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Halftime: 3 Winning Stocks in Losing Tape

Even when the market sells off sharply, CNBC’s Fast Money traders always look at what’s working.

And despite the headwinds a slew of stocks were trading higher; They included, Akamai, RIM , AMR , Halliburton, and Shanda.

Which of these names belong on your radar?

OptionMonster Jon Najarian has Akamai on the radar. He’s seeing “a big accumulation of calls at the 40 strike” which he takes as a signal the stock could go higher.

Brian Kelly suggests putting RIM on the radar aftera favorable piece in Barron’s said, “Ever since the first iPhone launched in the summer of 2007, to immediate raves, RIM has been seen by investors to be in trouble. That simply isn't true."

Zach Karabell is very bullish on China and likes Shanda. “Gaming companies are doing extremely well,” he says.

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EARNINGS SEASON: CITI

Again bank earnings landed in the spotlight with Citi beating analysts estimates although profit fell 32 percent as bond trading revenue plunged and operating expenses jumped.

What’s the trade?

Stephen Weiss thinks the Street views Citi's results "as a big sigh of relief." Although he's not in the name he thinks the reverse split and the potential of a reinstated dividend could generate buying among big insituational investors, where Citi stock is currently under-owned.

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MONEY IN MOTION CURRENCY TRADING

Some consider it a fight to the bottom – we’re talking the dollar and the euro . While Europe deals with a downgrade of Irish banks and surging Greek yields, US deficit issues led the S&P to downgrade the outlook for the United States to negative.

Which currency is worse?

Find out from Amelia Bourdeau of Westpac Institutional Bank. Watch the video now!



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Trader disclosure: On April 18, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Weiss owns (BTU); Weiss owns (AKAM); Weiss owns (CMA); Weiss owns (JPM); Weiss owns (HBAN); Weiss owns (GDX); Weiss owns (DRR); Weiss owns (UUP); Weiss owns (TBT); Weiss owns (TWM); Weiss owns (DVN); Weiss owns (COP); Weiss owns (HK); Weiss owns (VZ); Weiss owns (QCOM); Weiss is short (AKS); Weiss is short (X); Weiss is short (FCX); Karabell owns (GOOG); Karabell owns (AGQ); Karabell owns (RIMM); Jon Najarian owns (MA) is short (MA) calls; Jon Najarian owns (AXP) is short (AXP) calls; Jon Najarian owns (CBOE) is short (CBOE) calls;’ Jon Najarian owns (CME) is short (CME) calls; Jon Najarian owns (NYX) is short (NYX) calls; Jon Najarian owns (TYC) is short (TYC) calls; Jon Najarian owns (SLV) is short (SLV) calls; Jon Najarian owns (SLW) is short (SLW) calls

For Amelia Bourdeau
**No disclosures

For Zachary Karabell
Karabell and River Twice Capital are long (GS)
River Twice Capital is long (IBM)
River Twice Capital is long (DD)
River Twice Capital is short (QQQ)
River Twice Capital is short (XLF)

For Brian Kelly
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (DBA)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (GLD)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (SLV)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (AGO)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (CLNE)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (TBT)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long (EWP)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long VIX calls
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long SPY puts
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long CLF puts
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long wheat futures
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long soybeans futures
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long gold futures
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long silver futures
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are long natural gas futures
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are short (XLF)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are short (SMH)
Accounts Managed by Brian Kelly Capital are short U.S. Treasury bonds

For Chris Whalen
**No Disclosures



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