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Charlie Sheen Effect: Next Target Hot Topic Sales Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 1:04 PM ET
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Hot Topic shares jumped Friday after an analyst upgraded the stock on an expected boost from sales of Charlie Sheen T-shirts and other pop culture apparel.

Brick-and-mortar retailers can't compete with Internet stores that charge no sales tax, analyst David Strasser said. He thinks that should change.

Halftime: Fed Denies Bank of America Its Dividend Plan Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

The Federal Reserve has objected to BofA's plans to boost its dividend. In the wake of the news, the "Fast Money" traders reveal how they're playing financials.

Halftime: 4 Market Movers to Watch Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

Why the "Fast Money" traders are monitoring these market moving stocks.

Cramer's Road Map for Next Week Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

Don't get lost on the highways of investing. Here's how Cramer plans to navigate the days to come.

Halftime: Analyst Downgrades (!) Apple Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

Yes, you read correctly: Apple was downgraded. The analyst who made the call explains his reasoning.

Japan Fears And The Retail Sell-Off Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

Retail stocks continue on their slide as investors worry about the world's second largest consumer market. NetNet spoke with Brian Sozzi, a StarMine top-ranked Equity Research Retail analyst, about his outlook on the sector.

Cramer: 10 Things to Watch Next Week Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 6:22 PM ET

The "Mad Money" host recommends monitoring four upcoming analyst meetings and four earnings calls, among two other events.

The "Fast" traders explain why these market movers are worth watching and how they plan to play it.

3 Reasons Apple Remains #1 With iPad 2 Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 6:46 PM ET

With the second generation iPad hitting stores on Friday, Collin Gillis of BGC Financial explained why the tablet computer will continue to put Apple on top.

"DRJ" spotted some strong options activity in this energy name on Tuesday. The options trader explains why he, too, is bullish on coal.

Once the unrest in Libya is resolved, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso thinks oil prices are likely to go lower.

If you could purchase a ticket for your next flight for a relatively small sum, with the caveat that the cost could go up or down, based on oil prices, would you do it?

Hewlett-Packard: The Ultimate PC Hedge for Investors? Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

One analyst thinks so. Richard Kugele of Needham & Co. explains why the technology company remains one of his top picks for 2011.

Halftime: A Pro's Guide to Retail Earnings Next Week Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

Thirteen retailers will give quarterly results next week, but which retail name has pricing power? The "Fast Money" traders discuss.

Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate at Cairo's Tahrir Square after president Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

If Saudi Arabia begins to appears vulnerable, in the least, to publicly expressed internal discontent, $100 oil will look cheap in a hurry!


One veteran journalist takes us behind the scenes and into the pits to show us what really happened as oil prices soared writing, "It wasn’t surprising that the traders who ruled over the New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's most powerful oil market, imbibed illegal substances and brought guns, strippers and pornographic material into the trading pits."

Cramer: Can't Stop This High-Flying Stock Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 6:57 PM ET

This strong growth story isn't understood by Wall Street, but Cramer thinks it's worth taking a look at.

RBC Capital Markets reveals which financial institutions could soon up their dividend. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.

Stocks ended slightly up on Thursday, but the "Fast Money" traders found these market movers to be the most interesting.

Why Doug Thomas, an analyst with JET Investment Research, thinks the underwear maker is oversold.

Fast Money 360: Las Vegas Sands Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

With Las Vegas Sands scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, how should you game its stock into and in the wake of earnings?

Stocks closed narrowly mixed on Wednesday and the "Fast Money" traders found some interesting pops and drops.

The renown hedge fund manager is said to be considering taking a share in this retailer, thereby creating some unusual options activity, reports "DRJ."

"DRJ" explains what this heavy options activity says about the emerging markets.

Fast Money 360: Microsoft Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

With Microsoft scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, how should you game its stock into and in the wake of earnings?

The Blame Game: How Officials Explain Poor Data Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

As snow blankets the Northeast, the "Fast Money" traders consider whether the cold is throwing off economic figures.

Pops & Drops: Fortinet, DeVry, Callaway Golf and More Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 6:09 PM ET

Stocks closed mostly higher Wednesday, but the "Fast Money" traders found these market movers to be the most interesting.

Rare Earth Miner Molycorp to Sell More Shares Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

The long-awaited expiration of the post-IPO lock-up for Molycorp expires this week, and the company announced about $500 million of shares will be sold by stockholders.

With earnings season in full swing, the "Fast Money" traders on Monday discussed how they're trading select companies ahead of and into earnings.