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  • Money In Motion: Trading the Fed   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Money In Motion: Trading the Fed

    A currency play on the Fed's decision to keep interest rates low, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.

  • Slow Money: What's the Low Rate Trade?   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:32 PM ET
    Slow Money: What's the Low Rate Trade?

    The Fast Money traders with the trade on SanDisk's earnings, and whether the play on the stock is over. Also, a look at unusual activity in SLV, and the Fed's pledge to hold rates low through 2014 pushed stocks higher on Wednesday, but low rates make income generation harder. What's the trade to offset the "bond blues"? The Fast Money traders, weigh in.

  • Roche Makes $5.7B Bid for Illumina   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    Roche Makes $5.7B Bid for Illumina

    Keith Moore, MKM Partners, discusses how to play Roche's hostile bid for gene sequencer, Illumin, saying ILMN is likely to fight the takeover. Also an update on SanDisk's earnings, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Finerman's Fine Print: Roche Hostility   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:18 PM ET
    Finerman's Fine Print: Roche Hostility

    Fast Money trader Karen Finerman explains what's behind Roche's tender offer for Illumina; and the best way to play the biotech takeout trend.

  • Netflix Beats the Street, Shares Soar After-Hours Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Netflix

    It’s been a roller coaster ride for Netflix and now the stock is speeding north after hours on better-than expected fourth quarter results.

  • Netflix: The Q4 Earnings Trade   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Netflix:  The Q4 Earnings Trade

    The Fast Money crew, weigh in on the trade on Netflix's blockbuster earnings, and how to play the results, with Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, saying streaming is the future of Netflix's business. Also, Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities explains why he has an "underperform" rating on the stock, explaining the company's business model hurts share performance.

  • Your South of the Border Trade Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    The Mexican peso has been on a tear, and this strategist thinks it still has room to rise.

  • Fed Outlook Good for Stocks, But What About Economy? Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:00 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The Fed’s forecast that rates could stay low for another three years provides juice for risk assets like stocks, but signals more worries for the economy.

  • 3 Reasons Why Apple Shouldn't Pay a Dividend Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

    Apple had $97.6 billion in cash and cash equivalents at the end of its most recent quarter, and despite calls for a dividend, analysts say this may not be the best course of action.

  • Cloud-Based IPOs: Guidewire, IntelePeer Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:20 PM ET
    cloud_sun_200.jpg

    Both Guidewire Software and IntelePeer are hoping the cache of the cloud will fetch them a higher share price when they make their public debuts this week, according to Francis Gaskins, the president of the IPO Desktop.

  • Gold Soars After Fed Decision Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Gold

    Gold prices surged $50 to settle above $1700 an ounce in the final hour of the open outcry session at the NYMEX, after the Federal Reserve said it will not raise rates until late 2014.

  • Apple Would Be Even Bigger With Dividend: Analyst Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    After crushing analyst expectations on earnings and becoming the largest company by market cap in the world, what does Apple do next? How about paying a dividend, one analyst says.

  • Production Shut-Ins Fuel Nat Gas Spike Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    Natural gas futures surged 8 percent after Conoco Phillips spacer said Wednesday its shutting down 100 million cubic feet per day of production in 2012 due to lower prices.

  • Housing Close to Bottom?   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    Housing Close to Bottom?

    Pending home sales for December slid 3.5%, but are still higher than a year ago. And the FHFA reported that home prices rose 1% in November. What does the data mean for a housing bottom? Anthony Scaramucci, of Skybridge Capital, explains.

  • Economy Expanding Moderately, Says Fed   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:51 PM ET

    Insight on the Fed's latest assessment on the U.S. economy and its decision to leave rates unchanged. What does it mean for the dollar? The Fast Money team discusses.

  • Traders React to Fed Statement   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:33 PM ET
    Traders React to Fed Statement

    The Fed expects to keep rates exceptionally low through at least late 2014, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, Hampton Pearson; Bill Gross, PIMCO; Gary Shilling, A. Gary Shilling & Co.; Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • McDonald's versus Starbucks   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
    McDonald's versus Starbucks

    McDonald's recently posted stellar earnings but the analyst at Oppenheimer is having a change in appetite. He downgraded the fast food giant to "perform" and upgraded Starbucks to "outperform." The Fast Money traders discuss.

  • BofA's Moynihan on Capital, Housing   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    BofA's Moynihan on Capital, Housing

    Brian Moynihan, Bank of America CEO, says the company has taken a lot of risk of its books, and explains how he is planning to turn the company around, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Stocks Could Suffer If Romney Isn't GOP Candidate Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    So far, the presidential election has not impacted stocks, but that could change if Mitt Romney fades as the likely Republican nominee.

  • 15 Companies with Zero Debt Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:59 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for the firms that let their borrowing get out of control. Other companies, however, have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Instead of debt, these companies hold cash and liquid investments in order to make acquisitions, investments and to run daily operations. Although too much debt can quickly turn into a problem, zero debt does no

    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for many firms. Others are debt free and cash rich...like these 15 companies.