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  • Fears about a downgrade of the US credit rating are premature, but not entirely unwarranted after Britain's outlook was cut to negative, analysts told CNBC.

  • Fed Inflates 'Bailout Bubble': Economist Friday, 22 May 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    As the Federal Reserve throws more and more money at the economic crisis and holds interest rates down at historic lows, it could be inflating a devastating ‘bailout bubble,’ Gerald Celente, director of Trends Research Institute, told CNBC.

  • Goldman Sachs Upgrades Large US Banks to 'Neutral' Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 9:48 AM ET

    Stock markets are just at the beginning of a larger rally which could see the major indexes jump another 20-to-30 percent and banks are the best bet, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, told CNBC.

  • UK Faces Very Real Risk of Losing AAA Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 7:38 AM ET

    S&P cuts outlook and government action will be needed to keep the top-tier rating, analysts said.

  • Rally Just Starting, Buy Banks: Manager Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 7:12 AM ET

    Stock markets are just at the beginning of a larger rally which could see the major indexes jump another 20-to-30 percent and banks are the best bet, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, told CNBC.

  • Another Bottom for Stocks Coming: Rogers Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
    False bottom

    The stock market may hit new lows this year or the next as the current rally has been largely caused by the money printed by central banks and fundamental problems remain unsolved, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Next Crisis Will Be in Currencies: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 3:09 AM ET

    The next financial meltdown will be in the currency markets, as central banks around the world have been printing money, giving the appearance of massive government intervention to weaken their currencies, legendary investor Jim Rogers, chairman, Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Eastern Europe to See Recovery in 2010: EBRD Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 8:13 AM ET

    Eastern Europe will recover by the end of next year as government stimulus measures start to take hold and banks return to the region, Thomas Mirow, president of The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC. 

  • Euro May Bring Europe Down: EU Parliament Member Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 4:47 AM ET

    The singe European currency may bring the end of the whole European Union, because its one-size-fits-all approach means countries on the "wrong" side of the economic cycle lose out, European MP Nigel Farage said.

  • Market Tips: Financials Have Bottomed Monday, 18 May 2009 | 4:25 AM ET

    Banks were one of the few sectors in the green Monday, as shares in Lloyds soared after the UK financial announced its chairman was stepping down following criticism over the HBOS merger. Experts tell CNBC that the worst is over for financials.

  • Pros Say: Go East, Investor Monday, 18 May 2009 | 4:20 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower Monday on a still-uncertain outlook for the global economy. But Indian shares surged following the ruling coalition's sweeping election victory. Experts tell CNBC to stay away from investing in Western economies and rather look East.

  • Dr. Doom: Capitalism Could Fail Like Communism Friday, 15 May 2009 | 8:33 AM ET
    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    A sustainable recovery will occur only when the corporate system will be cleaned of losses and capitalism risks collapsing if this does not happen, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report," told CNBC Friday.

  • Charts Predict: S&P Rally is Hitting a Ceiling Friday, 15 May 2009 | 6:59 AM ET

    The recent rally in the S&P 500 could be over as the index is struggling to break above a key resistance level, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst from Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.

  • Cutmore: Marc Faber on Armageddon Friday, 15 May 2009 | 6:13 AM ET

    Prepare for War, the Death of capitalism and Bankruptcy of the US Government (not necessarily in that order). A vintage performance from the author of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report".

  • Market Tips: Why Stocks Need a Reality Check Friday, 15 May 2009 | 6:00 AM ET

    Stock markets have bounced back over recent weeks to recapture at least some of the value lost since the bear market took hold. But one analyst told CNBC that stocks may have become divorced from reality.

  • Pros Say: Bet on a Bull AND a Bear Friday, 15 May 2009 | 5:45 AM ET

    Investors remain sharply divided on whether the recent stock market rally signals a return to a bull market or just a bear-market trap. The prospect of a 2-way bet makes many market watchers uneasy, but one expert told CNBC to prepare for all eventualities.

  • Poll: Will Capitalism Fail? Friday, 15 May 2009 | 5:38 AM ET

    Renowned bear Marc Faber, author of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report," told CNBC that capitalism risks failing like communism unless the free market is allowed to clean up troubled companies.

  • Dr. Doom: Money Printing Pushed Stocks Up Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:07 AM ET
    Marc Faber

    Major central banks' efforts to lift the world economy by printing money have boosted asset prices, so stocks are unlikely to hit their lows from November and March, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report," wrote in his latest research report.

  • US Now as Risky as Emerging Markets: Manager Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    The risks of investing in the US seem as high as those for investing in certain emerging markets, particularly in the short term, Paul Ramscar, assistant director of private clients for Tyche in Hong Kong, told CNBC Thursday.

  • You've Missed the Rally: Analysts Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 8:34 AM ET

    The recent rally in stocks has run out of steam and there are no reasons for it to come back, two analysts told CNBC Thursday.

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