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Market Tips: Risk Appetite Will Be Tested This Week

Global stocks were lower on Monday as the passage of President Obama's health care reform by the House of Representatives weighed on pharmaceutical stocks, as well as investors worrying over Greece's future as European Union leaders meet.

Experts told CNBC that risk appetite will be tested in the currency markets this week. They explain how to invest in light of this.

Dangers of Inflation

When discussing the dangers of inflation, David Kuo, director of the Motley Fool, says investors should hold properties and shares in an inflationary environment.

Obama's Health Care Bill Will Weigh on Pharmas

If Obama's health care reform bill gets passed, it will put a lot of pressure on the bottom line of pharmaceutical firms, says David Kuo, director at The Motley Fool. He offers his take on how this may impact the U.S. economy.

Commodities and US Labor Market

Are commodities dependent on the U.S. labor market? Yes, but don't discount the U.S. dollar's influence either, says Peter McGuire, managing director at CWA Global Markets.

Risk Appetite Will Be Tested

Risk appetite will be tested this week in the currency markets, says John Noonan, senior FX analyst with Thomson Reuters. He discusses the factors that will drive the forex market this week, while Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com charts the kiwi and pound.

Outlook for the Euro

The risks of a member leaving the euro zone have risen, notes Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank. Meanwhile, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, charts the euro.

Investing in the Hedge Fund Space

Equity Long/Short hedge funds are your best bets in Asia, says Sean Capstick, global head of the hedge fund capital group at Deutsche Bank. He explains his investment strategy.

Australian Stock Picks

Axa and Arrow Energy are two of many Australian companies on John Corr's list of stock picks. He's the managing partner at Fortitude Capital and talks with CNBC about his other picks.

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