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CNBC Adds “Options” To Friday Lineup

options_1-14.jpgCNBC is adding a new program to its Friday schedule, airing “Options Action” at 11:30pmET.

The program will be hosted by Melissa Lee and sponsored by thinkorswim, a “leader in investor education and options trades.” The show will feature a roundatble discussion with top option traders on Wall Street. The show premieres this Friday, January 16, and will be repeated at 6amET on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

“Mad Money” “Fast Money” will air as a half-hour repeat at 11pmET on Fridays. “Mad Money” airs at MidnightET on Fridays.

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CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, announced CNBC’s “Options Action,” a new primetime program, will join the network’s programming lineup beginning Friday, January 16th airing Fridays at 11:30PM ET and broadcasting from CNBC’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Hosted by CNBC’s Melissa Lee and sponsored by thinkorswim (Nasdaq: SWIM), a leader in investor education and options trades, CNBC’s “Options Action,” is a fast-paced, weekly half-hour roundtable discussion featuring four prominent options traders who will explain the advantages of options trading and demonstrate the strategy using the news of the week. Fresh from the trading desks, the “Options Action” traders will not only offer the latest fundamental analysis of individual stocks, but also teach viewers how to employ the right option strategies to potentially limit risk and increase investment rewards.

Lee, a CNBC reporter and anchor, will lead roundtable discussions with some of Wall Street’s top option traders and market makers: Stacey Gilbert, Market Strategist, Susquehanna Capital Group; Michael Khouw, Director, Equity Derivatives Trading US, Cantor Fitzgerald; Jim Iuorio, Managing Director, TJM Institutional Services; Brian Stutland, President, Stutland Equities; and Joseph M. Terranova, Chief Alternatives Strategist, Virtus Investment Partners.

CNBC’s “Options Action” will offer viewers a unique glimpse into how the smart money is taking advantage of the unprecedented market volatility. With the help of some of the top option traders from Wall Street’s most prestigious firms, “Options Action” will demystify a fast-growing but crucial corner of the capital markets.

“In a time of unprecedented market volatility, options have emerged as a vital weapon in the battle to preserve capital,” said Susan Krakower, CNBC’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Programming and Development. “CNBC is an investor-driven network and ‘Options Action’ will educate individual investors on the many advantages of options trading in this new era of risk.”

“Our mission is to share timely, actionable, cutting edge options strategies and tactics with as wide an audience as possible,” said Lee Barba, CEO, thinkorswim Group Inc. “I can think of no better way to do that than through sponsorship of this groundbreaking CNBC program. I encourage all self-directed investors to tune in.”

Beginning Friday, January 16th, CNBC’s “Options Action” will air Fridays from 11:30PM-12AM ET, and will repeat on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6AM ET on CNBC.

For more information about CNBC’s “Options Action,” go to: optionsaction.cnbc.com. In addition, full episodes will be available at optionsaction.cnbc.com on Mondays following the Friday airings.

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