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"Fast Money" traders are always on the prowl for savvy trading and investment opportunities. They know just how to find the right stocks for the current volatile trading environment.

The crew recently highlighted trading ideas that play off of unusual options activity, the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Spain and the global boom in South Africa. Here are some highlights from over the past week as aggregated from the show.

Fast Money's Options Movers

: Options guru Jon Najarian recently noticed some interesting action in the options pits. On

last Friday's "Fast Money" show

, Najarian told viewers: "There's a rumor that


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might be taking a stake in

CNET Networks

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, and options buyers are snapping up the 10-strikes suggesting the stock

CNET could go to $10."

Fast Money's Options Movers


Arch Coal

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Allegheny Technologies

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among others.

Fast Money's Beaten-Down Tech Stocks

: Jon Merriman, CEO of Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., recently joined the "Fast Money" crew to discuss some technology stocks he feels are worth buying. On

Tuesday's "Fast Money" show

, Merriman told viewers, "

Energy Conversion Devices


is a lesser-known clean tech play which recently beat numbers. This stock should return to its highs around $40."

Fast Money's Beaten-Down Tech Stocks

also include



among others.

Fast Money's Wireless Stock Plays

: The Mobile World Congress tradeshow kicked off this week in Barcelona, Spain, and the "Fast Money" traders offered their ideas on how to play it. On

Monday's "Fast Money" show

, Pete Najarian told viewers, "I like


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, because they're transferring themselves into fourth-generation smartphones. And they're coming to the United States. Also they could benefit from the

Research In Motion


outage, if it lasts."

Fast Money's Wireless Stock Plays

include names like




China Unicom

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among others.

Fast Money's South Africa Stock Plays

: South Africa is quickly becoming a major player on the global scene. With a GDP of $255 billion, the country represents a quarter of the continent's output. On Monday's "Fast Money" show Tim Seymour told viewers, "I think South Africa is a good place in which to get involved as a long-term play in emerging markets."

Fast Money's South Africa Stock Plays


Harmony Gold Mining

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among others.

Fast Money's Commodity Meltdown Stock Plays

: Joe Terranova, director of trading at MBF Clearing Corp, recently joined the "Fast Money" crew to discuss opportunities he sees in the commodity sector. On

last Thursday's "Fast Money" show

, Terranova told viewers: "I think copper is bottoming out. I recommend being long copper and short gold by buying

Southern Copper


and shorting




Fast Money's Commodity Meltdown Stock Plays



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among others.

Fast Money's Trader Radar

: In the show's "Trader Radar" segment, the crew features stocks with unusual volume that are lighting up screens across Wall Street. On Monday's "Fast Money" show Dylan Ratigan told viewers, "

Darden Restaurants

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is on the Fast Money trader radar. This diner's delight traded twice its average daily volume today."

Fast Money's Trader Radar



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among others.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of


LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for the

Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund


Trade Like Warren Buffett



. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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