Gold retreated from an initial rally as solid gains in U.S. equities and an improving economic outlook weighed on the metal's safe-haven appeal.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell on Tuesday as a rebound in Wall Street stocks and less gloomy data on European business activity cut the appetite for safe-haven government debt, pushing benchmark yields back above 2 percent.
European shares rose on Tuesday as signs of economic recovery in the euro zone helped soothe investors' worries a day after the return of political risks in Spain and Italy sparked a selloff in stocks.
The Fed's easy money for "as far as the eye can see" and will continue to boost U.S. stocks, noted economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
U.S. stock index futures climbed Tuesday, a day after major averages logged their worst one-day performance in nearly three months, tracking gains in European shares and ahead of a key services sector report.
Despite Monday's sharp pullback, risk can rally further in the medium term and the S&P500 could break through 2007 record levels, Nomura Strategist Bob Janjuah said on Tuesday.
U.S. stock market momentum for the rest of 2013 looks "very favorable," Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, told CNBC.
Investors should brace for a pullback in equity markets and should book profits now, Stewart Richardson, chief investment officer at RMG Wealth Management said on Tuesday.
Asian shares slumped on Tuesday with discouraging U.S. factory orders and political ructions in Spain and Italy keeping investors cautious.
Demand for short duration bonds is thriving as the global economic recovery gathers pace and the risk of rising interest rates and a pick-up in inflation becomes more real.
Expectations of an end to ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy are likely to set in during the second-half of 2013, triggering a bull run in the dollar, says independent economist Andy Xie. And this, he argues, could lead to a “crisis” in emerging markets as hot money inflows unwind.
Benchmark oil prices are poised to make fresh multi-month highs this week amid improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest survey of market sentiment. However, a minority of the trade are questioning the rally, arguing the move higher is overdone and Monday's pullback in prices may deepen.
A sharp sell-off in equity markets and other risk assets on renewed jitters over Europe has investors scurrying for safe-haven assets once more. But don't bet on this being the start of a big "risk off" trade, analysts say.
Worries about Europe gave stocks reflux on Monday for the first time in months, and it may be the excuse to take profits from the new year rally.
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Brent crude oil fell below $116 per barrel on Monday, slipping from 4-1/2-month highs after three weeks of gains powered by signs of improving global economic growth.
Platinum rose after mostly upbeat U.S. data signaled the economic recovery is gaining traction, with a soft earnings update from the world's biggest platinum miner and strong monthly U.S. car sales reports adding to support.
The U.S. 30-year Treasury bond extended its gain to a point as higher yields and a modest stock market retreat from five-year highs drew buyers.
The euro slumped from recent highs against the dollar and yen on Monday as political uncertainty in Spain and Italy renewed concerns about the region's debt crisis just days before a European Central Bank meeting.
Bullishness from retail investors eased a bit at the end of January, according to a new sentiment index from TD Ameritrade.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Standard & Poor's decision to cut Spain's credit rating to one notch above junk status is weighing on markets.
Asian shares dipped on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street after U.S. manufacturing activity hit a three-year low in November.
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The worst US drought in over 50 years is pushing commodity prices to record highs.