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Market Tips: A Firmer Dollar for Christmas

Global stocks were mostly higher on Monday as Abu Dhabi bailed out neighbor Dubai by giving it $10 billion in aid, and easing investors' fears. Experts told CNBC the dollar and stocks look set to gain in the run-up to Christmas.

Continue to Stay Cautious

The market's performance in the last six months is almost too good to be true, and that's why Chong Yoon-Chou, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, advises investors to be cautious.

Expect A Christmas Rally

Expect a Christmas rally in equity markets, says Khiem Do, head of Asian multi-asset at Baring Asset Management.

No Santa Claus Rally

We may not have a Santa Claus rally, but it is not all doom and gloom for markets either, says Patrick Noble, senior investment specialist at Zurich.

Greenback to Firm for Christmas

The U.S. dollar will be firmer moving into the Christmas season, says Stephen Roberts, chief economist at Nomura.

Dollar to Bounce

Recently released upbeat economic data has been dollar positive, observes Thomas Harr, senior FX strategist at Standard Chartered. He tells CNBC that investors should get ready for a dollar bounce early next year.

More Upbeat About Dollar

Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank says he is more upbeat about the dollar for the next few months. He tells CNBC he does not expect significant change in the Fed's tone at this week's FOMC meeting.

Bearish on Sterling

Ashraf Laidi, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, is bearish on the pound sterling. He also offers his outlook for Europe in 2010.

Solid Gold

Even if gold prices drop towards $900 an ounce, Ashraf Laidi, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, is still bullish on the precious metal.

Overweight Silver

Mat Kaleel, portfolio manager at H3 Global Investors tells CNBC he is overweight silver and underweight base metals.

Positive on Chinese Banks

Stuart Leckie, chairman at Stirling Finance HK, is positive on Chinese banks on a longer term view. He tells CNBC that the current prices of these stocks present a good buying opportunity.

Japan & China Banks Look Attractive

Japanese and Chinese banks look attractive to Uwe Parpart, chief economist & strategist, Asia at Cantor Fitzgerald/United Securities.

Sidestep HSBC & Standard Chartered

The current stock prices of HSBC and Standard Chartered aren't that attractive, says Peter Lai, director of DBS Vickers Securities. He reveals what he is buying instead.

Upbeat on Southeast Asian Banks

Expect bumper earnings from Southeast Asian banks in the coming quarters, says Chong Yoon-Chou, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia.

Will Indian Airlines Fare Better in 2010?

Indian airlines are unlikely to return into the black till 2011, predicts Siva Govindasamy, Asia managing editor of Flightglobal. He outlines the problems plaguing the sector.

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