The Point of No Return
After hearing from the Fast Money traders, you might say the market has reached the point of no return.
Yields on the 10-year again made new lows and the pros are all but convinced investors both big and small should take a look at dividend yielding equities as an alternative.
Where are the Fast Money traders finding relatively higher yields amid relatively lower risk?
In this kind of environment, “there’s no better place than utilities,” says Terranova. But rather than pick and choose, Terranova suggests playing the thesis with the XLU. “It has a dividend yield close to 4% - and the ETF's diversification protects against single stock risk.”
Fast Money’s Negotiator thinks the way to trade is to “crawl through the tape and look for what’s working.” The stock that’s caught Adami’s attention is Wal-Mart. “It’s up in a down tape,” he says. “That’s telling. Also, it’s trading near 12-year highs and it pays a nice dividend,” he says.
“I like AT&T,” says BK. He sees the stock as somewhat recession resistant. “Even in a downturn people continue to use their phones and smartphones,” he says. “And it has a 5% div yield.”
“I’d look at mortgage REITs such as Colony and Apollo ,” says Weiss. He’s talked with leading figures in the industry while doing research for his book The Big Win and Weiss concludes, “real estate is improving. And you can get 7% yield in this space.”
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Trader disclosure: On May 30, 2012, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Brian Kelly is long WFC; Brian Kelly is long INTC; Brian Kelly is long XHB; Brian Kelly is long PWR; Brian Kelly is long MSFT; Brian Kelly is long VZ; Brian Kelly is long T; Brian Kelly is long ADM; Brian Kelly is long XLU; Brian Kelly is long AAPL; Brian Kelly is short EUROSTOXX 50; Brian Kelly is short FTSE 100; Brian Kelly is short CAC40; Joe Terranova is long VRTS; Joe Terranova is long MCD; Joe Terranova is long PNC; Joe Terranova is long SBUX; Joe Terranova is long SJM; Joe Terranova is long UPL; Joe Terranova is long WFM; Joe Terranova is long AAPL; Joe Terranova is long NXPI; Joe Terranova is long LPX; Joe Terranova is long SNDK; Joe Terranova is long CNX; Joe Terranova is long LQD; Joe Terranova is short JUNE MINI S&P FUTURES; Stephen Weiss is long UVP; Stephen Weiss is long EUO; Stephen Weiss is long T; Stephen Weiss is long VZ; Stephen Weiss is short X; Stephen Weiss is short JCP; Stephen Weiss is short MT; Stephen Weiss is short CMI; Guy Adami is long C; Guy Adami is long GS; Guy Adami is long INTC; Guy Adami is long AGU; Guy Adami is long MSFT; Guy Adami is long NUE; Guy Adami is long BTU
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