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Market Roundup - 17th January 2012
Inevitably, the Chinese construction and real estate boom may well be over. The knock-on effect will have global implications, for example, a falling demand for iron ore, copper, lumber and manpower. Losses on real estate-related investment will damage consumer confidence and undermine the domestic demand for Western imports. At the same time, there is a falling demand in the West for Chinese exports, which will contribute to the spiral of decline.
The Australian dollar is already coming off in sympathy. And from the ashes is rising the one asset that will benefit from the impending global financial crisis, the much-derided US Dollar.
Kevin Barry of the Traders & Investors Club will be demonstrating a low-risk play on the strengthening dollar and revealing the rather surprising reason why he is shorting IBM. He will discusses his market positions for the month ahead as well as presenting our regular summary of the recent global market action.