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Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital predict there will be fiscal unity in Europe; stocks will rally 20%; and gold will drop 30% next year.
Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, says the euro is unlikely to sustain at the 1.29 level, and will fall back down to the 1.24 level for the new year. He adds that the euro is expected to "go further south" against the Yen as well.
Investors are experiencing developing debt worries and interest rate burdens, so how can they play the market? Ira Jersey, Credit Suisse and Donald Coxe, BMO Capital Markets share advice for investors in moving forward.
Tens of thousands of people are protesting to demand for free elections and to end Putin's 12-year rule in Russia and the state funeral of Dictator Kim Jong-Il takes place today. Tony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies senior adviser weighs in.
The euro dragged stocks lower despite the better-than-expected Italian debt auction Wednesday, with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, Melissa Lee & Bob Pisani.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields and the dollar.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Todd Colvin, RJ O'Brien discuss Italy billion dollar bond sale and what the markets will take from it.
In the next twelve months, overhang from European debt will improve, says Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ senior equity strategist.
"We are cautious in the first six months of 2012 - we are concerned about Europe - but the last six months could be okay," says Tom Forester, Forester Value Fund portfolio manager. Forester adds, unless central banks kick in, financials are difficult the first half.
U.S. futures are mixed. In Europe, stocks are up in light trading after a successful Italian short-term bond auction. Funding costs are sharply lower in Italian auction.
U.S. futures are mixed this morning. In Europe, the markets respond to Italy's 9 billion euro, 6-month Treasury bill auction -- the average yield is set at 3.251 percent. Italy plans to auction 8.5 billion euros in 3- and 10-year bonds Thursday. The German 2-year Shatz yield hits a record low. Very thin trading in Asia, as investors search for bargains. Most Asian stocks drop on European debt concerns. And China shares are flat after reversing earlier losses.
Christian Carrillo, Head of Asia-Pacific Interest Rate Strategy at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, says the Italian 3-year bond auction, not the 10-year bond, will go "reasonably well" despite the existing volatility.
The European debt crisis has lasted through much of 2011, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera breaks down her predictions for whether a rescue will be made in 2012. Also, Wasif Latif, United-ICAP chief technical analyst and Walter Zimmerman, United ICAP technical analyst weigh in.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera makes a prediction on whether Greece will leave the euro next year.
Sharing perspective on tactical trades, with Willie Williams, Societe Generale director of institutional derivative sales.
Discussing market predictions for the new year, with Douglas Kass, Seabreeze Partners founder.
Yield on the Italian 10-Year is up some 7% ahead of Thursday's bond auction, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Bob Pisani & Carl Quintanilla.
Predictions out of Europe for the new year, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who says Greece will trigger a credit event in 2012.
It is going to be a very complex year across the board, says Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, who adds that the U.S. will see slow growth in areas of employment and enormous risk and volatility posed by Europe, and some developing uncertainties on China's growth.
U.S. futures are mixed early, following the holiday. Europe is slightly up on very thin trading. Italy prepares to auction 8.5 billion euros in bonds on Thursday. The Shanghai Composite is off 22 percent this year. And the euro is just above its 11-year low against the dollar.
Joshua Klein, author of Reputation Economics, discusses how emerging technology is changing commerce as online reputation and data allow companies to tailor their offer to individuals.
Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the impact the crisis in Ukraine could have on the price of oil and gas, as major pipelines linking Russia to Europe run through Ukraine.
Yuriy Lutsenko, leader of the Ukrainian Lidan Movement, casts doubts on the new Ukrainian government's ability to change the system and fight corruption.