Brent crude pared gains and nearby contracts turned lower on Wednesday on news of an expected restart of a shut North Sea pipeline system, while U.S. crude rallied on data showing domestic crude stocks fell last week.
Platinum rose for a seventh consecutive session, driven by strong hedge fund buying after a mine labor crisis at the world's largest platinum producer in South Africa stirred fears of a supply shortage.
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Bill Nygren, Oakmark Select fund, says stocks remain historically cheap -- particularly financials, industrials and technology.
Attributing a bounce in Apple to comments from Tom DeMark, Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics says the company needs to hit specific targets to avoid a stock meltdown.
European shares ended mostly flat on Wednesday, bouncing off intraday lows as many investors used the early dip to boost their exposure to equities.
HSBC, which had forecasted gold prices would hit $2000 per ounce in the second-half of 2012, is now paring back its forecasts for 2013.
Asian shares ended in the red on Wednesday as cautious investors waited for crucial economic data from China later this week, while the yen's extended gains spurred profit taking in Japanese equities after their recent rally.
There's a lot at stake this earnings season, and the financial sector, the biggest stock market winner of the past year, will be put to the test Wednesday.
Herald Van Der Linde, head of equity strategy, Asia-Pacific, HSBC expects Asian equities to post returns of 10 percent to 15 percent this year. He adds that China and South Korea present areas of value for investors.
The yen on Tuesday posted its best one-day gain against the euro in seven months and rose against the dollar after falling four straight days.
The Dow and S&P 500 finished higher Tuesday, but gains were limited as further losses for Apple weighed on the tech sector and as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of some major earnings reports in the coming days.
Platinum rose to a three-month high on Tuesday, rallying for a sixth straight session as funds bought heavily due to a mine labor crisis in South Africa that sparked supply fears.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as traders turned their focus on a looming fight in Washington to raise the federal debt ceiling, stoking bids for government debt despite the risk of a federal default.
Oil prices fell on Tuesday, weighed down by German economic data and concerns about the brewing fight over the U.S. debt ceiling stoked concerns about fuel demand.
Joel Stainton, head of research and trading strategy at SEB Futures, joined CNBC for a technical look at copper, sterling 1-year, and the EU economy.
Technology stocks fell to push European shares lower and send Germany's benchmark DAX index to a 2013 low on Tuesday.
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Japanese shares surged to multi-year highs on Tuesday on rising expectations that strong political pressure will prompt the Bank of Japan to deliver bold monetary easing measures. Meanwhile, other Asian stock markets struggled as gains were capped on earnings caution.
Gloomy economic diktats and predicting the financial crisis have earned economist Nouriel Roubini the title Dr. Doom, but in his latest interview the economics professor said the United States had little to fear, despite ongoing fiscal negotiations and the looming debt ceiling.
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