CNBC's "Fast Money" Heads Midwest to Bring You "Fast Money: Trading Chicago Hope"


ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – May 12, 2008 – From trading the amazing agriculture markets of the Midwest to hometown heroes like McDonald's and Boeing, Chicago is serving up trades lately as good as its deep-dish pizza. CNBC's "Fast Money," America's hottest money program, broadcasts live from The Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, IL on Friday, May 16th at 5PM ET to bring you tomorrow's best trades.

"Fast Money" broadcasts weekdays on CNBC at 5PM ET and re-broadcasts at 8PM ET. "Fast Money" usually originates weekdays from the NASDAQ Stock Market's street level MarketSite studio in New York's Times Square.

"Fast Money" heads to Chicago to do what it does best....trying to make you fast money, this time with a midwestern flavor! As the nation struggles under the weight of a credit crunch, "Fast Money" takes you to the epicenter of the agricultural boom and helps you navigate the fast and furious markets of Chicago including the largest futures exchange. With guests including Terry Duffy, Executive Chairman, CME Group and Playboy CEO Christie Hefner, "Fast Money" brings you the windy city's best trades to watch.

"Fast Money" is a rapid-paced, highly-charged hour where four of Wall Street's best traders debate the hot trades of the day. The "Fast Money" traders give you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money. The "Fast Money" four gives you the news, as only the savviest traders can, with an angle that you won't see until tomorrow's papers.

Dylan Ratigan, who also co-anchors CNBC's "The Call" (11AM-12PM ET) and CNBC's "Closing Bell" at 3 PM ET from the New York Stock Exchange, leads informative discussions on the trades of the day with four Wall Street traders: Guy Adami, former executive director at CIBC World Markets and former head gold trader at Goldman Sachs; Jeff Macke, founder and president of Macke Asset Management; Pete Najarian, co-founder of optionMONSTER.com; and Karen Finerman, President of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc.

For more information regarding "Fast Money: Trading Chicago Hope," including web extras, log on to cnbc.com.

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