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December 2014: US still expensive We'd steer clear of the US – it is expensive. In developed markets we prefer Europe, which may benefit from money printing by the ECB, and Japan, which is enjoying one of the world's biggest-ever QE programmes. There are a few emerging markets we like, but you have to be picky.
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US stocks are seen heading higher as they look to maintain the strong momentum of the last two sessions, says Kam Patel.
Smaller companies in America will play catch up with their bigger peers.
In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 saw a big jump as investors reacted to encouraging economic data and the US Federal Reserve‘s comments on being ‘patient’ about raising interest rates.
The Central Bank of Russia has been forced to intervene to prop up the collapsing currency.
Britain’s eight biggest banks have undergone the first of the annual stress tests, with two failing to make the grade.
US stocks look set to notch up hefty opening rises, says Kam Patel, as they build on gains made in the previous session.
Investors have responded positively this morning to the US Federal Reserve’s promise to take a cautious approach to raising interest rates.
The FTSE 100 nudged up in yesterday’s markets, after some positive economic data from the eurozone and the UK. The index closed up 0.1% at 6,336.
Markets are tanking despite the collapsing price of oil. Bengt Saelensminde reveals what’s got shrewd investors running scared.
With 2014 drawing to a close, Dominic Frisby looks back over the last 12 months to see how the predictions he made at the start of the year panned out.
The tumbling price of oil has continued to drag the FTSE lower, while investors look east towards Japan’s money-printing programme.
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