Developed and emerging stock markets diverged on Thursday with the latter falling on worries China will take more measures to temper growth after reporting its fastest quarterly growth in two years.
But indexes in Europe and Japan gained, with many investors waiting for the next batch of U.S. earnings reports, which include Goldman Sachs.
Experts told CNBC that a weak recovery is in place as the labor market remains a worry and that inflation could be a real threat later this year. They explain how investors should play this.
Risk of Double Dip Recession Low
The risk of a double dip is low, says Nouriel Roubini, chairman at Roubini Global Economics.
Global Economy to Weaken
The global economic recovery will be below trend for the next couple of years, says Nouriel Roubini, chairman at Roubini Global Economics. He tells CNBC the weakening of the economy is due to the labor market and the credit crunch.
A Recovery is in Place
A recovery is in place, say Michael Yoshikami, president & chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors and Gerard Lyons, chief economist and head of global research at Standard Chartered. They tell CNBC how investors should play this.
The Threat of Inflation
Inflation could be a real threat later this year, warns Michael Yoshikami, president & chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors. He tells CNBC that investors need to position against this, this quarter.
Markets Watching For China Rate Hikes
Strong Chinese data today will lead to a rally in crude prices but Beijing's policy direction will drive trading longer term, says John DiPlacido, president and oil trader at Energex.
China Data Could Put a Stop to Oil's Slide
The positive Chinese GDP data could help to stop the recent slide in oil prices, believes Victor Shum, senior principal at Purvin & Gertz.
China Will Log 'Profitless' Growth in 2010
We will see 'profitless' growth in China this year, foresees Sean Darby, head of regional strategy at Nomura International. He explains what this means, as well as how this is affecting his investment strategy.
Positive on China's Machinery Stocks
China's machinery sector offers a sweet spot for investors, says Sean Darby, head of regional strategy at Nomura International.