Stocks are now in a global bear market. But for the true contrarian, these are exciting times. John Stepek explains why.
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.
The FTSE 100 fell heavily yesterday, sliding 2.4% to close at 5.536.
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The FTSE 100 rallied yesterday, climbing 0.7% to close at 5,672.
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The FTSE100 continued to fall yesterday, sliding a further 1% to close at 5.632.
There’s been a lot for investors to worry about lately. Now it’s the banks’ turn to freak everyone out. John Stepek explains why, and how to protect your wealth.
The FTSE100 took a big hit yesterday as markets around the world fell. The index closed down 2.7% at 5,689.
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