European shares were lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings news and economic data releases amid ongoing events in Gaza and Ukraine.» Read More
Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, says the market reaction to tapering is puzzling and that the interesting point following the announcement was that 10-year Treasurys went up.
Nicola Mai, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO, explains that the successful Spanish bond auction reflects the "normalisation trade" and the periphery countries' progress in structural adjustments.
Otila Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, highlights that many aspects of the Russian deal with Ukraine remain unclear and that Moscow is keeping "leverage" with its bond-buying conditions.
Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Global insight, says that the "much better growth environment" is the cause of the "very different reaction" to the taper announcement in Asia.
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, describes trading immediately after the Fed's announcement as "chaos" but highlights that only equities showed a "consistent" reaction.
Katherine Cohen, founder and CEO of IvyWise, says a university degree brings in "returns on investment" as unemployment among young adults is higher for those without a college education.
Patrick Spencer, director of international institutional equity sales at Baird, says that while the market has prepared for tapering, the Fed is unlikely to announce it on Wednesday.
Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says the Fed should just "get on with it" when it comes to tapering, as the inflation argument is a "weak one."
Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, discusses Iranian oil exports and highlights how, over the past couple years, oil prices have remained stable despite "political turmoil."
Bertram Lai, deputy head of Asian equity research at CIMB, says that it's "only a matter of time" before a deal between China Mobile and Apple is announced.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, highlights that India remains "very sensitive" to Fed action and that a Fed announcement is "critical" for the rupee and the Reserve Bank of India.
CNBC's Ross Westgate impersonates Ron Burgundy to question Jan Lambregts, global head of financial markets research at Rabobank International, on whether "there's any other currency than dollar."
Jan Lambregts, global head of financial markets research at Rabobank International, discusses the German economy following the release of the latest Ifo data and Merkel's election as Chancellor.
Jim Kaitz, president and CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals, explains that CFOs around the world are "positive" for 2014, especially the second half.
Andrew Burkly, head of institutional portfolio strategy at Oppenheimer & Co., says the Fed is unlikely to do anything on Wednesday but it should be "pretty definitive" on the fact that tapering is coming.
James Wade, senior analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, talks about the pharmaceuticals industry which faces a "big patent cliff" at the moment, and discusses the outlook for next year.
Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of the CDU, discusses the party's "big majority" in the German government and says "compromises" had to be made during the coalition negotiations.
Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, explains how the new U.S. mortgage law will impact the housing market and argues that the raised debt ratio requirement "will be a problem."
Shaun Cochran, head of research for Korea at CLSA, discusses the situation in North Korea following the execution of King Jong Un's uncle and what it means for investors.
Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, expects U.K. housing stocks to enter a "prolonged period of much better earnings" as the sector continues to recover.