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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

July 2014: Be very, very careful Stocks are getting pricey - choose carefully. Japan, still reasonably valued, is our favourite developed market. Emerging markets outperformed between April and June 2014, and the gap between the forward p/e ratio in developing and developed stocks is at an eight-year high.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Global markets roundup, 24 July

The FTSE 100 was virtually unchanged yesterday, adding just three points to close at 6,798.

What I learned about Russia as manager of an East European fund

With Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin in the news, David Thornton, former manager of an East European investment fund, reflects on his experience of the country and the man.

ETFs that ‘buy low, sell high’ for you

Traditional stock market trackers can leave you exposed to bubbles, says Paul Amery. But there is a better way to track indices.

How to branch out abroad and buy foreign stocks

By only buying London-listed stocks, you could be missing out. Cris Sholto Heaton answers three frequently asked questions about buying foreign shares.

The 'Ikea indicator' says buy Indonesia

Swedish retail giant Ikea is about to set up shop in Indonesia. Lars Henriksson explains why that’s great news for investors, and how you could profit.

Three ways to protect yourself from a dying dollar

In a hugely significant development, emerging markets are mounting a serious challenge to the West’s financial institutions. Bengt Saelensminde explains what it could mean for you.

Gamble of the week: A punt on an oil company

It’s not hard to see why the company’s shares have been battered, says Phil Oakley. Buy for the shares could stage a comeback.

Tesco gets a new boss – but it’s not time to buy yet

Tesco may be making changes at the top, but the supermarket giant will struggle to return to its glory days, says Ed Bowsher.

The backlash against tax avoidance is bad news for US stocks

Big corporations are extremely adept at exploiting the tax system to boost their profits. But a backlash is brewing, especially in the US. That could be bad news for investors, says Matthew Partridge.

Cash in on India’s ‘mind-blowing’ potential

India’s growth potential is huge. And if new prime minister Narendra Modi can tap into it, this fund stands to profit.

Chart of the week: A bubble in a tea cup

Is the rapid rise of obscure social networking website Cynk a sign that tech stocks are in a bubble?

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