×

CNBC’S “FAST MONEY MADNESS” KICKS OFF TODAY

64 Companies, 4 Sectors, 1 Corporate Titan

Don’t Just Get In The Game This March, Get In The Market!

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – March 14, 2011 – CNBC’s “Fast Money” puts the ball in your court this March. “Fast Money” wants YOU to pick your favorite stock in America right now.

Today, Monday, March 14th, CNBC’s “Fast Money,” hosted by Melissa Lee, launches “Fast Money Madness.” For the first time, victors will be determined on Twitter. To play in this tournament, follow the show on twitter.com/cnbcfastmoney.

“Fast Money” fans can tweet their best arguments for the winner of each match-up based on valuations, fundamental and technical proof and overall sentiment. The “Fast Money” traders and producers will evaluate which side makes the best case for their stock.

Melissa Lee and the “Fast Money” traders will read your tweets on air and debate your pick live on “Fast Money Halftime Report” at 12:30PM ET and “Fast Money” at 5:00PM ET on CNBC.

“Fast Money Madness” is a 64-company tournament representing the broadest range of industry and activity levels in the stock market. The industries are: Technology and Telecom, Home and Healthcare, Financials and Insurers and Commodities and Industrials. The bracket is seeded according to consensus analyst and investor sentiment from “Fast Money” guests and traders. The series will run through Tuesday, April 4th.

For more information regarding “Fast Money Madness” including brackets, visit http://fastmoney.cnbc.com

CNBC’s “Fast Money” broadcasts live from the NASDAQ Stock MarketSite studio in New York City’s Times Square and airs Monday - Thursday at 5PM ET on CNBC. “Fast Money Halftime Report” airs weekdays at 12:30pm ET on CNBC.

About “Fast Money”:

“Fast Money,” anchored by Melissa Lee, is a rapid-paced, highly-charged hour where four of Wall Street’s best traders debate the hot trades of the day. Faster than a New York minute, Melissa Lee and 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" five gives you the news, as only the savviest traders can, with an angle that you won’t see until tomorrow’s papers.

About CNBC:
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD+, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news providing real-time data, analysis and information to more than 390 million homes worldwide. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC.com and CNBC Mobile Web (mobile.cnbc.com) offer real-time stock quotes, charts, analysis and both on-demand and live streaming video.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/