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Trading Ahead of Tech Earnings Deluge

Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 5:44 PM ET

Intel may have grabbed the headlines, but they’re far from the only tech titan to release earnings.

Next week a slew of companies, including some major players issue their releases.

Take a look:
Mon: Markets Closed
Tues: Apple, IBM, Western Digital
Wed: iGate, eBay, F5 Networks, Seagate, Xilinx
Thurs: Advanced Micro, Google, Skyworks

What should you be watching? How should you position?

I’m watching Western Digital and Seagate, says Brian Kelly. I want to see what their business plans are going forward. I like the charts so they intrigue me. But I can’t figure out what the catalyst is.

IBM is on my radar, says Guy Adami. I’m hoping they say something that makes the stock sell off so I can pick it up on the dip.



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Trader disclosure: On Jan. 14, 2011, following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Adami Owns (AGU); Adami Owns (C); Adami Owns (GS); Adami Owns (INTC); Adami Owns (MSFT); Adami Owns (NUE); Adami Owns (BTU); Adami's wife works for (MRK); Seymour owns (AAPL); Seymour owns (BAC); Seymour owns (F); Seymour owns (FXI); Seymour owns (POT; Finerman's firm is short (MDY); Finerman's firm is short (SPY); Finerman's firm is short (IWM); Finerman's firm is short (IJR); Finerman's firm is long S&P puts; Finerman's firm is long Russell 2000 puts; Finerman owns (AAPL); Finerman owns (BAC); Finerman's firm owns (BBY); Finerman owns (BP); Finerman's firm owns (BP); Finerman owns (C); Finerman's owns (GOOG); Finerman owns (HPQ); Finerman's firm owns (HPQ); Finerman's firm owns (IBM); Finerman owns (JPM) and (JPM) leaps; Finerman's firm owns (JPM) and (JPM) leaps; Finerman owns (MSFT); Finerman's firm owns (MSFT); Finerman owns (WFC) preferred; Finerman's firm owns (WMT)

BRIAN KELLY
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (DE)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (FCX)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (GLD)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (MCP) puts
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (YGE)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (TAN)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (QLGC)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own USD
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (DNR)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (TBT)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Long The Australian Dollar
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Long The Hong Kong Dollar
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short The Euro
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short The Yen

PATTY EDWARDS
Edwards owns (AAPL) for clients
Edwards owns (AMZN) for clients
Edwards owns (C) for clients
Edwards owns (F) for clients
Edwards owns (GE) for clients
Edwards owns (GLD) for clients
Edwards owns (GOOG) for clients
Edwards owns (JNJ) for clients
Edwards owns (MSFT) for clients
Edwards owns (MUB) for clients
Edwards owns (ORCL) for clients
Edwards owns (POT) for clients
Edwards owns (TGT) for clients
Edwards owns (TTM) for clients
Edwards owns (VZ) for clients

JON NAJARIAN
Jon Najarian has no disclosures on (MUB)

TIM SEYMOUR SOT
Seymour had no disclosures for (TM) on 1/5/2011

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