MetLife posted second quarter earnings of $1.39 a share on revenue of $17.8 billion.
Housing markets have bottomed in peripheral Europe making this a good time to own Spanish residential mortgage backed securities.
Chicago Bridge & Iron shares are trading at a deep discount after being unfairly hit by a shortseller's accounting charge, said Thomas Sudyka, portfolio manager for the LK Balanced Fund.
TIAA-CREF emerging markets portfolio manager Alexander Muromcew said emerging market investors should not use the President's latest sanctions to buy already cheap Russian stocks.
High yield bondholders are not being adequately compensated for the risk they are taking.
Mexican stocks are too expensive and investors can find better opportunities in other emerging markets like India, said Alexander Muromcew, portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Equity Fund.
The yield curve will shift upward in concert with improving economic activity, enabling stocks to move higher in the second half, said KC Mathews, Chief Investment Officer for UMB Bank.
The market is long overdue for a correction and investors should consider healthcare and agriculture stocks once it arrives.
Russian bonds issued by oil and gas companies are attractive right now despite the geopolitical tension between Russia and the United States.
The Japan reflation story is just getting started and the best way to play it is through the WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity ETF.