The traders of CNBC's "Fast Money" had mixed opinions on the move by Goldman Sachs Group (GS) - Get Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) Report to issue an equity offering on Monday. Jeff Macke told viewers to take profits when a smart company like Goldman dumps stock on the open market. Pete Najarian thinks that the move was Goldman showing the world its traders are the best around and that it wasn't a negative decision.
A few other members on the panel believe that Goldman issued the offering so it can come out from under the restrictions of the TARP plan and pay back the U.S. government. Tim Seymour mentioned that the Goldman news could put pressure on
to follow suit and issue an equity offering of its own.
The gang recently highlighted trading ideas that play off of shorting commercial real estate, copper plays and stocks Carl Icahn likes. Here are some highlights from over the past week as aggregated from the show.
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