LJM Developments CEO_ Liaquat Mian_ bullish on US and Canadian markets for 201415

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					LJM Developments CEO, Liaquat Mian, bullish on US and Canadian markets
                             for 2014/15
World economies and global real-estate to follow suit with sustained growth of North American markets

Burlington, ON, December 30, 2013 - LJM Developments CEO, Liaquat Mian, puts the DOW Jones
Industrial Average at 20,000 by the end of 2015 and foresees positive performance by blue chip
stocks through 2014.

“I am bullish on North American stock markets as there is currently a lot of liquidity and room for
blue-chip share price growth” says Mian. He argues that the stock market comeback in the US is
just beginning with sizeable movements projected in most blue-chip stocks as their P/E ratios are
still quite cheap, prompting many private and institutional investors to make strategic moves back
into certain industries. In particular, industries projected to benefit from this movement, will be
Technology, Oil and Gas, Banks and Financial services.

Mian believes there will be further growth in global markets in the next 24 months as the
European Union and other western nations follow suit with stimulus spending. It is widely believed
that America’s early movement to provide stimulus spending and interest rate slashing
during the economic meltdown of 2008-09 led to the US economy’s modestly paced recovery,
while other major financial centers in Europe and abroad still lag behind. Yet as the rest of the
western nations further implement similar packages, there is room for growth in those markets.

On the real-estate sector, Mr. Mian touts “Canadian real estate prices will stabilize and post
modest gains over the next 24 months. The US real estate market will have steady growth in the
next 4 to 5 years”. Bank of Canada maintains interest rates at 1% and these low rates are
projected to remain steady for the next 3 to 4 years. According to Mian, the Canadian real estate
market is considerably cheaper than other major Western nations such as the US, Australia,
Germany, England and France.

“Consider the price differences between a flat in London and a condo in Toronto and the saving
and purchasing power is evident” he argues. Mian believes the real-estate market in Canada will
remain strong over the next 2 years with the GTA, Calgary, Edmonton, and Montréal all in growth

Other major real estate markets have seen some easing from the low dollar days and signs of
growth are starting to emerge. This is especially true in the US where certain high-profile
markets in major urban centers such as New York and Miami are starting to see growth. United
Kingdom’s real-estate market is also growing although at a slower pace than the US. The EU
in general was much slower to act on stimulus spending but should be completely out of recession
within 12 to 18 months, predicts Mian.

Mian also emphasized that “part of the comeback of the US economy has been through the
government’s determination in a dogged Currency War that is still transpiring to this day”.
According to Mian, the US has made it a mandate to keep the dollar somewhat devalued for a
number of reasons, but chief among them is to keep foreign investment flowing into the US.
These low interest rates combined with a lower valued US dollar has also helped fund debt
payments. Without these measures, the economy of the US would face serious financial
difficulties, believes Mian. The silent ‘currency war’ has caused some spin off activity in driving
gold and silver down in price as well. Mian further emphasized that diplomacy with Iran will bring
down the price of oil to $80-$85 a barrel within the next few months putting pressure on the
resource-driven Canadian economy - though he argues these effects to be negligible. A notable
offshoot of low oil prices according to Mian is that “lower oil prices provide stability in third world
countries and increase the quality of living while decreasing unrest”. It is felt among many nations
that the need for stabilization, regulation and legislation on pricing, on quality of life goods, such
as oil and gas, wheat, rice and other staples will help control price imbalances and control Third
World unrest.

About Liaquat Mian:
Mr. Mian is the CEO of LJM Developments, a real-estate development company based in
Burlington, Canada. Mr. Mian is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Fellowship of
Chartered Accountants and completed Executive education at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and the University of Texas in Project Management. Mr. Mian brings 20 years of
experience in financial services and real-estate investment.

The opinions stated in this article are those solely of Mr. Liaquat Mian, and do not represent
financial or investment advice, and may not represent L JM developments. Individuals must seek
independent qualified financial advice from a licensed financial services provider before making
any investments. Opinions, predictions, and forward looking statements in this article should not
be used for making financial decisions or investments. Investors must be aware of the risks
involved in making investments and must seek professional advice.

Phuong Nyguen
LJM Developments
1900 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON L7L 0B7


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