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Top trades ahead of Tech earnings palooza

Top trades for the 2nd half: Earnings preview

The "Halftime Report" closed the show with their top trades for the second half of the trading day.

Jim Lebenthal was bullish on IBM. He thinks the computer technology company will have a quarter and continue to show trajectory higher.

Steve Weiss said he wouldn't be a buyer of Caterpillar here.

Michael Block said financials are a favorite.

Trader disclosure: On July 17, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: JOSH BROWN: Long AAPL, DE, DNKN, EBAY, FSLR, JMBA, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TNET, TWTR, XLE, XON. STEVE WEISS: Long AAL, AET, C, CDK, ESPR, NCR, RHHBY, SCHW, ZTS. He is short BTU, CNX, FCX. Today he shorted FCX. JIM LEBENTHAL: Long AAPL, BP, C, CSCO, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TIF, TRMB, VDSI, WGO.