*Yen stands to gain if China data stokes growth worries. The China data could influence investors' perception on the U.S. "Because slowdown in China is one major reason behind investor concerns on global growth, the data is likely to affect sentiment on the global economy," said Shin Kadota, chief FX strategist in Barclays' Tokyo branch.» Read More
The final days of summer could bring more disappointing employment and manufacturing data, setting the stage for a choppy September.
Investors need to be very careful about investing in risky assets as markets remain in a state of "heightened alert", said Simon Warner, head of macro markets at AMP Capital on CNBC's Protect Your Wealth.
Dismal news on housing overwhelmed stocks Tuesday, and the markets now look to Wednesday's housing and durable goods reports with newly lowered expectations.
Japanese economic officials have long been accused of moving too slowly and timidly in reponse to a decade-long deflation, and they now seem to have few good options, whatever their will for pursuing them. The NYT reports.
Investors betting on the tech replacement cycle should "prepare to be fried", warned chartist Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com.
The dollar continued its slide against the yen on Wednesday, moving within sight of a 15-year low versus the Japanese currency. Just how low will the dollar-yen go?
Only a few weeks ago, the dollar was powering towards its highest levels in four years, the beneficiary of widespread gloom about Europe’s debt crisis and rising optimism about the US recovery. Since then, investors have soured on the world’s largest economy. The FT reports.
The July rise in wheat prices, the fastest in 51 years, indicates that shortages in agriculture are coming, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com Tuesday.
The euro has taken a beating in the past few weeks as concerns over the fiscal stability of the euro zone cause investors to sell the currency. But Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC on Friday that the euro is an 'ugly duckling' story and has both short- and long-term potential.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said on Tuesday he planned to emphasize the need for a stronger Chinese yuan when he visits Beijing next week, amid some recent speculation that the country could relax its exchange-rate regime.
Gold will sell at $2,000 an ounce by the end of the year and could hit $5,000 an ounce by 2012-2014, Robert McEwen, chairman of U.S. Gold , a gold exploration company told CNBC on Monday.
If you’re looking for a market ‘tell’ keep your eye on this, says Todd Gordon of Forex.com. It's often a leading indicator for equities.
Despite Thursday's unexplained surge in selling that drove the Dow down 900 points, the stock markets are being driven lower by fears over the global economy and the debt crisis spreading, economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Friday.
The suspected erroneous trades that exacerbated the Wall Street's fall on Thursday should be investigated and solutions must be found if the New York Stock exchange is to maintain its reputation, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC late Thursday.
Markets advanced Monday after a reported showed consumer spending ticked higher last month. Boris Schlossberg, director of currency research at GFT Forex, Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover, and Todd Colvin, vice president of MF Global, shared their outlooks on equities, currencies and commodities.
The recent dollar rebound is becoming an "overcrowded trade," but there is a "final oomph to come," Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
If you’re not following the minute-by-minute ticks in the Euro vs. the Yen these days, you are lost as to where the direction of the U.S. stock market is headed.