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Why Goldman Sachs Should Break Into 3 Units

Goldman Sachs' profits fell 52 percent in the quarter, as trading revenues plummeted. But, is Goldman's real problem that it's too big to succeed?

In his New York Times column, investigative reporter Jesse Eisinger said Goldman would be better off breaking up.

Eisinger appeared on Wednesday's "Fast Money" to further explain his viewpoint. Watch the video to see the full conversation.

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Trader disclosure: On Jan. 19, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Tim Seymour owns (AA), (BAC), (F), (FXI) and (MPEL). Guy Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE) and (BTU). Finerman owns (AAPL), (BAC), (BP), (HPQ), (GOOG), (C), (MSFT), and (WFC) preferred. Joe Terranova Owns (GLD) Puts. Joe Terranova Owns (PCX) Puts. Terranova Owns (ACI) Puts. Joe Terranova Owns (TBT) Puts. Joe Terranova Owns (UPL), (VRTS), (PVH), (GM), (CVI), (CNQ), (LTD), (C), (PEP) and (CPX). Joe Terranova Is Short (JOYG).

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TIM SEYMOUR
Seymour's firm is short (BHP)

GUY ADAMI
Adami's wife works for (MRK)

KAREN FINERMAN
Finerman's firm is short (MDY)
Finerman's firm is short (SPY)
Finerman's firm is short (IWM)
Finerman's firm is short (IJR)
Finerman's firm is long S&P puts
Finerman's firm is long Russell 2000 puts
Finerman's firm owns (BBY)
Finerman's firm owns (BP)
Finerman's firm owns (HPQ)
Finerman's firm owns (IBM)
Finerman owns (JPM) and (JPM) leaps
Finerman's firm owns (JPM) and (JPM) leaps
Finerman's firm owns (MCD)
Finerman's firm owns (MSFT)
Finerman's firm owns (WMT)

JOE TERRANOVA
Terranova is Chief Market Strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CCG)
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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 (XLE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)

BRIAN KELLY
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (FCX)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (GLD)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (SLV)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (MON)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (IPI)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (TBT)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (QCOM)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (MS)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Own (RKH)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Long The Euro
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Long (XLE)
Accounts Managed By Kanundrum Capital Are Short The Yen

CARTER WORTH
Worth has no disclosures

STEVE CORTES
Cortes has no disclosures

VINCENT ANDREWS
Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has received compensation for investment banking services from (MOS)
In the next 3 months, Morgan Stanley expects to receive or intends to seek compensation for investment banking services from (MOS)
Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has received compensation for non-investment banking services from (MOS)
Withing the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has provided investment banking services or has an investment banking client relationship with (MOS)
Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc is a market maker in (MOS)

DANIEL CLIFTON
Clifton has no disclosures

MIKE KHOUW
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. have no disclosures on XLE

PETE NAJARIAN
Pete Najarian has no disclosures

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