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Is Thursday D-Day For Wall Street?

Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 6:16 PM ET

On Thursday we could know a whole lot more about fin reg and what it means for the markets.

As soon as tomorrow, we may hear that lawmakers reconciled their differences and merged the two reform bills – one from the Senate the other from the House.

What must you know?

I think Thursday is just the beginning of the story, says FBR analyst Ed Mills. 399 times in the bill the legislation says ‘regulators shall promulgate regulations” and 47 times it says "they must do a study.”

Although we may see a relief rally in financials just because we know the text of the legislation, it could be years to come before we understand the full impact of the legislation.

Tomorrow's Headlines Now
The Fast Money traders look at three headlines that might move markets tomorrow. They're joined by Ed Mills, an analyst at FBR, and Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat.

What’s the trade?

I’m long JPMorgan and Bank of America, says Karen Finerman, for the long-term.

If you have a long term time horizon, I’d take hard look at Goldman, says Guy Adami.

I’m short CME , counters Brian Kelly. I expect to see volumes go down and if that happens exchanges such as CME get hurt.

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In case you're interested in the time horizon, once the fin reg bill is reconciled it must go up for a vote again in both the House and Senate, although it’s expected to pass both chambers easily.

The chatter in Washington is that the White House wants the whole thing signed into law by July 4.


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Trader disclosure: On June 23, 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), (BTU), (NUE), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT); Adami’s wife works at Merck; Kelly owns (BP) puts; Kelly owns (FCX) puts; Kelly owns (GLD); Kelly owns (GDXJ); Kelly is short (GS); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (AAPL); Finerman’s Firm owns (AEO); Finermans’ Firm owns (ANF); Finerman’s Firm owns (BAC) stock and calls; Finerman and Finerman’s Firm own (BAC) preferred; Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (BBY); Finerman owns (BP) calls; Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (C); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm own (CVS); Finerman owns (GLW); Finerman & Finerman’s Firm owns (GOOG); Finerman & Finerman’s Firm owns (HPQ); Finerman & Finerman’s Firm owns (IBM); Finerman & Finerman’s Firm owns (JPM) stock & calls; Finerman’s firm owns (PM); Finerman’s Firm owns (RIG); Finerman’s Firm owns (TGT); Finerman’s Firm owns (WMT); Finerman’s Firm is short (IJR); Finerman’s Firm is short (IWM); Finerman’s Firm is short (MOY); Finerman’s Firm is short (SPY)

For Brian Kelly
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (AUY)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GFI)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (AMZN)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (RCL)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (XLY)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (AFL)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (CME)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (EWI)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (EWO)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (GS)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (HIG)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (XLF)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (XLI)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (FCX)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (XLB)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (XLK)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (CLF)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital is short (JOYG)

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