Despite slumping currencies, spiking bond yields and concerns over unrest, there are opportunities available.
The lack of adequate strength in the world's key economies make this an unresolved picture.
Here are some thoughts on why, and what to do about it.
With positive PMIs from both, this could lift many companies that do business there. Yet many are dramatically underweighted these companies.
The company's volumes are up but earnings remain down, so it's still too early to buy.
Stocks soar after the Federal Reserve chairman says the economy still needs help, and the Fed expects to keep rates low.
Also, a couple of other well-known names are facing stiff challenges.
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