Chris Konstantinos of RiverFront Investment Group says housing prices in Australia "appear to be cooling somewhat" but a bursting of the bubble is not necessarily "imminent."
Srini Pajjuri of Macquarie says global semiconductor demand should remain strong for the next few quarters, but any U.S. tariffs on Chinese exports in the sector could end up hurting American firms instead.
Matt Smith of ClipperData says OPEC will agree to a "moderate" easing of oil output curbs at its Friday meeting with allies to review global demand and supply.
Axel Merk of Merk Investments says the increase in M&A activity in the U.S. is "a typical sign" of the economic cycle being at an "advanced" stage.
David Wilson of Capgemini Financial Services says China, Japan and India all showed solid gains among high net worth individuals in 2017, led by stock market rallies and diversified investments.
Joseph Capurso of Commonwealth Bank of Australia says commodity-linked currencies like the Australian and New Zealand dollars are trending softer because of global trade concerns.
Scott Schneeberger of Oppenheimer & Co. says FedEx is a complex global business and sharp changes to trade policies could hit its operations.
Simon Lester of the CATO Institute says there is no formal definition of a "trade war", but the current U.S.-China standoff comes close enough.
Peter Andersen of Andersen Capital Management says he thinks the U.S. and China trade dispute will work out in the longer term and the depressed prices in American equities could present a "tremendous" buying opportunity for investors.
Azlin Ahmad of Argus Media says a meeting of key oil producers in Vienna this week could pave the way for a "smaller" increase in output.
Sean Callow of Westpac Bank says a disappointing European Central Bank meeting and domestic political troubles for German Chancellor Angela Merkel raise the risk profile of the euro.
Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo says tariffs eventually raise costs for consumers.
Jim Awad of Hartland & Co. says earnings growth is likely to slow in 2019 as economic conditions in the U.S. tighten and now is the time to look ahead and adjust portfolios into defensive plays.
JD.com Founder and CEO Richard Liu told CNBC that American companies could potentially lose opportunities to sell to a large consumer base in China.
Gil Luria of D.A. Davidson & Co. says JD.com will want to show "at least 30 percent growth" over last year's 618 sales festival to show its continued competitiveness against Alibaba.
James Quigley of Cushman & Wakefield says Australia has the "perfect conditions" to attract foreign interest in its commercial real estate market.
John Petrides of Point View Wealth Management says the rapid changes in the distribution of media has resulted in a "land grab for content."
Many American brands could be "hurt" from a prolonged trade war between the U.S. and China, says Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com.
Steve Goldman of Kapstream Capital says an increase in trade tensions could result in a "much weaker consumer and much less growth" in the U.S.
Matthew Ossolinski of Ossolinski Holdings says he likes the valuation of Melco Resorts.