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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Afternoon Market Update
David White
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European equities continue to hold ground

European equities continue to hold ground after rebounding from yesterday’s sell-off. The Dax, after getting slammed by investors, has recovered much of what was lost. The FTSE 100, too, has rebounded following a session plied with nerves and anxiety. Another gauge of fear, the dollar, is also weakening in light of companies delivering on earnings and no more horror stories from the Ukraine.

But investors are remaining cautious. When volatility jumps like it has done over the past few weeks, the market starts asking questions that haven’t been asked for a while: How far could markets contract if risk-off prevails, or are valuations really supportive at these levels? And even just the thought of those questions has some taking capital out. But then that sort of sentiment might be just what the bulls needed to reload.

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