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Whether Market Goes Higher Or Lower, Some Stocks Still Win!

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As worrisome as stock market action may be, it seems there could be an upside for some stocks, no matter if the next leg is higher or lower!

That’s because these volatile markets have sent trading volumes surging. In fact, Sandler O'Neill believes that the first quarter of 2009 could shape up to be the 2nd best trading quarter since the bubble.

And the volume surge is largely due to the retail traders getting back in the game, says Sandler O’Neill analyst Richard Repetto.

Smells like a trade.

Repetto tells Fast Money, “everyone thought the retail investor was dead but he’s back in the market. People didn’t think retail investors would return for years but they were wrong.”

And he says ultimately the online brokers win in the long run.

As a result he has a buy on Ameritrade , Charles Schwab and Think or Swim .


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Trader disclosure: On Mar. 26th, 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 (AAPL), (POT), (WMT), (MOS), (GE); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (FXI), (EEM), (POT), (TSO), (TCK); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (RIG), (MSFT); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (BPO); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred; Najarian Owns (C) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (ASH) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (BX) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (GD) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (MS) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (XHB) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (SWY) Calls; Najarian Owns (ASH) Calls

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