Horrible Start, Now What?


The jobs report Friday probably holds the key to how February will begin. What should you expect?

I’m afraid of a weak jobs number and if it does come in weak I fear it could reverse the recent rally in retail, says Karen Finerman.

If that number punishes the market, I think it’s an opportunity to buy, counters Pete Najarian. Whenever the market overreacts to news, I think investors should buy stocks that are best of breed.

I fully expect the number to stink, says Jeff Macke. Buy the dips and sell the rips.

I like McDonald’s , says Guy Adami. I think it’s cheap.

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Trader disclosure: On Jan 31, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (YHOO), (EMC), (INTC), (ATVI); Najarian Owns (BR), (C), (CSCO), (EMC), (MS), (MSFT), (YRCW); Najarian Owns (EBAY) Calls, (CMC) Calls, (GOOG) Calls, (YHOO) Calls; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm Owns (PZN), (TSO), (VLO), (YHOO), (BR); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (CROX); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY), (IYR), (IJR), (MDY), (CME), (WFC), (COF); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD); Finerman's Firm Is Short (LEH) And Owns (LEH) Puts