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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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One Man’s Opinion: Are Europe, Asia And Emerging Market Equity Prices Relatively Cheap?

Economic or earnings growth has mostly remained insulated from the ongoing global unrest and as such, should have little significance for the global economy, according to Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Inc. There are a number of reasons … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The European Central Bank Be Forced Into QE Next Year?

The European Central Bank is likely to include in their Stress Test the money that commercial banks have raised and the fines they have incurred, said Erik Britton, director at Fathom Consulting. The eurozone final inflation reading for June came … Continue reading

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