European stocks primed for protection and leverage

Some investors fear this year's stellar rally in European equities could run out of steam, but structured products and exchange-traded funds can still provide smart exposure that boosts returns and guards capital for those seeking targeted plays in a bull market. By Yakob Peterseil

A hand moving chess pieces on a board

European equity funds have been the story of the autumn. Just this month, Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported the funds had set another record by hoovering up investor capital for the nineteenth week in a row, but one analyst is cautioning investors about rushing headlong into the buying spree.

"Since the summer of 2012, when the ECB [European Central Bank] announced it would do ‘whatever it takes' to preserve the euro, European equities have rallied dramatically," says Ali Masarwah, who

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