The yen lifted off a 4-1/2-year low against the dollar after Japan's economy minister suggested the currency might have weakened enough.» Read More
The economic recovery may be sharper than many forecasters, including the International Monetary Fund, have predicted, precisely because the recession was so deep, Michael Mussa, senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, told CNBC.com.
The Federal Reserve will have to raise interest rates as aggressively as it cut them when it becomes clear the economic recovery has taken hold, to avoid flaring up inflation, Charles Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Fed, told CNBC in an interview.
The stock market rally we have experienced since hitting the lows in March is over and stocks could retest those lows in the future as further problems loom for the financial sector, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, said Wednesday.
Gold's "breaking out" to a higher level as imminent, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday, as other analysts have said the precious metal could shine again as inflation fears resurface.
Global stocks began the day higher, with Asian markets jumping more than 2 percent, lifting world shares to a 10-month high. Oil prices also climbed towards a 10-month peak and copper futures rose on hopes the global economic recovery is picking up steam.
Global stocks rose Thursday, with China's benchmark market making its second biggest gain this year. Experts tell CNBC another leg down in the markets is unlikely.
Forex strategists Alan Ruskin of Royal Bank of Scotland and Mike Moran of Standard Chartered Bank discussed where the U.S. dollar is headed and where investors should be looking to maximize their profits.
Global stocks rose Tuesday, clawing their way back from the previous day's lows. Experts tell CNBC that although the market is due for a slight correction, there is still value in large-cap stocks and copper.
The correlation between the dollar and the stock market is still there, Chris Zwermann from Zwermann Financial said Monday. He sees a weakening U.S. dollar-Japanese yen cross pulling stock markets lower, with the Dow falling below the 9,000 mark.
Global stocks were lower Monday, with Asian markets falling to their lowest in two weeks, as investors raked in profits amid gloomy U.S. consumer data and a growing belief that market valuations had overtaken economic fundamentals.
Prices in the 16 countries that use the euro fell on an annual basis for the second straight month in July and by more than previously anticipated, official figures showed Friday.
The dollar bulls may finally get the upper hand as it becomes clear to investors that the euro zone is behind the U.S. and the U.K. in its economic recovery prospects, Jane Foley, currencies analyst at Forex.com, told CNBC Tuesday.
"We think this is going to be a W-shaped recovery in terms of the equity markets and we are now in the top part of the middle part of the ‘W’,” Emily Saunders, CEO of Sanders Financial Management.
From a technical perspective, the dollar is likely to trade lower for some time, as the euro, along with stock markets, may have entered a bull market, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial said Thursday.
Crisis-stricken Ireland's debt rating has been downgraded by Moody's amid mounting worries about the country's public finances and the cost of the government's bailout of the banking system.
Global stocks rose on Friday as metal and oil prices gained. Experts tell CNBC the rally still has legs and it's time to buy, buy, buy.
Global stocks were mixed Thursday after the Federal Reserve cautioned that the U.S. economy would remain weak for a time, adding concerns about the sustainability of a recent recovery.
The recent rally in the euro is a positive sign for the S&P 500, because it shows appetite for risk is still strong and the S&P could hit 1,000 this summer, Kevin Cook, market analyst at PEAK6 Investments, told CNBC Wednesday.
Trade was choppy for global stocks Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision and statement. Experts tell CNBC they are skeptical of a recovery in the housing market.
Philip Gotthelf, president and commodities analyst at Equidex and Nick Bennenbroek, head of currency strategy at Wells Fargo shared their best commodity and currency plays.