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4 Warning Signs From China: Nathan Sandler

Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

China's economy could be seriously impacted by four serious issues, Nathan Sandler of ICE Canyon said Thursday on CNBC.

On "Fast Money," the co-founder and managing partner of ICE Canyon raised concerns that investors should heed.

  • "They have a growth model that is being called into question.
  • "They have macro and financial imbalances that have only been intensifying and are a direct result of the growth model that is no longer sustainable.
  • "They have an increasing probability, as a result, of financial crisis, where I think the risks are rising significantly.
  • "They have endemic corruption and income disparities, which will ultimately be a long-term drag on growth."

Sandler said that the four reasons lead to one solution.

4 Warning Signs From China: Nathan Sandler
China's economy could be seriously impacted by four issues, says Nathan Sandler of ICE Canyon.

"When you put that all together, I think we're at a very important crossroads for China, and it's really reform," he said.

While it's too soon to tell whether needed measures would be implemented anytime soon, Sandler said that the upcoming Chinese election could provide the necessary impetus for "deeper reform."

(Read More: China Plays for Growth: Tim Seymour)

Elsewhere in the emerging world, he added, Mexico might soon provide new opportunity.

"I think Mexico is showing some early signs of finally being ready to attack very serious structural reforms that could really unlock the productive capacity of that economy," he said.

Trader disclosure: On Oct. 25, 2012, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Stephanie Link is long AAPL; Stephanie Link is long JPM; Stephanie Link is long SBUX; Stephanie Link is long VALE; Stephanie Link is long EMC; Stephanie Link is long IBM; Joe Terranova is long VALE; Joe Terranova is long SBUX; Joe Terranova is long SWN; Joe Terranova is long TRV; Joe Terranova is long VVZ; Joe Terranova is long XOM; Joe Terranova is long CVX; Joe Terranova is long GS; Joe Terranova is long GLW; Michael Murphy is long AAPL; Michael Murphy is long WFC; Michael Murphy is long TGT; Michael Murphy is long TWI; Michael Murphy is short FB; Enis Taner is long AAPL PUTS; Enis Taner is long GS; Enis Taner is long WYNN PUT SPREAD;

For Toni Sacconaghi
Toni Sacconaghi maintains a long position in Seagate Technology (STX).
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