The streets on Wall Street were full of blood Monday. The Dow finished down 172 points and the Nasdaq lost 61 points. The team at CNBC's "Fast Money" look for the silver lining in the clouds of the market and bring in Louise Yamada to read some charts for direction.
According to Pete Najarian, investors just wanted to take some profits off before the end of the year. Karen Finerman believes stocks are getting cheaper and there is definitely some value out there. Jeff Macke explained that the four horseman of tech like
led the market lower Monday. In fact, Monday's action could spark a counter trend rally in the four horsemen which he would sell into.
Chartology with Louise Yamada
Top ranked technical analyst Louise Yamada joined the "Fast Money" crew to discuss her take on the current technical state of the markets. Yamada explained that financials have broken a 6-year top and this is a dangerous structural breakdown. She compared the chart for the financials to the S&P Computer Hardware during the 1980s, which went on to under-perform for close to a decade. She recommended selling financials into any strength. Yamada mentioned the chart for
is bullish and in an amazing uptrend. Macke thinks Pepsi is a bit extended here, but he would look to buy it on pullbacks.
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Speaking of Financials....
Goldman Sachs Group
is set to report earnings on Tuesday,
on Wednesday and
on Thursday. Najarian thinks caution is warranted on the broker stocks. He recommended selling Goldman Sachs once the earnings come out. Finerman mentioned she remains long Goldman Sachs and short
Lehman Brothers Holdings
. Adami warns viewers to avoid Bear Stearns like the plague and look to buy Goldman Sachs on a sell off into the $195 area.
Emerging Market Trade
Tim Seymour joined the "Fast Money" crew to discuss his take on emerging markets. Seymour explained that momentum has been broken and some of the big brokerage houses like Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have started to downgrade emerging markets. He predicts
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
have 5%-10% more downside. Najarian agreed that global growth names weren't working after Morgan Stanley put out that bearish report. Macke explained that emerging markets are driven by momentum traders and he wants to see more pain before he would get long from a fundamental basis.
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Metals and Oil
Raw material stocks came under heavy pressure with copper hitting new lows. Adami mentioned that
is a buy at $90. Najarian highlighted some sizeable options activity in
March calls. He suggests that if gold bounces and the dollar trades lower, Newmont could trade up. However, Adami issued caution in Newmont because he thinks gold still has more downside. Macke agreed with Adami and he suggested investors play
streetTRACKS Gold ETF
if they want to be in gold.
announced a buyout of
for $10 billion. Adami explained with a deal of this size getting done the global growth story might not be so bad.
Refiner stocks like
traded up bucking the selloff in crude oil. Adami recommended Holly Corporation for a play on the refiners. Najarian says if you want to play ranges buy and sell Tesoro from $45.50 to $50.
According to a CNBC Holiday Central Survey Americans plan to spend $782 on holiday shopping up from $738 last year. Najarian expects the numbers from
to be staggering. Macke says the trade is to buy
because the stock is heavily shorted. He wasn't as optimistic on
calling the stock a sell.
Happy 52-Week High
traded up 2% after the conglomerate announced plans to spin off its tobacco division. In Macke's opinion, it's a smart to sell the tobacco division.
traded up 20% after an internal probe found no material errors. Najarian mentioned that report showed everything is clear and that is what popped the stock.
traded up 5% after the student loan firm rehired its old CEO, Albert L. Lord. Finerman explained this was a pop after annihilation.
traded up 1% after the insurance broker sold two units for $2.75 billion. Adami mentioned Aon has no subprime exposure.
traded up 2% after the motorcycle maker announced plans to buyback 20 million shares. Macke advises investors to sell HOG because the pop was just a dead cat bounce.
traded up 17% after Moody's re-affirmed their AAA rating of the bond insurer. Macke still recommends shareholders sell it.
fell 6% after Morgan Stanley downgraded the construction equipment maker.
Adami would buy
on its recent weakness before buying CAT.
fell 14% after the shipping firm took a 30% stake in Norway's Ocean Rig. Najarian thinks this could be an opportunity to buy DRYS.
The team hands out their final trade thoughts for the day.
- Macke would buy Best Buy (BBY) - Get Report into earnings.
- Adami prefers a refiner like Holly Corporation (HOC) .
- Finerman recommends DaVita (DVA) - Get Report which she called recession-proof.
- Najarian noted a lot of put activity in ASML Holdings (ASML) - Get Report which has him suggesting investors short the stock.
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