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Euro zone ‘not out of the woods yet’: Pro

The European recovery remains tenuous, presenting potential risks, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management Head of Investment Strategy Gemma Godfrey said Wednesday.

"The euro crisis, I wouldn't be fully confident that it's completely over. It's going to come back into the headlines. And the reason is you're hearing the words, you've yet to see the action," she said. "It's like you're hearing the music, but we haven't seen the dancing yet."

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled that he would do what was necessary to achieve "medium-term price stability."

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On CNBC's "Fast Money," Godfrey, who has $6.25 billion in assets under management, said that the recovery in Europe was "still very, very weak and the risks are to the downside. There are still the potential for shocks on the horizon."

Godfrey noted one possible trouble area.

"One of the wild cards is Slovenia because that's looking like it potentially might have a bailout," she said.

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Godfrey also said that "Italy and Spain continue to be at the core of the problems of the euro zone because they are so large that if they do have debt problems, the funds that are available are not large enough to be able to quash these problems."

Italy continued to face political instability and a lack of job reforms, while Spain grappled with a worsening deficit, she said.

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"We're not out of the woods yet," Godfrey said. "Things are stronger, and there are opportunity there to be able to profit, but there's uncertainty and there's caution from all different areas at the moment."

By CNBC's Bruno J. Navarro. Follow him on Twitter @Bruno_J_Navarro.

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