The Rundown


  • Reading the change in Fed's statement  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Why it's time to bet on fixed income  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Patient Fed doesn't mean dovish Fed: Expert  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Why Russia's woes won't trigger 1998 crisis again  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Greece's early presidential vote a close call: Pro  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Domenico Lombardi, Director of The Centre for International Governance Innovation, weighs the odds of Prime Minister Samaras garnering enough support for his preferred candidate.

  • Russia in 'full-fledged currency crisis': Pro  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners, says impact of the crisis will likely center around the old Soviet bloc.

  • $40 range will mark the bottom of oil: Expert  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    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.

  • Will there be progress at US-China trade talks?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Falling oil a curveball for Wall Street: Pro  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    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.

  • Sydney siege: Understanding lone wolf terrorism  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    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.

  • US economy has 'hit escape velocity': Economist  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Oil prices will rebound within 3-6 months: Pro  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Why stocks could get slammed soon  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    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.

  • After securing a fresh mandate, what will Abe do?  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    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.

  • Why are China shares up despite weak data?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    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.

  • Elections or LDP: Which is the key risk for Abe?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Full-blown QE in Europe? This expert says impossible  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Mark Grant, Managing Director at Southwest Securities, says divisions among euro zone countries will likely impede the roll out of quantitative easing.

  • Optimistic on US stocks for 2015: Pro  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Why the visit to India matters for Putin  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    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.

  • Nader: US auto watchdogs are 'falling asleep'  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    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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