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  • We're in the Flat Part of Square Root Recovery: CEO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 8:52 AM ET

    The economic recovery is following the shape of a square-root symbol and is now stuck in the flat section, Douglas Hansen-Luke, CEO of Robeco Middle East investment house, told CNBC Friday.

  • People Have 'Huge Disbelief' in Government: CIO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.

  • Western Economies Face Hyperinflation: Gold Bull Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    Gold

    The decline of the Western economic model will bring about hyperinflation and decades of painful readjustment, Egon von Greyerz, founder of gold investment intermediary Goldswitzerland.com told CNBC Thursday.

  • Risk of Double Dip Is in 2011: Charts Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:29 AM ET

    Stock markets are undergoing a seasonal setback that could see 15 percent wiped off the major indexes, but the real risk of a double dip won't appear until 2011, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Buy Gold? People Bought Tulips Once Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET
    Gold

    Gold is near a four-week high as concerns for the health of the global economy push investors into safe-havens assets. But one investor says the precious metal is overpriced.

  • Youth Unemployment Hits Record High Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    Global youth unemployment has hit a record high following the financial crisis and is likely to get worse later this year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Thursday.

  • Euro's Rally May Have Peaked: Strategist Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    The flight to safety following the Fed's decision to extend quantitative easing saw the dollar make big gains against the euro and one strategist said the euro's rally may have peaked for now.

  • Has Doom and Gloom Jumped the Shark? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:50 AM ET
    Fonzie jumps the shark.

    Turn on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' and you may see a cameo of Dr. Doom Noriel Roubini sitting in a supply closet. Check out the New York Times' Tuesday edition and you'll see a big feature on the new credence ­- and cache - that markets are giving to dire predictions.

  • If Fed Decides to Ease, Will Others Follow? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:33 AM ET

    If the Fed opts for quantitative easing, it may force the hands of other major central banks to be even more doveish.

  • Sell G7 Bonds Ahead of Fed Meeting: Strategist Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 4:30 AM ET

    Get out of the G7 bond market excluding Canada ahead of next Tuesday's Federal Reserve meeting, Marc Ostwald, a strategist at Monument Securities, said.

  • Reforming the way governments spend money could unleash a second wave of disinflation that will boost the private sector, according to Nick Carn, global investment strategist at Odey Asset Management.

  • Fundamentals for Gold Remain Strong: CEOs Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    The chief executives of two of the word's biggest gold producers said the fundamentals driving the price of bullion remain strong.

  • Sell the Dollar On Data and Fed: Currency Strategist Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:42 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As the market speculates on whether the Federal Reserve will ease monetary policy at its meeting on Aug. 10, one analyst is predicting more losses for the dollar.

  • Short-Term Obsessed Must Heed Bernanke: Strategist Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:11 AM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    Following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's change in tone last month, where he said that the "course of economic recovery was unusually uncertain," stock markets have performed well.

  • Forget Doom, Old-Fashioned Rally Coming: Fund Manager Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:26 AM ET

    There is too much pessimism in the markets and an old-fashioned rally may be on the cards as there are signals the economy is improving, Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, told CNBC.

  • Wheat Soars; Rogers Sees 'Much Higher' Food Prices Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 4:29 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The July rise in wheat prices, the fastest in 51 years, indicates that shortages in agriculture are coming, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Economist: V-Shaped Recovery Won't Go W-Shaped Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 8:22 AM ET
    Cash Register

    The chances of a double-dip recession in the developed world are very weak despite a fall in global business confidence, according to researchers at Barclays Capital.

  • Fear Cheap Money, Not Double Dip: Morgan Stanley Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 5:25 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Fears over a double-dip recession for the global economy are waning, but investors should be more worried about ultra-loose policy from the Federal Reserve, according to Joachim Fels, the co-head of economics at Morgan Stanley.

  • Gartman Slams Europe's 'Untoward' Tax Decision Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 4:06 AM ET

    Europe has chosen the wrong way to cut debt and unfortunately the United States will follow, Dennis Gartman, author and publisher of the Gartman Letter, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Investors Drawn to Rallying European Banks Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Does the price action on major banks in Europe tell investors that the continent is now not a threat to risk appetite and that Wall Street can mount a sustained rally without a repeat of May’s negative blow-up?

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