CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the retail sales, rising bond yields and what could happen if yields exceed 2.9 percent.
CNBC's Bob Pisani looks at the pressure bond yields are putting on interest-rate sensitive stocks and has an update on the hot IPO market.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European industrial production has a broad-base decline and comments on the Pope's attack on the wealth gap.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says investors should look beyond tapering and also pay attention to underlying growth dynamics.
Hao Hong, MD of Research & Chief Strategist at Bank of Communications International, says the real test of Chinese reform is whether the government can sit tight if growth falls below 7% in 2014.
Jay Srivatsa, Managing Director of Chardan Capital Markets, thinks the tech rally still has legs but says bigger returns will come from smaller cap names.
Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.
Brooks Newmark, member of the U.K. Treasury Select Committee, comments on U.K. economic policy and what it has done to help bring the cost of living down.
Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.