Northern California continues to lead the country in pricey homes while Cleveland tops the most affordable list, said Budge Huskey, CEO of Coldwell Banker.
Corporate bond opportunities abound in Europe, especially in Germany where a weakening Euro is helping exporters, said Michael Freno, portfolio manager for the Babson Global Credit Income Opportunities Fund.
The severe drop oil prices reflects a global slowdown which runs counter to what recent economic data is suggesting, said Patrick Morris, CEO of HAGIN Investment Management.
Current valuations remain reasonable and the S&P should see a low double-digit rise over the next 12 months, said Alan Gayle, Senior Investment Strategist at RidgeWorth Investments.
Investors should load up on semiconductor and hardware stocks because technology will lead U.S. productivity growth in the coming years, said Atul Lele, Chief Investment Officer for Deltec International Group.
H&R Block is a strong performer trading at a relatively cheap multiple, said Alan Stevens, portfolio manager for the Catalyst/Lyons Tactical Allocation Fund.
Emerging markets stocks are inexpensive relative to their U.S. counterparts and Brazilian shares offer a great opportunity post-election, said Matthias Kuhlmey, partner at HighTower.
China's massive reliance on coal to meet its energy needs is turning the country into an environmental deathtrap, said Chip Jacobs, author of 'The People's Republic of Chemicals'.
Municipal bond valuations are still attractive despite the run-up in prices over the past year, said John Miller, Co-Head of Fixed Income for Nuveen Asset Management.
Fixed income investors should expect single digit returns in 2015 as rates drift higher, said Tony Rodriguez, Co-Head of Fixed Income for Nuveen Asset Management.