Lauren from Arkansas wants to know if mall REITS could be another positive investment strategy?
Jeff Macke says he’s a little concerned about Mall REIT’s but likes Taubman Centers (TCO) which focuses on affluent level mall real estate. The stock is down 15-20% of late that’s the good news. The bad news it’s up almost 50% over the past 12 months so be careful on it. He thinks it could work over time.
David from NY wants a good stock options trade in this environment of volatility. He asks whether he should consider an oil or mining stock tied directly to a commodity?
Eric Bolling says the volatility factor is key. He suggests individual investors stay away from options – if you like a sector, buy the stock.
Gus from IL asks how come he doesn’t hear much on the show about "funds of hedge funds" or the recent Hedge Fund IPO by FIG (Fortress)? He wants to know if these are good investments for the average guy who focuses on diversification?"
Tim Strazzini says he wouldn’t look at hedge funds as a way to make fast money. They tend to trade at high valuations. He says put together an interesting basket of small to mid-cap stocks and stay away from Fortress. It’s a great company and great hedge fund but the stock is a little rich. Instead own American Int'l Group (AIG),Goldman Sachs (GS) Axa (AXA) and JER Investors (JRT).
Special guest Carolyn Kepcher, (aka Carolyn from “The Apprentice”) asks what is the best company run by women, that people should invest in?
Guy Adami says Susan Decker is going to run Yahoo (YHOO). Yahoo collectively is one of the favorite stocks on Fast Money. Also Guy likes Rite Aid (RAD) which us run by Mary Sammons and Playboy (PLA) which is run by Christy Hefner.