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The Latest Picks That Paid – Friday January 23rd

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Our traders are good but you knew that! Check out their latest picks that paid.

Karen Finerman

On December 1st the Chairwoman came down on credit cards and rang up a profit. At the time she suggested shortingCapital One . “The next problem is consumer receivables, auto loans and credit card loans. Capital One has them all in a very big way.”

Looks like Finerman knows a short play when she see it. Her trade has returned 29% since Capital One posted a loss of over $3/share on Thursday.

Pete Najarian

On January 9th the Pit Boss dove head first into a stock that many thought wasn’t going anywhere. At the time he suggested longPalm . “They have a new hand held device that has touch attached to it, it’s gotten everybody excited.”

Najarian’s Palm play left his hands full of cash. Since his long call, Palm has climbed nearly 27%.

Guy Adami

On December 29th the Negotiator came up with a bright idea when he suggested shortingAcuity . At the time he thought the firm would be vulnerable to commercial real estate woes because “these guys make lighting fixtures for malls and commercial buildings.”

What can we say, Adami saw the light. His short call returned 15%.

Jeff Macke

On January 14th the Wolf had a craving for Apple after the stock sold-off on concerns about the health of CEO Steve Jobs. At the time he said, “Apple for my money is a trading buy.”

Macke’s Apple trade was sweet. After his long call the stock popped 12% largely due to a blow-out quarter.



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Trader disclosure: On Jan 23, 2009, 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 (MS), (BAC), (C), (TM), (MCD); Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (BTU), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Najarian Owns (EEM) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (FCX) & (FCX) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (GLD) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (GE) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (MSFT) & (MSFT) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) & (MS) Short Calls/Put Spread; Najarian Owns (GNW) Long Calls; Finerman's Firm Owns (DNA) & (DNA) Call Spread; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (TBT), (UNH), (V); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (ANF), (COF), (USO); Finerman's Firm Owns (ROH) Calls