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CNBC's Mary Thompson and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss why investors are keeping a watch out for earnings this week.
"The economy and the stock market are not always linked," says Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, stating three reasons why he thinks the market is set up for bad returns.
Will Power, Robert W. Baird & Co. senior research analyst, discusses expectations the Q1 quarterly earnings of Netflix and their market opportunity in the U.S. and abroad. Henry Blodget, Business Insider, provides insight.
Simon Grose-hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, remains overweight on developed markets as the U.S. and Europe are showing signs of recovery.
Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, expects U.S. firms to report 8 percent growth for 2014, but warns of risks from the recent winter freeze.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, expects the Bank of Japan to unleash more stimulus ahead, which will spur further yen weakness.
Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.