Global stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday, the last day of the third quarter, with European markets locking in their best performance in nearly a decade for the period.
Commodities also rose as investors become more optimistic about the prospects for a global economic recovery. Experts tell CNBC the outlook for the sector remains bright.
Oil Likely to Rise Year-End
Oil prices will rise towards end of this year, says Akhi Kamkolar, head of futures at Halifax Investment Services.
Bright Outlook for Commodities
The outlook for commodity prices in the next 3 to 6 months is nearly as bright as it was in the early part of the year, says Ray Attrill, global head of research at Forecast Australia.
Use of Greenback May Diminish
The dollar will be used less frequently over the long-term, says Ray Attrill, global head of research at Forecast Australia.
Aussie Unlikely Reach Above Parity
It's unlikely the Aussie will be above parity, says Ray Attrill, global head of research at Forecast Australia.
Continue to Stick with Equities
Continue to stick with equities, says Geoff Lewis, head of investment services at JPMorgan Asset Management. He reveals where he is parking his money.
China is Most Important Market: HSBC CEO
China is the single most strategically important market to HSBC, says Sandy Flockhart, CEO of HSBC Asia Pacific.
Healing in Capital Markets Continues
Milton Ezrati, partner, senior economist & market strategist at Lord Abbett tells CNBC that we are likely to see continued healing in capital markets.
Australia's Retail Sector
There is still value in Australia's retail sector, says Greg Fraser, senior industrials analyst at Fat Prophets.