is Short (FLS) Calls; Finerman Owns (FLS); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (NOK), (PLCE), (TGT), (WMT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO), (IJR), (MDY), (IWM), (UNG); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (M); Finerman's Firm Owns (RIG), Is Short (RIG) Calls; Finerman Owns (RIG); Terranova Owns Crude Oil Dec. Futures; Terranova Owns (GS), (JPM), (SU), (AAPL), (GOOG), (JCP); Terranova Is Short (ANF)

For Joe Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (UA)

For Steve Grasso:
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (CMCSK)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (CUBA)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (GERN)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (HSPO)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (NWS.A)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (NXST)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (NYX)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (PDE)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (PRST)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (RDC)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (ROK)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (TLM)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (XRX)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (SDS)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Are Short (QQQQ)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Are Short (CL)

For Todd Gordon
GAIN Capital's Managed Accounts Own Australian Dollar, Are Short U.S. Dollar

For Brent Thill
(MSFT) Is Or In Past 12 Months Has Been An Investment Banking Client Of UBS Securities LLC
(MSFT) Is Or In Past 12 Months Has Been A Non-Securities Client Of UBS Securities LLC
UBS Securities LLC Has Received Compensation From (MSFT) In Past 12 Months

For Finerman:
On 10/12/09 Finerman's Firm Owned (WMT)





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