Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions.
William writes, “Will other major banks cut their dividend like Citigroup did?”
Yes, replies Jeff Macke. If you’re getting a yield that’s a hat size – it will likely be cut. The market has little confidence in dividends.
Andrew writes, Over the past week you have talked about Blackstone . With a 4% hit Thursday, is now a time to buy?
Yes, replies Guy Adami.
How do you feel about commercial real estate investments at this time, especially in Texas?
I think the energy story is in tact in Texas, replies Karen Finerman. I don’t think they’re seeing recession. But I don’t know a Texas specific real estate play, either.
Does it seem likely that Citadel will buy E*Trade ?
It makes a lot of sense to me, says Pete Najairan. But I think TD Amertirade and Schwab would like a shot, too.
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Trader disclosure: On Jan 17, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (YHOO), (INTC); Pete Najarian Owns (BIIB), (C), (CSCO), (EBAY), (ETFC), (MS), (MSFT); Pete Najarian Owns (LEH) Puts; Pete Najarian Owns (AAPL) Calls, (AIG) Puts, (WM) Calls, (YHOO) Calls; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm Owns (PLCE); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT) Options; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts And Is Short (IWM); Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts And Is Short (SPY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY) Puts And Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (LEH) And Owns (LEH) Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Short (HET) And Owns (HET) Puts; GE Is The Parent Company Of CNBC; Charles Schwab Is A Sponsor Of "Fast Money"