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'Fast Money' Recap: The Year Starts Lower

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 closed flat, putting the first two trading days of 2014 in the red to start the year. 

Liberty Media (LMCA), which already owns a majority stake in Sirius XM Radio (SIRI), offered to acquire it at roughly $3.68 per share. 

Josh Brown, CEO and co-founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, said SIRI has wide margins but small net income, meaning it's not as efficient as it could be. He said the deal could get done above the original offer price. 

Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com, suggested the stock offers a good risk-to-reward ratio at current levels. 

Tim Seymour, managing partner of Triogem Asset Management, said the news should not help LMCA break out of its current trading range because besides already having a majority interest, the announcement was no surprise. 

Auto sales for the Big Three -- Chrysler, Ford (F), and General Motors (GM) -- came in lower than expected. Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, suggested that if auto sales start to stall it could weigh on the housing market in the not-so-distant future. 

Seymour said investors should not focus on just one month of sales. Truck sales should continue to drive profits, especially as truck demand rises with new home builds. 

Adami suggested investors look at a three-month period, not a one-month period, for auto sales. However, he did advise caution going forward. Brown said investors should focus on what the auto makers are doing on the international front over the long term, say five to 10 years. 

Seymour said Yahoo! (YHOO) could appreciate another 20% based on the value of its different business segments including its stake in Alibaba. Adami concurred. 

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