Pros Say: This Is the Bottom
Global stocks dropped Friday on concerns about the inflationary effects of the Federal Reserve's plan to buy government debt. Experts on CNBC weigh in on what needs to happen for economies worldwide to recover.
When Will We Exit This Bear Market?
Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN believes the markets have already bottomed. But he tells CNBC that the final confirmation that we are out of this bear market will be when the volatility in the foreign exchange markets drops.
US Interest Rates to Remain Low
The Federal Reserve and the Treasury have drawn a line in the sand about where they want interest rates to be, says Roger Bayston, fund manager at Franklin Templeton. He tells CNBC that US rates will be kept low.
Fed Needs to Get Cash Moving
AIG is practically a ward of the government and like other big financial institutions, suffering from credit flow blues. Steve Forbes, chairman & CEO of Forbes, tells CNBC the velocity of money has collapsed and that the Fed is to blame for not moving fast enough to get cash circulating.
Geithner, Bernanke Have 'The Slows'?
Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner both have a bad case of 'the slows', Steve Forbes, chairman & CEO of Forbes tells CNBC. Both of them have been slow to take decisive action on the banking crisis.
What Happens If Tim Geithner Leaves?
If Tim Geithner is booted out of the Treasury, how long will it take for him to be replaced? Steve Forbes, chairman & CEO of Forbes, tells CNBC that it could take weeks.
Suspend Mark-to-Market Accounting
Mark to market accounting should be suspended says Steve Forbes, chairman & CEO of Forbes. He tells CNBC the reasons why and how this has been a bipartisan disaster.
Dollar -- The Preferred Currency?
Risk will return to plague the FX market on continuing concerns on the financial system and weaker-than-expected growth in the U.S., foresees Bill Evans, chief economist at Westpac Bank. He tells CNBC that is why he has a positive outlook on the greenback.
Dollar May Reverse Course Next Week
The dollar's recent weakness is unlikely to last long, believes Joseph Capurso, currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He tells CNBC that the dollar might reverse course as early as next week.
China Unlikely to Achieve 8% Growth
Bill Evans, chief economist at Westpac Bank doubts China will be able to achieve its 8% growth target this year. He tells CNBC what is hampering growth in the Chinese economy.
Australia Will Outperform Rest of World
The Australian economy, unlike the previous recessions, will not do worse than the world, believes Bill Evans, chief economist at Westpac Bank.
No Underweight for Financials
Financials should not be underweight as they make up a significant percent of the Australian benchmark, says Justin O'Brien, vice president at Citi Smith Barney.
Stricter Cap for Foreign Investment Needed
There should be a stricter cap on the level of foreign investment in Australia, says Barnaby Joyce, Leader of the Nationals in the Senate.