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Fast to the Future: 4 forward-looking trades

On a day filled with "Back to the Future" fanfare, "Fast Money" traders chose their best bets to play the decades ahead.

In the series' second film, "Back to the Future II," Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in the future on Oct. 21, 2015. Film screenings and special corporate offers popped up around the United States on Wednesday.

Traders picked their top transportation stocks for the future in honor of the franchise's DeLorean time machine.


Whether Apple makes its own electric car or develops software for other companies' vehicles, the tech giant could play a large role in the auto industry, said trader Tim Seymour.

"Even if it's just the operating system, Apple is certainly going to be a big part of transportation going forward," said Seymour, who owns Apple shares.

New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015.
Beck Diefenbach | Reuters

Tesla Motors

Trader David Seaburg believes Tesla Motors' recent release of limited autopilot technology holds upside long term. He noted he sees potential for collaboration with ride services like Uber.

Read MoreTesla rolls out autopilot technology


Driverless cars could also be crucial for Google parent company Alphabet, said trader Karen Finerman. She owns Alphabet shares.

The technology giant reports earnings Thursday.

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Amazon has pushed heavily for delivery by drones, and trader Guy Adami believes the technology could prove crucial moving forward. The online retailer also posts results Thursday.


Tim Seymour

Tim Seymour is long AAPL, BAC, CLF, DIS, F, FCX, GE, GM, GOOGL, INTC, JPM, KO, LGF, T. Tim's firm is long BABA, BIDU, MCD, NKE, NOK, SBUX, YHOO.(SOLD TWITTER)

David Seaburg

Opinions expressed by David Seaburg are solely his own and do not reflect the views and opinions of Cowen Group, Inc

Karen Finerman

Karen is long BAC, C, FINL, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, KORS, KORS call spreads, M, URI, she is short SPY, Her firm is long ANTM, AAPL, BAC, C, DIS, FINL, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, GPS, JPM, KORS, KORS call spreads, M, M calls, M call spreads, SUNE, SUNE call spreads, URI, URI long puts, her firm is short IWM, SPY, MDY, USO, Karen Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International.

Guy Adami

Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, INTC, Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.