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Burned by Las Vegas Sands

A long position in Las Vegas Sands looked like a hot trade, but so far all it’s done is burn Steve Grasso. Now what?

Fast Money’s ‘Governator’ made the fateful call on March 22nd as a bet on Asia.

“The company was granted Singapore junket approval. That’s a catalyst. I would be a buyer,” he said at the time.

As it turned out, buying Las Vegas Sands about 6 weeks ago was like playing red while the roulette wheel landed on black – time and again – no winner here.

Since Grasso made the call – shares have declined almost 10%. Now what?

“The stock has held $50, and they are a great growth story,” says Grasso. “If you’re holding this stock, I certainly wouldn’t sell unless it breaks $50.”

* You can find our conversation about Las Vegas Sands about 2 minutes into this video clip.



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Trader disclosure: On May 11, 2012, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Patty Edwards is long JWN; Patty Edwards is long BMO; Patty Edwards is long BKCC; Patty Edwards is long GLD; Patty Edwards is long INTC; Patty Edwards is long PVH; Patty Edwards is long JNK; Patty Edwards is long LQD; Patty Edwards is long T; Patty Edwards is long NKW; Patty Edwards is long MSFT; Jon Najarian is long GGLU; Jon Najarian is long DDMD; Jon Najarian is long CME; Jon Najarian is long CBOE; Jon Najarian is long CIGX; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in CNO; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in AAPL; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in SPLS; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in JPM; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in MSFT; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in VIVID; Jon Najarian is long call spreads in ARNA; Steve Grasso is long ASTM; Steve Grasso is long AVAV; Steve Grasso is long BA; Steve Grasso is long D; Steve Grasso is long FRO; Steve Grasso is long LNG; Steve Grasso is long MHY; Steve Grasso is long NUAN; Steve Grasso is long MO; Steve Grasso is long PFE; Steve Grasso is long S; Steve Grasso is long XLU; Steve Grasso is long ZAZA

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