Quicker Than The Ticker – Friday December 18th

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Karen Finerman

On November 23rd, the Chairwoman thought a managed cared stock might be the prescription for profits. “Look at Cigna ,” she said, The stock was upgraded today by JPMorgan. I like the name. “

This trade left the Chairwoman’s portfolio with a healthy gains. After she said to get long the stockcame to life, thanks to easing concern over health care reform.

Joe Terranova

On November 30th the Liquidator discovered a way to make profits from plastic.

“You don’t necessarily want to trade or invest in what the consumers' buying,” he said. “Instead you want to trade and invest in how they’re buying it. And they’re buying it online. That benefits Visa."

As it turns out, 'more people really do go with Visa.' And after getting added to the S&P 500 shares of this credit card processor surged.

Guy Adami

On November 19th the Negotiator suggested the sun might be good for something more than a bronzed complexion. At the time he said, “Trina Solar hit a 52-week high today but I think it goes even higher. I like Trina, for its valuation and the promise of solar energy.”

As it turns out this trade was as bright as a sunny day. Since Adami said to get long, the stock shot higher, partly due to a Morgan Stanley upgrade.


Pete Najarian

On November 24th the Pit Boss recommended networking your way through the choppy tape. “Look at networking and data storage firm Brocade,” he said. I think after this big pullback that's an opportunity to get in.”

Najarian’s trade was plenty connected. Since he suggested a long position shares moves higher, partly due to an Oppenheimer upgrade.

Now that’s Fast Money.

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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 18th, 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), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Pete Najarian Owns (M) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (MS), Is Short (MS) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (UUP) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (MRVL); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (UNG); Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BCR), (M), (MSFT), (NOK), (TGT), (WMT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Call Spread; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred; nerman's Firm And Finerman Own (FLS)

For Joe Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (UA)

For Jim Iuorio
Iuorio Owns (FXA) Calls
Iuorio Owns (SH), Owns (SDS) Calls, Is Short S&P Futures
Iuorio Owns (GIS)
Iuorio Owns (UN)
Iuorio Owns (EWC)
Iuorio Owns (FXA) Calls
Iuorio Owns (FXE) Calls

For Brian Stutland
Stutland Owns (GLD), Is Short (GLD) Dec. Call Spread, Owns (GLD) Jan. Put Spreads, Is Short (GLD) Jan. Calls

For Liz Dunn
Thomas Weisel Partners Or Affiliate Has Managed Or Co-Managed A Public Offering In Past 12 Months For (CACH), (ULTA), (LULU)
Thomas Weisel Partners Or Affiliate Has Received Investment Banking Compensation In Past 12 Months From (CACH), (ULTA), (LULU)
Thomas Weisel Partners Or Affiliate Expects To Receive/Seek Investment Banking Compensation In Next Three Months From (ANF), (ANN), (CACH), (CWTR), (ULTA), (LULU)
Thomas Weisel Partners Is A Market Maker In (CACH), (CWTR), (PSUN), (ULTA), (URBN), (LULU)
Thomas Weisel Partners Or Affiliate Has Provided In Past 12 Months Or Is Providing Investment Banking Services To (CACH), (ULTA), (LULU)

Pete Najarian Owned (BRCD), (BRCD) Calls On 11/24/09
Terranova Owned (SU) On 11/9/09, 11/17/09
Finerman's Firm Owned (CLX) On 10/1/09

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