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  • Sean Kraus, senior vice president of Provident Investment Counsel, sees opportunities in retail, healthcare and technology.

  • The oil sector offers attractive investment opportunities, strategists told CNBC Friday. But both disagreed over whether established oil majors like BP or growth stocks like Suncor were the best way to play the sector.

  • The Asian banking sector is the place to put your money at the moment, two fund managers told CNBC Friday.

  • Wenli Tan, Morningstar mutual fund analyst, says playing funds is safer than playing stock directly -- and just might be the way to beat a bear market. Tan offered her top names to CNBC.

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    The international tobacco market is the way to go for investors who want to keep their money safe in this volatile economy, says Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager at Vice Fund.

  • Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of the RDM Financial Group, says his two favorite stock picks are in the defense and energy sectors. 

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    Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.

  • The options market continues to boil on the outlook for the financial sector and market volatility in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers. And one pharamceutical company is drawing attention as well.

  • Geert-Jan Nikken at Rabobank sees plenty of upside for stocks from semiconductors and multimedia companies.

  • Michael Gaugler, senior vice president at Brean Murray, Carret & Co., and Neil Berlant, portfolio manager at PFW Water Fund said investing in water manufacturing and pipeline company stocks are the way to go.

  • Scott Richter, portfolio manager of the Fifth Third Disciplined Fund, prescribes two stocks in the pharmaceuticals sector.

  • Tim Parker, an energy analyst at T. Rowe Price, says his best stocks picks are in the oil services sector.

  • Investors could take advantage of the prolonged battering of the financial sector by considering three European banks, Victoria Hoskins, regional investment director at Gerrard Barclays Wealth, told "Power Lunch Europe" Wednesday.

  • Adam Johnson, managing director at MLH Capital, said that in a volatile market, he sees opportunities in ETFs.

  • Gerald Jordan, portfolio manager at Jordan Opportunity Fund said that investing in large cap stocks is the way to go.

  • Chris Blum says "discipline" is the key to making money in this market. He's the Behavioral Finance Team CIO at JPMorgan Asset Management, and his decisions shape the actions of a vast range of Morgan funds -- including the Intrepid Value Fund, rated five stars by Morningstar.

  • Short-term, buy commodities; but hold those financials for a fourth-quarter recovery. So says King Lip, portfolio manager at Baker Avenue Asset Management. He explained his investment strategy to CNBC -- and offered his top stock picks.

  • Energy and energy service stocks are the plays where Donald Hodges of Hodges Capital Management sees opportunity.

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    Losses at hedge funds are at a level where they can no longer drive market speculation and gold is facing a 'savage bear market,' according to one hedge fund manager.

  • The market is turning -- and Andrew Peck is in stocks for the long haul. The portfolio manager for the Baron Asset Fund offers his philosophy, holdings and new buys. (Part 2)