Global stocks were higher on Friday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a two-month peak and European shares rising to 17-month highs. Experts told CNBC that although markets aren't cheap, it is time to get into stocks, specifically Asian ones.
Stock Market: Get in Now
Although markets aren't cheap, they aren't expensive either. Paul Ramscar, director for wealth management at Financial Partners Ltd says now might be a really good time to start playing.
Market Predictions: Short to Long Term
Vasu Menon, vice president, wealth management Singapore, OCBC Bank says markets look fairly stable in the medium term, but will remain volatile for the near future.
Assessing Investment Risks
Risk consciousness has to take a priority in this market, says Craig Bingham, regional CEO at Aviva Investors.
Japan's Nikkei, Big Banks Attractive
Asian stocks remain compelling, says Uwe Parpart, chief economist and strategist, Asia at Cantor Fitzgerald. He recommends rotating into Japan's big banks and buying Chinese stocks on dips, especially telcos and retailers.
Include ETFs in Your Portfolio
The potential for Asia's ETF market is significant and expanding, notes James Ross, senior MD at State Street Global Advisors. He tells CNBC how investors can profit from this investment product.
Indonesia's Fundamentals Look Strong
Indonesia's economy is likely to grow 6.1% this year, driven by consumer demand and stable interest rates, says Alvin Patisahusiwa, head of equities, Indonesia at Fortis Investments. He is also bullish on the infrastructure and resources sectors.
Has the Greenback Bottomed?
The dollar has been resilient because the mindset has changed and markets are looking for the U.S. economy to outperform rather than underperform, says Vassili Serebriakov, currency strategist at Wells Fargo.
Future of the Global Economy
Bill Evans, global head of economics at Westpac Bank says he hopes the Federal Reserve keeps interest rates at zero for at least one year. Evans talks to CNBC about the global economy and how it might be affected by the Fed's next move.
Wise for Fed to Keep Rates Low for Extended Period?
Jim Awad, MD at Zephyr Management, is worried about the potential issues that may arise from the Fed keeping interest rates low for an extended period of time.
M&A, Financial Services Sector
There is a lot of opportunistic buying going on at the moment in distressed situations says Heather West, editor at mergermarket, Asia-Pacific. She talks about the financial services sector.