Investors are confused about the market, but a majority like this 'Teflon-like' sector

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

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Investors have a cloudy outlook for the market in the second half of the year after a volatile first six months, according to a survey from DataTrek Research, but they believe one sector is poised to outperform. 

The firm surveyed more than 300 investors and found a wide variety of expectations, which co-founder Nicholas Colas saying in a release that the results showed a "conviction-less" market.