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European stocks are seen as good value right now, but Merrill predicts that Europe’s recent outperformance is due a pause. Photograph: iStockphoto

Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly fund manager survey is unequivocal: US stocks are expensive – go to Europe and emerging markets for better value. They’(...)

A plastic bull figurine, symbol of the Frankfurt stock exchange, is pictured in front of the share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph:  Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

2017 has been very good for European investors thus far, with equity markets racking up double-digit percentage gains. With political risks receding a(...)

Tesla is valued at $50 billion, making it America’s most valuable car maker. GM sold 10 million cars last year, Ford 6.6 million; Tesla, which is rapidly burning cash, sold 76,230.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

No one does hyperbole like Tesla’s Elon Musk, who last week predicted the loss-making electric car maker could eventually be worth more than Apple. A(...)

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com: Amazon’s soaring stock price means he has surpassed Warren Buffett as the world’s second-richest man. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It’s one milestone after another for Amazon shareholders these days. Its soaring stock price means chief executive Jeff Bezos last week surpassed War(...)

“President” Marine Le Pen? “Most fund managers seemingly believe that even if Le Pen does win, it would not be the end of the world.” Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP Photo/Getty Images

A question: if you thought stocks were more overvalued than at any time since the dotcom bubble, would you pile into equities? No? Well, maybe that’s (...)

Donald Trump: his expectations for fiscal stimulus next year have clearly changed market expectations. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Markets are not yet at “peak greed”, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly fund manager survey, but positioning is getting lopsided. Cash level(...)

Brexit: July’s half-hearted sterling rebound always resembled a dead cat bounce. Photograph: Thinkstock

Pro-Brexit zealots love to point to the rising FTSE 100 as proof that the so-called Project Fear campaign overstated the risks of leaving the European(...)

Just as there’s no evidence that a low Vix is bad for stocks, there’s no evidence for the notion the current momentum reflects some unsustainable advance. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Dow Jones Industrial Average did something last Thursday it hadn’t done for almost two weeks – it declined, ending a run of nine consecutive daily(...)

On the day following the UK vote, stocks fell $2.08 trillion. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was a shock, as evidenced by the abrupt nosedive seen in global financial markets in the immediate aftermat(...)

A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Fasten your seat belts for Brexit results Whatever way Thursday’s Brexit vote goes, one thing is certain – markets are going to be volatile. It hadn(...)

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