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Neil Campling, global TMT analyst at Aviate Global, expects Facebook to trade higher in 2014 due to the group's advertising revenues growth and comments on the Google-Lenovo deal.
John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says the Fed's "assessment of the overall economy" is "really upbeat" and that fourth quarter growth should be better than expected.
Oswald Clint, senior oil analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, says Shell's cost cutting program is an "encouraging step".
Rodolfo Martell, director and portfolio manager at BlackRock, says the Fed tapering is a "tough medicine to swallow" for emerging markets but it forces them to take "necessary steps" to correct imbalances.
It should be a "really good year for the market", says Mariana Kou, investment analyst at CLSA, as the year of the Horse begins, advising investors to take particular interest in fashion, retail, and internet stocks.
David Marshall, senior analyst for Asia-Pacific financials at CreditSights, comments on Japanese banks' earnings and says that stronger economic growth is needed as loan growth remains anaemic.
Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, discusses results from Diageo and BskyB and the challenges they face, including "EM exposure" and the "battle for content."
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says Spain is "reaping the benefits from reforms" and should continue to outperform Italy, which is falling behind in its restructuring.
If Scotland becomes independent and keeps the British pound, the Bank of England would "simply implement whatever monetary arrangements" were negotiated, says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.
Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor at The Economist, comments on Obama's State of the Union speech and says that it's "really hard to see" how the proposed retirement fund and increase in the minimum wage "will make a difference."
Michael Dudas, precious metals and mining analyst at Sterne Agee, says there could be a "choppy road ahead" as the Fed tapers its "unprecedented" monetary policy and discusses gold.
Julia Coronado, chief economist North America at BNP Paribas, as they are "relatively happy" with the way the markets "absorbed the first taper."
Anna Rosenberg, sub-Saharan Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, says emerging market companies are growing faster than western groups in Africa because they are less scared of the risks and more flexible.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, discusses Japanese stocks, from banking where a drop in bond trading revenue is expected, to Nintendo and Canon.
Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says the Turkish central bank's decision to hike rate will impact 2014 growth but that it restores confidence and credibility.
Dirk Becker, deputy head of German research at Kepler Cheuvreux, says Deutsche Bank is "managing alright" considering all it has to do and says it can make 2014 "the last bad year."
Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Trading Advantage, explains that he is "somewhat encouraged by the market" as the pull-back hasn't gotten worse and bonds haven't touched new highs.
Darren Chervitz, portfolio manager at Jacob Asset Management, says the market's reaction to Apple's quarterly numbers is "overdone" as the group continues to perform well.
Markus Kerber, director general at the BDI, says the electricity price is the "biggest obstacle" for German businesses to invest.
Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at Citi, says that liquidity in emerging markets is "terrible" and that investors are scared that the Fed will back away from its forward guidance.