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'Fast Money' Recap: Still Waiting for Resolution

Stock quotes in this article: VLO, X, HON, AVP, SPY, CP, UNP, INTC, NDAQ, FB, YHOO, GMCR, EBAY

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In a volatile session, the broader market closed near the lows of the day after Washington once again failed to agree on a resolution to the debt ceiling crisis. 

On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, Guy Adami, managing director of, said the S&P 500 is likely to trade up to roughly 1,730 before falling on a disappointing earnings season. 

Tim Seymour, managing partner at Triogem Asset Management, said the markets have already priced in a resolution but could rally into November. He suggested selling into the strength. 

Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, said we'll likely be in the same situation two months from now and that because of that, companies will likely be quite conservative in what they do until a longer-term solution is found.

Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso suggested that traders focus on some of the other discussions such as the Keystone pipeline, which would be positive for Valero (VLO) and other Gulf Coast refiners, while being negative for railroad stocks such as Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Union Pacific (UNP)

Mike Khouw, managing director and primary strategist at DASH Financial, said a resolution will be a sell-the-news type of event because equities are fully valued.  

Edward Mills, senior analyst on financial policy at FBR, was a guest on the show and said there is a very good chance a deal will get done. Ultimately, the two sides aren't as far apart as many people think and the U.S. government will not default.

Intel (INTC) beat on earnings but provided weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter guidance. Adami said the stock is struggling with the $24 level and looks like it could trade down to $22. 

Seymour said investors won't get hit hard here because of Intel's nice dividend yield, but added that there's no reason to chase it. 

Twitter announced that it will list on the NYSE rather than the Nasdaq and will start its roadshow on Oct. 25. It is expected to begin trading on Friday, Nov. 15. 

Kelly said if the Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) is weak Wednesday morning, traders could look to short it with a stop at $34. He added that this is not likely the last tech IPO that Nasdaq will lose. 

Eric Jackson, founder of Ironfire Capital, was a guest on the show and said that it appears Twitter wants to do everything the opposite of Facebook (FB). Switching to Yahoo!  (YHOO), he said it makes sense to continue owning it because of the company's core business and underdeveloped assets, mainly Alibaba. He suggested Alibaba could be worth upwards of $140 billion rather $100 billion. 

Khouw said he is absolutely not a buyer of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), especially as hedge fund manager David Einhorn increased his short position citing questionable accounting metrics. 

eBay (EBAY) was the featured company on the show's "Street Fight" segment. Kelly defended the stock, saying that international sales have been a real growth driver for the company. He added eBay is trading at the low end of its valuation range based on nearly every metric.

Adami disagreed, arguing that second-quarter revenue and operating margins were disappointing. He added  the stock has continually struggled with the $58 level, countries in which eBay does most of its international sales have had decelerating e-commerce trends, and that the stock does not deserve a forward PE ratio of 14. 

Dennis Gartman, publisher of The Gartman Letter, was a guest on the show and said gold has been acting terrible considering all the current uncertainty. He is long the metal in Japanese yen terms but is replacing it with long positions in steel, copper, equities and futures. 

Adami said U.S. Steel (X) could be getting a bit extended, although its fundamentals seem solid. He suggested that investors looking to get long wait for a pullback and those that are currently long sell half their position. 

For their final trades, Grasso was a buyer of Yahoo! into the Alibaba IPO and Adami said to buy Honeywell International  (HON) into earnings on Friday. Seymour was a buyer of Avon Products  (AVP) and Kelly was buying SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY) puts for protection. 

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

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Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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