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  • Global stocks enjoyed another day in the green Tuesday after strong company earnings reassured investors that a U.S. economic recovery was slowly taking shape. Experts tell CNBC this mid-summer rally may up potential to rise 25 percent.

  • The current mid-summer rally will last until the end of August, but trading volumes will be light with many investors on holiday, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.

  • Global stocks were higher Friday on hopes that the global economic slowdown is receding after key U.S. companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Experts tell CNBC their forecasts for the future and how investors should position themselves.

  • Global stocks were higher Friday on hopes that the global economic slowdown is receding after key U.S. companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Experts tell CNBC their forecasts for the future and how investors should position themselves.

  • Global stocks and oil prices were rocky Thursday as investors await results from JPMorgan and Google to determine the corporate earnings climate. Experts tell CNBC that oil is likely to fall sharply at the end of the year.

  • Global stocks were up Wednesday on the back of a spate of better-than-expected earnings reports. But experts tell CNBC the rally is unlikely to last, and that a selloff is looming for stocks and the euro.

  • The banking sector was one of the best performing sectors Tuesday, giving Asian and European stocks a boost after bullish comments on the sector made by banking analyst Meredith Whitney. Experts tell CNBC what they expect of the financial sector.

  • Asian stocks fell and European markets were flat Monday as investors mulled the economic situation ahead of some big corporate earnings out this week. Oil prices extended their decline, falling below $60 a barrel. Experts tell CNBC oil is attractive at its current level.

  • The yen gained this week as the dollar's status as a global reserve currency came under scrutiny as China called for reform of the reserve currency system at a meeting of world leaders on Thursday. Experts tell CNBC the diversification debate will put pressure on the dollar in the long term.

  • The uptrend in stock markets which started after they hit their lows in March has ended, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep said Friday.

  • Global stocks were lower Friday after Chevron's downbeat earnings outlook dragged oil prices and energy stocks down. Concerns about a global economic recovery have also dominated trade this week. Experts tell CNBC that the various stimulus packages have boosted the risk of defaults in developed economies.

  • UBS

    When the Swiss bank UBS and federal prosecutors face off in a Florida courtroom on Monday, the focus will be whether UBS must disclose the identities of thousands of its American clients, but much more could be at stake as well, the New York Times reported.

  • Global stocks rose on Thursday as the first big U.S. earner out the box, Alcoa posted a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss, leading basic resource stocks soaring. Experts tell CNBC now's the time to hold some high beta stocks.

  • Global stocks were down again on Wednesday as Group of Eight leaders make their way to Italy to discuss the global economic downturn and ahead of the Alcoa's earnings, the first of U.S. companies to report second-quarter results.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    No one argues that the staggering deficits run up by the American government in a bid to rescue the economy are desirable, healthy or even sustainable — not if the national debt continues to swell at its current pace. But considerable debate centers on when and how vigorously to start easing off Washington’s borrowing habit, with substantial risks at both extremes, the New York Times reported.

  • Global stocks were mixed Tuesday as doubts persisted over how sustainable a global economic recovery would be. Experts tell CNBC that while markets may be lower now, they will pick up again by September.

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    French workers normally take off much of the summer, but this month, there is something of a revolution going on here at this former royal chateau roughly 30 miles southeast of Paris. The throngs of tourists will be jostling alongside stonemasons, restoration experts and other artisans paid by the French government’s $37 billion economic stimulus program, the New York Times reported.

  • Global stocks started the week lower Monday as second thoughts about the U.S. economy's ability to recover soon spooked investors. Experts tell CNBC that increasing your exposure to defensives is a good idea.

  • Treasurys and other government bonds will prosper if the inflation threat stays at bay a little longer, and a slight fall in the Russian market would help the global economy, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors sought refuge after worse-than-expected U.S. jobs data. Trade was also thin due to the U.S. celebrating the long Independence Day weekend. Experts tell CNBC trade will be thin throughout the summer and now could be time to avoid volatility.