With markets pricing in a "Yes" vote in Greece's referendum, a "No" vote will likely shock markets and trigger a 10 percent correction in the U.S., says Charles Blankley, CIO of Gemmer Asset Management.» Read More
US President Barack Obama won't be there, but many other major world leaders will be on hand, and policy experts say they'll have to do more than just show up if they want to jumpstart the global economy.
This year, politicians, not corporate titans, are poised to be the big draw, echoing the broader power shift away from the free market as one government after another tries to prop up its sinking economy.
The recent lull in the government bond market's bullish tone only enhances the arguments for ramping-up a portfolio of the heretofore dullards of the financial markets.
The euro will not be around in the next 20 years, but Britain would have been better off had it joined the single European currency when it had a chance, legendary investor Jim Rogers told a British newspaper.
Global stocks ended the week lower Friday on heightened economic fears. The dollar and government bonds gained as investors parked their money in safe havens.
The yen rose toward a 13-1/2 year high against the dollar and a seven-year peak versus the euro on Thursday. While the sterling fell again against the greenback, nearing $1.3618, its lowest since September 1985.
Global stocks were down again Wednesday on continued signs of trouble in the financial sector. Experts tell CNBC that there is more bad news to come.
Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Ahead of Obama's inauguration, global stocks were mixed on investors' concerns about the economic difficulties confronting the incoming president. Experts on CNBC expect the dollar and U.S. stock market to fall on Obama's induction.
Stocks ended a dismal week on an up note as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.
Stocks were back up in a yo-yo session as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.
Futures rallied on the back of the Bank of America bailout Friday, with investors hoping the government will do all in its power to save big institutions from collapsing.
Global stocks were up Thursday after the U.S. said it would support Bank of America's purchase of Merrill Lynch with a $20 billion investment by the government and a promise to protect against losses on bad loans, removing a risk for investors. Experts highlight four perils that will dominate 2009.
Major indexes declined Thursday as investors digested the latest round of earnings and layoff news. Bank of America skidded amid news that the bank is going back to the government for help, while JPMorgan ticked higher after beating earnings estimates.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to cut interest rates by 50 basis points Thursday, to a record low of 2 percent. But how low will the central bank go? Experts tell CNBC euro-zone rates could bottom at 0.5 percent.
Stock futures pared their losses after a round of economic data came in more or less as expected. Bank of America skidded amid news that the bank is going back to the government for help, while JPMorgan ticked higher after beating earnings estimates.
The European Central Bank remains stuck to staff projections that the euro zone economy will shrink by just 0.5 percent this year while inflation slows to 1.4 percent and warns of a low-interest rate trap.
A day ahead of the European Central Bank's rate decision, more dismal data showed the euro zone needs monetary easing. But experts tell CNBC that central banks' interest-rate cuts have little impact on the economy in the current financial turmoil.
The euro remained under pressure Tuesday despite the German government approving a second stimulus package worth $64 billion to help Europe's largest economy.
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.
There is a big chance that the Chinese economy will contract, as exports are falling because of the financial crisis that has gripped Western economies, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC.