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As the seventh day of protests continue in Egypt, business is at a standstill, tourists and foreign students are abandoning the country and Cairo is at the mercy of vigilantes, CNBC reports.
There are a handful of ETFs with exposure to Egypt and Mideast, but their trading volume is ridiculously thin with little in the way of assets under management. And in the world of investing, thin equals dangerous because stocks can rise and fall in big swings on little volume.
From riots to tighter monetary policy, food inflation will continue to drive global instability. Watch to see if foreign politicians and central bank governors begin to ramp up their criticism of the US Federal Reserve monetary policy that is perceived as a cause of the global inflation.
The Egyptian stock market will likely tumble another 10 percent before investors put some cash in and try to stage a rally, after which the benchmark index could regain a third of its losses, according to historical trends, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
Some accuse the Mubarak government of deliberately fanning class tensions to create demands for the restoration of its brutal security state. But such resentments have built up here for nearly a decade. The NYT reports.
Risks that the troubles in Egypt may spread have increased and the uprisings have a negative effect on growth, as well as contributing to higher prices, economist Nouriel Roubini said.
European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.
The U.S. dollar is finding a firmer footing in a flight-to-safety play and may do so as long as Egypt remains in turmoil. The path after that, however, is less clear.
Unrest in Egypt has replaced Europe's debt crisis as a flash point for markets, and any unfolding developments there will no doubt affect trading in the week ahead.
Stocks closed near session lows as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling that pushed the S&P 500 down nearly 2 percent and broke an eight-week winning streak for the Dow. Microsoft and Home Depot sank.
As we know, massive popular unrest has broken out against autocratic governments in North Africa and the Arab world. Egypt is the biggest story. But to varying degrees, the people have taken to the streets in Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Yemen.
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Currency and commodities trader Dennis Gartman addresses how the Egyptian protests may impact oil, and how to trade it.
Has the unrest in Egypt triggered trading opportunities in energy and other sectors?
In the week since, Tunisia's President has fled the country, with similar self-immolation in places like Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania.
Oil, so far, has not reacted to news of anti-government protests in Egypt, but oil traders are keeping a wary eye on the political situation there and in Yemen for signs it could spill into other parts of the region.
Political instability and business corruption make these markets risky, but they have a place in the portfolios of investors looking for explosive growth.
The French government suspects that former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family may have fled the country with 1.5 tons of gold, French daily Le Monde reported Monday.
In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."
Egypt is on track to meet its tourism growth targets despite a scare following a rare series of shark attacks that affected bookings, the country’s Minister of Tourism, Zoheir Garranah, told CNBC.