By Roberto Pedone
WINDERMERE, Fla. (
) -- The traders of
"Fast Money" think the problems in Greece are influencing the trade in the U.S. On Tuesday's "Fast Money" TV show, Tim Seymour told viewers that there are a lot of rumors floating around that Germany or the International Monetary Fund will step up to bail out Greece. He said he finds it hard to believe that Germany will do it, but he does believe that Greece will get through this crisis somehow.
Guy Adami said it looked as if the markets were going to selloff early until the headlines about Greece came out. He pointed out the action in the financial stocks wasn't that impressive. Pete Najarian said he also wasn't impressed with the bank stocks, calling
Goldman Sachs Group
all "broken charts." He mentioned that he hasn't found any catalysts to buy these stocks yet.
Joe Terranova said he's long JPMorgan Chase, despite the weak action in bank names. Terranova also warned investors to stay away from stocks tied to the dollar, because the euro is moving the dollar, which could cause havoc. He recommended sticking with high-quality names due to the market's rising volatility.
The "Fast Money" crew has recently highlighted trading ideas that play stocks bucking the downtrend, the top holdings of China's Sovereign Wealth Fund and stocks with unusual options activity. Here are some highlights from over the past week as aggregated from the show.
: Despite the recent broad market selloffs, some individual stocks are not falling. On last Friday's "Fast Money" show, Guy Adami told viewers: "If you have to be in retail, I think
is a good place to be." The
: Just-released documents filed with the SEC show exactly how China's Sovereign Wealth Fund is investing in the U.S. On Monday's "Fast Money" show, Tim Seymour told viewers: "To me, this shows China continues to invest in banks and commodities. China has been going around the world trying to get commodities in any way they can." The
: Legendary investor
recently held an important investment conference with "Fast Money"'s own Karen Finerman (view
on Stockpickr). On last Friday's "Fast Money" show, Ackman told viewers: "We think that
is interesting on a standalone basis. But we think it's much more interesting when the Cadbury transaction closes. We think there are margin opportunities in both companies. We think there are cost synergies. And you're paying very little." The
: The traders have noticed some unusual options activity in a number of stocks and have highlighted a number of options trades. On Wednesday's "Halftime Report" segment, Jared Levy told viewers: "There has been some upside call action and call spreads on
Las Vegas Sands
: With some Super Bowl ads generating a great deal of buzz, is there a trade to be had? On Monday's "Fast Money" show, Guy Adami told viewers: "Their ad was hokey, but I think
might be worth a look." The
: The traders see opportunity in trading in the wake of the sovereign debt problems in Greece and other parts of Europe. On last Friday's "Fast Money" show, Will Landers, senior portfolio manager for Blackrock, told viewers: "Although turmoil in Greece is keeping investors away from emerging markets, when Greece recovers, the fundamentals are so strong in EM that I think investors will likely come back quickly." The
-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Windermere, Fla.
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Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., is an independent trader who focuses on stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. He is also an outside contributor to Beconequity.com and maintains the website Maddmoney.net, which he sold to Blue Wave Advisors in 2008. Roberto studied International Business at The Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany.