'Fast Money' Recap: Tech Charge

The trading panel was optimistic about the strength of tech stocks.
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) -- The markets surged Wednesday led by a strong tech rally.


Dow Jones Industrial Average

jumped 148.65, or 1.38%, to 10,896.91, and the

S&P 500

added 15.88, or 1.37%, to 1,171.67. The


rose 49.71, or 2.09%, to 2,425.02.

Guy Adami said on


's "Fast Money" TV show said the trade going forward is in tech, especially


(IBM) - Get Report

, which he said stood for "Investors Buying More." He said the company, whose CEO is projecting $15 in earnings per share in 2015, is doing "everything right."

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Melissa Lee, the moderator of the show, added that Big Blue said it will be making acquisitions over the next five years.

Tim Seymour said IBM and


(CSCO) - Get Report

figure to do well in the next cycle as corporate spending ramps up.

Joe Terranova said that an analysis of Cisco's numbers show that cloud computing, including such names as





(VMW) - Get Report

, is the wave of the future.

Lee noted a

Wall Street Journal

story that reported that


(SAP) - Get Report

has agreed to buy


(SY) - Get Report

for $65 a share. Gary Kaminsky said that may be a done deal but to watch for any possible move by


(ORCL) - Get Report

in this space.

Jim Goldman, a


reporter, said there could be a bidding war if other suitors step up and challenge the deal. He also said Cisco CEO John Chambers may have sent his company's stock lower in afterhours trading when he issued cautious comments about the economic recovery down the road. However, he said it was "a big quarter" for Cisco.

Brian Kelly expressed doubts whether corporations will spend in an uncertain economic climate that was brought home to investors last week with the plunge in the markets and the $1 trillion bailout in Europe.

Seymour took issue with that argument, drawing a distinction between corporate balance sheets and sovereign balances, and the seemingly irreversible trend toward a need for greater bandwidth in the future.

Goldman said Cisco, with $39 billion on its balance sheet, can easily weather any storm.

Adami said there may be profit taking in


(HPQ) - Get Report

, the next big tech company to report, but he said HP's diversification and strong balance sheet can weather any storm as well.

Lee noted that gold continued to rally today, up $22. Seymour said the trade is working because gold is perceived as a hedge against currency failure. He also said the miners are finding more gold and getting upgraded.

Lee referred to a report that said $2.3 billion has moved into gold funds in the past six days. She also said that

SPDR Gold Trust

(GLD) - Get Report

has become the fourth largest ETF.

Adami wondered whether there were any circumstances gold might fall, while Kaminsky said the gold trade "seems too easy." Seymour, though, was bullish on gold, saying it has been up the past five years.

Lee said

Whole Foods


was up 5% after a big beat on the top and bottom lines. Kelly said the stock continues to amaze him because it seems to beat every quarter.

Lee brought in Stephen Weiss, founder of Short Hills Capital Partners, to comment on reports that

Morgan Stanley

(MS) - Get Report

had misled investors on mortgage-derivative deals.

Weiss said

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

will be a bargain after a settlement is reached and there is a change in the management team.

Kaminsky said it will probably be an industrywide settlement and a shakeup at Goldman that will result in the departure of its CEO and a return to its investment banking culture.

Should banks be regulated as utilities? Richard Duncan, chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management, argued the large banks need to be broken up into tightly regulated utilities before they destroy the economy.

He said the banks have run amok and are putting deposits at risk with their speculation. He said he would choose the FDIC as the regulator.

Lee noted that master limited partnerships have been on fire so far this year. Darren Horowitz, an analyst for Raymond James, commented on the possibility of a dividend tax, saying it shouldn't have an impact on them.

Lee said his two risk picks are

Enterprise Products Partners

(EPD) - Get Report


Plains All American Pipeline



In the under the radar segment, Adami touted


(MCK) - Get Report

, which made it onto Goldman's conviction buy list. He said it is fairly valued and a buy above $70.

In the final trades, Seymour liked

Empresas ICA


. Adami liked

Precision Castparts


and Kaminsky liked

CBOE Volatility Index


. Terranova said he liked


(COST) - Get Report


-- Written by David Tong in San Francisco

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