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We are in a cyclical recovery that has further upside potential, Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors, said Friday. He said the S&P 500 index is heading towards the 1,200 to 1,250 level.
From a technical perspective, the dollar is likely to trade lower for some time, as the euro, along with stock markets, may have entered a bull market, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial said Thursday.
Economic cycles will never be the same, as we are going to see more turbulence and shorter periods of prosperity, John Caslione, founder and CEO of GCS Business Capital and author of "Chaotics" told CNBC Wednesday.
U.S. drugmaker Schering-Plough said on Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose after lower special charges, but global revenue declined as the weak dollar hurt sales in overseas markets.
China's sovereign wealth fund has taken about 1 percent in drinks group Diageo, in a move which an analyst said is a sign the country is diversifying away from the US dollar.
The current mid-summer rally will last until the end of August, but trading volumes will be light with many investors on holiday, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.
Stock markets in the US and Europe are likely to see a significant rally if indexes manage to rise further from current levels, analyst Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, told CNBC Monday.
UK gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to shrink by 4.5 percent this year, the largest decline since 1945, and recent hopes of recovery are running well ahead of reality, Ernst & Young warned in a forecast released Monday.
After better-than-expected results from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase this week, Ralph Silva, director at TowerGroup, told CNBC the disparity between them and the rest of the banks in the U.S. has widened so much that there is no longer any competition within the U.S. banking sector.
Investors should take a holiday from now on as the best part of the rally is over and now there are more chances that markets would go down, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC Friday.
The uptrend in stock markets which started after they hit their lows in March has ended, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep said Friday.
Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel. Plus, there was some window dressing as Tuesday marks the end of the second quarter.
Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel.
Goldman Sachs raised British bank Lloyds Banking Group to "buy" from "neutral," adding it to its conviction buy list, the bank said in a research note quoted by Reuters. Lloyds shared have topped the FTSE index Monday, rising nearly 7%.
Stocks rallied Monday as Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel.
Wall Street eased into a holiday-shortened week with stock index futures pointing to a slightly lower opening Monday.
The head of the White House council of economic advisors is "more optimistic" that the US economy is close to stabilization, the Financial Times reported Monday.
The Dow capped another down week with a loss Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment and instead focused on the fact that consumers are squirreling away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
Stocks declined Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment, instead focusing on the fact that consumers are squirrel away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
Futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Friday, despite the fact that stocks in Asia and Europe rallied on the back of higher commodities and metals prices.