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Investors will have to short government bonds at some point despite their current attraction, as the amount of debt issued is "staggering" and inflation risks are down the road, Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Tuesday.
As central banks around the world race to cut interest rates to historic lows and try to stimulate growth through domestic spending, the risk of future inflation grows larger.
Western stock markets have been experiencing a sucker's rally, but the Shanghai market might be the real thing, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
The Chinese stock market is leaving its Western counterparts in the dust as it emerges from the ongoing bear market first, Puru Saxena, chief executive from Puru Saxena Wealth Management, told CNBC.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has led the charge into the battered stock market of late by making large acquisitions at a time when most investors are fiercely protecting their cash. One analyst told CNBC that even though he is suffering some heavy losses in the short term, the strategy will pay off.
The Fed could cause Zimbabwe-like inflation making the US a 'banana republic,' famous bear Marc Faber said.
Since the dramatic stock-market declines of last year and the whip-saw volatility that has followed them, the investment mantra of "stay defensive" has been widespread as investors strive to protect their wealth. But the temptation of strong gains is luring some to add riskier stocks to their portfolio.
As the ongoing slump in the global economy sent national governments scrabbling for ways to prop up their countries’ future, CNBC asks if protectionist moves such as ‘buying American’ will really benefit the economy. One analyst said yes, for now, but the global economy could pay the price later.
The Bank of England is set to make history again Thursday, with the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) widely expected to cut rates to an all-time low.
Top executives at companies taking government money from the TARP will likely see their pay slips capped at $500,000 under a new initiative to be announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama. But one analyst told CNBC that the move could have a negative effect.
The dollar is making broad-based gains as the flurry of bad news currently buffeting markets sends investors looking for safe-havens. Even delays to the Obama administration’s near $900 billion stimulus package could boost the greenback further, one analyst told CNBC. Get the latest investment advice from the experts on CNBC, below.
Sweden's government says it is ready to inject 50 billion kronor ($6 billion) into the nation's banks in a fresh bailout initiative designed to boost lending to Swedish companies hurt by the credit crunch.
Oil prices could bounce back toward $100 a barrel as the huge decline over the past twelve months looks set to give back up to half of its fall, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
The toxic assets responsible for the explosion of the ongoing credit crisis are still festering on bank balance sheets. The idea that governments could step in and buy up these illiquid assets and place them in a “bad bank” is gaining favor among market watchers and some told CNBC it could be the way out of the problems.
US and global stocks are still likely to fall because the corporate and economic news will be worse than expected, Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor Chairman, told CNBC in Davos.
Hopefully readers will forgive the indulgence into tennis analogy, but I've just finished watching an absorbing quarter-final at the Australian Open between the Serbian-born comeback kid, Jelena Dokic, and the world's third-best female, Dinara Safina of Russia. And the parallels are clear.
Experts are divided on which threat is worse for the global economy, deflation or inflation, but gold is a safe bet in either outcome, Morgan Stanley said in a research note.
The recent lull in the government bond market's bullish tone only enhances the arguments for ramping-up a portfolio of the heretofore dullards of the financial markets.
The euro will not be around in the next 20 years, but Britain would have been better off had it joined the single European currency when it had a chance, legendary investor Jim Rogers told a British newspaper.
Citigroup shares could slump toward their 1992 low of around $1.90 as selling pressure for the beleaguered Wall Street giant remains strong, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC Friday.
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