Global stocks began the week in the green Monday, with gold prices hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce. Experts told CNBC risk aversion is coming back despite the rise in shares.
Risk Aversion Seen Returning
Risk aversion is the trade of the week, believes John Noonan, senior FX analyst at Thomson Reuters.
Markets Still Reasonably Valued
Markets still look reasonably valued, says Bill McQuaker, head of equities & director of multi-manager funds at Henderson Global Investors. He tells CNBC why he continues to favor defensive plays.
Markets Presenting Messy Picture
Discussing the markets' direction, with Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank. He tells CNBC that equities, the Aussie dollar and other risk-sensitive assets could see new highs in 2010 but key concerns could kick in by mid-year.
Expect More Volatility Going Forward
James Holt, VP of BlackRock Investment Management, advises investors to be prepared for more volatility and corrections.
Russia is Substantially Undervalued
Russia is substantially undervalued compared to global emerging market peers, says Michael Hanson-Lawson, CEO of East Capital Asia.
Long on Resources
Tony Chidiac, private client advisor at Ord Minnett tells CNBC he likes resources over the longer term.
Asia's Bond Market is Hopping
There is more happening in Asia's fixed income market than in the U.S., notes Marshall Mays, director at Emerging Alpha Advisors.
Hong Kong Market to Fluctuate
Expect the Hang Seng Index to fluctuate between 22,000-23-000 points this week, predicts Peter Lai, director of DBS Vickers Securities.
HK Banks Not Attractive
Smaller Hong Kong banks are not attractive and risk losing their customers to bigger ones, says Cyrus Daruwala, managing director, Asia Pacific at Financial Insights.
Bullish on Indonesia, Singapore
Standard Chartered is banking big on the Indonesia and Singapore markets. The bank's regional CEO, Ray Ferguson, tells CNBC why.
Can Dollar Continue to Rise?
If U.S. GDP data comes in softer than expected, the dollar may continue to strengthen this week, foresees Jim Vrondas, manager of corporate business at OzForex.
Aussie To Reach Parity in 2010
The Aussie dollar will head up to parity in the next year, says Gavin Long, trader at BBY.