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Global stocks bounced back from 7-week lows Thursday, following an overnight recovery in the US stock market on the back of strong earnings reports from Apple and IBM. Experts tell CNBC they see investment potential in the energy and tech sectors, as well as in various parts of Asia.
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Global stocks, as well as oil, were down again Wednesday, as the reality of a longer-than-expected economic downturn weighed on investors. Experts tell CNBC where are good places to invest during these tough times.
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Global stocks were mixed Tuesday, while oil, gold and sterling fell ahead of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Experts interviewed on CNBC expect further weakness for the precious metal, the UK currency and the Japanese stock market.
Global stocks began the week higher Monday while government bonds fell after Britain launched a second multi-billion rescue plane for its troubled banks and the incoming U.S. administration planned more measures to help the economy. Experts tell CNBC cash and diversification are key.
Global stocks could finish the week in the green Friday after the U.S. House of Representative's announcement of a $825 billion plan to support the economy and the Senate's decision to release the remaining $350 billion of the TARP fund. But experts on CNBC don't see global markets recovering in the near term.
Global stocks spent another day down Thursday as woes at global financial companies looked set to continue, reinforcing the concerns about the economic downturn. But experts tell CNBC say to expect double-digit percentage gains for U.S. stocks.
Investors struggled to keep a year-end stocks rally going, battered by worries about the state of the global economy and uncertainty about the impact of numerous government rescue plans.
Global stocks, emerging market currencies and high-grade credit all benefited in the last month from a steady improvement in investors' risk tolerance.
Government bonds are still the safest bet for investors in these uncertain times, and the euro will face an uphill battle as weak economies will need more flexibility, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Eclectica, told CNBC.
The rally that stretched from the closing days of 2008 into the opening days of 2009 came to an end during the first full week of the new year.
China has bought more than $1 trillion of American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its money at home, a move that could have painful effects for American borrowers, the New York Times reported.
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Wall Street hopes to continue Friday's rally into the first week of the new year after the Dow closed above 9,000 for the first time in two months. Traders expect more money to be put back to work as investors shop for bargains.
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Some traders are still holding out hope that a Santa rally will sweep stocks higher in the final week of the year, though there is no expectation that volume will improve until January. They also caution that a new round of hedge fund redemptions could pound the markets early in the year, dampening any January buying.