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It may be interesting to relook at Europe

Lately, Europe has been surrounded by lots of negative news.  First, we have the sanction between Europe and Russia.  Then, there is a concern that Eurozone Crisis II is looming with Greece's long-term borrowing costs breached 8%, reached 8.94% on 2014-10-16, the highest since mid December 2013...

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Why US stocks are still surging up?

As of today, 2014-06-27, we are still yet to see any significant correction in the US stocks.  Low interest rates, low inflation and steady growth are often cited by the market bulls for the continuation of the market surging.

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Will Europe continue to be the Favourite for US Investors

Last year, European stocks was the new favourite for US investors.  According to Financial Times, US purchases of European shares surged to levels last seen in the run-up to the launch of the Euro in 1999.  Calculations by Barclays show that by November last year, US net purchases of European stocks, on a rolling 12-month average, had reached the equivalent of 0.75% of the market’s total capitalisation – the highest October 1996.  EPFR, the funds data provider, emerges a similar picture – dollar inflows into western European funds last year were equivalent to more than 65% of assets under management.

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Thailand Stock Market May be a Good Buy

On 2014-05-20, Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order”.  It is said to be the 12th coup that the Thai’s military has launched.  Thai’s crisis is centred on the political movement of Thaksin Shinawatra, a self-exiled former prime minister who is popular with rural Thias but tarnished by allegations of corruption, human rights violations and abuses of power.

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What will stop US markets’ Bull?

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 had broken its record again and again, surpassing its previous high.  Nasdaq for the first time since the euphoria of the tech bubble, rose above 4,000!  At the moment, it seems that nothing could stop the “bull” in US market.  In investment trend is our friend, but with market this hot, it would good to know what would reverse the trend.

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