Bulls, Buy These Dips: Stephanie Link

The stock market is presenting an opportunity into the new year, TheStreet CIO Stephanie Link said Thursday.

"What you want to do is use the volatility to your advantage," she said on CNBC's "Fast Money."

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Link was bullish on the U.S. economy's strength and noted growth in Brazil, India and China, as well.

Once lawmakers in Washington deals with the federal debt ceiling issue into the March deadline, more gains likely lie ahead, she said.

Current levels augured well for investors, Link said.

"You have to use these dips to position yourself for 2013," she added.

RiskReversal.com's Josh Brown said that he welcomed the stock market's performance mid-day.

"If you're bullish, what you really want to see here is a shallow, light-volume pullback. You certainly don't want a huge extension of what we saw yesterday, so I think the fact that we're kind of flat-ish but not giving back too much of the gain is really, really positive," he said.

Brown called it a "stock-picking" environment, rather than buying broadly.

"I don't see anything not to like if you're of the bullish persuasion," he added.

Trader disclosure: On Jan. 3, 2013, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Josh Brown is long AAPL; Josh Brown is long JPM; Josh Brown is long WFC; Josh Brown is long GDX; Josh Brown is long GLD; Josh Brown is long XLU; Josh Brown is long TLT; Josh Brown is long XLF; Josh Brown is long WMT; Josh Brown is long TGT; Josh Brown is long SBUX; Josh Brown is long QCOM; Josh Brown is long MRK; Stephanie Link is long AAPL; Stephanie Link is long AIG; Stephanie Link is long WFC; Stephanie Link is long WY; Simon Baker is funds long IWM; Simon Baker is funds long AAPL; Simon Baker is funds long AMAT; Simon Baker is funds long BAC; Simon Baker is funds long BRCM; Simon Baker is funds long T; Simon Baker is funds long WFC; Simon Baker is funds long QCOM; Simon Baker is funds long MSFT; Simon Baker is funds long GOOG; Simon Baker is funds long CSCO; Simon Baker is funds long XLU; Simon Baker is funds long NOK;

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