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Your First Move For Wednesday August 25th

Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow’s best trades, right now.

Steve Cortes recommends longcrude oil which settled at an 11-week low on Tuesday.

Karen Finerman suggests longBP . "The stock is down $6 from where they plugged the well. I recognize the company is facing troubles but I like the valuations."

Joe Terranova thinks Marvel Technology is a buy!

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M&A FAILS TO LIFT STOCKS

After hours traders learned that Dell had only 3 days in which to up its bid for 3Par or lose the acquisition to a rival. As you may remember on Monday, HP proposed acquiring 3Par or $1.6 billion in cash — or $24 a share, compared to Dell’s Friday offer of $18 per share.

What's the takeaway?

It's probably just a result of the original merger agreement - Dell has 3 days to match or beat, muses Karen Finerman. Whoever pays the most will win.

It’s a big concern for me that we’re seeing big M&A deals – not only this one but the Potash deal as well -- and the market isn’t going higher, says Joe Terranova. I'd think the market would climb on this news.

Historically, M&A has been supportive of the market, reminds host Melissa Lee.

Investors seem insecure about growth, muses CNBC's John Fortt. Look at Intel , as an example - they had a record breaking quarter and still investors punished the stock on concerns that growth might not be there in the second half.

I look at these developments from a slightly different angle, adds Karen Finerman. Maybe these deals are lifting the market. Maybe we'd be a lot lower without them.

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Trader disclosure: On August 24th, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Seymour owns (AAPL), (BAC), (GE), (POT); Cortes is long (FCX); Cortes is long (SFD); Cortes is long (BHP); Cortes is long Crude Oil; Cortes is long Australian Dollars; Finerman’s firm owns (BAC); Finerman’s firm owns (JPM); Finerman’s firm owns (BKS); Finerman’s firm owns (RIG); Finerma’s firm owns (BP); Terranova owns (AXP), (C), (BMO), (V), (POT), (OXY), (GLD), (FCX), (APA), (SU), (XBI), (MRVL), (TBT)

For Tim Seymour:
Seygem Asset Management is short (FCX)

For Joe Terranova
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)
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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)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards owns (BAC) for clients
Edwards owns (C) for clients
Edwards owns (CAT) for clients
Edwards owns (FCX) for clients
Edwards owns (GE) for clients
Edwards owns (GLD) for clients
Edwards owns (JNK) for clients
Edwards owns (LQD) for clients
Edwards owns (MDT) for clients
Edwards owns (RIG) for clients
Edwards owns (VXX) for clients
Edwards owns (SH) for clients

For Joseph Parkhill
Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has received compensation for investment banking services from Dollar General Corporation.

Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has provided or is providing investment banking services to, or has an investment banking client relationship with, the following company: Dollar General Corporation.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated makes a market in the securities of Dollar General Corporation.

Barry Ritholtz
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