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Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.
Global stocks rose again Monday, for the fifth consecutive session, lifted by hopes that the U.S. economic downturn may be bottoming out and with investors seeking to take advantage of cheaper stocks.
Global stocks climbed Monday for their fifth session gain in a row as reassurances over the health of the U.S. banking industry sparked something of a recovery in investor appetite for risk. Experts interviewed by CNBC were more upbeat on the financial sector.
Global stocks were on track for one of their biggest weekly gains in 20 years on Friday, propelled by growing confidence in the recovery of the U.S. banking system. Experts tell CNBC where they see investment potential.
Global stocks were back in the red Thursday after enjoying a two-day rally. As market volatility looks unlikely to ease, experts tell CNBC where the best places are to invest.
Stocks spent the last day of the week in the red Friday, dragged lower by nagging fears about the global economy and financial system. Experts tell CNBC that the dollar and bonds show short-term opportunities during the market volatility.
While Asian stocks were predominately lower Thursday on the back of Wall Street's overnight falls, European stocks rose on the back of the UK's government support for the banking sector.
Global stocks rose Wednesday, rebounding from severe lows earlier this week, as comments out of the US on the economy and banking sector raised investors' hopes and led them to get back into riskier assets.
Despite the jumps in banks' shares in morning trade following reports the U.S. government may seek to get 40 percent in Citigroup, experts tell CNBC banks still have skeletons in their closets.
Warren Buffett has been doing some shopping at Tiffany's just before Valentine's Day, but he's not taking anything home in a baby-blue shopping bag. In a filing with the SEC today, Tiffany says it has sold $250 million of debt to some Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.
Once the shock of the past year wears off—and the economy shows signs of recovering—investors might find bargain-priced stocks attractive again.
"We're assuming 2009 is going to be a poor year for stocks," says one investment pro. "At the same time, we're looking at investments in high-income vehicles yielding 8, 9 and 10 percent that have nowhere near the risk of common stocks."
While the overall market is unlikely to stage a major turnaround any time soon, experts agree there are a handful of investments that are heating up and could help you recoup some gains.
U.S. short-term Treasurys dipped Tuesday in thin volume as climbing stocks cut off any safe-haven bid while Americans headed to the polls to elect a new president.
The wild swings we have witnessed lately in the equity markets can be unnerving, but it is times like this that investors should take advantage of and snap up stocks on the cheap.
Investors must have a thorough knowledge of what stocks they hold, but also admit they have no idea what the future holds when trading in today's volatile markets, an investment advisor said on CNBC Thursday.
Traditional safe haven investments are back in fashion as many investors around the world flock to U.S. Treasurys (UST), the Japanese yen and even Japanese government bonds.
Given the recent financial crisis, which has caused gigantic fluctuation in financial markets around the world, now is as good a time—or bad one—as it gets to re-asses where you stand on the risk spectrum and make sure your portfolio is well-allocated.
If you are one of the many investors having trouble stomaching the big and wild swings, now may be a good time to scale back on your level of risk.
If you have a strong stomach and like a good gamble, the current volatility may be a good opportunity to put some money in play to beef up your portfolio gains in what's been a rocky year. While the pickings may seem slim, investment strategists say there are some opportunities within certain sectors, and if you are considering making broader bets, using options strategies can provide a good way to maximize gains while limiting losses.