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EMC, Target, Juniper Networks, Omniture and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Today wasn't an all-time high for the Nasdaq, but there were plenty of investors who snapped up shares of semis and networking stocks. More than a few big cap techs posted multi-year highs on bullish predictions ahead of earnings, which kick off next week.
Time decay is in focus for some options traders during this holiday-shortened week. The amount of time before an option expires is one component of how an option is priced: Falling time value, or decay, occurs from the first day an option trades, but accelerates as expiration nears.
David Lutz, managing director at Stifel, Nicolaus Capital Markets, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the explosion in Internet traffic makes Juniper Networks a good bet.
Despite what you’re hearing these days, tech isn’t going to bottom any time soon. Don’t get bamboozled by hopeful analysts – hope is not a part of the equation.
Ted from Connecticut asked: “With the China markets and other emerging markets cooling off, both PetroChina and Petroleo Brasiliero - China and Brazil's largest oil companies are off their 52 week highs. Do they look like a good buy or will they go even lower?”
On Wednesday the Fast Money traders were squarely focused on 3 key developments that may signal serious challenges lie ahead for the stocks.