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Our Outlook for Basic Materials Stocks

Uncertainty surrounding OECD recovery prospects and China's breakneck growth promises big stock volatility in the third quarter.

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  • European fiscal tightening casts doubts on the strength of the OECD recovery.
     
  • China's efforts to cool its property market could hamstring demand for some industries.
     
  • Pending government tax, trade, currency, and regulatory decisions will play a decisive role in picking the winners and losers in this highly uncertain time.

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