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Christine Short, global markets intelligence senior manager at S&P Capital IQ, expects financial and consumer discretionary stocks to be the big winners of this U.S. earnings season.
John Gaffney, co-director at Aston Centre for Europe, discusses the French president's unpopularity, and how the massive public sector in France is a huge part of the government's problem.
Campbell Harvey, professor of international business at Duke University, says the fair price of gold is $800 an ounce and argues that the precious metal is not an "inflation hedge."
Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB, agree that the Chinese quarterly GDP is within the authorities' "policy comfort zone".
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, says the Fed has got itself in "a mess" as it now has "four mutually incompatible goals".
Matthew McCormick, vice president and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, says JPMorgan will issue a cautious guidance due to the expected impact of the rise in interest rates.
Scott Bauer, senior market strategist at trading Advantage, says the Wells Fargo earnings and guidance are particularly interesting due to its leadership in lending.
Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, expects the risk premium on European peripheral sovereign bonds to decline on average but highlights Portugal's "long-standing" structural issues.
Ian Simm, group chief executive at Impax, talks about the environmental impact of fracking and how energy investors are more likely to make returns if they divest of fossil-focused stocks.
Richard Staite, U.S. banks analyst at Atlantic Equities, discusses JPMorgan and Wells Fargo ahead of quarterly results and explains why he prefers JPMorgan.
PK Basu, head of Asia research and economics at Maybank Kim Eng, advises staying away from Indian assets due to the currency's sharp depreciation and the expected difficulty in reaching fiscal targets.
Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, explains why he does not expect the rise in oil prices to trigger a stock market correction.
Neil Irwin, economics columnist at The Washington Post, describes the FOMC minutes as "all over the place" but says the message about the timing of tapering was pretty clear.
Peter Saleh, director and senior research analyst at Telsey Advisory Group, comments on YUM earnings and explains why - despite Chinese negative same-store sales - it remains his top restaurant pick.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, talks about Thursday's Italian debt auction and says the S&P downgrade had little impact as the market had priced in a "bumpy road ahead" for Italy.
Chris McNickle, global head of institutional business at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses Fed tapering and says U.S. equities remain a "better place to invest in" than most.
Rolf Buch, CEO of Deutsche Annington, talks about the company's successful float, as well as its strategy and investment program going forward.
Aaron Brickman, founding deputy executive director of SelectUSA, explains why the U.S. has knocked China from the top spot in foreign direct-investment sentiment.
Max Falckenberg, partner at Roland Berger, discusses a survey on German companies and how, despite still seeing some risks, they are looking to increase their competitiveness against Europe and Asia.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, highlights that slowdowns in both the U.S. and China pose some downside risks to the sustainability of the Japanese recovery.