Andrew Economos, Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy, Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management, says Bernanke will err on the side of caution as the U.S. economy is still much weaker than expected.» Read More
Starting this week, stock traders in Hong Kong will have to say goodbye to two-hour lunches.
The yen move is more "happenstance" than anything else, and indeed appears to be generally as overlooked as the fact that the Chinese yuan has appreciated 4.7 percent since July 2010.
Which is better – gold or silver? Often consigned as an industrial metal with limited value, silver has outshined gold in the past 18 months. But the metal has the makings of a speculative bubble, charts suggest.
Asian stocks fell on Monday, as fears of more turmoil in the Middle East and higher oil prices overshadowed solid U.S. payroll data.
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet talks about rate rises to fight inflation, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is still more worried about unemployment.
European stocks look set to open lower on Monday as ongoing unrest in Libya sent U.S. and Brent crude to new 2-1/2 year highs.
Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”
Both the euro area's public debt and public deficit are lower than those in the US, so the euro and European stocks could post a strong rise this year, Peter Westaway, chief Europe economist at Nomura, said.
A mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, said.
Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.
Asian stocks rose on Friday, responding to growing confidence in the U.S. economic outlook, which fueled a rally on Wall Street and sent commodity prices higher.
European shares were set to rise on Friday after sharp gains on Wall Street and in Asian equities on growing optimism on a key U.S. jobs report.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.
Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street lifted sentiment and offset worries about surging oil prices due to turmoil in the Middle East.
European stock index futures pointed to a rebound on Thursday on optimism over the health of the U.S. economy following forecast-beating data, and as oil prices dropped.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides traders with all manner of investing advice.
Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, with declines on Wall Street and continued rises in crude oil prices dampening investor sentiment and weighing on issues that are sensitive to energy prices.
European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. and Asian shares as rising tensions in the Middle East and North Africa lift oil prices.
Oil continues to be the front and center of investors' focus this week, with nymex crude surging beyond the $100/barrel mark as unrest in the Middle East sparks concerns about possible supply disruptions. There are six significant factors to bear in mind as we examine the West Texas Crude (WTC)price chart.