Taking the risk out of Europe’s stock markets

Asset managers have predicted major falls in stocks since May 2014 but nothing has happened (photo: dpa)
Asset managers have predicted major falls in stocks since May 2014 but nothing has happened (photo: dpa)

The world’s financial crisis and Europe’s stubborn resistance to pull out of recession and experience economic growth have created difficulties for those wanting to invest. But after years of uncertainty people are taking a long-term view of how to get a return on their investments and are trusting the stock market.

<i>Asset managers are puzzled. They have been predicting major drops in stock prices since May 2014 but nothing has happened. A sudden dip in August failed to scare investors. So what is going through investors’ minds and what does the future hold? Investors are tired of keeping assets under the mattress and impatient about a wait-and-see strategy. After five years o...

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