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  • Dow Could Reach 100,000 in 20 Years: Author Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 3:26 AM ET

    Volatility may haunt global stock markets for another few years, but inevitably, equities are primed for a massive bull run, if historical performance is used as a guide, says Matthew Kidman, author of Bulls, Bears & A Croupier.

  • US Banks at ‘Fire Sale Price’: Strategist Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 10:48 PM ET

    U.S. banking stocks followed the broad decline in Wall Street's Tuesday session on renewed uncertainty over Greece's debt deal. Despite the pessimism, some analysts believe the sell-off in American financials has been overdone and it is time to start buying into the sector.

  • Invest in Latin America's Domestic Plays  Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    William Landers, Senior Portfolio Manager at BlackRock and Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner of Dynapartners talk about the best ways to cash in on Latin America's growth story.

  • ‘Darkest Period Is Over’ for Markets: Experts Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 12:35 AM ET

    The recent global market stock rally has brought on plenty of skeptics, who remain unconvinced the uptrend is here to stay and have cautioned investors to stay away. Still, there are a number of analysts in the bullish camp who say markets have been overly negative and are forecasting better times ahead

  • The agreement by European leaders on Thursday to provide Greece with a second aid package has been greeted with optimism by market watchers, who are now closely eyeing what role China will play in the resolution of the crisis.

  • Just as the Obama administration unveils new measures it says will ease crushing student loan debt, the College Board is out with new figures showing the cost of college surged again this year, and student borrowing along with it.

  • Asian stocks outside of Japan may have rebounded about 5 percent since the start of the month, but don't expect that positive momentum to last, says one strategist.

  • Targeting the Right Fund  Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    Why target date funds will become largest 401k option in just a few years, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Are US Financials a Buy? Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    Citigroup Building

    Even as financial shares on Wall Street have slumped as much as 40 percent in the past year, the investment community remains divided about whether now is a buy or still a sell for the lenders..

  • The direct financial impact of the euro zone debt crisis will be felt in Asia as trading volumes on financial markets fade, just as they have in the west. When markets are as jittery as they are now, it seems geographic diversification counts for little. The FT reports.

  • Joshua Crabb of BlackRock says many Asian equity price-to-book valuations are now cheaper than 2008.

    Many Asian stocks are trading at cheaper valuations than during the last financial crisis in 2008, according to one fund manager, who says now’s a great time to buy.

  • ‘Risk’ Currencies Headed Lower; Sell on Bounce: Pro Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 1:52 AM ET
    Close-up of paper money of new Zealand

    Investors should sell on any rebound in ‘risk’ currencies like the Australian and Kiwi dollars, says Morgan Stanley's head of U.S. forex strategy, as the currencies will come under pressure in the next six months.

  • All That Glitters: How to Trade Resource Stocks Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 6:06 AM ET
    Quarry site

    Commodities markets have become increasingly popular with investors in recent years as they have embarked on what many believe to be just the start of a secular bull market – or super-cycle. If they are correct, commodities’ run will last for another decade or more as the global economy rebalances towards emerging markets like China and Brazil.

  • More Pain for Australian Dollar; to Fall to $0.90: UBS Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 1:15 AM ET
    Australian Notes - Mixed

    With Europe’s debt crisis keeping markets on tenterhooks, it’s not surprising that the Australian dollar – widely considered as a barometer of the health of the global economy – bore the brunt of investor panic in recent weeks.

  • Increased talk of a double dip for the world’s biggest economy triggered a precipitous decline on Wall Street Thursday. However, Jim Paulsen of Capital Management says fears of a recession are overblown and that the Federal Reserve may have been over-bearish in its assessment of the U.S. economy.

  • Korea Stock Exchange in Seoul

    Ajay Kapur from Deutsche Bank suggests that Asia’s recent selloff is actually an indication that economic growth in the region is slowing down.

  • US Banks Face Worst Revenue Decade Since Depression: Pro Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:17 AM ET

    American lenders are facing the worst decade in terms of sales growth since the great depression, CLSA’s Mike Mayo told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Is This a Great Time for Estate Planning?  Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    With interest rates and asset values at historic lows, is this the perfect opportunity to transfer wealth? Joanne Johnson, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, lays out a plan.

  • Worry About a New Wave of Layoffs Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    Not again. That is the plea of many Americans fearful about their jobs as the economy falters.

  • Oil prices languished near three-week lows on Tuesday, as worries about Europe's debt crisis fueled fears about the demand outlook for oil. But one analyst believes oil prices are headed higher, with markets already pricing in the worst case for the global economy.

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