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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

July 2014: Be very, very careful Stocks are getting pricey - choose carefully. Japan, still reasonably valued, is our favourite developed market. Emerging markets outperformed between April and June 2014, and the gap between the forward p/e ratio in developing and developed stocks is at an eight-year high.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Global markets roundup, 22 July

The FTSE 100 fell back yesterday, slipping 0.3% to close at 6,728.

Three ways to protect yourself from a dying dollar

In a hugely significant development, emerging markets are mounting a serious challenge to the West’s financial institutions. Bengt Saelensminde explains what it could mean for you.

Gamble of the week: A punt on an oil company

It’s not hard to see why the company’s shares have been battered, says Phil Oakley. Buy for the shares could stage a comeback.

Tesco gets a new boss – but it’s not time to buy yet

Tesco may be making changes at the top, but the supermarket giant will struggle to return to its glory days, says Ed Bowsher.

The backlash against tax avoidance is bad news for US stocks

Big corporations are extremely adept at exploiting the tax system to boost their profits. But a backlash is brewing, especially in the US. That could be bad news for investors, says Matthew Partridge.

Cash in on India’s ‘mind-blowing’ potential

India’s growth potential is huge. And if new prime minister Narendra Modi can tap into it, this fund stands to profit.

Chart of the week: A bubble in a tea cup

Is the rapid rise of obscure social networking website Cynk a sign that tech stocks are in a bubble?

US tobacco giants merge

Reynolds and Lorillard, America’s second and third-biggest tobacco companies, have agreed to merge.

My big mistake

Two years ago, James McKeigue was hugely enthusiastic about Peru’s infrastructure plans. But the stock he picked tanked. Here, he looks at what went wrong.

Why now’s a great time to invest in the FTSE

More and more people are getting nervous about the markets. But despite all the jitters, now is a pretty good time to be investing in the FTSE 100, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Neil Woodford may be a star fund manager – but he’s wrong about tobacco stocks

Star fund manager Neil Woodford recently revealed that of his top ten holdings, three are tobacco stocks. But that doesn’t mean you should follow his lead. Ed Bowsher explains why.

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