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Your First Move For Wednesday, Aug. 18

Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 8:18 PM ET

Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade, where the traders give you the best plays for Wednesday.

Patty Edwards, principal at Storehouse Partners, thinks Syngenta is a good way to play the ag trade.

"A lot of M&A activity made me think about Apache ," said Joe Terranova, chief market strategist at Vitrus Investment Partners. "Great acquisitions it made from BP with those assets. Get long it on this pullback."

Fast Money Final Trades
The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

Guy Adami, managing director at Drakon Capital thinks Monsanto might have bottomed out and recommends taking a look at this stock.

In the M&A space, Karen Finerman, president and co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, said she likes Genzyme Oct. 70 calls.

Gary Kaminsky, a CNBC contributing editor and former Neuberger Berman money manager, is bullish on Expeditors International of Washington .

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Trader disclosures for Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010:

Joe Terranova
Terranova owns (AKAM)
Terranova owns (V)
Terranova owns (NRG)
Terranova owns (POT)
Terranova owns (OXY)
Terranova owns (GLD)
Terranova owns (BAX)
Terranova owns (MOS)
Terranova owns (PFE)
Terranova owns (SU)
Terranova owns (XBI)
Terranova owns (GOOG)
Terranova owns (LRCX)
Terranova owns (AXP)
Terranova owns (C)
Terranova owns (GS)
Terranova owns (BMO)
Terranova owns (MSFT)
Terranova owns (QCOM)
Terranova owns (FCX)
Terranova owns (APA)
Terranova owns (GLD) Calls
Terranova is chief market strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD.

Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ALK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DRYS)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (YDNT)

Guy Adami
Adami owns (AGU)
Adami owns (BTU)
Adami owns (NUE)
Adami owns (C)
Adami owns (GS)
Adami owns (INTC)
Adami owns (MSFT)
Adami’s wife works at Merck

Karen Finerman
Finerman’s firm owns (AAPL)
Finerman’s firm is short (ANF)
Finerman’s firm owns (ARG) calls
Finerman’s firm owns (BBY)
Finerman’s firm owns (GENZ) options
Finerman owns (GOOG)
Finerman’s firm owns (JCG)
Finerman and Finerman’s firm owns (JPM)
Finerman’s firm owns (RIMM)
Finerman’s firm owns (TJX)
Finerman’s firm owns (WMT)
Finerman's firm is short (IJR)
Finerman's firm is short (MDY)
Finerman's firm is short (SPY)
Finerman's firm is short (IWM)
Finerman’s firm owns S&P 500 puts
Finerman’s firm owns Russell 2000 puts

Gary Kaminsky
***No Disclosures***

Patty Edwards
Edwards owns (AMZN) for clients
Edwards owns (C) for clients
Edwards owns (CSCO) for clients
Edwards owns (F) for clients
Edwards owns (GE) for clients
Edwards owns (GLD) for clients
Edwards owns (GOOG) for clients
Edwards owns (HD) for clients
Edwards owns (JCG) for clients
Edwards owns (MSFT) for clients
Edwards owns (PFE) for clients
Edwards owns (TTM) for clients
Edwards owns (WMT) for clients
Edwards owns (YHOO) for clients
Edwards owns (TM)

Tim Seymour
Seymour owns (POT)

Barry Ritholtz
Funds managed by Ritholtz own (PCS)
Funds managed by Ritholtz own (QID)
Funds managed by Ritholtz own (TLAB)
Funds managed by Ritholtz own (SBGI)

Anthony Scaramucci
Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital are long (MSFT)

Colin Gillis
***No Disclosures***

Stephen Weiss
***No Disclosures***

Scott Nations
***No Disclosures***

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