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Investing in Europe – new opportunities in the old world

Investing in Europe – new opportunities in the old world

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When thinking of continental Europe, images of a slow-moving, conflict-torn bloc may emerge, and investors may look elsewhere for growth opportunities. However, with the hangover of Brexit beginning to fade, a change of government in Germany and leadership on the global green agenda,

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Indian stocks make their move

Indian stocks make their move

Despite India’s economy being relatively hard hit by COVID-19 over the past year, its stock market has been among the strongest performers. Helping underpin the Indian market outlook has been continued strong growth in the economy and corporate earnings. Indian companies that score highly on ‘quality’ metrics such as return on equity have also continued to demonstrate their relatively good performance within the Indian market.

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A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

Will China kill its golden geese? A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

The Asian technology sector has suffered a pullback in recent months, even as global equity markets – and the global tech sector in particular – have continued to power ahead. This suggests the pullback largely reflects regional factors – namely the tightening of regulatory scrutiny by Chinese authorities of its major technology companies.

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Is the FTSE finally finding its feet?

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Ever since the unexpected result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK market has, for many investors, fallen into the “too hard” basket. Years of uncertainty due to the implications of Brexit, Covid-led disruptions and the less-than-stellar initial Government response to the pandemic have led to UK equities being one of the least loved global developed markets.

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A new dawn in the land of the rising sun

A new dawn in the land of the rising sun

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Japanification
For almost three decades, from 1991 until only a few years ago, the Japanese stock market severely underperformed other developed markets on the back of a stagnating economy. So much so that the term ‘Japanification’ was coined to reference other developed economies possibly facing the same challenges that plagued the Japanese economy during this time,

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3 ways to ‘stay invested’ in 2021

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The bull market has continued to edge higher in 2021 with stimulus package discussions continuing in the U.S., global vaccine rollouts – and even Jack Ma making public appearances again! There has been significant outperformance in certain sectors, notably mega-cap Tech, and other sectors such as Energy and Financials,

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Market Trends: December 2020

Market Trends: December 2020

Key global market trends – stock rebound!
After two months of consolidation, global equities powered ahead in November, reflecting positive COVID-19 vaccine news and a seemingly clear winner of the U.S. Presidential election. The gains came despite rising COVID-19 cases in both Europe and the United States and the re-imposition of some social distancing restrictions.

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