A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important.» Read More
Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss whether there is progress on implementing the Dodd-Frank Act and reaching a political deal to cut the nation's deficit, and balance the budget.
James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, says the key event of the week was the recovery in the euro zone, which affected both core and weaker countries.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, explains that there is "additional upside" for European equities due to the "brighter" economic data.
John Canally, investment strategist and economist at LPL Financial, argues that the threat of deflationary pressures in the U.S. is not as bad as it was and discusses the U.S. economy.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, talks about the "surprise" euro zone GDP number.
Daragh Maher, senior FX strategist at HSBC and Jean-Michel Six, managing director and chief European economist at Standard & Poor's, discuss what the consensus-beating euro zone GDP figure mean for the bloc.
Robert Quinn, European equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, discusses European equities following the release of better-than-expected quarterly GDP figures for Germany and France.
Philippe Waechter, Head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management says Europe is in stabilization mode as opposed to full on recovery.
Moorad Choudhry, IPO treasurer at RBS, discusses the euro zone ahead of the quarterly GDP number, and warns against being too optimistic on the back of one positive set of figures.
Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses the USD/JPY trade following a disappointing Japanese GDP reading.
David Sneddon, managing director at Credit Suisse, expects the upcoming European GDP data to highlight the region's ongoing recovery.
Markets may be too sensitive to events in Japan and not focused on the areas that really matter, like the U.S., Europe and China, Cramer said.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern European economist at Barclays, discusses the better-than-expected Greek GDP and how exports are "pointing in the right direction".
Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, explains why despite a lower than expected quarterly GDP figure, Japan continues to move "in the right direction".
Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, remains confident on Japanese growth and says Abe has to increase the consumption tax or he will lose credibility.
Gavin Parry, Managing Director of Parry International Trading thinks Japan's economy will pick up in the next few months, despite Monday's slower-than-expected GDP report.
"We are in a bull market, we think that bull market has another year or more to run," said Ed Keon of Quantitative Management Associates, sharing his market strategy. Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor, weighs in.
Frederico Ghizzoni, CEO of Unicredit, tells CNBC they believe Q4 will be the first quarter where Italy's GDP grows.
CNBC's Rick Santelli explains how a narrowing in the nation's trade deficit is a good sign for the energy complex.
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford Motor Company; Chad Moutray, National Association of Manufacturers, and Steven Szakaly, Cliffs Natural Resources, take a look at how the nation's manufacturing sector is using data to make critical business decisions.