The Latest Picks That Paid - Friday May 1st

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Our traders are good but you knew that. Check out their latest picks that paid in a feature we call “Quicker Than The Ticker.”

Tim Seymour

On April 21st the Ambassador claimed “CAT” was no dog when he said, “Caterpillar looks pretty good because the expectations are so low. And 66% of their sales are global.”

Since Seymour made a bull call on this bulldozer firm shares have climbed 16% due to strength from China.

Joe Terranova

On April 20th the Liquidator struck paydirt with an oil services stock when he said, “NATCO is a stock you want to buy on a pull back.

Since Terranova made his long call, shares of NATCO have gushed 13% higher as the price of crude climbs.

Guy Adami

On April 22nd the Negotiator hit the jackpot when he said, “Look at Las Vegas Sands. I think you can see that stock trade to $8 just on a short covering rally.

Since Adami called it, shares have soared more than 40% with the shorts getting squeezed.

Karen Finerman

On April 21st the Chairwoman rang up profits when she anticipated a charge card was about the charge up the charts. “I would like to buy American Express because I do think the securitization market that allows these guys to fund is improving. The TALF is helpful to them, no doubt,” she said.

No doubt indeed. After Finerman’s long call American Express up 28% on a stronger than expect profit report.

Now that’s Fast Money.

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Trader disclosure: On May 1st, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (BAC), (EEM), (FXI), (PBR), (DRYS); Finerman Owns (MA); Finerman's Firm Owns (AXP), (PBR), (RIG), (UNH), (TBT), (KFN), (ADP), (XPI), (IBB), (CSCO); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (TBT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred; (C) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT) & (MSFT) Put Spread; Finermans Firm Is Short (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (USO); Terranova Owns (IBM), (MS), (BP), (XOM), (HES), (X)

Terranova Owns (DIS) Calls; Terranova Owns (JPM) & (JPM) Calls; Terranova Owns (JOYG) & (JOYG) Calls; Terranova Owns (INTC) & (INTC) Calls; Terranova Owns (BRCM) & (BRCM) Calls; Terranova Owns (WYNN) And Is Short (WYNN) Calls

Terranova Works For (VRTS); Terranova Is Chief Alternatives Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.; Terranova Is Co-Portfolio Manager Of The Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO

Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO Owns (IGE), (DBC), (DBV)

Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABD),(ARE), (CAL), (DLR), (EPR), (EXR), (IGE), (MEE), (DBC), (DBV), (DBA), (SKT), (UA), (CLB), (WBMD); Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of St Mary Land & Exploration Co; Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Seagate Tax Refund Rights; Terranova Owns June Crude Oil And Is Short September Crude Oil