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One Man’s Opinion: Will the European Central Banks Initiate QE?

Latest data from he European Union showed annual inflation rate in the euro-zone slowed further to 0.3 percent in July from 0.4 percent in the prior month. A combination of two factors –low import prices, which is a legacy of … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The European Central Bank Bail Out France?

Russian equities have witnessed heightened volatility in recent times, shedding 20 percent and then recouping losses to trade 20 percent higher than recent lows. Even after three rounds of sanctions, the Russian market has been surprisingly resilient, said Stephen Isaacs, … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Are Emerging Markets In Europe And Asia Looking Attractive?

Investors need to look at the balance between the current uncertainty and the opportunity amidst heightened geopolitical risks, said Brain Jacobsen, Chief Portfolio Strategist at the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. It’s all about knowing the risks that are out there … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Do US Stock Prices Look Stretched Now?

The rise in geopolitical tensions in recent weeks that triggered a stock market slump in the US validated Ameriprise Financial’s Chief Market Strategist David Joy’s call in June for offloading equities. While equities are likely to be punished further as … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The Fed Change Its Course After The Latest Nonfarm Payroll Report?

The July payroll report showed the economy added 209,000 jobs for the month. A number that close to economists’ forecast of a 230,000 jobs gain indicates it is in-line with expectations and the street shouldn’t really be disappointed, particularly as … Continue reading

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Pesky International Conflicts Push Markets Lower

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks trended lower throughout the morning, but losses accelerated late in the day and the major indexes closed lower. Investors seemed to be torn between a batch of mostly positive earnings reports … Continue reading

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