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People start arriving in New York's Times Square nearly 20 hours before the New Year's countdown begins, reports NBC's Sarah Dallof.
Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co., says 2014 should be "more of the same" for U.S. stocks, which should continue to "range higher" amid stronger volatility.
Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, says there is a "very real possibility" that the ECB will come up with "innovative policy" in 2014 to counter slow growth.
Mark Sebastian, director of trading and investments at Swan Wealth Advisors, highlights that the new year's releases of both ISM data and nonfarm payrolls could send the market into "turmoil."
Bruno Biasiotta, CEO of Philips Lighting North America, talks to CNBC about the technology behind the famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball and how the group will "spice it up" this year.
Lilit Gevorgyan, senior economist at IHS, discusses the suicide bombings in Russia and explains that while no one has yet to come forward, the "Black Widows" group could be responsible.
Pete Duffy, fund manager at Penn Capital, explains why he thinks high yields are "quite attractive" relative to high-quality fixed income.
Gregory Mead, CEO of Semetric, explains how data from BitTorrent can help artists and predicts that illegal file-sharing will continue to decline.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, expects geopolitical risk to be minimal in 2014.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, discusses the continued U.S. rally and avises against bringing new money into the equity market.
Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, says that while he is still long dollar-yen, investors should be very cautious on Japanese inflation as it could turn into an "absolute rout."
Tom Anderson, CIO of Boston Private Bank, says the new year is a great opportunity to reassess the risk in your portfolio.
Laurie Schacht, toy expert at The Toy Insider, says that while technology toys top kids' wish lists; craft and construction games are also making a comeback.
Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, says the leading shops in their sectors will be the winners over the Christmas shopping period.
Yacine Kanoun, managing director at PivotHunters, says going long in the equity market is the only credible strategy as stock indexes look as though they¿re only going up in the long term.
Alastair Winter, chief economist at Daniel Stewart & Co, says investors should settle for single-digit returns in 2014.
Scott Shellady, senior vice president, derivatives, at Trean Group, says the U.S. market could be "volatile" in 2014 on bad jobs numbers.
Stuart Lippman, founder and CIO of TIG Securitized Asset Fund, says non-agency mortgage backed securities will perform well in 2014 as the U.S. economy improves.
Howard Schiffman, head of litigation at Schulte Roth & Zabel, discusses whether the string of fines on large corporations are justified.
Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Asset Management, says that the equity rally will continue into next year but will "normalize" to give a 7 to 11 percent return.