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Top links: What our market strategist is reading today

A roundup of what the Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the world wide web.

Mixed signals on China are evident this morning after the International Monetary Fund expressed optimism, or at least less pessimism than we’ve become accustomed to, on the future of the Chinese economy. At the same time, a Reuters report (Reuters’ coverage of China has been the clear leader in my opinion) details the severe downturn in Chinese property values and outlines the effects of the trend on the financial system.