NEW YORK (
) -- The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
surged pass a long-awaited milestone Wednesday when it soared above 10,000.
The Dow jumped 144.80, or 1.47% to 1,015.86 while the
added 18.84, or 1.76%, to 1,092.02. The
rose 32.34, or 1.51%, to 2,172.23.
It was the first time the Dow has been in five-digit territory for a year. The markets were lifted by impressive earnings from
Tim Seymour said on
's "Fast Money" TV show said the rally was fueled by solid retail sales numbers earnings. Guy Adami acknowledged that the "stampede is on" and to "ride the wave."
For a breakout of some stocks from a recent "Fast Money" TV show,check out Dan Fitzpatrick's "3 Stocks I Saw on TV."
3 Stocks I Saw onTV
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Pete Najarian noted it was an usually busy options day, with 18 million contracts traded. He said the volume in the financials was double the normal flow. Seymour agreed, saying the large volumes indicate that there is more room to go for the rally.
Steve Grasso said investors who have been waiting on the sidelines should be "dipping their toes to get back into the market." He said there is still a lot of unknowns about the market but also plenty of upside.
Najarian said a lot of money managers were caught short, waiting for a bad number for Intel. When that didn't happen, they had to chase the stock, he said.
Grasso said traders who misjudged the market saw "track marks" on their heads. Melissa Lee, the moderator of the show, referred to a chart showing the Dow trading sideways in the past after reaching 10,000, but Grasso disagreed, saying that's not going to happen this time. He said there is another leg to this rally.
Lee said JPMorgan's strong's earnings report bodes well for
earnings Thursday. Adami agreed, but he said it might be time to take some profits in Goldman, which, he said, would have to report earnings north of $5 per share to lift the stock.
Lee noted that another financial --
-- was doing everything right and hit another 52-week high. Seymour said he liked
, calling it a "fantastic investment bank" that has cleaned up its balance sheet.
Lee said the tech sector got a lift from Intel's strong guidance, the one exception being
which hit a little bit of resistance before ending the day up.
Adami said he remains impressed with
, saying it and
are the "best of the bunch."
Lee brought in Jon Najarian to talk about today's options activity. He said the volatility has dropped to such very low levels for stocks like
Bank of America
that it allows investors to comfortably make bets on the upside or downside.
Najarian said there is a lot of disbelief in the options pits about the rally. He said traders were praying for a bad number for Intel so they could buy it and get in. Instead, they wound up chasing the stock, he said.
Lee alluded to a Morningstar chart showing that retail investors are still holding back on investing in equities. The chart showed retail investors preferred bond funds to stock funds by 18-to-1. She added institutional investors are sitting on $3 trillion.
Lee brought in Gary Kaminsky, a former managing director with Neuberger Berman, to talk about
, which remains in a funk compared to the rest of the market.
Kaminsky expects Wal-Mart will do well in what he predicts will be a surprisingly strong Christmas season, driven by pent-up demand like that seen in the Cash for Clunkers program. He said some of the spending power might come from the new found stock wealth from this year's market rebound.
He noted other companies will be benefit as well, including
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Lee invited Mark Mahaney, Citigroup U.S. Internet analyst, to comment on
, which reports Thursday.
Mahaney said he wouldn't be betting on a big upside after the earnings report. He noted three catalysts that can drive Google higher: its mobile smartphone, profits from YouTube and margin expansion. Unfortunately, he doesn't see that happening in tomorrow's earnings.
He said Google is having problems expanding in Russia and China but is doing well in Brazil and India. He said Google might see some success from a backdoor strategy in China involving mobile smartphones.
Adami expressed some caution about trading ahead of Google's earnings. He said he's seen the stock drop $50 in the past after reporting earnings.
Louis Navellier, chief investment officer for Navellier & Associates, said investors should enjoy the ride in stocks in the early phase of the reporting of earnings. He said that won't be the case later on when there's some consolidation.
His best bets? They are IBM and
from which he expects a "big" earnings surprise.
In the final trades, Seymour liked
; Adami liked
; Grasso like
( TBL); and Najarian liked
-- Written by David Tong in San Francisco
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