Gold and gold miners have experienced selling pressure recently but the U.S. dollar and equities have outperformed expectations.
Chocolate companies are forced to raise prices as cocoa prices are climbing. However, inelastic demand for their products could mean higher revenue.
Strong growth in China and Brazil overcome weakness in Russia.
The U.S. dollar could trend significantly higher later his year as the the economies in Europe and in the United States decouple.
Regional bank share prices have declined as long-term yields fell amid Ukraine tensions and investors adjustment ahead of U.S. Fed tapering.
Recent comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and activist investor Carl Icahn have led to selling pressure in small-cap stocks.
Australian equities have had a nice run in 2014, but a stronger currency, and potential weakness in China could derail the trend.
Banco Espirito Santo renewed fears in Europe that financial institutions may not be as healthy as once thought.
Nokia's share price is stuck between $6.50-$8.00 as investors await sales figures on its new Lumia 930 smartphone, which is now owned by Microsoft.
Rising commodity prices for corn, wheat and soybean are being hurt by good news as expected shortages and price spikes falter on lessened weather effect and temporary peace.