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The Next Wall Street Whale?

Fast Money’s Whale Week concludes Friday. Our celebration of capitalism and the central figures behind The Street have included profiles of Henry Kravis, Carl Icahn, Steve Cohen and Warren Buffet. Now we ask, who will be the next whale?

Whale: Eddie Lampert:
Species: Hedge Fund Manager
Habitat: Greenwich, CT
Prey: Retail
Recent Catch:Citigroup (C)

Jeff Macke says Eddie Lampert is a tremendous candidate for “whale-dom” and a good example why it’s hard to trade with these guys. Guy Adami adds that “Anyone who jumped into Citigroup with Eddie is not happy now.”

The Next Whale


Whale: Kenneth Griffin
Species: Hedge Fund Manager
Habitat: Chicago, IL
Prey: Everything
Recent Catch: Jasper Johns’ False Start, for $80 million

Pete Najarian says Kenneth Griffin a shy person who waits in the wings. Pete feels he does a great job buying distress.

Tim Seymour adds that Griffin gets 9% on the assets he has under management in his fund.


And here’s a follow-up on three of the whales profiled earlier in the week.

Kravis:  Reportedly considering a delay of its IPO
Buffett: Buying 1.6 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI)
Icahn:   Partial IPO of his asset management business

Jeff Macke recommends buying BNI with Buffet and ignoring the other two.


Read other posts from Fast Money's Wall Street Whale Week:

> Warren Buffett: The Value Investor

> Carl Icahn: Activist Investor

> Steve Cohen: Hedge Fund King

> Henry Kravis: King of Private Equity

The Next Wall Street Whale?

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Trader disclosure: On Aug 10 2007, 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 (INTC), Najarian Owns (GS), CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) Options; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BX), (GLD), (SBUX), (X), (BBD) Seymour Owns Bank VTB OAO