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Expect more record highs in market this year: Expert

Bullish case for the market

The U.S. market may be suffering a correction right now, but there are more record highs to come, portfolio manager Gene Peroni said Monday.

He's anticipating the Dow Jones industrial average will go above 19,000 by the end of this year, despite turmoil in China's market and the debt crisis in Greece and Puerto Rico.

"Clearly the market has gravitated from large-cap value to mid- and small-cap growth and I think that's going to continue," the senior vice president at Advisors Asset Management said in an interview with CNBC's "Power Lunch."

"I think there are a lot of opportunities in the market."

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Earlier in the year, Peroni had predicted the Dow would reach 20,000 by the end of 2015.

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CNBC contributor Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington, noted that the market has been making new all-time highs for a several years.

Now, there are a number of concerns, including 2 to 2.5 percent gross domestic product growth over the last five years that has been "years sustained and buoyed by all sorts of monetary policy stimulus."

"What happens when that stimulus goes away? The Fed is getting ready to back off. I think that this is a time when you have to be cautious," Farr told "Power Lunch."

That said, he would stay invested.

"You own but you take risk off the table. You make sure you've got solid balance sheets in your portfolio—companies that are earning money, selling stuff that you understand, and growing," Farr said.

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However, Peroni thinks this market is seeing investors accepting more risk for more reward.

That's why he'd look at names with "somewhat higher" price-earnings ratios. Specifically, he likes biotech, aerospace/defense, ecommerce, semiconductors, consumer discretionary and food names.

Farr disagrees.

"Be careful. I think that this stuff is very risky.… I think while it might go up in the short term, this is not a time for the average investor to be taking on more risk," he cautioned.

—CNBC's Brenda Hentschel contributed to this report.