Gordon Charlop, CNBC Markets Analyst at Rosenblatt Securities Managing Director, talks about what to watch in the last half hour of trading.
Investors will be keeping a close eye on three central banks this week: Bank of Japan, U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England. CNBC’s Nancy Hulgrave discusses.
The Bank of Japan's policy board is set to discuss whether to exempt $90 billion in short-term funds, people familiar with the matter said.
Societe Generale's Xavier Denis says it is likely that the BOJ will stay on hold and await news from the Fed.
Central banks around the globe are pursuing strategies that will put all financial assets into government hands, perma-bear Marc Faber said.
The BOJ is confident of the long-term benefits of negative rates but it still has the market to convince, says HSBC's Izumi Devalier.
UBS' Wayne Gordon says the Bank of Japan can look to the examples of ECB and RBNZ rate cuts having a muted effect on their respective currencies.
The FOMC meeting on March 15-16 is the key risk event, while the Bank of Japan is likely to stand pat, Gavin Parry, MD of Parry International Trading, says.
At his most recent policy meeting, the ECB's Mario Draghi really did whatever it took to boost inflation, says Bill Stone from PNC Asset Management Group.
With global central banks in the driver seat, there's another growth lever being overlooked, says S&P's David Blitzer.
Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors, says markets need clarity on BoJ policy before Japanese equities can move higher.
There are several ways that negative interest rate policy can have a positive effect on the economy, says Economist Paul Diggle.
In the global dance of central bankers, it's the European Central Bank's turn to take to the floor.
The U.S. economy is feeling much better in recent weeks with businesses benefiting from strength in autos, Jack Welch tells CNBC.
Oil's fall has been spectacular, but the market is not out of the woods. Not by a long shot, says John Kilduff.
The U.S. dollar rebounded against the yen and hit one-month highs against the euro on Tuesday.
SEB's Sean Yokota says Japan's economic conditions and yen strength make it difficult to justify the next consumption tax hike in April.
The yen has surged since the BOJ shifted to a negative-rate policy in January, but the Japanese currency is set to weaken ahead, Goldman Sachs said.
Gold is still expensive, but rising economic risks and market turmoil mean investors should buy it for insurance, Deutsche Bank said Friday.
Japan's January CPI were unchanged from a year ago, suggesting that falling energy costs will keep inflation below the BOJ's 2 percent target.