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This document may contain a series of trading tips, the reader should note that the model portfolio (if any) set out in this document is not a portfolio management product, it may not be updated and Pictet and/or any of its affiliates may discontinue the publication or distribution of the model portfolio at any time. The reader should not replicate part or all of, or rely on, the model portfolio to construct its own investment portfolio.

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This document contains a series of trading tips. The model portfolio set out in this document is not a portfolio management product, it may not be updated and BPCAL  may discontinue the publication of the model portfolio at any time. An investor should not replicate part or all of, or rely on the model portfolio to construct its own investment portfolio. Please click on the following link in order to read full disclosure information for distribution from Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd: Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd (“BPCAL”)Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd (“BPCAL”) disclosure information

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