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What Investors Should Know in Europe

  • Why It's Time to Bet Against the Dollar: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Improving global economic sentiment is making the dollar less attractive as a safe haven, this strategist says, and he has a trading plan.

  • US Home Prices Surge Despite Distress Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    For nine straight months, national home prices have been in the positive, and the gains are only getting larger.

  • Why the S&P Rally Has Legs: Chartist Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    The S&P index uptrend is stable and well developed. There is a high probability this uptrend will continue to 1550.

  • Chinese companies are deserting U.S. stock markets in record numbers as regulatory scrutiny mounts and the advantages of a U.S. listing slip away. U.S. government investigations of suspect financial reports and battered share prices have for many Chinese companies wrecked the chances of raising new money in the United States.

  • What the Chinese Could Do to the Euro Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    China's FX reserve growth is slowing, so this strategist sees less need for China to buy euros (and other currencies) for diversification.

  • Apple Trades Near $500 as Investors Dump Shares Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:50 PM ET

    Investors found further reason to dump shares of their once-darling Apple on Monday after a report raised concerns over demand for the iPhone 5.

  • Dawn of the 'Crexit,' but You May Have Missed Out Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    Investors are turning optimistic on stocks, with inflows into equity funds hitting a five-year high as Deutsche Bank suggests 2013 could spell the "dawn of the post-crisis era."

  • India Inflation Turns a Corner, Rupee to Benefit Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:41 AM ET
    Indian Rupees

    Inflation appears to have finally turned a corner in India, and a big beneficiary could be the rupee. Find out why.

  • What Are Gold Bugs Afraid Of? Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 10:37 PM ET

    The price of an ounce of fine gold entered this Millennium at $271.1, one of the lowest gold prices in the previous 20 years. Since then, the price of gold has soared more than five-fold. Corrected for inflation, gold returned a whopping 480 percent.

  • Asian firms and African governments will lead emerging borrowers hoping to tap into buoyant appetite for high-yield assets in 2013.

  • S&P to Hit 1550 in 2013: Strategist Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:27 AM ET

    The S&P 500 will hit 1550 this year after an initial bumpy ride in the first half of the year, Chad Morganlander, Portfolio Manager at Stifel Nicolaus predicted Wednesday.

  • Morgan Stanley Joins China Bulls Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley echoed Goldman Sachs’s buy call on Chinese stocks on Tuesday, citing China’s improved growth outlook compared to other regions.

  • Time to Bet on Exit of Socialist Strongman Chavez? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 6:28 AM ET
    Hugo Chavez wins election.

    Speculation that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is no longer fit to govern the oil-rich country has pushed Venezuelan bond prices to record highs.

  • The strength or weakness of the U.S. dollar is influenced by four features - quantitative easing, the "fiscal cliff," the U.S. debt ceiling and more ratings downgrade.

  • Why Goldman Thinks You Should Dump Bonds Now Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs strategists have issued a big warning to clients hiding out in bond funds: You're about to lose your shirt.

  • As Risk Appetite Returns, What Next for Treasurys? Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:08 AM ET

    In markets unused to major surprises, the news that several members of the Federal Reserve’s governing body wanted to halt its quantitative easing program earlier than expected caused a kerfuffle.

  • The deal finally reached over the U.S. “fiscal cliff” should ultimately be positive for the U.S. stock market and investors should buy U.S. equities on any weakness, according to The Gartman Letter writer and editor Dennis Gartman.

  • FTSE Could Reach 6,300: Analyst Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    The FTSE 100 could rally another 300 points after topping 6,000 on Wednesday for the first time since July 2011, according to Sandy Jadeja, chief technical analyst at U.K. brokerage City Index.

  • Iuorio: What You'll Want to Own in 2013 Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio believes that U.S. equity markets will do well in 2013 because of a few significant tailwinds. Here's what he's looking at.

  • Tech Stocks Defy Europe's Short Selling Decline Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 2:38 AM ET
    A visitor looks at a plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Borsa Italiana, inside Italy's stock exchange, which is part of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, in Milan, Italy.

    The practice of short selling, betting that stock will fall to profit from the decline, has declined, according to research firm Markit, and this trend is much more pronounced in Europe than it is in the U.S.