The stock market put in its second day of gains on Thursday after the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed was ready to drop interest rates to avoid a recession. The market was also helped by news that Bank of America ( BAC) is in talks to buy depressed mortgage giant Countrywide ( CFC). The Dow finished up 117 points and the NASDAQ closed up 13 points.The crew at CNBC's "Fast Money" looked for profitable trades within this difficult market. Reporter Mike Huckman came on the show to talk about Genentech and the team explored contrarian trades. Pete Najarian said it was a phenomenal day on Thursday for the financial sector. He also mentioned that gold hit a new high on Thursday and the mining stocks continue to work. Jeff Macke thinks the market hasn't proved anything yet and he is no less cautious then he was 2-days ago. Guy Adami says the reality is that corporate balance sheets never looked better and cash ratios are at their best since the early 90's.