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Emerging markets get more attractive by the day

Plus: Bill Gross bounces back, the February buying opportunity, this isn't 1929, and Goldman manicures an apology for giving nail files to women

Feb 12, 2014 @ 7:27 am

  • Currency speculators are pouncing on emerging economies, putting added pressure on exchange rates. Call it the painful byproduct of Fed tapering. Draining foreign reserves

  • Templeton's Mark Mobius says emerging market valuations are nearing attractive ranges. That's a big switch from his Feb. 7 call. The rush to the exits is almost over

  • Pimco's Bill Gross added high-grade government bonds to his Total Return Fund and cranked out a 1.35% gain in January, bouncing back from a 1.92% loss last year. Net redemptions continue

  • Thanks to January's market slide, February has turned into a buying opportunity. Shrugging off the bad news

  • About that ominous chart comparing 1929 to now. Adjusting for percentage gains over both periods makes it a lot less scary. The un-parallel view

  • Goldman Sachs learns you don't recruit women by giving them nail files. Swag snafu

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