Economic Forecasting


  • EPA Chief to Step Down     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports retired general Norman Schwarzkopf has died at 78. EPA Chief Lisa Jackson announced she is stepping down today. Chris Horner of The Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of "Liberal War on Transparency," provides perspective.

  • 2013 Correction Ahead?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders discuss the WSJ report that 2013 is the "do-or-die" moment for retail stocks including JC Penney; and Barry Sine, Drexel Hamilton, discusses whether the market's weakness will continue in 2013.

  • Cashin: Christmas Eve Has a Mild Upward Bias     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 9:22 AM ET

    What to watch ahead of the market open, with Art Cashin, UBS. "We're watching for little signs, like will the Treasury ask companies to change their withholdings," he explains.

  • Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Latest     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    President Obama is in Hawaii on vacation, and Washington lawmakers are on holiday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on the stalemate in Washington on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

  • Sorting Through the Retail Rack     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

    Discussing what's at stake for retailers this holiday season, with Lori Wachs, Cross Ledge Investments co-founder. "Things have been a bit choppy the last few weeks, so it's really been critical that these last few days come through," she says.

  • Holiday Shopping Last-Minute Dash     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Glendale, California, for a check on last-minute shoppers.

  • Fiscal Cliff Contingencies     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    Market predictions for the New Year, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Larry McDonald, Newedge. "Short-term, the market upside in the next 30 days will depend on whether the President gives on the debt ceiling," explains McDonald.

  • Checking on the Markets     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Discussing the state of the U.S. markets amid concerns over reaching a fiscal cliff deal before its deadline, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Odds of a Fiscal Disaster     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    Discussing just how politically damaged Speaker Boehner is after failing to bring Plan B to a vote, and what kind of resolution could come on the fiscal cliff, with Ben White, Politico and Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners.

  • Last Minute Shopping     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    The verdict is still out on 2012's holiday shopping season, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Year-End Check on the Markets     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    Discussing the state of the markets, and the impact global liquidity is having on the economy, with Christopher Sheldon, The Dreyfus Corporation CIO.

  • Trennert's 'Nifty Fifty'     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    Jason Trennert of Strategas Research Partners, explains why he thinks some U.S. stocks are headed towards a "nifty fifty" trend.

  • Next Year's Energy Outlook     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the next decade is crucial for the U.S. in reaching energy independence; and discussing what investors can expect from energy prices in 2013, with Jason Gammel, Macquarie Securities.

  • Forecasting 2013 Retail Trends     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    Dana Telsey, CEO of the Telsey Advisory Group, assesses what retail trends in 2012 suggest for 2013's market. Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, weighs in.

  • Berlusconi Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:25 AM ET

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he will run for Italian PM if the party asks him to, and that he has been sentenced to four years in prison due to tax fraud, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Mild Recession Ahead?     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    How difficult could the first 6 months of 2013 be if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff? Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, weighs in. "I didn't think there was a chance we would go over, until the last couple of days," he says.

  • Holiday Fiscal Cliffhanger     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:09 AM ET

    Could the fiscal cliff negotiations get us anywhere before its January 1 deadline? Kiki McLean, Porter Novelli Democratic Strategist. and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, discuss when they think a resolution could come.

  • 2013 Core Tech Pick     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 6:30 AM ET

    Discussing the state of tech around the world, and where it's headed, with Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets. "I think 2013 will not be a very robust environment, it will be very muted," he says.

  • Resolution In Mid-January?     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 6:25 AM ET

    Forecasting the market action for the holiday week ahead, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading.

  • Year-End Muni Market Selloff?     Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    There has been a major selloff in municipal bonds the last 7-10 days, explains Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Company president and CEO.