According to a recent Bloomberg Global Poll, investors today fear the rise of asset bubbles in everything from the Internet to social media to the housing markets in London and China. In fact, 82 percent of responding investors, analysts or traders indicated that they felt Internet and social media shares specifically are at nearly unsustainable rates, while 73 percent felt that way about Chinese housing prices. These same respondents were less concerned about immediate bubbles in the United States asset markets. While this survey indicates investors are more sensitive about the potential of asset bubbles, does that group include you? And are you worried enough to stay out of those markets entirely?
Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) flash figures from both the euro zone and China reflect that the global economy grew at a milder pace in November. According to Europe’s flash PMI business survey, the pace of growth slipped from 51.9 last month to 51.5 this month (anything above 50 indicates growth)
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