Consumer Confidence


  • Calm Before the Market Storm?     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Insight on a flat day on Wall Street as investors are getting a break from extreme volatility, with Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report, and Brian Kelly, Brian Kelly Capital.

  • The Obama administration has focused on quick fixes that have done little to fix the intractable problems facing the U.S. economy, Stamford Economics Professor Edward Lazear told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The Confidence Crash     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 8:03 AM ET

    Worried about managing your portfolio in these volatile time? John Hailer, Natixis Global Asset Management president/CEO says investors need to be diversified and budget risk. Insight on how to navigate the markets, with Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman.

  • The Worst is Not Over     Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG International is convinced that there will be more periods of market volatility going forward. The worst is not over, he says.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman said if President Barack Obama is serious about job creation, he should start with getting free-trade agreements signed with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea.

  • Small Biz Weighs In     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    Larry Mocha, Air Power Systems Company; Elizabeth Lunney, ABC Language Exchange, and Elizabeth Charnock, Cataphora, discuss the state of small business owners in America today.

  • Economy: Boom or Bust?     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    John Browne, Euro Pacific Capital, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss where the economy is headed after consumer sentiment posted its lowest reading in 30 years Friday.

  • Most Volatile Week Since '87?     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    Discussing President Obama's meeting with CEOs, and the best ways to play the volatility, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Craig Columbus, Advanced Equities Asset Management; Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners; and CNBC's Ron Insana.

  • Technical Conditions Suggest Market Bounce     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    We have all the technical conditions for a [market] bounce,Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global. But he added that the bounce would be short term in nature and that longer term volatility would remain throughout August until a more robust bounce was seen at the end of the month.

  • Li & Fung's Earnings Surprise     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Gary Pinge, Regional Head of Consumer & Gaming Research at Macquarie Securities retains his underperform view on Li & Fung due to higher than anticipated cost pressures.

  • Market Impact on Food Consumption     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:40 PM ET

    Why people may pullback on luxuries but not on healthy eating, with Ronald Shaich, Panera Bread, and Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial Group.

  • Asia: A Booming Market for Crocs     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Dave Thielen, Vice President of Crocs Asia says Crocs will be adding 50 new stores in Asia next year to cope with the growing demand of products.

  • Has the U.S. Lost its Mojo?     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:14 PM ET

    Discussing whether America has become a nation of pessimists and how it can regain its optimism, with Phillip Swagel, Professor, University of Maryland, Catherine Mann, Professor, Brandeis International Business School

  • Market Turn Around     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Discussing what's behind today's market rebound, with Jack Caffrey, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Oscar Carboni, Omni Trading Academy, and John Silvia, Wells Fargo.

  • Are There Bulls Out There?     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:46 PM ET

    Despite all the doom and gloom in the markets, could investor sentiment actually be improving? Jeff Cox, CNBC.com has the details.

  • Fear, Volatility & the Individual Investor     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    The volatility index is impacting the individual investor. Insight with Fredric Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade CEO.

  • Markets Offer a 'Sweet Shop' of Opportunities: Strategist Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    The slump in stock markets this week offers investors an opportunity to make money on good companies dragged down by negative sentiment, an analyst told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Congress Needs to 'Cowboy Up' to Fix the Economy Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
    John Wayne

    Investors woke up Monday to a world in which America is seen as a greater credit risk than anytime in recent history, and they didn't like what they saw. The conversation around why we were downgraded can get as wonky as we want, but let’s not get caught up in the weeds. We are where we are because the problem is simple: Our country spends far more than it takes in—trillions more.

  • Productivity Index Down     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    A breakdown of the productivity index which is down much more than expected, with Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital; Randy Kroszner, former Fed governor; CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman.

  • Market Crash Destroying Confidence     Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Matthew Grossman, Chief Equity Market Strategist at Adam Mesh Trading Group and Bill Smead, CEO, CIO and Portfolio Manager of the Smead Value Fund at Smead Capital Management, talk about the U.S. market plunge.

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