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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

August 2014: Japan is reasonable The exuberance in global equities is looking increasingly irrational, but Japan still looks reasonably priced. With Abenomics on track, the Nikkei should have further to go. Emerging markets have been rallying - the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil are among our favourites.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Global markets roundup, 2 September

The FTSE 100 rose six points in yesterday’s trading to close at 6,825.

S&P 500 index hits a milestone

America’s S&P 500 has crossed the 2,000 mark against a backdrop of uncertainty.

This wildly expensive tech stock is a massive buy

Spending a billion dollars on a ‘YouTube for gamers’ is an awful lot of money, says Ed Bowsher. But it could end up being a very smart move.

Russian stocks are a steal – but does that make them a good bet?

Political uncertainty is a big red flag, but if you’re still bullish, avoid individual Russian equities and plump for a passive fund instead, says David C Stevenson.

What’s bad for Europe’s workers is good for shareholders

European economies may well go into terminal decline, says Matthew Lynn. But that’s no reason for investors to panic.

Mexico’s energy industry is open for business

President Enrique Peña Nieto has reformed Mexico’s energy industry. James McKeigue explains why that’s great news for investors.

Don’t let fear make you miss out – China is good value right now

Emerging-market stocks are among the first to be cast off when investors turn fearful. But Ed Bowsher explains why it would be a mistake to turn your back on China.

Korea is set for a dividend windfall

Foreign investors have been piling into Korean stocks in the expectation of bigger payouts to shareholders.

Why the stock market doesn’t always work

The stock market is a great way for companies to raise cash, says David Thornton. But for the real tiddlers, it’s not always the best solution.

How to buy into China’s recent rally

China’s recent stock-market rally is showing no signs of abating. Ed Bowsher tips the best funds to buy now.

How 'generation anxious' will revolutionise Asia’s economy

Young people born in the years leading up to the Millennium are changing the face of Asia, says Lars Henriksson. That’s creating exciting opportunities for investors.

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