Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors, gives his assessment of the Middle East situation two and a half years since the Arab Spring.» Read More
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management believes the upcoming debt ceiling talks will get even more contentious than the past, paving the way for more uncertainty.
Sean Egan, Founding Principal, President & Managing Director, Egan-Jones Ratings Company reasons why the U.S. doesn't deserve another credit downgrade. He believes spending cuts should be coupled with GDP growth.
Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, The Bank of New York Mellon explains why the U.S. dollar rallied on news that the Fed was looking to end QE by the end of 2013.
Michael Materasso, Co-Chair, Fixed Income Policy Committee, Franklin Templeton Investments says moderately raising rates may spur U.S. lawmakers to act decisively. He advises investors to set some liquidity aside just in case.
Michael Materasso, Co-Chair, Fixed Income Policy Committee, Franklin Templeton Investments cautions against putting a line in the sand despite the Fed's suggestion that QE might end before end-2013.
Jonathan Barratt, CEO & Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says the continued recovery in China, coupled with supply tightness from India will help drive iron ore prices going forward.
Sam Chandan, President & Chief Economist, Chandan Economics thinks the Fed is trying to signal to markets that its easy monetary policy will not last forever, and will only do harm once the economy develops its own momentum.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners discusses what the Fed might be hinting at when the minutes revealed that officials are considering stopping QE before end-2013.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners not only expects further stock market appreciation this year, but capital appreciation as well. He says investors will realize that growth is cheap relative to income.
Inflation in Asia may be under control, but prices across the region could soon start to creep higher, with India and Southeast Asia the most vulnerable, warns independent economist Andy Xie.
Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com looks at Nymex versus Brent crude, and finds that there is convergence in the trading behavior, but not in prices.
Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com takes a look at what the charts are saying about the future direction of the Shanghai Composite and other related Chinese markets.
Xavier Jean, Director of Standard & Poor's says there will be downward pressure on ThaiBev's credit rating should the Thai group succeed in its bid for Fraser & Neave.
Peter Morici, Professor, University of Maryland explains how the Republicans gave away their best bargaining chip when they went along with the Senate-backed fiscal cliff plan.
Nan Hayworth, Outgoing U.S. Republican Representative from New York says she voted in favour of the fiscal cliff deal as it was the best plan that Congress could come up with right now.
Andy Xie, Independent Economist is skeptical of a pick-up in the global economy in 2013 as he doesnt see fundamental changes in the major economies. He also cautions against China's economy and property market.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist, Citi says the Fed's continued quantitative easing, and the stabilization of the Chinese economy will help push the Australian dollar higher.
Andy Xie, Independent Economist discusses the state of the property markets in Hong Kong and Singapore. He says China's property market is a "smoke-screen" to confuse investors.
Andy Xie, Independent Economist says political posturing amongst governments worldwide will hurt the global economy. He adds that central banks are doing all they can to save their economies by themselves.
Bill Smith, President, SAM Advisors expects bond markets to experience a selloff eventually, despite recent market optimism. He thinks it's unbelievable that investors are still hiding in the bond markets.
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