NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 closed down 0.25% Monday but was up from its session low.
On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, Pete Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com and trademonster.com, said that despite geopolitical issues such as the unrest in Hong Kong, certain segments of the U.S. equity market remain strong including semiconductor companies, financials and large-cap technology.
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Tim Seymour, managing partner of Triogem Asset Management, said the U.S. dollar is likely to remain strong and will weigh on emerging markets stocks. He called the selloff in Brazilian equities "overdone."
Dan Nathan, co-founder and editor of riskreversal.com, said the volatility in the U.S. stock market is likely to continue. U.S. companies that have exposure to South America will suffer from currency swings.
Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com, said today's price action in the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 was good for investors who remain bullish. He says the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) still seems likely to decline to $108 and bonds seem poised to rally.
Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, said the unrest in Hong Kong and other parts of the world will drive interest in safe-haven plays such as the U.S. dollar and short-term U.S. Treasury bills. He added that he likes Indian stocks over Brazilian stocks and prefers exposure in Singapore over China.
Nathan is a seller of PepsiCo (PEP) , which trades at 19 times next year's earnings, which seems expensive.
Ford (F) issued lowered-than-expected guidance for fiscal 2014 as well as a larger-than-expected loss in Europe for 2015. Seymour said the stock looks interesting but September auto sales results, which will be released later this week, could put pressure on the stock and present a better buying opportunity.
Nathan said investors should wait to see if Ford holds this year's lows before getting long the stock. Adami said investors should "wait and see" to see how Ford trades over the next few sessions.
Matt Harrigan, securities analyst at Wunderlich Securities, said that over the next two to three years there could be increased interest in content companies such as Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) and Dreamworks Animation (DWA) . They could be outright takeover targets or possibly draw the interest of a large strategic investor. Lions Gate has an impressive portfolio of content, he said. While Dreamworks does have shaky fundamentals, its content potential makes it hard to be too negative.
Adami said Lions Gate Entertainment seems likely to reach its prior highs near $38. Seymour said that if Softbank does acquire Dreamworks Animation, it only reaffirms the valuations for Time Warner (TWX) and Disney (DIS) .
Nathan said GoPro's (GPRO) $11.5 billion market cap gives the stock a valuation that is too expensive. The stock seems like it will hit $100, though, he said. Seymour agreed, calling GoPro overvalued.