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Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday

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Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.

JOBS PICTURE: The number of new unemployment claims made last week will be revealed Thursday at 8:30am. The last release showed an severe week-to-week increase, jumping 58,000 to a much higher-than-expected level of 573,000.

I think we’re going to hear a bad number, speculates Karen Finerman. It could be the end of the party.

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LARRY ELLISON'S BEARD: Tech bellwether Oracle comes out with earnings after the bell.

I’ll be listening to Ellison’s comments, says Guy Adami.

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BLACKBERRY OUTLOOK: Another after-hours release, Research In Motion, the BlackBerry maker, puts out its profits Thursday. The big catalyst this quarter: the release of the Storm - RIM's first touchscreen model.

So much negative has been said already, I think the reaction on Thursday could be positive, says Pete Najarian.

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ALL IS WELLS? Wells Fargo to give it's 2009 outlook at noon.

They should be just fine, speculates Jeff Macke.

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BUILDER REPORTS: Homebuilder Lennar - up 15% in the last two days - comes out with earnings Thursday morning.

I don’t expect Lennar will be much better than Hovnanian, which was a disaster, says Guy Adami.



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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 17th, 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 (MCD), (MSFT); Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Najarian Owns (ENER) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (UYG) And Is Short (UYG) Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (IBB); Finerman's Firm Owns (OIH) Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (VNO), (FCE.A), (USO)