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Scott Shellady, senior vice president for derivatives at Trean, expects the U.S. economy to go through to be a "very bumpy ride" and warns that the Fed could increase stimulus again before year-end.
Dodd Kittsley, global head of ETP research at BlackRock, says the exchange traded funds market has seen "tremendous growth" in the past decade and it's unlikely to slow in 2014.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO at Fasanara Capital, says the main concern for 2014 will be whether markets can close the gap between valuations and fundamentals.
Sarah Quinlan, group head and senior vice president at MasterCard Advisors, discusses December retail sales in the U.K. and says that while the overall mood is improving, it is not "exceptional".
Ian Stewart, chief econmist at Deloitte, tells CNBC that U.K. CFOs are more optimistic than they have been for the last three years and have made expansion a top priority for 2014.
Francois Mallet, global head of strategic cooperation at Kepler Chevreux, discusses the French business environment for 2014 and selects his top stock picks.
Steven Sun, head of China equity strategy at HSBC, highlights that Chinese growth is decelerating and explains that it will remain a "stock-picker market" in 2014.
Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, discusses France and Italy's underperformance following the release of the euro zone composite PMI.
Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com, says that that despite the U.S. market's downward trend in recent days, there is "nothing to worry about" in terms of weakness.
Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at Citi, says there are many similarities between Fed policies and a Jane Austen novel and discusses dollar strength.
Ian Stannard, head of European foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, expects the dollar to strengthen further in 2014, particularly against most G10 currencies.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, discusses the U.K.'s recovery and explains that house prices are not contributing much to consumption patterns at the moment.
The announcement that the decade-long leader of India, Manmohan Singh, will bow out of the coming May elections is a "non-event" for domestic markets reports CNCB's Latha Venkatesh.
Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at JP Morgan Funds, explains that his 2014 investment resolution is to rebalance his portfolio out of equities and into fixed income.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the deal between Fiat and Chrysler and says it is the "best outcome" for all the parties involved but highlights that Chrysler's "regional auto-maker" status will be a challenge.
Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group, expects the U.S. Congress to be more conservative in a year's time, as Republicans should win seats in both houses.
Daniel Morris, global strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, says that while the fundamentals "to like" emerging markets are still there, the challenging macro environment will remain in 2014.
Andrew Peaple, writer at The WSJ Heard on the Street, discusses Latvia's economy as the country becomes the 18th member of the euro zone.
Lothar Mentel, CIO at Tatton Investment Management, warns that it will be "tough" to repeat gains seen in 2013 and advises investing in cash and high-yielding bonds for diversification.
Michael Sneyd, foreign exchange analyst at BNP Paribas, expects the USD/JPY to move "even higher" in 2014 but says he remains bearish on EUR/USD as the ECB should be "much more active."