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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, 24 October

The FTSE 100 rose further yesterday, climbing 0.3% to close at 6,419.

Chinese economy slows down to the new normal

Growth in the Chinese economy has slowed, but investors shouldn’t expect a crash.

Tesco shares could tank below a pound

Tesco is in big trouble. Its half-year results make grim reading, its chairman is leaving, and the share price is plummeting. Phil Oakley looks at where Britain’s biggest supermarket chain goes from here.

Investor relations: is there no end to these bloody meetings?

Healthy investor relations are an important part of investing. But as David Thornton explains, you can have too much of a good thing.

China slowdown: time for investors to climb on board?

Latest figures show China’s economy is slowing down. But now could be the perfect time for investors to get in to Chinese stocks, says John Stepek.

How falling oil prices will affect Latin America

Many Latin American countries depend on oil exports for income, says James McKeigue. Falling crude prices could spell trouble ahead.

Don’t let a bit of volatility put you off – stocks are still your best bet

Despite all the market turmoil, it’s best to stick with stocks, says Bengt Saelensminde. After all, there’s nowhere else to go.

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.

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