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.
Geopolitical conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine led to the spike higher in oil prices. Conflict resolution could send prices lower.
The company's stock may be a safer bet than volatile futures of the commodity itself.
The market generally moves higher in July. But what about this year when indices are already at all-time highs?