Global stocks were up Friday, driven higher by financials and miners as metals prices rose. Experts tell CNBC the market rally has further to go.
Increase in Risk Appetite
There is a lot more appetite for risk in markets now, says Justin O'Brien, vice president of Citi Smith Barney.
Stock Markets May Rise Another 25%
Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN sees the global stock markets rising 25% from their current levels.
Stock Market to Drive Currency Market
The stock market will be the key driver for the forex market, says Thomas Harr, senior FX strategist at Standard Chartered.
Asia — A Good Long-Term Bet
Investors should look into tapping into Asia as Vasu Menon, VP of group wealth management at OCBC Bank believes the region has very good long term potential. He outlines the reasons why, in this installment of "Protect Your Wealth".
Copper to Rise in Near Term
Industrial metals like copper could move higher within the next few months, says Mark Hansen, director of Trading at CPM Group. He tells CNBC that it is also dependent on China's demand for copper.
Not Optimistic on Commodities
Richard Gilmore, president & CEO of advisory firm GIC Group, says he is not overly optimistic on the commodities sector, as one key indicator, the Baltic Exchange Dry Index, shows trade activity is picking up but far from seeing significant improvement.
Cautious Outlook for Commodities
David Moore, commodity strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, expects oil and base metals prices to retreat after pricing in an economic recovery in recent months. He tells CNBC why hopes of a recovery are premature.
Buy Airline Stocks
Mark Webb, regional aviation analyst from HSBC, says Asian airlines have seen the worst in the earnings cycle and GDP numbers in the first quarter. He tells CNBC now is a good time to buy stocks such as Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.
Reality Check for Retail
The retail sector will get a reality check other the next couple of quarters and consumers demand may remain weak, Mike Lenhoff from Brewin Dolphin Securities told CNBC. Mark Page from LV= Asset Management and Robin Bew from Economist Intelligence Unit joined the discussion.
Time to Invest in Arabia
Michael Wang from Morgan Stanley is advising investors to increase exposure to the Arabian region because of good valuations and the economic resilience of Arabia.