The stock market rebounded sharply Monday as investors continue to bet that the Federal Reserve will lower rates on Wednesday. The Dow closed up 176 points and the Nasdaq finished up 23 points.On CNBC's "Fast Money" Monday, Guy Adami says investors should look to buy dips in the financial stocks. According to Pete Najarian, traders should sell the Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) now that it has had a phenomenal run. Jeff Macke mentioned he is very concerned going into the Fed meeting. He advised investors to pay attention to the Fed language and look for statements about growth, inflation and guidance.
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Chartology With Dan FitzpatrickDan Fitzpatrick, contributor and technical analyst for RealMoney.com, joined the "Fast Money" show to discuss the markets. Fitzpatrick explained that the chart of the S&P 500 looks broken, and dip-buyers are now losing money. He thinks that once the S&P 500 trades back to 1400-1425, it will come under heavy selling pressure from dip-buyers who will sell to get their money back. Fitzpatrick likes the look of the chart for Potash, which is still trading above its 50-day moving average. Finally, he looked at the chart for Toll Brothers ( TOL). He called Toll Brothers' chart the "Slope of Hope" and recommended that investors sell the stock at $23, which he thinks is still the top.
Recession TradeThis week's cover of Newsweek says we're in a recession. Finerman thinks the U.S. is in a recession, but the question is how deep is it. Adami agrees that we're probably in a recession, but he advised investors to take a look at DuPont ( DD) and Eastman Chemical ( EMN) for early recovery plays. He explained that investors should watch Burlington Northern Santa Fe ( BNI) Tuesday when it reports earnings. He thinks BNI will be a great tell if we're in a recession. Macke thinks it's too late to be putting on a recession trade now. He feels now is the time buy retail stocks for the long term. Finerman feels the homebuilders might have some tailwinds, and she wouldn't be short the sector. Najarian thinks it's a bit early to be getting into the homebuilders. He suggests looking at the cheaper agriculture names like Archer Daniels Midland ( ADM).
McDonald's TradeMcDonald's ( MCD) put in its largest percentage decline in five years Monday. Macke explained that the weak consumer has finally caught up with the burger chain. He thinks MCD is a great American company but he questioned its coffee strategy. Macke says investors should take a look at Starbucks ( SBUX), which he thinks will do well over the next six to 12 months. According to Adami, now is the time to look at McDonald's stock for its attractive valuation. Najarian also thinks now is a great opportunity to buy McDonald's. He recommended investors build a position in the name.
Yahoo! Earnings TradeYahoo! ( YHOO) is set to report earnings Tuesday. What is the trade? Macke mentioned he isn't enormously optimistic about Yahoo!. The only thing good he could see happening right now is a takeover by Microsoft ( MSFT). Finerman says she wouldn't be shocked to see Microsoft buy Yahoo!. None of the "Fast Money" crew was willing to recommend buying Yahoo! ahead of earnings.
Trader RadarAlberto-Culver ( ACV) traded four times its average daily volume Monday.