Market Tips: Second Half is a Minefield

Global stocks were lower Tuesday after reaching new year highs the previous day. But experts tell CNBC certain 'landmines' could cause markets to pull back in the second half of this year.

Consolidation Phase for Markets Seen

Expect markets to enter a consolidation phase in the second-half of the year, says Castor Pang, strategist at Sun Hung Kai.

Potential Landmines in Second Half

The second half could see the abrupt end of dollar weakness and the whole of the expansionary liquidity phase. Sean Darby, head of regional strategy at Nomura International tells CNBC how investors can safeguard against this.

A Pullback Will Be Healthy

A pullback for the market will be healthy right now, says Ben Lichtenstein, president at He tells CNBC what factors are set to drive the markets this week.

Protect Your Wealth

Don't rebalance a portfolio too often as one must allow time for markets to move up and to see return on investment, says Wong Sui Jau, GM at on this installment of "Protect Your Wealth."

Upbeat on Japan

James Falkiner, director and chief executive Officer Falkiner Global Investors tells CNBC why he likes technology stocks and is bullish on Japan.

Buy Japanese Autos on Dips

Toyota and Honda are stocks to be bought on dips, says Pearlyn Wong, investment analyst at Bank Julius Baer.

S&P Upgrades China's Property Sector to "Neutral"

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has revised its short-term outlook on the China's property sector to neutral from negative. Christopher Lee, director of corporate ratings at Standard & Poor's tells CNBC why.

Choose H-Shares Over A-Shares

There is a very good opportunity now to sell the A-shares and pick up some H-shares instead, suggests Sean Darby, head of regional strategy at Nomura International.

There Are Still Bargains in Australia

Despite the recent market run-up, there are some bargains to be found in Australia, says Juliana Roadley, equity market analyst at Commonwealth Securities.

Aussie Stocks Can Still Head Higher

The current market rally can continue into September and probably October, believes Matthew Kidman, portfolio manager at Wilson Asset Management.

Where Next for Copper & Nickel Prices?

There is far less downside on copper prices than nickel price, says Cathy Moises, senior research analyst at Evans & Partners.