Asian stocks ended mixed early Friday, pressured by a sell-off on Wall Street overnight and as investors reacted to a batch of economic data from Japan and China.» Read More
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, tells CNBC that the Japanese bond market is 'the most important element in the world'.
Edward Yardeni, President of Yardeni Research, provides his perspective on the market's rally and the Fed's monetary policy.
Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, takes a look at how Japan's monetary policy is having "enormous spillover" across markets all over the world.
Bob Brown, Fidelity Investments Bond Group president, provides his conservative perspective on the U.S. economy, and explains why he hopes the Fed "does not start any type of tapering until the end of the year at the earliest."
Derek Halpenny, european head of global currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, tells CNBC that the dollar/yen will push through the 100 level given the current momentum in the market.
The dollar rose to a four-year high against the yen on Wednesday, edging closer to the key 100-yen mark after release of the U.S. Federal Reserve's March meeting minutes.
After a few Fed members suggested quantitative easing could soon wind down, a pro trader warned an abrupt end could spell big trouble.
Thomas Harr, Head of Asia Local Markets Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank believes the yen carry trade is back, which will benefit South East Asian currencies.
Given the accommodative central bank policy across the board where should investors be putting their money for assured returns, Ramin Toloui, Global Co-head for Emerging Markets at PIMCO gives his preferred investment strategy.
Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia at ING Financial Markets says North Asia is facing stiff headwinds. He thinks developed market assets will be the trading theme for 2013 due to aggressive easing by the Fed and the BOJ.
The dollar edged down from a near four-year high against the yen on Tuesday as traders booked profits on its sharp rally, but the yen's weakening trend remained intact.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says the Japanese currency could go to as much as 130 versus the dollar if the Bank of Japan continues its liquidity pumping measures.
Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura says to be long USD/JPY is the best trade in town. He is anticipating a lot of capital to flow out of Japan on the back of BOJ's aggressive easing steps.
The yen plummeted to its lowest against the dollar in nearly four years and reached a three-year trough versus the euro on Monday after the Bank of Japan kicked off its aggressive monetary easing program in an attempt to beat persistent deflation.
Oil prices edged higher, lifted by gains in gasoline futures and strong selling of the spread between Brent crude and U.S. crude.
Anthony Grisanti of GRZ Energy looks at what's moving gold.
Axel Merk, Merk Investments president & CIO, weighs in on whether a potential currency battle is brewing.
Neil Looker, chief dealer institutional FX at City Index, tells CNBC that there is a "queue of buyers" ready to push the yen back above 100 and towards a very attainable 2009 high of 101.45.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, about Japan's bond buying programs. And is there a currency battle brewing, with Axel Merk, Merk Mutual Funds.
Glenn Maguire, Principal & Chief Economist at Asia Sentry Advisory says that investors are not considering a key factor related to the recent BoJ moves. If households are not willing to spend and companies not willing to invest, then that money will sit in back accounts and the full effects of the stimulus will not be experienced.