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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

October 2014: Correction coming? Markets are wobbling. The US and others are vulnerable. Stick with attractively valued markets that would benefit from QE: Italy or Greece, and Japan. Emerging markets have fallen in the past month. Focus on those with compelling long-term stories, eg India, Indonesia and Brazil.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Global markets roundup, 21 October

Friday’s euphoria in the FTSE 100 was short-lived, with stocks resuming their slide yesterday. The index closed down 0.7% at 6,267.

Don’t bet on more money-printing to save the market – at least, not yet

America’s QE programme is coming to an end – for now. John Stepek looks at the future for the markets, and what might force the Federal Reserve back into action.

What’s going on in North Korea?

The recent low profile of supreme leader Kim Jong-un and a visit to the South by his top deputies have fuelled speculation about power games in the hermit state, writes Simon Wilson.

The Greek market is collapsing – is this a buying opportunity?

Greek stocks have slid by a third in recent months. Matthew Partridge looks at what’s gone wrong, and whether it’s time to buy, or steer well clear.

A ‘perfect storm’ for luxury goods

Luxury goods companies are queuing to report falling profits as the problems keep on coming.

Global growth scare spooks stocks

Exuberant equity investors have been dealt a reality check by the grim outlook on the global recovery.

Ebola’s threat to the economy

Fears that the Ebola virus could spread further has already started to weigh on stockmarkets.

Forget Russia – here’s where to put your money in eastern Europe

Turkey is a modern, prosperous nation with plenty of interesting stocks, says David Thornton. Here he picks the best way to buy in.

How to keep your head in a collapsing market

When markets are sliding like they are now, it’s vital to have a plan. John Stepek explains what you can do to protect your wealth.

This market looks grim – are we heading for a crash?

Whether it’s stocks, property, commodities or currencies, things aren’t looking good. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s going on, and asks if it’s time to bet on the short side.

How low can Russia go?

Russian stocks have been in free fall for quite some time. But as David Thornton explains, there is one event that might herald a rebound.

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