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Market Tips: How to Invest Against the Grain

Global stocks were lower on Wednesday as worries about the strength of a global recovery prompted investors to trim some bets ahead of the year end. Experts told CNBC how to make money in the current turbulent climate.

Investing Against the Trend

Traditional models, such as dollar-cost averaging, do not really work in the current investment climate, says Axel Merk, president and chief investment officer of Merk Investments. He speaks to CNBC on this installment of Protect Your Wealth.

Assess Your Risk Appetite

Investors who have been burnt should aim to lose less money by better assessing their appetite for risk, advises Axel Merk, president and chief investment officer of Merk Investments. He tells CNBC why one should diversify and extend their investments to a basket of currencies.

Watch Out for a Market Adjustment

Watch out for a market adjustment as asset prices are not being supported by fundamentals, warns Dominique Dwor-Frecaut, macro strategist at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She tells CNBC what will trigger this adjustment.

Can a Christmas Rally Happen?

It is still possible to have a Christmas rally, despite the issues that have emerged from Dubai and Greece, says Kingsley Jones, international portfolio manager at Macquarie Funds Mgmt Group.

Up Your Exposure to China

Investors should increase their exposure to China, says Jonathan Masse, senior portfolio manager at AlphaShares.

SCI Could Rise Another 20% in Early 2010

First-quarter earnings per share growth in China could hit 20% in 2010, says Paul Pong, MD of Pegasus Fund Managers. He tells CNBC how he is gaining exposure to this market.

Outlook for HK Banks

Hong Kong banking stocks will remain under pressure but the weakness is unlikely to persist for long, Alex Wong, director of asset management at Ample Capital tells says.

Positive on Indonesia

The outlook for Indonesia in 2010 is very positive, says James Bryson, director of emerging opportunities at HB Capital Indonesia.

Flight-to-Quality Supports Yen

Japan's economic recovery remains very fragile and dollar-yen could head lower in the absence of further monetary easing by the BOJ, says Masafumi Yamamoto, chief FX strategist at Barclays Capital.

Rally in Greenback Short-Lived

The dollar rally may be short-lived, says Matt Zeman, trader at Lasalle Futures Group.

The Case for Gold

Jurg Kiener, CEO of Swiss Asia Capital is bullish on gold longer-term as he expects governments' stimulative monetary policy to keep investors cautious.

Underweight on Telcos

The telecommunications sector has underperformed the Australian market, says Greg Fraser, senior industrials analyst at Fat Prophets.

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