Market Outlook


  • Markets in Europe close on the upside today, after good news on China GDP and a solid bond auction in Spain. The euro is up against the dollar. In the U.S., the Citi conference call indicated significantly weaker investor activity in December, mostly due to fears about Europe. And natural gas is hit again -- too much of it and not enough demand. With Joe Terranova and Jon Najarian, Fast Money traders.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    Cramer provides traders advice going into the trading day. Today he highlights the oil and gas group, which he says is heating up mostly because of takeover talk.

  • Roadmap: Citi's Miss, China & Ship Disaster     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    Markets shrug off an ugly quarter from Citigroup; Shanghai Index rose 4% overnight; and Carnival is down sharply on the Italian ship disaster, with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla & Melissa Lee.

  • Pulse of M&A in 2012     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Steve Crawford, Centerview Partners co-founder & partner, discusses the role of private equity in the U.S. economy, and also what the latest developments in Europe mean for U.S. markets and deal-making.

  • European shares advanced further after an auction of Spanish short-term debt showed strong demand and falling yields. Earlier today higher than expected growth in China pushed stocks in Europe and Asia up. US stock index futures also pointed to Wall Street opening sharply higher after the long weekend.

  • U.S. Market Lookahead     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:00 AM ET

    U.S. markets will continue to react to S&P's downgrade of some Euro Zone countries and the Euro Zone bailout fund; bank earnings will also be in focus this morning, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • US equity futures suggest Wall Street will open sharply higher with the Dow up by 140 points. European shares are also up, hitting a five-month high, with miners gaining from slightly better-than-expected Chinese GDP data. China's GDP data and government efforts to bolster the stock market have triggered a 4.2 per cent surge in Shanghai and a broad rally across Asia.

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    European stocks were called to open higher on Tuesday following a downgrade of the euro bailout fund - the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) - by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's late on Monday.

  • Charting Asia | Shanghai Composite Index Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 11:09 PM ET
  • Stephen Green, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered Bank talks about China's GDP data and discusses why he thinks thinks that everyone will stay focused on the first quarter, as the economy continues to slow down, and why he expects a soft landing.

  • U.S. markets closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Greek default seems more likely after talks break down. The European markets are mostly up, even after last week's S&P downgrades. Autos, technology and basic resources among the market leaders. Reuters reports the ECB will step up its bond buying program.

  • Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, told CNBC, "this divergence between these two geographical areas is going to get wider and the earnings this week from the US will prove that further."

  • European stocks were down this morning showing a muted reaction to the mass credit downgrade by S&P of nine euro zone countries. Asian shares fell on fears that the rating cuts would further aggravate the euro zone funding difficulties and threaten to derail progress in resolving the debt crisis. Main U.S. markets are closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

  • UK Already Back in Recession: Think Tank Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    The United Kingdom is likely already back in recession and may see unemployment approach three million before the end of the year, economic think tank the Ernst & Young Item Club forecast on Monday.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX to Open Lower After Mass Downgrade Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 1:32 AM ET
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    European stocks were called to open lower on Monday tracking Asia overnight where stocks fell following a mass downgrade of nine euro zone countries on Friday.

  • FSB Chief in Call to Rein in Shadow Banking Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    “Shadow banking” must be dragged into the harsh light of day and both it and global banks must be forced to serve the real economy, one of the world’s top regulators has warned. The FT reports.

  • Exclusive: Greek PM on the Euro Zone     Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera sits down with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to discuss the country's ongoing negotiations with the private sector and Greece's place in the euro zone.

  • Don't Believe the Hype     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    When it comes to earnings, the media can often miss the real story, says Cramer. So don't rely on the media to get all your facts.

  • Sometimes a worst-of-breed company will blame poor results on the entire industry. If one or two companies say that business is bad, it doesn't have to mean the whole sector's a sell.

  • Price Matters     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Price matters so much, it means you can buy the stocks of companies you don't like. Some 'inferior' companies could be worth buying if the price is right, he says.