Talk of the perils of dollar weakness has been exaggerated for three decades—and in that way are somewhat comical--while predictions of its demise as the reserve currency is premature. The dollar saga is also the stuff of a short memory.
Oil prices are coming down from August highs, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index is approaching levels where it will find it hard to move higher, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday.
The falling US dollar is expected to get even weaker, moving to the center of a carry trade and encouraging global investors to borrow more dollars to fund higher-yielding currencies and assets. Is this necessarily a bad thing and does this mean the dollar will become the new yen? Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital shared his thoughts.
The dollar is clearly stuck in a downward trend as it takes over from the yen as the carry-trade currency of choice, but if the trend continues it faces a “fully-fledged dollar crisis,” Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
The bulging US government debt can turn into an investment opportunity, legendary investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Monday.
The stock market rally we have experienced since hitting the lows in March is over and stocks could retest those lows in the future as further problems loom for the financial sector, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, said Wednesday.
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Global stocks began the day higher, with Asian markets jumping more than 2 percent, lifting world shares to a 10-month high. Oil prices also climbed towards a 10-month peak and copper futures rose on hopes the global economic recovery is picking up steam.
Global stocks rose Thursday, with China's benchmark market making its second biggest gain this year. Experts tell CNBC another leg down in the markets is unlikely.
Forex strategists Alan Ruskin of Royal Bank of Scotland and Mike Moran of Standard Chartered Bank discussed where the U.S. dollar is headed and where investors should be looking to maximize their profits.
Global stocks rose Tuesday, clawing their way back from the previous day's lows. Experts tell CNBC that although the market is due for a slight correction, there is still value in large-cap stocks and copper.
The correlation between the dollar and the stock market is still there, Chris Zwermann from Zwermann Financial said Monday. He sees a weakening U.S. dollar-Japanese yen cross pulling stock markets lower, with the Dow falling below the 9,000 mark.
Global stocks were lower Monday, with Asian markets falling to their lowest in two weeks, as investors raked in profits amid gloomy U.S. consumer data and a growing belief that market valuations had overtaken economic fundamentals.
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.
Global stocks rose Thursday after European corporate earnings cheered investors. Experts tell CNBC to play it safe as the economy will recover slowly.
Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, as a major selloff in China dragged down oil prices. Experts tell CNBC that although they expect Asian and US markets to trade higher in the long term, it might be good to add some cyclical plays to investors' portfolios.
Global stocks rose again Tuesday as investors grew more confident on improving earnings. Experts tell CNBC the non-stop pace of the rally could suggest it is getting overdone.
Global stocks gained again on Friday as oil rose above $67 a barrel and euro-zone manufacturing and services reports beat expectations, fuelling optimism about the economic recovery. Experts tell CNBC where are the best areas to invest in right now.
Global stocks tried to keep positive Thursday as forecast-beating earnings from major corporates lent support. Experts tell CNBC that nasty surprises could be ahead for the economy.
Global stocks held close to 9-month highs on Wednesday with Europe seeing some falls in choppy trading on cautious words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said unemployment would remain high into 2011.