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The traders of


"Fast Money" rarely disappoint viewers when it comes to new trading and investment ideas. The crew has made some outstanding calls in the market this year -- and, at times, some real stinkers. Whether the gang is right or wrong on its market calls, it offers up transparency and accountability to "Fast Money" viewers. That's the type of integrity that every market player should look for when considering the opinion of a Wall Street professional.

The gang recently highlighted trading ideas that play off unusual options activity, such as


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; chart patterns for the brokerage stocks, including

Charles Schwab

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; and medical device stocks, such as


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. Here are some highlights from over the past week as aggregated from the show.

For the past week's "Fast Money" highlights, please click here.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund was long Bank of America, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of


LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for the

Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund


Trade Like Warren Buffett



. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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