Dollar to Lose Safe-Haven Status?
The U.S. dollar is likely to lose its appeal as a safe-haven currency, believes John Kyriakopoulos, head of currency strategy at NAB Capital.
Sideways Trading is Good
"The reason that we're seeing some of the selloff right now is the inability to attract any new initiative-type buying activity up above the 900 level on the S&P," Ben Lichtenstein, president at tradersaudio.com said, adding that a Santa rally is unlikely for stocks.
"A little bit of sideways activity is good for the market at this point."
High Returns Within the Next 12 Months
There is a chance that you could get extraordinarily high returns out of markets over the next 12 months, says Adrian Mowat, chief Asian & EM equity strategist at JPMorgan.
Funds' Performance Will Pick Up in '09
Adrian Mowat, chief Asian & EM equity strategist at JPMorgan is sure that the hedge fund community and long-only fund community will pick up performance in 2009.
Investing in Japan
When investing in Japan, adopt a barbell strategy, advises Pearlyn Wong, investment analyst at Bank Julius Baer. She advocates holding an equal weighting in domestic stocks and exporters.
Challenging Environment for Asian Banks
Moody's cut its outlook for most Asian bank systems as regional lenders are likely to experience a more challenging operating environment over the next 12 to 18 months, according to its senior VP of financial institutions group Deborah.