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  • Market Tips: Stick to Precious Metals Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    After months of light volumes and high volatility, experts tell CNBC risk aversion in the currency markets has moderated. They suggest buying policy-related stocks but staying clear of base metals.

  • Market Tips: Pullback Coming for Oil, Gold Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 6:27 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower Thursday but oil and gold futures rose. Despite this, experts told CNBC a period of consolidation is coming for the two commodities.

  • BoE Prepares 'Exit Strategy' to Tackle Inflation  Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 3:01 PM ET

    Bank of England Governor Mervyn King set out the bank’s stimulus and interest rate  exit strategy on Wednesday, in preparation of an economic turnaround and higher inflation. 

  • Charts: S&P to Fall to 880 then Bull May Return Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 5:43 AM ET

    The recent rally in the S&P 500 seems to have reached a peak for now and could fall back toward 880 points, but after that pullback the bull market will probably be back, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.

  • Fed Should Stop Buying Treasurys: Steve Forbes Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 4:21 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve should stop buying government debt and instead focus on kick-starting areas of the credit markets having to do with consumers, Steve Forbes, Forbes CEO, told CNBC Monday.

  • Pros Say: Rally in Citi, BofA Stocks Finished Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 6:02 AM ET

    Despite Bank of America's shares closing over 8 percent higher on Thursday after KBW raised its rating on the stock, experts tell CNBC shares of big U.S. banks like BofA and Citigroup will tread water for some time yet.

  • Market Tips: Sell Volatility Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    Global stocks inched higher Friday as investors become more optimistic on the economic outlook after data showed gains in Chinese industrial output and a rise in U.S. retail sales. Experts tell CNBC a new bull market has begun and the best way to trade currencies is to sell volatility.

  • Market to Watch: Auto Sector Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    The automobile sector broke out of its downward trend this spring, according to Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep.

  • Market To Watch: Credit Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    European credit spreads edged wider and gilts and bunds prices tumbled Thursday, after the US Treasury's 'sloppy' auction which reinforced investors' expectations that the Federal Reserve will have to raise rates sooner rather than later.

  • Charts Predict: Oil Rally Set to Break $78 Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    The recent surge in the price of oil looks set to continue and could push the cost of a barrel of crude toward $78 over the next few weeks, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Oil Above $70 Could Crush Recovery Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 5:41 AM ET

    The price of a barrel of oil rose to a near eight-month high above $72 Thursday, giving investors and consumers alike a stark reminder of last summer’s unprecedented surge to more than $147.  

  • Fed Rate Rise Speculation "Nonsense": Strategist Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 9:20 AM ET

    The recent speculation that the Federal Reserve may be forced to raise rates sooner because of a faster-than-expected improvement in the economic outlook is baseless, and the dollar can only go down, Steven Nigg, CEO of SWISS E TRADE, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Authorities 'Will Fail Us Again': Black Swan Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 8:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration's attempts to fight the financial crisis with more cash is like treating a bad tooth with Novocain instead of a root canal, Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Look to the US for Recovery, Not China: Strategist Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 7:37 AM ET

    The US economy will beat China and other economies in shaking off the recession and returning to growth, Roger Nightingale, strategist from Pointon York, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Russia: State Ownership in Economy Inevitable Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 5:00 AM ET

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that an increase in state ownership was inevitable in some sectors of the economy hurt by the global downturn, but promised it would be short-lived.

  • ECB's Trichet to Germany's Merkel: Back Off Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 12:21 PM ET

    The head of the European Central Bank refused to bullied into changing policy Thursday following comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding her concerns that the central bank's loose monetary policy could lead the global economy into another, bigger crisis over the next decade.

  • Markets Want Exit Strategy from BOE Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    The Bank of England is not expected to move this week as its Monetary Policy Committee meets to decide on rates.

  • Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos hit back at critics of his plan for "banker driving licenses" Wednesday.

  • Pros Say: Don’t Save Failing Automakers Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 8:08 AM ET

    General Motors is set to follow Chrysler into bankruptcy as the global auto industry struggles with the economic downturn and looks to government intervention to turn around failing business models.

  • Market Tips: Go for Junk Corporate Bonds Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:02 AM ET

    The stock market is enjoying a strong rally despite persistent weakness in the global economy. But investors should be looking to buy corporate credit, one expert told CNBC, even of companies that don’t have an investment-grade rating.

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