Halftime trades to go for topsy-turvy market

Top trades for the 2nd half: Up, down & sideways
Top trades for the 2nd half: Up, down & sideways   

The "Halftime Report" traders delivered their ideas as investors got ready for the final hours of trading.

Jon Najarian said watch China — highlighting Baidu.

Joe Terranova was planning to sit on the sidelines because the market is too volatile right now.

Pete Najarian liked the financials and suggested looking at JPMorgan Chase.

Josh Brown said lower expectations going into earnings season could bode well for investors.

Trader disclosure: On July 9, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report:" Pete Najarian is long AMAT, AAPL, BABA, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AAPL, ABX, BAC, BBY, C, CY, DAL, ETFC, FCAU, GS, HYS, INVN, JPM, LULU, LVS, NUAN, OC, PNR, S, SPY, SXC, SYY, TSLA, UAL, UBS, USB, VOYA, VZ, WYNN, XLF, ZIOP. Jon Najarian is long AEP, GE, HOG, PG, XLE he is long calls ARG, BAX, CAH, CMCSA, CTXS, CVC, DD, EXPR, GE, GLD, HZNP, JPM, KATE, NUAN, ORCL, PG, SO, TXT, WMT, he is long puts SODA, VALE. Today he bought JPM calls, KATE calls, and TXT calls. Josh Brown is long AAPL, DE, DNKN, EBAY, FSLR, JMBA, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TNET, TWTR, XLE, XON. Joe Terranova is long VRTS.