The assets to buy into now – April 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.


A shaky start to 2014

After rocketing in 2013, stocks have had a wobbly start to the year. The FTSE All-World Index, which tracks developed and developing markets, has risen only a little during the first quarter. However, fears over Ukraine have eased and the slow but steady economic recovery continues. We remain wary of US stocks, which are expensive by any reasonable measure. European shares are far better value even [...]

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