I think people are looking for an excuse to sell and, if earnings continue to come in weaker than expected, they could add up to make this a volatile summer, says Matthew McCormick, principal and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor.» Read More
Martin Arnold, director-research analyst at ETF Securities, says gold continues to provide good diversification and adds that at current levels, a "modest grind higher" is to be expected this year.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, says the credit boom that started five years ago will intensify as investors continue to buy new corporate bonds.
Greg Waldron, Asia managing director at Flightglobal, comments on the continued search for the missing Malaysian flight and says it could take months if not years before we know what happened.
Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at Citi, says the Chinese export data must be read very carefully and discusses the data's impact on the Australian dollar.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister says that "no-one will recognize" the Crimean referendum and that there will be "no concession."
Lindsey M. Piegza, chief economist at Sterne Agee, says that while the weather will continue to impact U.S. payrolls data, other factors will also be to blame for the weak numbers.
Rytis Vitkauskas, founder of YPlan and Vito Iaia, managing director at YPlan North America, discuss the app's global expansion following last week's "extremely successful" launch in San Francisco.
Jeremy Bonney, editor and product manager at CoinDesk, expects more "formal guidance" on bitcoin to be issued by governments this year and discusses the future of the virtual currency.
Mark Matthews, head of research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer, explains that the Chinese corporate bond default should be seen in a "very positive light" as it is the country's first step in addressing its credibility issue.
Martina Bozadhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group, says that while multinationals are not pulling out of Ukraine, their targets have been severely affected.
ECB president Mario Draghi says the key ECB interest rate will remain at "present or lower levels for an extended period of time" to assist the moderate recovery in the euro zone.
Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief at Bankrate, comments on the U.S. economy and whether the weather only is to blame for recent poor data and says that the Fed is doing the best it can.
Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight, explains how news that the Crimean Parliament is voting to become part of Russia complicates matters for both the West and Russia.
Elmar Degenhart, Continental CEO, says the group is optimistic on North America and Asia but expects currency headwinds to remain strong in 2014.
Andrea Illy, chairman and CEO of illicaffé, discusses the group's coffee bean buying strategy and reveals that the price volatility is "very difficult to manage."
Volker Wieland, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, says further easing from the ECB is not required as there is no threat of serious deflation in the euro area.
Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, says the geopolitical tensions in Ukraine have been pushed to the sidelines and markets will rally.
James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says the euro zone's economy is recovering but at a "lackluster" pace, after the 0.3 percent fourth quarter GDP growth was confirmed.
Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM, says investors are looking toward hedge funds that take advantage of the valuation "dispersion" of stocks but don't want to increase exposure to bonds.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says the U.K. economy's resilience to the extreme flooding was "impressive" after February's services PMI data remained strong.