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Market Tips: Bank on Asia, Techs

Global stocks were mixed on Monday after many indexes in January logged their worst performance since February last year. Experts told CNBC to invest in Asian banks, as their outlook has improved, and techs, especially mid- and small-cap companies.

Bullish on Techs

Robert Howe, CEO at Geomatrix HK is bullish on techs and he expects mid- and small-caps to outperform as investors shun bank and property stocks.

Euro Selloff 'Overdone'

The recent selloff in the euro is a bit "overdone", says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank. Daryl Guppy, CEO of, tells CNBC where the euro-dollar pair could be heading.

Gold in a "Killer Boomerang" Pattern

Gold is in a "killer boomerang" pattern, according to Daryl Guppy, CEO of He charts the precious metal, as well as silver, oil, Asian currencies, Singapore banks UOB and DBS, U.S.' Massey Energy and ExxonMobil.

Charting Indexes in Asia Pacific

Expect the Nikkei 225 to trade within a broad range of between 9,000 to 10,600 points, says Daryl Guppy, CEO at He also pulls out the charts on regional indexes, as well as Australia's Bluescope Steel.

Banking on Asia

Chong Yoon Chou, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Mgmt, likes Asian banks as they have good top-line growth. He reveals what other sectors he likes in Asia.

Stable Outlook for Asian Banks

Asian banks are expected to return to growth this year, says Deborah Schuler, senior vice president for financial institutions group at Moody's. She tells CNBC her outlook on Asian banks has moved to "stable" from "negative."

'Long' on Asian Currencies

Anthony Michael, head of fixed income at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, explains why he has 'long' positions in Asian currencies, especially the Won, Rupiah and Rupee.

Sell Aussie on Rallies

Sell the Aussie dollar whenever it rallies, advises Sean Callow, senior currency strategist with Westpac Bank, as risk appetite is going down.

Aussie Stocks to Rise 15% in 2010

David Shearwood, CEO of Atom Funds Management expects the rise in commodity prices to be an ongoing theme that will benefit the Aussie dollar.

Outlook for the S&P/ASX 200

This year, the Australian market is unlikely to log the same stellar gains it did in 2009, say Glenn Rosewall, CEO & MD at BBY and David Shearwood, CEO of Atom Funds Management. They assess the risks the market will face in 2010.

Tough Road Ahead for Retailers

Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at CommSec sees a rough road ahead for Australian retailers as stimulus effects wear off and rate hikes loom.

Investing in Sri Lanka

Douglas Clayton, managing partner at Leopard Cambodia, on the launch of its Sri Lankan Value Fund, explains whyinvestors should look at opportunities in the country and highlights some sectors that are poised for growth.