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Global stocks enjoyed a second day of gains Thursday, waving off fears of a swine flu pandemic, as most corporate earnings come in better than expected. But with the global economic outlook still cloudy, experts tell CNBC how best to invest.
Global stocks were higher Wednesday as swine-flu fears took a step back from the spotlight and investors focused on the upbeat economic data which came out of the U.S. Experts tell CNBC that the acceleration in China's stock markets may be short-lived.
Concerns over the recent swine flu pandemic continued to drag on global stocks Tuesday. Experts tell CNBC to buy into the dips, and look for opportunities in Asia and commodities.
Global stocks fell Monday after 7 weeks of gains as concerns intensified the spread of swine flu, which has killed more than 100 people in Mexico, would hit the global economy. Experts tell CNBC how to position themselves during the epidemic.
There's money to be made in the pound sterling/US dollar cross says one analyst. Terrance Lee, assistant manager at PhillipCapital, calls this the 'monster pair'.
Can’t stomach the violent swings in the equity markets? One analyst recommends switching out to currencies, especially the Australian dollar. There's money to be made there.
The U.S. dollar rose against the yenFriday after the key U.S. nonfarm payrolls report came in not as bad as many had feared, bolstering investors' appetite for riskier assets.
The US dollar will remain the world's reserve currency for a while and it is probable that the world economy will start growing next year, with China, Brazil and India among the first to bounce back, billionaire investor and currencies expert George Soros told CNBC.
As leaders from the most power nations from around the world meet at the G20 summit to discuss coordinated measures to contain the global slowdown, many policy makers continue to modify their fiscal policies.
The yen/dollar currency pair developed a significant change in trend in February, bouncing away from spike lows near 87. Is this a flash in the wok or part of a longer term sustainable trend?
Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as the enthusiasm over the U.S. Treasury's plan to rid banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic assets was tempered by investors' second thoughts over how successful it could be.
Global stocks soared again Tuesday after investors cheered the U.S. Treasury's plan to free banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic debt, part of an array of measures designed to jumpstart lending and the economy. Experts tell CNBC the U.S. economy may be close to a bottom.
Global stocks were up Monday as anticipation of the details of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to buy up toxic assets boosted investor sentiment. But experts are concerned that the methods the US is using are not going to help the economy.
Welcome to the world of the fluctuating U.S. dollar. After gathering considerable strength against the euro for many months, the greenback reversed course last week with the most dramatic valuation swing in years.
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.
Global stocks traded higher, as did the dollar against the euro, Thursday after the Federal Reserve's surprise announcement it would buy $300 billion in US Treasurys in order to help the ailing economy.
After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.
Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.