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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 take a heavy tumble

The FTSE 100 fell heavily yesterday, sliding 2.4% to close at 5.536.

The panic over oil is overdone

Traders are sticking to a misguided belief that low oil prices signal an imminent global recession. Andrew Van Sickle reports.

Markets: FTSE100 rallies briefly

The FTSE 100 rallied yesterday, climbing 0.7% to close at 5,672.

What’s next for gold and gold stocks?

Gold stocks have had a tremendous month, with some up by 50%. Physical gold is up, too. Dominic Frisby looks at what the future might hold.

Markets: FTSE100 continues to fall

The FTSE100 continued to fall yesterday, sliding a further 1% to close at 5.632.

The biggest problem for banks: they aren’t very good at making money

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.

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.

Markets: housebuilders weigh on FTSE100

The FTSE100 slipped back on Friday, falling 0.9% to close at 5,848.

Malaysia’s curious corruption case

A state fund transferring a $681m donation to the PM’s account, dissenting ministers sacked and $4bn misappropriated – Malaysian democracy is under threat, says Simon Wilson.

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.

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