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Lucky ’13 Trades for the New Year

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
Lucky Picks in 2013
Bank of America hits a 52-week high, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Also, the FMHR traders provide their best bet plays for the New Year.

Four trades are poised to post gains for 2013, the CNBC "Fast Money" pros said Wednesday.

OptionMonster's Pete Najarian's top pick was building-materials company USG, citing positive sentiment from Goldman Sachs and RBC, both of which included the company among their top picks.

Najarian also noted Berkshire Hathaway's "huge position" in the name.

"I actually think they're going to have some stronger pricing going into 2013," he added. "For that reason, I think the stock is cheap."

Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners liked financials.

"You're going to continue to see reserve releases, but also look on the capital markets side," he said. "Goldman Sachs, I think, has tremendous appreciation potential in 2013. In the regionals, look for some M&A activity."

Terranova also picked Regions Financial. "I believe that's a name that could be in play," he added.

Jon Najarian of OptionMonster liked VMWare.

"This is one of those great stories that continues to move forward because of the adoption of virtualization and the cloud, whether it's Amazon or anybody else," he said. "I love this play."

Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital selected a different trade.

"I think for me the winner is going to be short bonds, particularly the 10-year," he said.

Trader disclosure: On Dec. 26, 2012, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Joe Terranova is long VRTS; Joe Terranova is long TJX; Joe Terranova is long AAPL; Joe Terranova is long GS; Joe Terranova is long MS; Joe Terranova is long SWN; Joe Terranova is long GLW; Joe Terranova is long DELL; Joe Terranova is long VZ; Joe Terranova is long XOM; Pete Najarian is long AAPL; Pete Najarian is long FB; Pete Najarian is long BAC CALLS; Pete Najarian is long INTC CALLS; Pete Najarian is long CLF; Pete Najarian is long TCK; Pete Najarian is long EMN CALLS; Steve Weiss is long RIMM; Steve Weiss is long BAC; Steve Weiss is long M; Jon Najarian is short AGQ PUTS.

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USG
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GS
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RY
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BRK.A
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RF
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VMW
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AMZN
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