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A Little Captain For Your Portfolio

Many people think companies that sell spirits are a sure bet during a recession. Find out if they’re right from alcohol seller Diagio .

The saying goes, “when times are good people drink but when times are bad people drink more.”

Sure it’s tongue and cheek but it speaks to the widely held belief that liquor is one of the last indulgences that people are willing to do without, even in hard times.

Is this old adage accurate? Is the spirits trade booming in bust times? Find out from Diageo’s Ivan Menezes, President, North America.



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Trader disclosure: On Sept. 2nd, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Terranova Owns (AMZN), (FCX), (QCOM), (POT), (WFT), (SU); Terranova Is Short (TM); Terranova Owns (GS) Puts; Terranova Owns Gold Futures; Terranova Works For (VRTS); Finerman Owns (RIG); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (NOK), (WMT), (RIG), (TGT); Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares And Is Short (WFC), Finerman Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares ; Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred Shares, Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred Shares And Owns (BAC); Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO), (IJR), (MDY), (IWM) ; Finerman's Firm Owns (AXL) Calls; Najarian Owns (BAC) & Short (BAC) Calls; Najarian Owns (BUCY) & Short (BUCY) Calls; Najarian Owns (FCX), Owns (FCX) Put, Is Short (FCX) Calls; Najarian Owns (JPM) & Is Short (JPM) Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) And Is Short (MS) Call; Najarian Owns (MSFT) And Is Short (MSFT) Call; Najarian Owns (MOS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (TXT) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (TEVA); Najarian Owns (V) & Short (V) Calls; Najarian Owns (WFC) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (YHOO) Calls; Najarian Owns (IPI) Calls; Najarian Owns (OXPS) Calls

Gartman's Funds Are Long Gold In Terms Of Currencies

For John Hyland:
Hyland is Sponsor & General Partner of USO, UNG, USL, UGA, UHN

For Kimberly Greenberger:
A suit by AEO against Citigroup Is Currently Pending in Federal Court
Citigroup Owns (ARO)
Citigroup has received compensation from (GPS)
Citigroup has received compensation from (JCG)
Citigroup has received compensation from (LTD)
Citigroup has received compensation from (PLACE)
Citigroup has received compensation from (AEO)
Citigroup has had (AEO) as a client in past 12 months
Citigroup has had (GPS) as a client in past 12 months
Citigroup has had (JCG) as a client in past 12 months
Citigroup has had (LTD) as a client in past 12 months
Citigroup has had (PLACE) as a client in past 12 months



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