Oil prices could drop further to $40 and market volatility is "going to persist" due to political turbulence, says Ana Cukic Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers.
Lower oil prices are great for the U.K., but for Europe it is "a bit more ambiguous," says James Ashley, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets.
The Russian ruble tumbled to a one-week low on Monday, after new figures showed the country’s economy shrinking for the first time in over 5 years.
Energy expert Stephen Schork says bets for oil below $30 per barrel have skyrocketed in the past two weeks.
Few countries have invested more heavily in Russia than Germany after the Cold War ended. But now the rush is going in reverse. The NYT reports.
Peter Andersen, Congress Wealth Management, and John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer, discuss the retail sales season and what is expected to work for consumers in 2015.
The ruble ended a five-day rally and starting sliding again after a top Russian official said the currency had stabilized.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the mixed year for hedge fund performance.
As the U.S. reduces its military budget, Jim Cramer sees allied countries are arming themselves. This is good news for one group of stocks.
Walter Molano, Chief Economist at BCP Securities, says Russia's economy is a victim of Western sanctions and lower oil prices. He also explains why EMs will face many headwinds in the year ahead.
Global investors shouldn't be looking at Russia as the tip of a systemic Russia-leads-to-contagion crisis, Douglas Rediker said.
Russia's Prime Minister warned there's a risk of "a deep recession." Details, with CNBC's Eamon Javers, and Douglas Rediker, International Capital Strategies, who outlines risks to the overall global economy.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Standard and Poor's has cut Russia's outlook.
Moody's Investors Service could cut the ratings on up to 16 Russian banks, the credit ratings agency warned on Tuesday.
CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the impact of cheap oil on the U.S. economy.
Discussing optimist market comments by hedge fund manager David Tepper, CNBC's Jim Cramer says if Tepper is right in his assessment for 2015, next year will be remarkable.
BMO downgraded Avon Products to "underperform" on concerns the falling ruble will destabilize the region, seriously hurting door-to-door sales there.
Where are the commodity currencies heading over the next year? Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank seems confident that we should watch the "Aussie/Yen" in 2015.
Europe is exposed to Russia's market and its economic downfall, however the impact could be "fairly limited" on the EU markets says Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence.
Russia is headed for a major financial crisis in 2015 unless President Putin changes his stance on Ukraine, says Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics.