Despite a weak global economy, we are in a powerful bull market and long-term investors shouldn't abandon it now.
A comparative look at global stock markets shows which ones are outperforming the US, with some interesting results.
The Dow falls 216 points in its worst day since November, as investors worry that spending cuts will harm the economy. The Italian election, meanwhile, unsettles those who thought Europeans were getting their act together.
Major indexes are back at pre-crisis levels but Europe is still a mess and Washington doesn't look a whole lot better.
Italy's Monti is out and the scandal riddled Berlusconi is jockeying for power once again. Why should we care?
10 of the Continent's best exchange-traded funds for the new year.
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