Fast Money Behind the Money

  Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 1:05 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Gold -- A 40-Year Loser -- Becomes Subprime Seers Next Big Bet

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Why are hedge fund whales making bullish bets on gold, when this precious metal has proven itself to be a long-term loser since 1970? »Read more
  Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 12:41 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Financial Investors Living in a Land of Confusion

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Too many analysts are making too many calls. How on earth is anyone supposed to sort through the multitude of conflicting notes on the banks today? »Read more
  Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Bernanke Reveals How This 'Bear Bounce' Becomes Bull

Posted ByJohn Melloy
The Bernanke 60 Minutes interview lived up to billing with his comments that the country has avoided a Depression lifting market averages this morning. »Read more
  Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: J.P. Morgan Sprains Ankle, Stock Market Bottoms

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Market followers often cite capitulation, or a monster down day as one of the key markers of an actual market bottom. However, history shows that it is quite possible for markets to bottom quietly. »Read more
  Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: 'Bear' Bounce Could Go as Far as Dow 8,000; Trade Accordingly

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Many traders still have their doubts about whether this is "the" bottom, but that is not stopping them from placing strategic bets to benefit from this bear-market bounce. »Read more
  Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 12:30 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Will This Pandit Rally Go Poof?

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Many things about today's rally feel good for the bulls. BUT, one thing that is troubling traders about this rally is the apparent reason for its existence: Vikram Pandit. »Read more
  Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 11:50 AM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Pessimism At Extreme with Vietnam Considered Safer than Warren Buffett

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Have investors gotten so pessimistic that there are no bears left to sell and we are therefore due for an oversold bounce? »Read more
  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 1:10 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Like Simon and Sting, Is China Ready For Its Solo Act?

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Chinese GDP growth appears more resilient than growth in the rest of the world. Will China, and not the US, lead the global economy out of recession? »Read more
  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 3:22 PM ET


Posted ByJohn Melloy
I can't ever remember a sitting President actually recommending buying stocks, but Obama did just that today. »Read more
  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 1:09 PM ET

BEHIND THE MONEY: Blame Obama For Breaking Stock Market Lows

Posted ByJohn Melloy
Did President Obama's budget break the market's back and push us through key support levels? »Read more