Global Investing

Timing the next bull market in stocks

November 18, 2011

Markets are down again today (MSCI world index down 0.7 pct so far this morning) and the market overall is nearing a bear market territory again (from a three-year high hit in May).

Permabears are coming out of hibernation

May 27, 2009

After a 40-percent gain, the rally in world stocks might be losing momentum.

For permabears who live on doom and gloom to make money this is just a blip which is going to end in tears.

Market bounce at crucial point

April 22, 2009

The latest stock market rally is at a crossroads as bear market bounces go, at least those seen in 2008-2009. They usually last on average 30 trading days. 

Morgan Stanley bales out

April 6, 2009

Say this for Morgan Stanley — it is not afraid to buck the trend. With world stocks up more than five percent in the few days that have been April trading and up 24 percent since hitting a low on March 9, the bank has decided bale out. In its latest strategy report, MS says it is moving 5 percent out of stocks to neutral. It likes cash.

Fool me three times, shame on me

April 2, 2009

World stocks are up 22 percent since March 9 and a sell-off earlier this week was unable to break the trend.