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UPDATE: After Health Care, Is Wall Street Reform Next?

In the wake of health care reform, the traders are watching the action in bank stocks.

Considering health care reform went through, can the Wall Street crackdown be far behind?

Instant Insights with the Fast Money traders

I went short Goldman Sachs for this very reason, says Joe Terranova, and I’m holding the $170 puts as well. In the wake of sweeping new health care legislation I think Congress feels empowered to also pass bank reform. Financial regulation could be coming much sooner than the market expects.

But the industry knows it’s coming, adds Mike Khouw. A lot of investors see it as an overhang but I’m not sure I see it that way.

I’d be a buyer of Goldman, adds Steve Cortes of Veracruz on the Halftime Report. I think the company has struggled with a slew of negative headlines and I expect it will emerge from this fog of negativity on the upside.

In the options pits, I’m seeing a lack of activity in the financials, adds JJ Kinahan. That’s probably a bad sign.

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Also in the sector, shares of Citi popped Monday after widely followed analyst Dick Bove upgraded the stock to “Buy” from ‘Neutral” and slapped it with a $5 price target.

Bove says long-term factors outweigh worries about the government’s eventual sale of 7.7 billion Citi shares.

And in an interview on Fast Money, Bove says "Citi has $195 billion of cash on its balance sheet and it has more capital as a percentage of assets than at any time in the past 30 years. It's over capitalized, has massive amounts of liquidity and it's written down the bad loans."

“It will be a money making machine again and the stock is long-term cheap,” Bove says.


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Trader disclosure: On March 22nd, 2010, 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); Najarian Owns (AA) Calls; Najarian Owns (BAC) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (C) Calls; Najarian Owns (CLX) Calls; Najarian Owns (MCD) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (MLM) Calls; Najarian Owns (MYL); Najarian Owns (PFE); Najarian Owns (TEVA); Najarian Owns (YHOO) Calls; Najarian Owns (OSIP) Calls; Najarian Owns (DD) Calls; Najarian Owns (BBY) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (AKAM) Call Spread; Terranova Owns (QCOM), (OIH), (POT); Terranova Owns (GS) April Puts; Terranova Is Short (UAUA); Terranova Is Short (CAL); Terranova Is Long May Crude Oil Futures; Terranova Is Short (GS); Karabell Owns (C), (JPM); Cortes Owns (IBB), Is Short S&P Futures; Kinahan Owns (C), Is Short (C) Puts; Kinahan Is Short (SPY) Through Options; Karabell Owns (GOOG); Kinahan Owns (WFC), Is Short (WFC) Puts

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For Mike Khouw
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Kanundrum Capital Owns (FNM)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (FRE)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (S)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (SEE)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (SYY)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (IBM)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (PTV)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (DE)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (TXN)
Kanundrum Capital Is Long U.S. Dollar
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (AA)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (ACH)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (GS)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (FCX)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Copper
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Treasuries
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Euro
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Yen
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Pound

For Dennis Gartman
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Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Long Canadian Dollars
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Long Australian Dollar
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short Euro
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short British Pound

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(GOOG), (YHOO), (AMZN), (EBAY) Are Or In Past 12 Months Were Clients Of Citigroup Global Markets (Non-Investment Banking, Securities-Related Services)
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