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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

April 2014: A shaky start to 2014 Stocks have had a wobbly start to the year. We remain wary of US stocks, which are expensive. European shares are far better value, and Japan is still a buy. Emerging markets have their problems, but they are increasingly reflected in the price.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Global markets roundup, 16 April

Disappointing economic data reversed Monday’s gains, dragging the FTSE 100 42 points lower to 6,542.

Indonesia's stock market charges ahead

Having fallen by a fifth, the Indonesian stock market has staged a remarkable comeback.

Hong Kong's economy could be in for a nasty surprise

Investors in Hong Kong may be in for a nasty surprise from mainland China.

Equities run out of steam

Heavy selling has seen stock markets fall from their multi-year highs.

Holcim cements Lafarge deal

The world’s two biggest cement makers have agreed to join forces.

Farage made a good point last week

Nigel Farage was spot on – those in power must be held to account, says Bengt Saelensminde. And with companies, that starts with the shareholders.

How you could profit from Latin America's energy crisis

Demand for power in Latin America is soaring. James McKeigue looks at how to invest as the continent upgrades its energy infrastructure.

Has tech bubble 2.0 just burst? And how can you profit from it?

Tech stocks have had a bad few days. And there are likely to be further falls. But it’s not all bad news. Ed Bowsher explains how patient investors could profit.

Apple will lose the smartphone wars

Apple is fighting to maintain its slot as the globe’s top company. But Google is nipping at its heels, says Bengt Saelensminde. And ultimately, Google will win.

Japanese stocks remain a buy

Foreign investors may be unnerved, but there’s still much to like about Japanese stocks.

Air hisses out of the tech-stock bubble

Sanity has returned to the technology sector with King Digital’s float flop.

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