Volatility and uncertainty have certainly risen in the past few months, but that hasn't dampened many investors' interest in stocks. A recent press release from investment bank Merrill Lynch
While some indicators tracked in Merrill's September Survey of Fund Managers have moved in a more cautious direction, Merrill said the survey also showed that, by and large, fund managers were not adjusting their portfolios for a downturn. In fact, 23% of investors told Merrill that they thought equities were undervalued, compared to 11% in the August survey.
In a similar vein, Germany's Deutsche Bank
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