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Stock Pickers: Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week (Pt. 2)


Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead. 

Smith Likes:

Verizon Communications



"Telecom hasn’t done particularly well this year," Smith told CNBC.

"If we get some weakness in the market place, the laggards like telecom should hold up pretty well because they haven’t seen much of a rally."

CA "If the economy goes back in the tank, [CA] is not going to be hurt so badly," he said. "They’re a system software utility company and sells to big time blue chip customers. They’ve had a good move the past three weeks but if the economy gets hit again, they’re going to hold up pretty well."


For Stock Recommendations from Kaufman and Khouw, See Part One



Smith, his family and firm own shares of Verizon Communication, Loews, AT&T, CA, and Comcast.

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