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Despite the change, the Fed remains comfortable with lifting interest rates in mid-2015, says Toby Lawson, Managing Director of futures and options execution, Asia-Pacific at Societe Generale Newedge.
The realization that higher interest rates in the U.S. won't materialize shapes a good environment for the fixed income space, says Michael Buchanan, Head of Global Credit at Western Asset Management.
Jeremy Hill, Managing Director at Old Blackheath Companies, says the Fed's new language in its policy statement doesn't mean a change in policy direction.
Paul Christopher, Chief International Investment Strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors, doesn't expect a repeat of 1998's crisis due to differences in Russia's economy such as a free-floating currency.
Domenico Lombardi, Director of The Centre for International Governance Innovation, weighs the odds of Prime Minister Samaras garnering enough support for his preferred candidate.
Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners, says impact of the crisis will likely center around the old Soviet bloc.
Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO at Jevons Global, expects $40 to be the floor for oil as it provides technical support. He later explains what that means for oil-dependent economies like Russia.
As the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade kicks off in Chicago Tuesday, David Dollar, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, outlines his expectations.
Jim Awad, Chairman at Plimsoll Mark Capital, says U.S. investors are worried that the collapse of oil markets boils down to weak demand, which will indicate weaker-than-expected growth globally.
Anthony Roman, Founder & CEO at Roman & Associates, describes the hostage taker in Australia's cafe siege as a "lone wolf threat", which is the most difficult type of threat to guard against.
Bob Baur, Chief Global Economist at Principal Global Investors, expects the U.S. to see above-trend growth from this quarter and discusses how the drop in fuel prices benefits American households.
Barry Dawes, Head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, explains his optimism for a rebound in energy prices, but warns that crude oil could fall to near $50 a barrel in the short term.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist at Pension Partners, says the ongoing oil price drop and widening credit spreads are problematic as they usually precede substantial market declines.
Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies at International Christian University, outlines the "barrage of small changes" Prime Minister Abe will work on after his election win.
Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research at ISI Group, says expectations for more stimulus amid a persistent slowdown are fueling the market rally in China.
The implementation of Abenomics depends more on whether Prime Minister Abe can convince his own party to support him, instead of number of seats won, says Tobias Harris, Analyst at Teneo Intelligence.
Mark Grant, Managing Director at Southwest Securities, says divisions among euro zone countries will likely impede the roll out of quantitative easing.
John De Clue, Chief Investment Officer, The Private Client Reserve at the U.S. Bank Wealth Management, outlines factors that will serve as "powerful underpinnings" for Wall Street next year.
President Vladimir Putin will want to bring away "as much as he can" from his visit to India to show that Russia isn't totally banned by its international peers, says Thomas Pickering, Former U.S. ambassador to India and Russia.
Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate and former U.S. Presidential Vandidate, outlines the factors behind the spike in automotive recalls this year.
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