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Global stocks were back in the red on Thursday after China failed to announce further measures to its stimulus plan and ahead of the European Central Bank and Bank of England's interest-rate decisions.
Global stocks rebounded Wednesday from sharp lows hit earlier this week, as 19 months after the financial crisis broke globally, volatility still rules the markets. Experts give CNBC their various investment tips to ride out the crisis.
Asian stocks hit new lows Tuesday on renewed concerns over the global financial sector. European stocks managed to climb higher after Monday's major selloff. Experts tell CNBC where to invest during market volatility.
Safe haven plays like gold and the dollar were down again Tuesday, despite the fall in global stocks, as concerns grew about the financial system, scaring investors off. Experts expect the precious metal's rally to continue past the record $1,030.80 it hit last March.
Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, a day after US President Barack Obama signed off on the $787 stimulus bill. Experts on CNBC said that although defensives were hot property last year, they are too pricey this year.
Global stocks fell again Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei index closing near a 4-month low and European markets trading at 2-week lows, as investors fled for safety from the deteriorating global economic conditions and volatile banks. Experts tell CNBC where to find good places to invest.
As global markets began another week in the red Monday, investors remain skittish and hesitant to fully get back into stocks. Experts tell CNBC where the investment opportunities are.
Friday the 13th proved lucky for global stocks as the spent the day in the green. Financials lead the gains on news of a US subsidy plan for mortgage payments. The improved mood among investors comes ahead of this weekend's G7 meeting of financial leaders.
The Chinese stock market is leaving its Western counterparts in the dust as it emerges from the ongoing bear market first, Puru Saxena, chief executive from Puru Saxena Wealth Management, told CNBC.
Global governments, like Japan, Sweden and possibly Russia, are stepping up aid to support ailing financial companies in order to re-instill economic growth.
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Sterling has taken a beating against many currencies recently, most notably versus the dollar, where it fell to a 23-year low of $1.35 last week.
As dominant global stock markets continued to decline Friday, are emerging markets better places for investors to put their money? Experts interviewed on CNBC believe so.
Global stocks bounced back from 7-week lows Thursday, following an overnight recovery in the US stock market on the back of strong earnings reports from Apple and IBM. Experts tell CNBC they see investment potential in the energy and tech sectors, as well as in various parts of Asia.
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Global stocks, as well as oil, were down again Wednesday, as the reality of a longer-than-expected economic downturn weighed on investors. Experts tell CNBC where are good places to invest during these tough times.
Global stocks were mixed Tuesday, while oil, gold and sterling fell ahead of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Experts interviewed on CNBC expect further weakness for the precious metal, the UK currency and the Japanese stock market.
Global stocks began the week higher Monday while government bonds fell after Britain launched a second multi-billion rescue plane for its troubled banks and the incoming U.S. administration planned more measures to help the economy. Experts tell CNBC cash and diversification are key.
Global stocks could finish the week in the green Friday after the U.S. House of Representative's announcement of a $825 billion plan to support the economy and the Senate's decision to release the remaining $350 billion of the TARP fund. But experts on CNBC don't see global markets recovering in the near term.
Global stocks spent another day down Thursday as woes at global financial companies looked set to continue, reinforcing the concerns about the economic downturn. But experts tell CNBC say to expect double-digit percentage gains for U.S. stocks.
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