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"Fast Money" are always on the lookout for stocks making big moves and breaking major news. Because the crew likes to stay one step ahead of Wall Street, viewers can profit handsomely off their market insight.
The gang recently highlighted trading ideas that play off of Mexico, subprime hedge fund king John Paulson and the $25 billion Housing Bill. Here are some highlights from over the past week as aggregated from the show.
: Wall Street is swirling with M&A speculation, and Pete Najarian revealed what the options market is telling him. On last Friday's "Fast Money" show Najarian told viewers, "Option investors are buying the May 22 calls. I think
is a takeover target."
: In 2007, John Paulson made a one-year payday record for Wall Street of $4 billion, largely due to a well-placed bet against the housing market. On last Thursday's "Fast Money" show Pete Najarian told viewers, "Personal investors probably can't trade in his wake; however, if you think he's smart money, you can trade alongside Paulson in other areas. He currently holds a large position in
: Kris Jenner, lead portfolio manager for the T. Rowe Price Health Science Fund, joined the "Fast Money" traders on Monday's show to discuss the prospects of a new Alzheimer's drug being developed by
. Jenner told viewers, "The market is excited because there are approximately 7 million Alzheimer's patients in the U.S. and Western Europe. If only 1 million of those individuals get on this therapy at $10,000/year that's a $10 billion drug!"
: Mexico is one of the few global markets trending up on the year. On Monday's "Fast Money" show Tim Seymour told viewers, "Strength in Mexico is a combination of fundamentals and some technicals."
: A $25 billion Housing Bill is set to pass in the Senate that will include tax breaks for homebuilders and lenders as well as credits for homebuyers. On Tuesday's "Fast Money" show Karen Finerman told viewers, "Nothing good can from it, but that doesn't mean there isn't a way to profit from it."
: Coal prices have more than doubled this year due to strong demand from electricity and steel production. On Wednesday's "Fast Money" show Pete Najarian told viewers, "Some steelmakers have agreed to pay coal producers three times more for coking coal."
Market Vectors Coal
: As the Olympic Games near, pro-Tibet protestors are pushing for a boycott of Chinese products. On Wednesday's "Fast Money" show Tim Seymour told viewers, "The so-called 'Olympic trade' is over, but the long-term Chinese growth stocks are still in play."
: In a segment called "Trader Radar," the crew highlights stocks with unusual volume that are lighting up screens across Wall Street. On Monday's "Fast Money" show, Dylan Ratigan told viewers, "On the trader radar tonight we're watching
. Shares of this sportswear maker were among the most active on the
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