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Weighing in on how the euro will survive in the next year, the trouble in breaking up the euro zone, and expectations that the euro and the dollar will reach parity next year, with Harry Clark, Clark Capital Mgmt. CEO, and Ashraf Laidi, Intermarket Straegy CEO.
'I think the euro zone is going to break-up early next year,' says Komal Sri-Kumar, TCW chief global strategist, who shares advice for global investments.
As 2011 ends, there are still moves you can make to limit your 2012 tax burden, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, Niall Gannon, financial advisor/author offers financial planning tips.
The major indices are hanging on by a string. Sharing insight into whether a rally could arise within the last two trading weeks of the year, with Jonathan Golub, UBS US equity strategist.
The U. S. markets are down after losing early gains. Financials weigh on the markets and an explosion at an Apple components factory in Shanghai creates concerns over iPad 2 production. Kingdom Holdings invests big in Twitter. And homebuilder sentiment rises for the third straight month, according to the NAHB.
European shares slide as the ECB's Draghi says nothing about bond buying in speech. The ECB's Constancio says a euro zone breakup is unthinkable. Spain's incoming PM wants to reduce the deficit by $21.6 billion. Saab plans to liquidate after a Swedish court accepts its bankruptcy application. Oil stocks fall on weak economic recovery. And ratings agency Fitch says it's skeptical about Europe's ability to tackle its debt crisis. With Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management.
The Squawk on the Street news team break down the market moving headlines, including the impact on the markets since the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, the new spanish prime minister announcing aggressive deficit cutting targets, and Kingdom Holding's Saudi Prince Alwaleed's investment of $300M in Twitter.
The U.S. is doing okay, says Bob Doll, BlackRock. Meanwhile, in China, inflation is "finally" falling. "Don't get too concerned when things get bad out there," he adds.
The European markets await euro zone news but rebound after a slow start. Italy's markets have a strong day and the UK struggles to get back into positive territory. Swedish Auto is down by 66 percent after Saab files for bankruptcy. And the euro is under pressure as the ECB announces it will launch a 3 year liquidity operation on Wednesday.
U.S. futures are mixed. More gainers than decliners in Europe even though Fitch says a solution to the crisis is technically and politically beyond reach. The ECB announces plans to launch a 3 year liquidity operation on Wednesday. The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong il shakes already nervous Asian markets, as his son Kim Jong un takes over.
Will financials outperform in 2012? And how should you play gold's plunge to seven-week lows? CNBC's Sue Herera gives a recap of what CNBC guests had to say about the markets this week.
A potential decoupling between the U.S. and the rest of the world could benefit American equities, with Philip Tasho, TAMRO Capital CIO/CEO.
Checking on the markets, with Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners; Tom Reilly, SCS Commodities; and Jim Luorio, TJM Institutional Services.
Discussing the day's early gains, with Rob Stein, Astor Asset Mgmt. founder, and Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates portfolio manager.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan uses two charts to support his argument that U.S. investors need to pay attention to what happens in Europe, even if they're tired of the often-conflicting headlines.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports the U.S. markets are positive, for now. The lower dollar and stronger euro are helping push things today. Financials, industrials and materials are all higher. Adobe is up after a good earnings report, but Zynga fell below its $10 IPO price in early trading. Meanwhile, things continue to be Rough for RIMM after it delays its remake till the end of 2012.
European shares are mixed in thin trading. Mining shares rally along with metal prices. Monti wins Italian confidence vote on austerity measures. The EU and IMF break off informal aid talks with Hungary. Britain says it plans to attend talks on a European fiscal pact. And a vote to withdraw German support for ESM fails. With JJ Kinahan, Think or Swim.
The dollar strength years ago was something we always wanted but now there is nowhere to hide when the dollar gets this strong, given this current environment, says Bob Iaccino, YourTradingRoom.com, who adds that there might be a Santa Claus rally, but it will be shorter.
Miners lead European shares higher. Bank stocks react to the Fitch downgrade with something of a yawn. Yields fall across the board in the bond markets. Monti faces an Italian confidence vote on austerity and the euro rebounds slightly.
U.S. futures are up following yesterday's gains. European shares rise, led by mining stocks. Fitch downgrades Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Barclays. The euro is off its 11-month low. Italian PM Monti faces a confidence vote on a 33 billion euro austerity package. And gold rebounds while crude stays steady. In Asia, better-than-expected U.S. economic data lifts the markets in a mixed session.
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Sarbjit Nahal, head of thematic investment strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, talks about global pandemics and discusses investment strategies.
BMW is "fully hedged" against the falling euro says Ian Robertson, head of sales and marketing at BMW, adding that the weaker currency should not affect the group's 2014 performance.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says the ECB will have to take a more "aggressive" approach going forward as demand for credit remains weak and spare capacity is "very significant".