While nominally a good figure, most new jobs shown in the U.S. jobs figures last week are in the services sector. These are not high paying jobs meaning they don't create growth or discretionary spending, says Todd Horwitz, founder of Averagejoeoptions.com.» Read More
Pedro Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, explains that he remains "not terribly excited" about Apple in spite of the positive quarterly numbers.
Samir Arora, fund manager at Helios Capital Management, says the strong turnout for the Indian elections signals that "everybody wants a change" and discusses the impact on the domestic stock market.
Chirantan Barua, senior research analyst for U.K. banks at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Barclays ahead of shareholder votes on pay.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that Turkish banks face much slower growth but highlights that overall, "most pressures have been priced in."
Johnny Mehta, CIO at Axis Investment Management, says the rise in M&A activity is a good sign for the equity market and explains that volatility should increase in the coming months.
Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, says that the decline in revenue in the first quarter was very much expected and expects sales in the mobile infrastructure business to increase as the year progresses.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the U.S. and Japan need to strengthen their economic relations and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be the main issue of this visit.
MacNeil Curry, head of global technical strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects gains in the U.S. stock markets to continue and for the S&P 500 to reach new highs.
David Tinsley, U.K. economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the minutes of the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting and says that, with unemployment falling, these get-togethers could get "more interesting" and "fractured."
Fraser Howie, director at Newedge Singapore, says the PMI data reveals China is "in a bit of a rut" and that the government has a "horrible problem" as it can't bring out too much stimulus.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says earnings is currently driving moves in share prices and expects the developed world, led by the US, to lead growth this year.
Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com, says the market will focus on earnings this week, and explains it's worth watching the "divergent-type activity that's been developing."
Joseph Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, says the Alibaba valuation should be slightly lower given the "default risk" and because it's a foreign-domiciled IPO.
The M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector reveals that the industry is planning for the next 15-20 years, and is an opportunity for groups to diversify their tax bases, CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains.
Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Weath Management, says the environment is one of low growth but high liquidity, adding that there is not enough growth to support current valuations.
Roderic Lyne, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, explains that Russia wants an "emasculated Ukraine" and says the crisis is helping Putin divert his country's attention away from the economy.
Navid Malik, head of life sciences research at Cenkos Securities, discusses M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector and says firms are narrowing their businesses along strategic lines.
Tim Skeet, managing director of financial institutions at RBS, discusses European peripheral bonds and explains why he remains a "supporter" of these markets.
Newly-appointed CEO of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Koonin, discusses how he plans to use technology to interact with fans.
Dick Bove, vice president of equity research for teh financial sector at Rafferty Capital, discusses the banking sector following Bank of America's "extraordinary" trading results, and says this year should be "very good" for the industry.