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Markets are likely to end the year higher and investors need some strong, blue-chip stocks in their portfolios, to counteract the volatility shown by cyclical shares, Bob Doll, global chief investment officer of equities at BlackRock, told CNBC Tuesday.
European banking stocks could sink another 5 or 6 percent in a sharp selloff that would unsettle the broader market, Geoff Wilkinson, head of investment research at Mint Equities, told CNBC.
Central bankers are to blame for the current financial crisis, according to Andrew Smithers, author of "Wall Street Revalued" and founder of Smithers & Company. He suggests they employ different policies so further crises will be prevented.
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Prices in the 16 countries that use the euro fell on an annual basis for the second straight month in July and by more than previously anticipated, official figures showed Friday.
The surprise rise in German and French gross domestic product does not mean the world recession is over, and central banks are likely to make mistakes that would bring about a second recession, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Friday.
A period of weak stock markets and strong dollar is likely to come after the strong rally in developed and emerging markets alike, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC.
The world economy still risks a double-dip recession if oil prices rise toward $100 per barrel and if huge U.S. government debts frighten investors, Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics and chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC.
The dollar bulls may finally get the upper hand as it becomes clear to investors that the euro zone is behind the U.S. and the U.K. in its economic recovery prospects, Jane Foley, currencies analyst at Forex.com, told CNBC Tuesday.
After last week's better-than-expected U.S. July jobs figures, the 'V-shaped' recovery is in place, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research said Monday.
The world economy needs a second stimulus if it is to avoid the fate of Japan in the 1990s when it was stuck with years of sluggish growth, Nobel laureate and professor of economics Paul Krugman told CNBC.
The United States, Europe and Japan still face the possibility of a double-dip recession and at the very least will experience below-potential economic growth for the next couple of years, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Monday.
All the ingredients are on hand for the market to mix together a perfect bull run and stocks could rise another 15 percent this year and possibly 25 percent next year, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC.
The Nikkei 225 could rally to 22,000 points over the next 3 years as a 20-year downtrend in the Japanese index gives way to a strong bull run, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
Stocks look set to power through the seasonal slump usually seen in the fall, as investors try to chase the earnings-led rally with sideline cash, Alan Miller, founding partner of Spencer-Churchhill Miller Private, told CNBC Friday.
The worst may not yet be over for the global economic crisis as world trade could continue to contract by another 10 percent in volume terms this year, Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organisation, told CNBC.
Economic cycles will never be the same, as we are going to see more turbulence and shorter periods of prosperity, John Caslione, founder and CEO of GCS Business Capital and author of "Chaotics" told CNBC Wednesday.
Investors are now in a wait and see mode as some of the good earnings news has been priced in, but growth is likely to resume from the autumn, Guy Monson, managing partner and chief investment officer at Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC Tuesday.
The S&P 500 is managing to cling on to critical levels around 870 points and could remain firm until August, but after that stocks look set to sink, Chris Locke, MD of Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday.
‘Web stress’ has become a major source of frustration in the European work place. It can dent morale, cut productivity and even led to resignations, but the UK has it worst, new research from software giant CA revealed.