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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

February 2015: Buy the money printers Europe and Japan remain the best developed-market bets, as the end of QE is still far off. The US is too expensive. In emerging markets, look to beneficiaries of the falling oil price with large domestic markets: India, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Brazil is also worth a look.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Markets: FTSE 100 back on a high

The FTSE 100 was back on the rise yesterday, boosted by positive economic news from the UK and Europe. The index climbed 0.2% to close at 6,949.

Chart of the week: American small caps are set for a comeback

America’s small-cap index, the Russell 2000, has lagged its blue-chip counterpart. But that could all be about to change.

How to profit as drones take over our skies

Rules on drone flights are being relaxed, giving a huge boost to a sector that’s already worth over $6bn. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit from this rapidly expanding industry.

British blue-chip stocks rebound

Why have UK blue chips only just limped back to their all-time high – and what comes next? Andrew Van Sickle reports.

Is this another dotcom bubble?

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index is back to its old highs last seen at the peak of the dotcom bubble. But this time it’s different.

Brazil hits rock bottom – it’s time to buy

A corruption scandal at the national oil company has frightened away investors. Andrew Van Sickle looks at two cheap funds to buy into Brazil.

Markets: FTSE 100 back on a high

The FTSE 100 was back on the rise yesterday, boosted by positive economic news from the UK and Europe. The index climbed 0.2% to close at 6,949.

FTSE 100: record-breaking? Hardly

The FTSE 100 would have to hit 10,000 to reach any meaningful new high, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Clearly, that’s some way off.

This epic crash has hurt us all – and it’ll take a long time to forget it

The bear market has formally ended, says Matthew Lynn. But the investors’ negative mindset will stick with us for a lot longer.

Bad news for US stocks – wages are going up

Wages in America are rising. That’s good for workers, but bad for stockmarkets. John Stepek explains why, and how it will affect your investments.

Markets: FTSE 100 down from record high

The FTSE 100 fell back from its record high yesterday, slipping 0.2% to 6,935.

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