Fast Money Behind the Money

  Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: The First Bank to Pay Back the Taxpayer (And It's Not Morgan Stanley or Goldman)

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Louisiana-based IbeariaBank will become the first firm to return the TARP funds. To find out how the bank did it, watch Fast Money tonight when CEO Daryl Byrd joins us to tell his story. »Read more
  Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 12:19 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Stocks OK Considering Citi Plunge, Worst Contraction Since 1982, Budget Bust

Posted ByJohn Melloy
With the news this bad and uncertainty this high, Joe Terranova is starting to think that maybe the bottom is near. »Read more
  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Whether on Vegas or Wall Street, No Appetite to Let Winners Run

Posted ByJohn Melloy
"We are seeing changing patterns of behavior at the table," said Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts Chairman. The same appears to be happening on Wall Street. »Read more
  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Take Away Those 12-Year-Low Blues With a Look on the Bright Side

Posted ByJohn Melloy
With the market at a 12-year low, it's a healthy exercise to try and find some good things in this world. Here are 5 things we bet you didn't think of... »Read more
  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: A Winning Trade Against Tentative Treasury Secretaries, Drunk Finance Ministers

Posted ByJohn Melloy
It seems that when Washington has a job to do, it pays to bet against them doing it effectively by going long the universal shelter from the economic abyss...gold. »Read more
  Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 1:13 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: A Street Race That Just Got Faster and More Furious: Paying Back the TARP

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Who's going to pay back the TARP first? The first bank to do this will likely see its stock skyrocket. »Read more
  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 1:08 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: On First Glance, Geithner Plan Disappoints

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Stocks and financials fell, while Treasuries and gold jumped at the exact moment Geithner hit the podium. For trading strategies in the wake of this mess, tune to FM tonight. »Read more
  Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 12:50 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Goldman Vice Chairman Cashes Out $3.7 Mln as 'Profit Taking' is Trade Du Jour

Posted ByJohn Melloy
It seems traders are following in his footsteps today, with the major averages idling. »Read more
  Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Sorry Tim Geithner & Ken Lewis, We're Taking Our Bags and Leaving

Posted ByJohn Melloy
One week does not make a trend, but the price action would seem to suggest that the parts of the market are ready to signal that a bottom is somewhere on the horizon. »Read more
  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 2:40 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Why Ask Why, Just Try A Small 'Buy'

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Traders on the show and elsewhere are starting to test the waters with some nimble buy positions. What's the potential for a rally soon? »Read more