Low market volatility sees some concerned that complacency may herald a selloff, but some believe fundamentals are driving the decline in risk.
China shares have long been considered cheap for good reason, suffering a long downtrend, but some say now is the time to turn outright bullish.
The pound saw losses after comments from the BoE cooled expectations for an interest rate hike, while its G3 counterparts drifted in well-worn ranges.
Shares in Euronext started trading at 19.40 euros on Friday, 3 percent below the price set for its initial public offering.
Investors in emerging markets are turning more bearish, a survey of fund managers by Societe Generale shows.
Germany's financial watchdog has ordered Deutsche Bank to do more to ensure that commodity prices cannot be manipulated by its traders.
Interest rates and whether bonds are expensive may be up for debate, but some are tipping bond picks, with emerging Europe among the favorites.
Indonesia's twin budget and current account deficits are threatening to "go wild" once again, and soon, warns Société Générale.
China's gradual monetary policy loosening may be discreet, but the cumulative effect is proving just as powerful as an outright cut in bank reserves.
Brazil's team may be favored to win the World Cup, but analysts don't believe hosting the tournament will boost the country's economy or its shares.
Hedge funds that use computer models to invest, like BlueCrest's BlueTrend, have lost assets recently, but there are signs of hope.
Despite those many reasons not to invest in France, some strategists have put on their contra-cyclical hats to say now is the time.
U.S. oil prices rose as a weak dollar prompted buying, while Brent prices fell on concerns about China's slowing economy.
The dollar teetered near a three month low against the yen on Monday, hit by falling U.S. interest rates.
Yield-hungry bond investors have pushed ever further into high-risk territory and Pimco sees five warning signs bond markets are getting too frothy.
Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel was arrested on Sunday to serve a three-year sentence in a case he has depicted as one's struggle against high finance.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, having wavered throughout the day, with concerns remaining about slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations.
The dollar extended losses against the yen, trading near two month lows and putting it on course for a big weekly loss.
Valuations in fixed income look "strange" according to bond investors as 10-year Apple bonds and 10-year Spanish government bonds are trading at similar levels.
CEO of Société Générale, Frédéric Oudéa has pledged the group's Russian business will be among the main drivers of growth in profits in the next three years.