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The dollar index could tank another 10 percent or more over the next six months, and the recent rally in gold can continue to push stocks higher, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC.
The price of gold will continue to rise and outperform stock markets and could go as high at $2,000, depending on the strength of the S&P 500 index, according to Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management.
Australia's rate hike may not signal a stampede to raise rates. But smaller central banks could be tempted to tighten sooner rather than later.
The Nikkei 225 is currently the weakest of the major stock indexes and could fall toward its March lows of around 7,000 points next month, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.
High unemployment and a lack of stimulus for private demand by countries like Japan and Germany could slow down the world recovery, famous bear Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Monday.
"Anybody who's anticipating a V-shaped recovery is going to be disappointed and they're going to be disappointed for a while," Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments, said Thursday.
China has had recurring periods of greatness and recurring periods of disaster and now is the time to be in China, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC as China celebrates 60 years of communist rule.
The recent surge in Chinese initial public offerings has made a lot of people a lot of money, but the market seems to be getting oversupplied and overvalued, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.
The US faces high inflation because of the weak dollar and the Federal Reserve's policy of printing money to counter the effects of the crisis, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.
Commodities are the best area to invest in, as they protect against inflation and prices will rise if Asia's economies take off, Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Thursday.
Oil prices are coming down from August highs, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index is approaching levels where it will find it hard to move higher, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday.
Global stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday, the last day of the third quarter, with European markets locking in their best performance in nearly a decade for the period.
The US economy needs another cash infusion to kicksart consumption and longer term the US has to devalue the dollar to get out of the crisis, investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday.
Global stocks were slightly lower in subdued trade on Tuesday, with weaker commodity shares offsetting gains in bank stocks. Experts tell CNBC to short energy companies when oil prices rise and that Japan is still cheap.
The S&P 500 could be due for an upswing toward 1,157 points in the short-term, but investor momentum is waning so a rise to that level would signal an “excellent” selling opportunity, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.
Munich is the most attractive European city for real estate investment judging by the level of demand, surpassing London and Paris, due to its diversified economy and growing population, according to a report by LaSalle Investment Management.
The dollar has suffered heavy selling against the other major currencies in recent weeks, with the yen and euro seeing strong gains. But is the dollar weakness here to stay?
The crisis the world went through is just an appetizer for a future one because the weaknesses that created it have not been addressed, Marc Faber, author and publisher of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC Friday.
The clock is ticking for Switzerland’s watchmakers – and it looks like the G20 can do something to stimulate their Christmas sales.
London and New York still hold the top spots as the world’s most competitive financial centers, but the economic crisis has seen Asian cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore surge up the rankings, according to the Global Financial Centres Index.