The Financial Index: Monday, Feb. 6

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The Financial Index is Daily Capital’s roundup of our Editor’s Picks for the day — featured trends and market analysis from around the Web.

Stocks Looking Expensive Again Based on New Metrics

Value Walk: Based on metrics, the market is looking overvalued. Historical data doesn’t consider today’s lower interest rates, though, and the market actually is starting to look cheaper.

Is the U.S. Leading the Global Economy Out of a Downturn?

Motley Fool: More good news coming out of the US indicated economic growth and stimulates emerging markets. Rebecca Lipman details nine companies that could benefit from this growth, and how you can benefit, too.

Tax Efficient Investing for Retirement

The Digerati Life: There are definitely investment forms that have advantages when it comes to how much you’ll lose to taxes. Minimize your tax obligations to optimize your retirement savings.

U.S. Equities: A Historical Perspective on S&P 500 Profit Margins

FX Street: The National Bank of Canada has filed a report on current dynamics of profit margins for the 10 GICS sectors of the S&P 500 index, showing flattening profit margins.

Wary Investors Give U.S. Stocks Another Go

Euro Pacific Capital: Investors are making up for lost time and quickly sending the market towards bull status. Investors are, however, still shaking off fears and uncertainties rooted in the recession.

Could Gold Prices Double in the Next Two Years?

FX Street: Based on 16-18 year market cycles, the time is fast approaching for gold and other resources to reach higher values, but the tumultuous economic trends of the last few years take overtake trend effects.

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