Review: Fast Money Stock Picks

Another way of making money online is done in the exciting world of trading stocks, bonds, and options. Many people have been able to quit their dayjobs in favor of daytrading too. The cable station that has emerged as the leader in providing the best business news and stock information, is CNBC. They've basically turned stock-trading into a sports type activity, offering shows that bring excitement into what many may consider boring. If you've ever seen Jim Cramer's Mad Money, you know how crazy it can get. Cramer uses all sorts of sound effects and even behavior such as tossing a chair around the studio to illustrate his enthusiasm.

Another helpful show that CNBC offers nightly is Fast Money. The show airs every week night at 5 PM EST and is currently hosted by Dylan Ratigan. The traders who appear on the show bring their Wall Street trading floor knowledge straight to the viewers by offering a plethora of stocks to trade so you can in effect, make money fast!

Sometimes you might miss all the picks they give on the show. There's a website available to help you with that called Fast Money Stock Picks. The site, while plain in nature, does a good job in recapping the evening's stock picks and comments presented on the CNBC show. My first observation was that the site while providing these recaps, didn't really give me a true feel for a "stock market" type website. By this I mean, the banner for the site could be better associated with money, dollars or even black and white pictures of Wall Street. This may not seem like a major point to those that argue "content is king". Banners and site design often best create an atmosphere for what the site is trying to convey. The picture on the banner made me think it was a random blog image.

Overall, the site is simple and could use a bit more in terms of navigation and design. It still does what it says by providing the nightly stock recaps. The site owner may also consider making the stock pick text titles and ticker symbols differentiated with bold, underlining, italics and other techniques. Right now the website is still young, with just 103 entries. In the About section, the author says they try to watch every show and update. So if you follow the markets, this could be a good place to subscribe to in case you've missed any picks on the CNBC Fast Money show.

1 comment:


I have your site and I just subscribed. I see you recommend a stock site that relates to tv. Please take a min. and check out my stock pick blog as i have been perfect to date until today , I had 1 sell stop!! I have been havind an ave. return of just over 40% per day.
I dont want you to think this is an advertisement but i am fairly new to all of this and would respect your opinion

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