Following are the biggest winners and losers of 2007.
POPS (stocks that jumped higher)
Baidu.com (BIDU) popped 238%. The powerful combination of the words "China" and "search engine " turned out to be a recipe for returns. – I think Bidu will continue to rock, says Pete Najarian.
Mosaic (MOS) popped 316%. Increased ethanol production and soaring soft commodity prices led to surging demand for Mosaic's fertilizer products. – Tim Seymour expects the story to continue into ’08.
Activision (ATVI) popped 67%. Good luck finding "Guitar Hero III" at your local videogame store -- they're sold out across the country. Activision leading the boom in videogame stocks with titles like "Call of Duty" and "Tony Hawk's Proving Ground." – I’m staying long, says Jeff Macke.
Amazon.com (AMZN) popped 132%. Jeff Bezos, proved them all wrong, as online retail stocks partied like it was 1999. – Pretty impressive, says Karen Finerman.
Costco (COST) popped 32%. Americans bought in bulk from this wholesaler.
Freeport McMoran (FCX) popped 85%. Raw material demand, and the Phelps Dodge acquisition, drove this miner higher. – Demand from China won’t likely stop, says Tim Seymour.
Nike (NKE) popped 33%. Growth from abroad, picked up the slack for a domestic slowdown, for the world's biggest sneaker maker. – Pete Najarian likes this stock.
Jacobs Engineering (JEC) popped 136%. Global growth from China and India drove the demand for infrastructure names like Jacobs.
McDonald's (MCD) popped 35%. Menu changes, premium coffee, and international growth super-sized McDonald's returns.
Solarfun (SOLF) popped 151%. Again, the pairing of the words "China" and "Solar" combined two of this years greatest growth stories.
Nasdaq (NDAQ) popped 58%. Consolidation and merger mania drove up shares of the exchanges.
CONSOL Energy (CNX) popped 123%. This diversified energy services company proved it wasn't so bad having a lump of coal in your stocking this year.
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID) popped 193%. This Brazilian steel company fed emerging markets' insatiable appetite for raw materials.
DROPS (stocks that slid lower)
MBIA (MBI) dropped 73%. The country's largest bond insurer was left “holding the bag” for billions of mortgage backed bonds that went sour during the subprime crisis.
Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) dropped 10%. Quietly number-crunching inside Blackberrys and iPhones everywhere were computer chips made in Taiwan.
Countrywide Financial (CFC) dropped 80%. The bigger they are, the harder they fall: Shares of the nation's largest mortgage lender collapsed amid a mortgage meltdown.
AMR Corp. (AMR) dropped 49%. Slumping domestic demand and soaring jet fuel prices spelled a bad year for airline stocks.
Amgen (AMGN) dropped 30%. The world's biggest biotechnology company lost a third of its market value this year.
E*Trade (ETFC) dropped 84%. The online broker faced major exposure to mortgage backed securities.
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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 21, 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 (YHOO), (EMC), (ATVI), (INTC); Finerman's Firm Owns (YHOO), (GS); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (IWM), (SPY); Finerman's Firm Owns (MDY) Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Short (LEH) And Owns (LEH) Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Puts; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Puts And Is Short The Russell 2000; Finerman's Firm Owns (MBI) Puts; Najarian Owns (C), (ETFC), (MS), (MSFT); Najarian Owns (YHOO) Options, (ANR) Options, (EMC) Options; Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BLK), (CFC), (INTC), (MER), (MSFT), (YHOO); Seygem Asset Management Owns (MOS), (EEM)