NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The markets rallied Tuesday on a resurgence of M&A activity.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

jumped 103.84, or 1.01%, to 10,405.85, while the

S&P 500

added 13.16, or 1.22%, to 1,092.54. The

Nasdaq

rose 27.57, or 1.26%, to 2,209.44.

Guy Adami said on

CNBC

's "Fast Money" TV show that he believes the market will head lower despite today's rally.

Gary Kaminsky said he wasn't impressed with today's M&A activity, calling it a five out of 10. He said it would have to be significantly stronger to move the market higher.

Karen Finerman, though, was encouraged by

BHP Billiton

's

(BHP) - Get Report

spurned bid for

Potash

. She thought it was a very aggressive move that fostered confidence and could ignite other M&A activity in that space.

For a breakout of some stocks from a recent "Fast Money" TV show,check out Dan Fitzpatrick's "3 Stocks I Saw on TV."

3 Stocks I Saw onTV

varconfig = new Array(); config<BRACKET>"videoId"</BRACKET> = 586671022001;config<BRACKET>"playerTag"</BRACKET> = "TSCM Embedded Video Player";config<BRACKET>"autoStart"</BRACKET> = false;config<BRACKET>"preloadBackColor"</BRACKET> = "#FFFFFF";config<BRACKET>"useOverlayMenu"</BRACKET> = "false";config<BRACKET>"width"</BRACKET> = 265;config<BRACKET>"height"</BRACKET> = 255;config<BRACKET>"playerId"</BRACKET> = 1243645856;createExperience(config, 8);

Joe Terranova said he, too, was encouraged by the M&A activity in the ag space and the continuation of the rally in the tech sector.

Adami cited the tremendous trade volume in Potash today and advised investors to wait for a pullback before getting in.

Kaminsky said the M&A activity around Potash and Genzyme was unimpressive because they involve one "natural buyer." Finerman disagreed, saying Potash could attract bidders from around the globe.

Tim Seymour sided with Finerman on this point, saying mining companies may begin to absorb the ag companies. "It's part of their integrated model." He said BHP will chase this deal and will probably wind up overpaying for Potash.

He said Potash might be too large for some bidders to take on. He suggested

Mosaic

(MOS) - Get Report

as a less expensive option.

Terranova said he feels Potash will head north because of a dramatic shift sentiment in the company from a month ago as well as a pricing change and a wheat supply situation that is bullish for corn. "It's a perfect storm."

Melissa Lee, the moderator of the show, shifted the discussion to the retail sector where

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

and

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

had raised their forecasts.

Patty Edwards, though, said retailers still have to deal with cautious shoppers. She noted that

Abercrombie & Fitch

(ANF) - Get Report

is closing 60 stores, discounting prices by 15% and building inventory.

Lee noted that

Research In Motion

( RIMM) was hit after a report that

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

had discounted the price of its new Torch smartphone to $99.

That prompted Kaminsky to suggest that

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

should throw off its "bored" image by going after RIM.

Is there a bubble in Treasuries and fixed income? Barry Ritholtz, director of research for Fusion IQ, thinks so. He said the situation has gotten to the point where everyone knows that bonds will trade and end badly.

He wouldn't put gold in the same bubble category. But he did say gold has become a "fear" trade where it has ended up as a hedge against both inflation and deflation.

Shifting to a segment on tomorrow's headlines, Lee noted the big hedge fund names have developed a herd mentality when it comes to owning names like

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

,

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

,

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

and the

SPDR Gold ETF

(GLD) - Get Report

.

Kaminsky warned that such a concentration doesn't usually bode well in the end. But Anthony Scaramucci defended the moves, saying the funds are choosing names with a lot of liquidity, low P/E and a positive upside bias.

For his hedge fund pick of the week, Scaramucci chose

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

. He said it's difficult not to like a stock that has $4.25 a share in cash and trades 8.7 times earnings net of cash. Furthermore, Microsoft is coming out with a new product cycle with Microsoft office 2010, raising dividends and buying back stock.

He said Microsoft has two options: staying put or using some of its $37 billion in cash for strategic acquisitions. Finerman agreed with the pick, saying she's never seen megcap stocks at such low valuations.

Lee brought in Colin Gillis, a BGC Financial analyst, to comment on his downgrade of

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

to a hold from a buy. He cited a slowdown in display advertising and lower advertising budgets for the downgrade.

Is the 10-year Treasury note going to sink and follow the direction of the bond markets in Japan? Seymour said that aside from higher energy costs, it's difficult to see where deflation is in this country. He said bond yields in the U.S. are low for fiscal and structural reasons, adding a lot of investors are not comfortable in equities.

Commenting briefly on the weak housing market, author Stephen Weiss attributed the problem to overcapacity and little demand. He said single-family starts are going to get worse as banks write off more bad loans.

In the final trades, Edwards liked

Syngenta

(SYT)

while Terranova liked

Apache

(APA) - Get Report

. Adami liked

Monsanto

(MON)

, while Finerman favored

Genzyme

( GENZ). Kaminsky again picked

Expediters

(EXPD) - Get Report

.

-- Written by David Tong in San Francisco

To watch replays of Cramer's video segments, visit the Mad Money page onCNBC

.

Follow TheStreet.com on

Twitter

and become a fan on

Facebook.