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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 slips further as oil price weighs on stocks

The FTSE 100 slipped further yesterday, closing down 0.1% at 6,940 as energy stocks weighed on the index.

FTSE 100 v FTSE 250: why have they diverged by so much?

Kam Patel examines the reasons behind the heavy parting of ways between the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250, and asks where they might be heading next.

Is Nigeria heading for disaster?

The Nigerian election has been postponed, raising fears of renewed civil conflict. That leaves Nigeria on the brink of a crisis, says Simon Wilson.

Feel-good investing is a route to disaster

It’s easy to get carried away by the hype when investing in tech stocks. But as Bengt Saelensminde explains, it pays to keep your feet on the ground.

Top ten short sellers: little cheer for Greene King

Pub landlord Greene King has become the most shorted UK-listed share after reporting poor results from the Christmas period.

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.

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