Our Best And Worst Trades

Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

You can always count on Fast Money for smart plays on the top stories of the day. We try hard to bring you winners but nobody can be right all the time. Following are the traders' best and worst calls.

Jeff Macke

Best – Since the show premiered, the Lone Wolf has said buy video game stock Activision (ATVI) on the popularity of Wii and other new consoles. He sill likes ATVI going forward.

Worst – For the better part of 2007, Jeff Macke said to stay away from online retailer, Amazon (AMZN). Macke eventually changed his ways, but by that time, the shares had more-than doubled.

Guy Adami

Best – As part of our in-depth look at “trends you can trade”, the Negotiator said buy Mastercard (MA) as a play on internet shopping as more people pay with plastic. This trade has been a big winner but for now he recommends waiting for the stock to pullback.

Worst - Since October, Adami has been calling a top in gold, but shares of the gold ETF (GLD) are up almost 20%.

Karen Finerman

Best – In Autumn, the Chairwoman recommended buying water and valve company Flowserve (FLS) as the ultimate infrastructure trade.

Worst – Finerman has always said she was sticking with the Home Depot (HD) trade for the long haul. But since her first pick back in March of '07, shares have lost 30% of their value.

Pete Najarian

Best – When crude soared toward $100 the Pit Boss said buy solar stock Cypres Semiconductor (CY) because people will seek alternatives.

Worst - Since late summer, Najarian has picked big box retailer, Target (TGT) but since his first call, shares are off more than 20%.

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