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The assets to buy now – February 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

February 2016: A shaky start Stockmarkets have opened 2016 with sharp falls. Beware that while stocks are starting to look more attractive, some of the value may be deceptive. Nonetheless, we see long-term value in some markets, including Japan, parts of Europe and many emerging markets.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Markets: FTSE100 tumbles

The FTSE100 took a big hit yesterday as markets around the world fell. The index closed down 2.7% at 5,689.

The assets to buy now – February 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Victims of the plunge in oil prices

The damage to government finances caused by the sharp slide in oil prices is spreading far beyond the Middle East, with Nigeria the latest to feel the pinch.

India: still the best bet in Asia?

When India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, came to power in May 2014, his victory propelled the stockmarket to a new record. But now his honeymoon is well and truly over.

Vietnam: the buzz is back

Asia’s Communist dynamo caused great excitement in the 2000s, before suffering a sharp downturn. Now Vietnam is shaking off the hangover.

Markets: surging commodity stocks lift FTSE100

The FTSE100 bounced back yesterday, add in 1.1% to close at 8,901.

China gobbles up Syngenta

China National Chemical Corporation, or ChemChina, has bought Switzerland’s Syngenta, making the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese firm to date.

Will BP cut its dividend?

The renewed wobble in crude was accompanied by a 10% slide in BP’s shares, putting the dividend under pressure.

Markets: financials drag FTSE100 down

The FTSE100 fell further yesterday, down 1.4% to close at 5,922.

Markets: FTSE100 slides further

The FTSE 100 continued to fall yesterday, sliding a further 2.3% to close at 5,922.

Markets: Financials drag FTSE100 down

The FTSE 100 fell back again yesterday, slipping 0.4% to close at 6,060.

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