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Central Banks and governments are hedging their bets with the yellow metal.
This reaction today is worrisome, but there isn't any major shift in market character yet.
China is the economic growth driver of the region, and there are signs it is losing steam.
The subject of investors' worries for a long time, European banks finally are looking better based on their first-quarter earnings.
European earnings season is only beginning, but financials so far have delivered positive surprises.
Otherwise, the whole sideshow of the tax mess will drive you crazy.
Gold has produced a better return than equities, despite all the stock market hoopla.
Hong Kong's record-breaking property market is at levels that are virtually triple the lows seen during the Lehman bust. Mainland property companies still think they're a bargain.
The European Central Bank probably will not announce any fresh measures until the French presidential election is out of the way.
If you must buy now, then go for a low-cost index fund or stocks with strong fundamentals.

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