Picking Post-Fed Meltdown Stocks
Despite the worst day since mid-April for the major indices, certain stocks were still a "buy," Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics said Thursday.
"I would tell you that this is a massive carry trade unwinding," he said. "I would not want to be the first one to dive in and say, 'Hey, this is it. This is the worst it's going to get.' Could get worse. It's the summer, and clearly the markets are adjusting to some new news."
On CNBC's "Fast Money," Brown added that stocks were offering opportunity.
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"Of course, the bias has to be: Buy the high-quality names that are getting slaughtered," he said.
The Dow was also looking at its eighth consecutive triple-digit move in June.
TheStreet CIO Stephanie Link said she was picking stocks carefully a day after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments sent stocks lower.
"The issue in my mind is bonds," she added. "If it is a gradual back-up in rates, that's indicative of the economy getting better, and that's consistent with what Bernanke said yesterday."
Link said that bonds needed to stabilize in order for stocks to stabilize.
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"I think you go back to themes," she said, adding that stocks in financials, technology and housing were "buys" — "again, very carefully."
Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management said that multiple expansion would no longer rule the day, instead handing the reins to corporate earnings.
Cyclical stocks over staples were the best bet for now, he added, "so those are the kinds of names we're buying on the dips, absolutely."
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