Japan's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in five years on Wednesday, taking its gains this year to just over 35 percent. Time to turn cautious? Perhaps not, say analysts.
Stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data, an unexpected rise in German industrial orders and now better-than-forecast China trade numbers. The outlook for the world economy is brighter than it was a month ago, analysts say.
The bond markets will crash once global central banks stop buying debt, in a financial crisis much worse than the one seen in 2008, strategist David Roche told CNBC.
Rumors that George Soros was planning shorts on the Australia dollar has taken the wind out of the robust currency, fueling bearish sentiment on the Aussie.
The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.
Investors cheered HSBC first quarter results on Tuesday, but analysts said the bank's profit-beat was misleading, and recommended RBS and Lloyds shares.
Exchanges and broker dealers are developing a plan to prevent the next Knight Trading catastrophe.
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Several renowned investors may have made the case to be more bearish on bonds recently, but one analyst has told CNBC that now is the perfect time to look at high yielding peripheral bonds.
The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa's strategic mining sector may curb output, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal.
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Benchmark U.S. crude prices may test $100 a barrel this week boosted by forecast-beating job numbers and as renewed tensions in the Middle East stoke fears of supply disruptions.
A Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting on Tuesday is expected to be one of the main highlights for Asian markets this week, with traders split as to whether the central bank will deliver an interest rate cut to boost economic growth.
Jim O'Neill ended his 18-year career at Goldman Sachs by making one last forecast.
Currency war rhetoric, left for dead after the G-20 summit last month, could resurface as another major central bank eases monetary policy, pummeling its currency lower, one analyst said.
Facebook earnings had the Street talking social media and mobile in tech this week. But investors may not want to ignore Microsoft, say analysts.
The Fed's commitment to loose monetary policy is likely to lead to asset and equity bubbles in the next two years which could be worse than the previous crisis, renowned economist Nouriel Roubini said in an opinion piece for Project Syndicate.
What do you do when the Pope tweets about rising unemployment in Europe, but the trillions of euros pumped into the financial system fail to get the economy going?
So much for talk of a 'great rotation' out of bonds into equities, analysts say the best strategy may be bet on both assets.