The stock market exploded higher on Tuesday with the Dow putting in its second biggest gain for the year and the Nasdaq had its best day since 2003. The team at CNBC's "Fast Money" discussed the volatility the market has experienced, along with technology stocks and the financial sector.
Pete Najarian predicts investors have at least one more week of this crazy volatility. His approach was to buy puts on the
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund
Tuesday. In Jeff Macke's opinion, the smart trade is to get in front of the volatility and he recommended selling stocks as we approach 1490 on the S&P 500.
Was Tuesday a dead cat bounce in the markets? A dead cat bounce is a temporary recovery in a bear market. The Volatility Index or VIX took a dive as the market exploded higher. Finerman has always focused on the Volatility Index, when volatility collapses she sells her puts. Finerman recommends setting price limits to avoid letting your emotions takeover your trading behavior. Macke explained that one thing that separates the folks at home from the professional traders is that the pros know how to go against their gut instinct. It's time to sell stocks on days like Tuesday.
Najarian remarks that the real art form is not trying to pick the top or bottom. Adami suggests that the best buy here is
, which is a defensive name that went up on a big up day. The price action for Unilever on Tuesday was bullish.
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Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman joined the "Fast Money" crew to discuss his take on technology stocks. Goldman feels that technology stocks are oversold and he points to the action in
on Tuesday as evidence. Goldman explained that Google had bad news out of Europe on the pending purchase of DoubleClick and the stock went up. He also pointed out the action in
which went up even though
announced plans to enter the virtualization software market.
Adami agrees that
is oversold and it's a buy above $29. Macke advises if investors are looking for buys in technology, then Cisco Systems and
are good choices. Goldman says if
gets itself into China with the iPhone, it will be huge. Goldman was also surprised that
Research In Motion
didn't go down on Tuesday with the news of Apple moving into China. The Chinese market will be explosive for Research In Motion, according to Najarian.
All Financials Aren't Equal
leads the stock market rally after CEO Lloyd Blankfein declared there would be no major write downs for Goldman. Adami remarks that traders should have listened to Blankfein the first time he said it. Finerman is long Goldman Sachs and short
. For Macke, Goldman is the New York Stock Exchange.
pulled out of a Merrill conference for Wednesday and the market is swirling with speculation that the company will be bought out. Najarian noted that 100,000 options of which 95% were calls traded hands for ETFC Tuesday. Adami, Macke, and Najarian all added that they don't believe the bottom has been hit for the financials.
Word on the Street
trades up 6% helping lift retail stocks after reporting strong profits. It pleased Finerman to see the market reaction to Wal-Mart's earnings. Macke thinks Wal-Mart needs to do more then just control costs and should return to being a great merchant.
Crude oil continues to cool off after hitting a 2-week low on Tuesday closing at $91.17. Adami gave praise to Dennis Gartman for predicting the down move in oil. He also mentioned that in weak tape for oil stocks,
was up big.
iShares MSCI Brazil Index
was on fire Tuesday trading up 9%. Adami reminds viewers that Goldman Sachs came out and said it's time to take profits in emerging markets and Goldman seems to be the smartest guys in the room.
Happy 52-Week High
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Pops & Drops
Sirius Satellite Radio
traded up 6% after both Sirius and
XM Satellite Radio Holdings
shareholders voted to approve their merger. Macke thinks the bottom is set on SIRI.
traded up 8% rebounding from a rough prior week. Najarian suggests the rise was due to call buying going on Tuesday.
traded up 9% after raising its sales and profit forecasts. Adami believes VOD is still cheap.
traded up 10% off a bullish note from a JPMorgan analyst that came out Monday. The research report helped the stock rebound. Finerman thinks Crocs still has the potential to go higher and she is long the options.
traded up 7% off a Goldman Sachs upgrade. Najarian tell viewers that the software stocks are starting to comeback.
traded up 17% after reporting a 41% jump in profits and raising their full-year outlook. Macke agrees with the market and sees that FOSL is on fire.
fell 2% after reporting a net loss for the third-quarter. Finerman comments that Tuesday was the day to miss earnings, as it would go unnoticed..
Viewers send in questions they would like to have answered.
Clarence from Virginia writes," Why on earth on such an explosive day as Tuesday were the utilities down?" Adami explained to Virginia that the utilities are defensive names and the Fed showed its hand and might not cut rates in December. Having said that, Adami recommends buying
Public Service Enterprise Group
Ray from California wants to know, "If tech was oversold before Tuesday, and may not be after the rally, will stocks such as
retest their lows?" Macke says it depends on your time frame on these stocks and he doesn't think the low levels they've put in is sustainable..
Before signing off, the team gives their best trade ideas.
- Najarian picked Evergreen Solar (ESLR) .
- Adami recommended Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report.
- Finerman would buy Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) - Get Report.
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