Stocks slipped after a report showed a decline in factory orders and only a slight rise in pending home sales. Mike Rubino, president of Rubino Financial, and Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services, shared their market outlooks.
“This recovery, in terms of real final sales, is the weakest one ever. And in regards to housing, employment, organic income, there hasn’t been any recovery at all,” Rubino told CNBC.
He said he wouldn’t be surprised to see a 10 to 12 percent pullback in October.
“If you’re a pre-retiree or a retiree and you’re concerned about the return of your money, high-grade corporate and government bonds is where we’re suggesting you’d be right now,” Rubino suggested.
In the meantime, Rosenthal said he is bullish on the markets long-term and said it’s a good time for investors to be "well-diversified" across different sectors.
“We favor stocks that are going to be a good hedge against inflation long-term, which will produce some good growth as well as favorable margins versus their industry,” he said.
“We’ve got a very interesting time coming up with the election happening, the Fed talking about more quantitative easing, the jobs number out Friday as well as earnings season coming up.” (Jobs Number Preview: Gloomy)
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Scorecard—What They Said:
- Rosenthal's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Aug. 2, 2010)
- Rubino's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Sept. 8, 2010)
Market Views—Across the Board:
- Art Cashin: Markets Could See 'a Real Reversal'
- Markets Will Continue Rallying: Strategists
- 7 Firms to Benefit as Dollar Weakens: Market Pro
CNBC Data Pages:
Monday's Dow Laggards (as of this writing):
No immediate information was available for Rosenthal or Rubino.
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