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Tom Finke, chairman & CEO at Babson Capital Management, says the run-up to the debt issue is more worrisome than the shutdown and discusses how investors should position themselves.
Michael Milken, co-founder and chairman of the Milken Institute, explains how capital markets can solve social issues and how how capital allocation should be skewed towards education.
David Zervos, global head of fixed income strategy at Jefferies, says the Fed might have decided not to taper on concerns over the political situation and explains what the impact of this move was.
Kenji Abe, equity strategist at Citigroup Global Markets Japan, discusses the Japanese economy following the rise in sales tax and explains how he expects it to slow down.
Scott Minerd, CIO at Guggenheim Partners, explains how the U.S. shutdown is good for markets as "weakness is an opportunity to buy" and the dip in sterling "should be good for bonds".
Mark Sebastian, director of trading and investments, Swan Weath Advisors, expects Monday to be "an ugly day" for the US market as volatility has picked up.
Jim Nussle, president of The Nussle Group, says a last minute deal on the U.S. debt ceiling is still possible but chances of success are starting to become "very slim".
Sheryl Skolnick, managing director and co-head of research at CRT Capital Group, expects Obamacare to go ahead and discusses the impact it will have on healthcare providers in the U.S.
MacNeil Curry, head of global technical strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says the trend in the U.S is for continued equity appreciation and correction in yields.
Michael Klibaner, head of research China at Jones Lang LaSalle, describes the Shanghai free trade as a "symbolic gesture" but stresses that China needs financial market reforms.
Federico Santi, Italy associate at Eurasia, discusses the political situation in Italy where early elections are still "the most likely outcome" and highlights the "defections" from Berlusconi's PDL party.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says markets are in "for a nasty surprise" regarding the debt ceiling debate in the U.S. as politicians are "extraordinarily entrenched".
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of averagejoeoptions.com, tells CNBC finding value in equities is getting harder because there are "a lot of problems worldwide" that needs to be solved first.
Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, explains how the debt ceiling agreement might be delayed by the House and how the probability of a shutdown is getting higher.
Analyst calls payout for Blackberry executive a "big payout on a dismal run" and says the news for the company seems to "get worse by the minute."
Lance Roberts, chief strategist at STA Wealth Management, highlights that if the markets were really concerned about the U.S. debt ceiling debate, they would be "down much more" than they are.
Jimena Blanco, senior analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, comments on the veracity of Argentinian statistics and the steps the IMF could take against the country.
Takuji Okudo, principal and chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains that despite the high Japanese CPI number for August, the country is not "reflating" and discusses Abenomics' efficiency.
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at CIti, says that "the only way is equities" as they are trading at multi-decade cheap relative to credit.
Ryan Gibbons, managing partner at GPS Capital Markets, explains how the current debt ceiling debate is weighting on sentiment and therefore on the U.S. dollar.