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Is Goldman Making New Enemies?

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

It's not just regulators in Washington DC or protesters on the streets of New York who have it out for Goldman Sachs.

Hedge fund managers and hedge fund investors are also leveling harsh criticisms of the bank.

"They've lost their way, fallen for the trap of short term profits, and abandoning clients," one hedge fund manager told CNBC Sr. Editor John Carney.

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And quite a few are saying that the SEC's case against Goldman has confirmed what they had come to suspect.

What’s that, exactly?

We wouldn’t dream of stealing someone else’s thunder!

Click here and go directly to John Carney’s article, "Goldman’s New Critics: Hedge Funds"
What's the trade?

I'm long Goldman calls, reveals Karen Finerman. Despite the negative chatter, I don't think it hurts business terribly. Quite frankly where else are people are going to go?

Goldman is now trading around 1.1 times book, adds Guy Adami. With the stock around $136 it's starting to get interesting.

* You can find our interview with John Carney about 3 minutes into this clip.


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Trader disclosure: On May 19, 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), (ITNC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Kelly Owns (WYNN) Puts; Kelly Owns (EXPE) Puts; Kelly Owns (EMN) Puts; Kelly Owns (CAT) Puts; nerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM); Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P Puts; Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Calls’ Finerman Owns (BAC), (BAC) Preferred; Finerman Owns (GS) Calls; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HPQ)’ Finerman's Firm Owns (JPM), (JPM) Calls; Finerman Owns (JPM); Finerman's Firm Owns (PTV); Finerman's Firm Owns (PM); jarian Owns (AMD) Calls; Najarian Owns (ADSK) June Calls, Is Short (ADSK) May Calls; Najarian Owns (C) Calls; Najarian Owns (HPQ), Is Short (HPQ) Calls; Najarian Owns (JPM) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (MRVL), Is Short (MRVL) Calls; Najarian Owns (MS), Is Short (MS) Calls; Najarian Owns (V) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (VRSN) Call SpreadTerranova owns (PFE), (GLD)

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 (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DRYS)

For Mike Khouw
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (ADSK)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (AIG)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (AMAT)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (BAC)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (C)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (CSIQ)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (FSLR)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (GS)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (JPM)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (LVS)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (MGM)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (MRVL)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (MS)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (SPWRA)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (V)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (VALE)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (WYNN)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (QQQQ)
Cantor Fitzgerald is a Market Maker in (SPY)

For Brian Kelly
Kanundrum Capital Is Long U.S. Dollar
Kanundrum Capital Owns (GLD)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (TLT)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (GFI)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (AUY)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLK)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLI)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLF)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (WYNN)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (AA)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (CAT)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (EMN)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (EXPE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (CME)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (STT)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (SU)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (IOC)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (USO)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Euro

For Anthony Scaramucci
Scaramucci Owns (BAC), Skybridge Owns (BAC)
Scaramucci Owns (C), Skybridge Owns (C)
Scaramucci Owns (GS), Skybridge Owns (GS)
Scaramucci Owns (HPQ), Skybridge Owns (HPQ)
Scaramucci Owns (JPM), Skybridge Owns (JPM)
Scaramucci Owns (WMT), Skybridge Owns (WMT)
Scaramucci Owns (BUD), Skybridge Owns (BUD)
Scaramucci Owns (INTC), Skybridge Owns (INTC)

For Dennis Gartman
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (GS)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own (MMM)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own Gold
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short British Pound Sterling
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short Euros
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Long Australian Dollars
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Long Canadian Dollars

For Jeff Harte
Sandler O'Neill Served As Financial Advisor To Investor Group That Agreed To Buy First Republic Bank From (BAC)
Sandler O'Neill Recvd. Inv. Bank. Comp. From (C), (JPM), (BAC) In Past 12 Mos.
(JPM), (BAC) Was An Investment Banking Client Of Sandler O'Neill In Past 12 Months
Sandler O'Neill Expects To Receive or Seek Inv. Bank. Comp. From (BAC), (BK), (JPM), (C), (NTRS) In Next 3 Mos.
(BAC), (C), (JPM), (MS), (BK), (NTRS) Are Clients Of Sandler O'Neill
Sandler O'Neill Has Received Non-Inv. Bank. Comp. From (C), (JPM), (BAC)

(GS) Is A Non-Inv. Bank. Client Of Sandler O'Neill
Sandler O'Neill Is A Market Maker In (NTRS)

Other Relevant Disclosures
Najarian Owned (VRSN) Calls On 5/18/10




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