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Five-Star Stock Picker: Size Matters

Andrew Fisher
Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

Patrick Becker, Jr., says large-cap stocks are an investor's wisest choices in the current volatile market environment.

His five-star Becker Value Equity Fund is up an average of 6.44 percent per year over the last three years.

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"We're using that volatility to pick up good quality stocks...like Walmart, like Microsoft, like GE (General Electric)* ," Becker told CNBC. "These companies have put up good numbers for a number of years."

So what's the catalyst that will bring them back from years of being beaten down?

"It's a catalyst also versus what to own," he explained. "On the small-cap side, it's more difficult for a small company to get financing; for a large company, that's easier."

He says the companies he likes have the capacity for double-digit growth over the next three to five years.

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Discussing Morgan Stanley's move to lower it's S&P forecast, with Patrick Becker, Jr., Becker Capital Management and Vince Farrell, Soleil Securities

Disclosures:

Disclosure information for Patrick Becker Jr. was not immediately available.
*General Electric is the parent company of CNBC.

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