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Market Tips: Shorting Prospects in Western Banks

Global stocks were down Tuesday on heightened fears over the stability of the financial industry. Wall Street sank to an 11-year low overnight on reports the government may take a 40 percent stake in Citigroup.

Experts tell CNBC how to invest during this turbulent time.

Short Western Banks

There are opportunities to take short positions in banks in the U.S. and Europe, suggests James Falkiner, director & CEO of Falkiner Global Investors. He reveals other investment tips in today's "Protect Your Wealth".

Financials Are a "No-Go"

Financials are a "no-go" area, warns Stephen Gollop, CEO of Tyche, as no banks have come clean on their asset values just yet.

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US Stimulus Makes Financials Attractive

Adrian Mowat, chief Asian and emerging markets equity strategist at JPMorgan, thinks it is time to pick up stocks that will benefit from government stimulus, such as financials and consumer discretionary stocks.

Keep an Eye on JPMorgan

JPMorgan is the top bank to keep an eye on, says Ron Ianieri, chief markets strategist at ION Options. Daryl Guppy CEO of charts the financial.

US Government Should Lend Citi Money

Citigroup shares surged on reports the U.S. government could end up with a 40% stake in it, by converting preferred shares into common stock. But Ron Ianieri, chief markets strategist at ION Options thinks this move would be a mistake and that the government should just lend Citigroup money instead.

Depressing Territory for the Dow

The Dow is heading towards the "Depression territory", says Daryl Guppy, CEO of He charts the U.S. market.

Hot on Corp. Bonds, Not on UK Stocks

"We have said to our discretionary clients to put a bid into corporate bonds, that's been pretty popular with everybody, I just wish they'd go up a bit more," John Redwood from Pan Asset Capital Management said. "You've got to be careful of quality." Avoid UK stocks, he warned.

Load Up on Japanese Exporters

Daryl Guppy, CEO of looks at his charts and tells investors if the time is right to get into Japanese exporters Canon and Honda Motor.