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Market ‘Precarious’ After Killer Q1: Pro

Market 'Precarious' After Killer Q1: Pro

Headwinds ahead could halt the stock rally, Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics said Monday.

"There's really only one word that we need to use today, and that is 'precarious.' I think we're headed into April in much the same condition we have been the last three years in a row," he said. "We've had a killer first quarter, just about a year's worth of average gains already, no pullback in sight, not even a 3 percenter."

On CNBC's "Fast Money," Brown characterized as the upcoming earnings season as "not great," with "7-year highs for negative preannouncements and estimates have never been higher."

"And unfortunately, this is all coinciding with a softening with the pace of economic improvement," he added. "So I would say this is not where you want to be adding new longs."

Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital said he had spoken to Appaloosa Management founder David Tepper, who was "constructive" on U.S. Treasuries, the U.S. market and the Japanese market.

"So, hedge fund managers, he said, should short the S&P at their peril," Weiss said.

Brown didn't buy the bull case.

"The statistics do not favor huge, long-side entries here, given where we are seasonally and given what the market's already done in a relatively short period of time," he said.

Trader disclosure: On April 5, 2013, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Stephen Weiss is long BAC; Stephen Weiss is long C; Stephen Weiss is long BBRY; Stephanie Link is long AAPL; Stephanie Link is long GS; Stephanie Link is long CSCO; Stephanie Link is long GE; Stephanie Link is long IBM; Simon Baker is long AAPL; Simon Baker is long BAC; Simon Baker is long GS; Simon Baker is long SBUX; Simon Baker is long DELL; Simon Baker is long WFM; Josh Brown is long AAPL; Josh Brown is long GDX; Josh Brown is long GLD; Josh Brown is long XLU; Josh Brown is long TLT; Josh Brown is long TGT; Josh Brown is long JNJ; Josh Brown is long DXJ; Josh Brown message: "No shorts, no banking."