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Market appetite for Sage Group (LSE:SGE) has trended lower since the stock hit record tops in October, the firm now dealing at a 10% discount to those heady levels. I reckon this provides a fresh opportunity for savvy dip hunters to pile in.

And I reckon a bubbly full-year statement (scheduled for Wednesday, 30 November) could prompt fresh inflows into the accounting software specialist.

2 dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stocks to buy in December

While the FTSE 100 continues to trade close to its all-time high, there are a number of bargain buys on offer. Certainly, the short run could prove to be a challenging time as political risk remains high from Brexit and a new US President. However, for long term investors there continue to be excellent opportunities from high quality stocks which offer wide margins of safety. Here are two such companies which could be worth buying before the end of the year.

Is AstraZeneca plc or GlaxoSmithKline plc the best Black Friday buy?

The healthcare sector is likely to become increasingly popular over the coming months. Why? The global economy faces a degree of risk that's exceptionally high with Brexit, a new US presidency and a continued slowdown in China likely to have at least some negative impact on growth rates. As such, healthcare's low positive correlation with the wider economy is likely to prove popular among investors.

Will the pound’s rebound wipe out the Brexit bounce?

Few expected Donald Trump to sweep to the US presidency, and few expected sterling to be one of the immediate beneficiaries.

Pound rebounds

Yet sterling enjoyed a dramatic and unexpected 'Trump boost', surging in the wake of the shock election result, as investors suddenly started to treat the UK has a safe haven. After talk of the pound hitting parity with the dollar, it was suddenly trading at a more respectable $1.26. It is now up more than 5% against the euro, currently trading at around ?1.16, a big leap from the lows around ?1.10.

Survive a Trump Presidency with these 2 defensive stocks

Over the coming months, share prices are likely to be volatile following Donald Trump's election win. That's not necessarily because his policies are good or bad, but rather because they're likely to represent significant change from the status quo. As such, investors are likely to adopt a more cautious attitude over the coming weeks and particularly once Trump becomes President.

Weak sterling boosts one retailer and beats another

Since the EU referendum, the pound has weakened by as much as 18% versus the dollar. This has been caused by uncertainty surrounding the UK's economic outlook, as well as an increasingly loose monetary policy in the UK. The effect of weak sterling on UK retailers has been mixed, with one retailer today reporting difficulties caused by the weak pound and another saying that it has benefitted its business - a lot.

Which of these Footsie healthcare stars should you buy after today’s news?

News of declining earnings has seen private hospital group Mediclinic International (LSE:MDC) fail to keep touch with its FTSE 100 peers in Thursday business, the stock last seen dealing 6% lower on the day.

Mediclinic -- which operates medical facilities across South Africa, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates -- announced that underlying earnings per share dropped 26% during April-September, due to the cost of acquiring the Al Noor hospital group.

Are these insurers a safe haven in troubled markets?

So far, the UK market has reacted fairly calmly to the election of Donald Trump. It's still early days, though. Mr Trump appears to be in a position to make big changes that could affect some UK-listed businesses.

Closer to home, Brexit remains another big unknown. Given such uncertainty, I think it makes sense to invest at least part of your portfolio in proven income stocks in defensive sectors.

These Footsie stocks have collapsed in 2016. Is it safe to buy back in?

June's decision to exit the referendum has proved a nightmare for Dixons Carphone's (LSE:DC) share price.  The electronics store was already trading at a discount to levels at the start of 2016, but the referendum result has really put the boot in -- it's currently down 36% since the end of last year.

Should you buy — or sell — these FTSE 100 stocks before next week’s updates?

The latest trading statement from J Sainsbury (LSE:SBRY) is scheduled for next week (Wednesday, 9 November). And if September's release is anything to go by, investors may wish to consider giving the struggling supermarket short shrift.

The London business saw like-for-like sales decline 1.1% during the 16 weeks to 16 September, announced last time around, indicating yet another top-line revenues -- underlying till rolls fell 0.8% in the prior three-month period.

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