The stock market rebounded sharply Monday as investors continue to bet that the Federal Reserve will lower rates on Wednesday. The Dow closed up 176 points and the Nasdaq finished up 23 points.

On CNBC's "Fast Money" Monday, Guy Adami says investors should look to buy dips in the financial stocks. According to Pete Najarian, traders should sell the Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) now that it has had a phenomenal run. Jeff Macke mentioned he is very concerned going into the Fed meeting. He advised investors to pay attention to the Fed language and look for statements about growth, inflation and guidance.

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American Express ( AXP) reported a 10% drop in quarterly net income. The stock traded down 3% after hours on the news. Adami says if you want to be in this sector, the play is MasterCard ( MA).

CME Group ( CME) held talks to buy Nymex Holdings ( NMX) for $11 billion. Adami feels the CME trade is over. He likes the NYSE Euronext ( NYX) better for its cheaper valuation. Najarian says if you want to play CME, put on a call spread to control your risk.

Commodity stocks surged Monday as gold hit a record high. Finerman mentioned refiner play Holly ( HOC) was upgraded Monday. Adami says the play for the commodity sector is Potash ( POT). Macke thinks gold will trade to $1,000 and he likes streetTracks Gold Trust ( GLD). Najarian doesn't like the GLD; for a gold play he would rather play the miners and use put options for protection. He likes miner names like Newmont Mining ( NEM), Barrick Gold ( ABX) and Goldcorp ( GG). VMware ( VMW) reported sales that missed analysts estimates. The stock plunged 27% after hours on the news. Adami thinks at some point VMW will become interesting. He would also look to buy EMC ( EMC) if it trades below $15.

According to a study by the University of Wisconsin, the Super Bowl advertisers tend to beat the S&P 500 in late January and early February in 10 of the last 12 years. Macke would like to short this study; he thinks it makes little sense.

Chartology With Dan Fitzpatrick

Dan Fitzpatrick, contributor and technical analyst for, joined the "Fast Money" show to discuss the markets. Fitzpatrick explained that the chart of the S&P 500 looks broken, and dip-buyers are now losing money. He thinks that once the S&P 500 trades back to 1400-1425, it will come under heavy selling pressure from dip-buyers who will sell to get their money back. Fitzpatrick likes the look of the chart for Potash, which is still trading above its 50-day moving average. Finally, he looked at the chart for Toll Brothers ( TOL). He called Toll Brothers' chart the "Slope of Hope" and recommended that investors sell the stock at $23, which he thinks is still the top.

Recession Trade

This week's cover of Newsweek says we're in a recession. Finerman thinks the U.S. is in a recession, but the question is how deep is it. Adami agrees that we're probably in a recession, but he advised investors to take a look at DuPont ( DD) and Eastman Chemical ( EMN) for early recovery plays. He explained that investors should watch Burlington Northern Santa Fe ( BNI) Tuesday when it reports earnings. He thinks BNI will be a great tell if we're in a recession.

Macke thinks it's too late to be putting on a recession trade now. He feels now is the time buy retail stocks for the long term. Finerman feels the homebuilders might have some tailwinds, and she wouldn't be short the sector. Najarian thinks it's a bit early to be getting into the homebuilders. He suggests looking at the cheaper agriculture names like Archer Daniels Midland ( ADM).

McDonald's Trade

McDonald's ( MCD) put in its largest percentage decline in five years Monday. Macke explained that the weak consumer has finally caught up with the burger chain. He thinks MCD is a great American company but he questioned its coffee strategy. Macke says investors should take a look at Starbucks ( SBUX), which he thinks will do well over the next six to 12 months. According to Adami, now is the time to look at McDonald's stock for its attractive valuation. Najarian also thinks now is a great opportunity to buy McDonald's. He recommended investors build a position in the name.

Yahoo! Earnings Trade

Yahoo! ( YHOO) is set to report earnings Tuesday. What is the trade? Macke mentioned he isn't enormously optimistic about Yahoo!. The only thing good he could see happening right now is a takeover by Microsoft ( MSFT). Finerman says she wouldn't be shocked to see Microsoft buy Yahoo!. None of the "Fast Money" crew was willing to recommend buying Yahoo! ahead of earnings.

Trader Radar

Alberto-Culver ( ACV) traded four times its average daily volume Monday.

Pops and Drops

Pops: New York Times ( NYT) traded up 10% after two hedge funds launched a proxy fight against the newspaper giant. Finerman says she is skeptical. Tyson Foods ( TSN) traded up 6% despite reporting a 40% plunge in profits. Macke says take your gains. Sirius Satellite Radio ( SIRI) traded up 7% on no news. Macke says the stock has bottomed, and investors should buy it if it trades under $3. American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO) traded up 8% after the retailer boasted its stock-buyback program by 30 million shares. Finerman likes that AEO has tons of cash. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) traded up 6% off of positive comments from an Oppenheimer analyst on growth in Macau. Najarian explained that Macau talk is like steroids for the casino stocks. Golar LNG ( GLNG) traded up 10%. Adami pointed out that GLNG was Finerman's "Final Trade" pick on Friday. Potash traded up 5%. According to Najarian, as long as the global economy is OK, the agriculture names will keep performing.

Drops: Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) plunged 35% after news hit that the planned takeover by Blackstone Group ( BLK) may collapse. Adami recommends staying away from ADS. YRC Worldwide ( YRCW) plunged 15% after the trucking firm reported a $736 million dollar loss. Najarian explained that the stock is trading down because the U.S. economy is slowing.

Final Trade

Adami likes NYSE Euronext ( NYX). Finerman favors Goldman Sachs ( GS). Najarian recommends Nasdaq Stock Market ( NDAQ). Macke didn't have a pick.
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