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13 Stocks Investors Should Focus On: Strategists

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

Stocks opened higher on Wednesday, following a rocky trading session Tuesday that left the blue-chip index down 0.3 percent. How should investors be positioned? Ronald Weiner, president and CIO of RDM Financial Group and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group shared their market outlooks.

Market Edge
Charlie Smith, of the Fort Pitt Capital Group, and Ronald Weiner, share their investment strategies and stock picks with CNBC.

“The trend in European prices is going to be something to monitor closely, but what concerns me is the way the banks there are not supported,” Smith told CNBC. “To me, I don’t think the crisis is over.”

Smith said investors should focus on technology and cable companies. (Scroll down for his full picks.)

In the meantime, Weiner expects the U.S. markets to head higher in the short-term and prefers the safer plays in the technology sector.

Weiner Likes:

Apple

Intel

Cisco

Smith Likes:

Microsoft

Dell

CA

Sandisk

Verizon

AT&T

Comcast

Boeing

Honeywell

Ingersoll-Rand

  • Watch Smith's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Apr. 14, 2010)
  • Watch Weiner's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Mar. 16, 2010)

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Disclosures:

No immediate information was available for Smith or Weiner.

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CA
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CMCSA
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CSCO
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4331
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HON
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IR
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SNDK
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T
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VZ
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AAPL
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