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‘Not Enough Oomph’ in Market: Josh Brown

Beyond company-specific issues in a few stocks, global growth isn't enough for much more upside in stocks, Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics said Thursday.

Investors were looking at the likes of FedEx and Oracle, both of which missed quarterly earnings targets this week, he said. "But you really don't have a great global growth picture."

On CNBC's "Fast Money," Brown cited lackluster PMIs coming out of France and Germany.

"I think that we can look at these little company-specific issues, but truthfully, the big picture, we just don't have enough oomph right now to truly break out to a new range," he said.

OptionMonster's Jon Najarian noted that the "market hasn't fallen apart" despite those missed earnings.

"Some of that is because it's a trade-down going on. Whether it's FedEx and people are trading down, people are trading down," he said. "They don't need it overnight; they can take it a day or two later. That's a trade-down. They don't get the premium price for that."

Investors are hoarding cash, Najarian added.

Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management called FedEx "a restructuring problem" and Oracle "a problem with sales."

"I think we're in an information-digestion mode right now," he added.

Trader disclosure: On March 21, 2013, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Brian Kelly is long GOLD; Brian Kelly is long SILVER; Brian Kelly is long S&P; Brian Kelly is long TREASURY NOTES ; Brian Kelly is long BUNDS; Brian Kelly is short DAX; Brian Kelly is short CAC; Brian Kelly is short EUROSTOXX; Brian Kelly is short OIL; Brian Kelly is short GASOLINE; Jon Najarian is long SSRI; Jon Najarian is long GSK; Jon Najarian is long NKE CALLS; Jon Najarian is short ORCL Puts; Jon Najarian is short LGF; Jon Najarian is long JNPR; Simon Baker is funds long AAPL; Simon Baker is funds long CSCO; Simon Baker is funds long DE; Simon Baker is funds long F; Simon Baker is funds long GOOG; Simon Baker is funds long MSFT; Simon Baker is funds long QQQ; Simon Baker is funds long XLY; Simon Baker is funds long JNPR; Simon Baker is funds long QCOM.

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