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April 3, 2007, 10:19 a.m. EDT

Buying opportunities jump

By MarketWatch

BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- Brian Barish, manager of the Cambiar Opportunity fund, says that the number of buying opportunities in the stock market has increased dramatically since January because "major volatility" creates chances to find value.

But in a radio interview with MarketWatch Senior Columnist Chuck Jaffe, Barish warned against being too optimistic about the values created by market dips.

Barish, whose fund (NAS:CAMOX) has outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 index for all eight years of its existence, put a buy or a qualified-buy label on Ericsson Telephone (NAS:ERIC) , Applied Materials (NAS:AMAT) , Verizon (NYS:VZ) and Marvell Technologies (NAS:MRVL) . On the flip side, he suggested selling Ford Motor Corp. (NYS:F) , Sprint Nextel (NYS:S) , Alcatel Lucent and Pfizer (NYS:PFE) .

In another interview, Robert Powell, editor of MarketWatch's Retirement Weekly newsletter, talked about how investors might want to consider unique, noncorrelated assets such as first deed trusts as possible holdings in an individual retirement account.

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