*CPI data due on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1200 GMT. BANGALORE, Dec 11- Indian inflation is forecast to remain close to 9- month highs in November, a Reuters poll showed, putting further pressure on the central bank to follow up on its back-to-back interest rate hikes despite slowing economic growth.» Read More
Homebuilding stocks took a hit Monday, as traders digested a report on the industry from veteran homebuilding analyst Ivy Zellman at Credit Suisse. Among her comments: 40% of the mortgage market (the subprime and Alt-A market) is at risk of fallout, from tightening credit and increased regulatory scrutiny.
Wages haven't kept up with productivity gains, making the current economic expansion good for corporate profits, but not so good for hourly workers. Wage growth is good news for consumer spending -- and not inflationary -- as long as productivity continues to increase.
Mixed messages: analysts decoding Friday's jobs report see a slightly disappointing February, but a stronger December and January. However, the different numbers didn't stop two experts from telling "Morning Call" that the news is good.
Brett Gallagher, deputy chief investment officer at the Julius Baer Global Equity Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he sees strong growth in Europe as the U.S. economy slows.
Unemployment is bad -- for the unemployed. But for investors, it might be another story. That was the bone of contention between Don Hays and Scott Wren, two investment strategists who joined "Street Signs" to debate the impact of jobs reports on the tech sector.
The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate a quarter point to 3.75%, as widely expected, Thursday, while the Bank of England held rates steady for the second month in a row at 5.25%.
What goes up can go down and then back up again. U.S. stocks, for now,look ready for lift off at the opening, after yesterday's relatively quiet session left prices slightly lower.
While you're busy listening to the I-told-you-so brigade about the latest market correction, you may want to take a look at what the U.S. housing situation means for interest rates.
Market experts told CNBC's "Morning Call" that Friday's release of monthly nonfarm employment data will be critical for the overall economic picture. Tony Dwyer, equity market analyst at FTN Midwest Securities, said the jobs data is "hugely important" and expects growth of 50,000 jobs, which is below the consensus forecast of about 100,000.
It's time to step back from the madness and understand a basic tenet of the markets: Just because something negative happens somewhere, it doesn't mean the sky is falling. In fact, it could be good news for you. Here's why...
Investors watching the market's wild swings over the past week may well be wondering what--if anything--they should do about their portfolios. While market pros advise against making any major changes right away, they say now is a good time to start adjusting your investments.
We could very well see a big publicly-traded subprime lender go bankrupt. That's what one of the biggest subprime investors in the U.S. told Erin Burnett on "Street Signs." "We had a lot of rumors going around about liquidations of CDOs and Wall Street banks pulling warehouse lines and potentially pulling lines for additional originators and what it led to was a drive...
What do traders make of the market "week that was?" Three of them appeared on "Power Lunch" to do some water cooler talking. And their outlook is not necessarily a "rosy" one. Stuart Schweitzer is global markets strategist as JP Morgan Asset & Wealth Management. Bob Nunn is a managing director at Cohen Specialists and John O'Donoghue....
After Tuesday's market spasm came another sobering notion: the correction might not be finished yet. But "it doesn't worry" James Bianco, president of Bianco Research. He explained his calm to CNBC's Joe Kernan.
Equity investors may look for bargains as trading begins next week following the worst five-day stretch for U.S. stocks since August 2004 and the poorest in four years in Europe, according to Mike Lenhoff, Chief Strategist and Head of Research at Brewin Dolphin Securities.
The Japanese yen is the best-performing currency this week. It's gained 3.4% over the last few days, which is the biggest increase since December of 2005. With currency carry trades making the headlines, CNBC’s senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, appeared on "Squawk Box" this morning to give a simple lesson to better understand the yen carry trade.
A meltdown of the subprime mortgage market could have a dramatic effect on Wall Street, one investment strategist says.“To the extent that those homebuyers cannot get access to credit, we’ll see a deterioration in home turnover which will further translate into economic impact,” Vadim Zlotnikov, chief investment strategist of Sanford C. Bernstein, told Erin Burnett and Mark Haines on “Squawk On The Street.”
Inflation in the 13 nations that share the euro currency slowed by more than expected to 1.8% in January, the EU statistics agency said Wednesday, a figure that may undermine the European Central Bank's case for raising interest rates again next month.
Toll Brothers today said its first-quarter profit plunged 67% compared with last year; the luxury-home builder's CEO, Robert Toll, said there are still too many soft markets. Which raises the question: Has the bottom come at last? Two analysts called it two different ways on "Power Lunch."
Two analysts told CNBC's Dylan Ratigan not to fear the credit crunch that may follow problems in the subprime mortgage lending market. Just today, home lender Novastar Financial said it lost more than $14 million in the fourth quarter ahead of expected mortgage defaults. And Wells Fargo is axing some 320 subprime jobs after tightening its lending policies.