After a period of relative calm, the Italian elections and fight over the sequester underscore some of the structural problems facing the global economy; investors should be prepared for volatility, says Morningstar's Jeremy Glaser.
Europe is currently trying quick fixes, but the continent will need to make major structural reforms in order to solve the sovereign debt crisis, says Artio's Rudolph-Riad Younes.
The overall growth picture looks quite weak, but valuations of European stocks look compelling, says Morningstar OBSR's Peter Toogood.
Policymakers and corporate leaders appeared to take decisive steps this week, but are they moving in the right direction?
The markets took a stream of negative news and weak economic growth indicators in stride during the first quarter.
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