*Gold extends decline on strong U.S. economic data. NEW YORK, July 30- The dollar held gains against a basket of major currencies while U.S. "We only expected marginal changes, and for the most part we got that- with the caveat that they were a bit more hawkish than was widely expected," said Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC capital markets in New York.» Read More
Both the Dow and S&P closed lower on Monday as investors ditched natural resource names after commodity shares succumbed to pressure from the higher U.S. dollar.
The stock market is getting harder and harder to please, strategists told CNBC on Wednesday as global stocks fell on profit taking and failed to lift after more better-than-expected corporate earnings results.
While the stock market rally could falter at any time, a weak dollar and strong global demand could mean no end in sight for the run-up in commodities prices.
The Dow is up by 52 percent since the March low, the DAX in Germany is up 59 percent. Whilst there may be some different factors driving those gains in America and Germany the trend is that investors are taking on more risk as bond yields continue to offer very little return.
The decade that brought us the Enron scandal, the Madoff scandal, the subprime scandal, the Stanford scandal and the great bailout scandal has just two months to run and we have another scandal, the Rajaratnam scandal.
There is renewed talk about the weak dollar. But don’t believe it.
Stocks and gold are crowded markets and there is a risk that everybody will want to exit at the same time, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at Eclectica, told CNBC Friday.
When bond yields begin to return to their long term average expect money to pour out of equities. Until that moment factors such as profits, revenues and growth may have less of an impact on the equity market than you might think.
Legendary Wall Street investor Byron Wien, senior managing director at Blackstone Group, issued his predictions of top surprises for 2009 at the beginning of the year. Ten months later, he discussed those predictions with CNBC.
Risky assets will continue to outperform safer assets and investors should stick to bonds and quality stocks such as Johnson & Johnson, Intel and CSX, instead of Treasurys and cash, Bob Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, told CNBC.
That is Cramer’s mission after the depression and recession we suffered over the past year.
America and China have a problem. A very big multi-trillion dollar problem that shows no sign of going away whatever the financial crisis throws at it.
Despite a fairly aggressive round of Fedspeak, investors are paying only moderate heed to the notion that a change in policy is likely any time soon.
Normally, stocks and bonds don't go up at the same time. But these days, nothing in the markets seems normal.
Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise profit from Alcoa sent materials names higher and generated an overall feeling that earnings season had gotten off to a strong start.
What the bond markets really want to hear from Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is a credible plan for slashing billions of pounds in spending whilst at the same time not cutting off any economic recovery.
Find out why fund managers are pouring into this asset class.
The Bank of England has allocated all it intends to in quantitative easing, and will not exit the bond purchase program for another six months at least as the economic outlook remains shaky, a Reuters poll showed.
It seems that investor appetite for long-term Treasurys remains quite strong. And that could be a terrible thing.
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