Global stocks spent another day down Thursday as woes at global financial companies looked set to continue, reinforcing the concerns about the economic downturn. But experts tell CNBC say to expect double-digit percentage gains for U.S. stocks.
"Risk Assets" Will Outperform in '09
U.S. stocks will see double-digit percentage gains this year, says Bob Doll, CIO of global equities at BlackRock. He adds that 2009 will be a year where "risk assets" outperforms safe assets.
Oil May Rise to $65 Bbl by Year-End
Oil prices could pick up in the second-half of 2009, predicts Gavin Wendt, senior resources analyst at Fat Prophets. He tells CNBC why he sees prices rising up to $60-65 a barrel by the end of the year.
Best Bets in the Commodity Space
For investors looking to gain exposure to commodity stocks, Lucinda Chan, divisional director of Macquarie Financial Services recommends BHP Billiton and gold stocks.
Upbeat on Commodity-Related Plays
James Falkiner, director & CEO at Falkiner Global Investors still favors the resources, energy and agricultural sectors in Australia.
Resources Likely to Stay Under Pressure
The dire outlook for commodities is not going to improve in the immediate future, believes Mark Hansen, director of trading at CPM Group. He also assesses the future of commodity-related firms.
Prime Returns in Real Estate
When investing in property, one needs to differentiate between the regions, says Lars Kalbreier, MD & global head of equity and alternatives research at Credit Suisse Private Banking.
Weak Pound = Cheap Property
Property investors looking to buy in the UK could find themselves a bargain at the moment, as the decline in property prices is exaggerated by the sharp fall in the value of the pound. Charlie Ellingworth from Propertyvision has analysis.
Top Emerging Market Sector Picks
As Bob Doll, CIO of global equities at BlackRock thinks that stocks in emerging markets will outperform those in developed countries. He gives his top sector picks in this space.
Key to Making Profits in Japan
The key to making profits in the Japanese market this year, is to focus on 'company-specific' details, and not the big picture, according to Jesper Koll, president & CEO of Tantallon Research.
Hang Seng to Bottom in April?
The Hang Seng may hit a market bottom sometime in April, predicts Philip Niem, head of Asian discretionary portfolio management at Barclays Wealth. He details the factors that support his call.
Expect Another Round of Financial Writedowns
We may see another round of writedowns from the financials, but it won't be as jarring as the last one, says Michael Yoshikami, founder, president & chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.
Banking Problem Here to Stay
The problem with the banking sector “isn’t going to be fixed overnight,” Doug Peta from told CNBC. “I don’t think stock markets will be able to find a footing until policy makers find a footing,” he added.