Asian indices traded mostly higher in Friday's afternoon session, after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house.» Read More
Jim Walker, Founder & CEO, Asianomics explains why he thinks investors will be disappointed in 2013. He adds that the euro zone will likely remain in contraction.
David Roche, Global Strategist, Independent Strategy says its worth going long on Japanese markets. He expects Japan's economy to grow 1.5 percent this year.
David Roche, Global Strategist, Independent Strategy explains why he thinks manufacturing will help drive a hidden recovery in the real economy.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says the Swiss franc will weaken further in the months ahead as investor confidence in the euro zone grows.
David Roche, Global Strategist, Independent Strategy predicts a big crash in safe-haven bond markets in 2013. He also sees a manufacturing-led recovery for the global economy.
Dominic Schnider, Head of Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management warns investors not to expect a drastic rise in oil's risk premium as a result of the Algerian attacks. He expects a $3 to $4 increase.
Jason Gursky, Senior Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, Citi Research is not worried about Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. He says it is customary for new aircrafts to have teething issues.
Chris Whalen, Executive Vice President and MD, Carrington Investment Services says Americans have the right to own firearms but they must take strict safety precautions about their usage.
Chris Whalen, Executive Vice President & MD, Carrington Investment Services says JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are the last men standing in the U.S. banking industry as Morgan Stanley and other smaller banks start shrinking.
Isaac Pino, Transportation Analyst, Motley Fool expresses optimism about the outlook for automakers worldwide. He adds that the shift to compacts and subcompacts will be more permanent due to higher oil prices.
Uwe Parpart, MD, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets doesn't expect Hong Kong's Chief Executive to be able to do a whole lot as he still has to answer to Beijing, despite the demands of the Hong Kong people.
Herald Van Der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific, HSBC thinks the trend of focusing on low P/E stocks will reverse, with people going deep into the market to devalue these stocks.
Herald Van Der Linde, head of equity strategy, Asia-Pacific, HSBC expects Asian equities to post returns of 10 percent to 15 percent this year. He adds that China and South Korea present areas of value for investors.
Leland Miller, President, CBB International explains how the China Beige Book is compiled. He adds that the economy is on a rebound, albeit unevenly.
Sebastien Galy, Senior Currency Strategist, Societe Generale discusses overnight moves in the euro and the yen. He thinks the dollar has reached a bottom and that the Fed will have to start hiking rates again.
Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer, Trend Macro believes Apple cannot keep growing forever. He says Apple doesn't dare to disrupt its existing product structure to reinvent itself.
Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer, Trend Macro says now is the time to sell short with market volatility at its lowest in 5 and a half years.
Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets sees a potential to buy platinum and sell gold. He also says silver has the potential to outperform gold.
Brian White, Managing Director & Senior Analyst for IT Hardware, Networking & Tech Supply Chain, Topeka Capital Markets explains why he has a $1,111 price target on Apple's stock.
Ben Lichtenstein, President, Tradersaudio.com is bearish on Apple's stock. He says it is overweighted on the Nasdaq and is a bad representation of the market.
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