'Fast Money' Portfolios of the Week

Lately, the crew's been talking about such stocks as DryShips and Altria.
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"Fast Money" are increasingly worried about the changing landscape of the American financial system. The traders have pointed out many times that they aren't in favor of the Big Three bailout and that they disagree with how some of the banks are using the capital they received under the Tarp plan.

Other warning signs, such as the three-month Treasury bills turning negative on Tuesday and the suspension of stock buyback programs by companies such as blue-chip retailer


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, also concern the traders. But despite all the negative clouds looming over Wall Street, the crew still manages to find big money-making opportunities on a daily basis.

The gang recently highlighted trading ideas that play off the possibility of consolidation in the exchange complex, retail stocks for a weak economy and technology stocks that could benefit from Obama's infrastructure buildout. Here are some highlights from over the past week as aggregated from the show, including "Fast Money's Barrack Buildout 2.0" portfolio, which holds stocks such as


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