A dragon-design Chinese Lunar New Year decoration is seen on a wall in Singapore
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A dragon-design papercut, a kind of Chinese Lunar New Year decoration, is seen on a wall in Singapore, January 16, 2012. In the year of the Black Water Dragon, investors could get torched again if they leap back into the market too soon. But the outlook is expected to brighten considerably later in the year. In a world of economic turmoil that's scorched investors, it's tough to make predictions, but that's the forecast for Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index if one follows the principles of feng shui - the ancient Chinese art, or science, based on 'Qi', the natural flow of energy - according to brokerage CLSA. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon. Picture taken January 16, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY)