Market Outlook


  • Boost in Private Sector Hiring     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman drills down on today's better-than-expected jobs numbers, and its impact on the economy. Liesman says the increase in unit labor cost could indicate future inflation.

  • Blame Coal for Weak Transports?     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:53 PM ET

    Transports are underperforming because of coal, says Steve Cortes, Fast Money trader: "When you overlay coal with the S&P, if you go all the way back to the 2009 lows you see that until recent weeks the two were interchangeable. Either coal is very cheap here or the S&P is very expensive." Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories, also discusses the direction of copper and the VIX.

  • Demand for Bourbon Lifts Brown-Forman     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    The spirits industry says that over the last five years gross volume sales for Bourbon are up 8% and revenue are up 23%, taking share from other alcoholic beverages, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Woodford Reserve in Versailles, Kentucky, is one company that has reaped the rewards.

  • Top Three Trades & Bullish on Casinos Stocks     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with the top three trades today, including Pandora, Kraft, and Valero. Also, a winning strategy on gaming stocks, with Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel.

  • Apple iPad Announcement Imminent     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has the update on Apple's expected unveiling of its new iPad, and explains whether this be a game changer for the tech giant, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst.

  • Stocks Rally Back     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:03 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the extended rally in stocks today, why China needs to extend its growth, the surge in financials, and how to play gold.

  • European markets close higher on Greek debt swap optimism. Markets rally over optimism about Greek deal. Fifty percent approval a key threshold for Greek debt swap. Banking stocks get a boost on the latest news from Greece. With Erik "Wolfman" Wilkinson, independent trader.

  • Time For a Correction?     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    A check on what the charts are telling investors, with Katie Stockton, MKM Partners.

  • Markets to Pull Back 3-5%: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 7:37 AM ET

    Investors shouldn’t worry about the current market selloff as global indices are due for a "healthy" pullback of three to five percent, according to Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

  • The Dow loses more than 200 points in yesterday's close; results from Super Tuesday reveals Mitt Romney the victor in six states, including Ohio; Pandora plummeted 15 percent after earnings fell short of expectations, and Apple is expected to unveil its iPad 3 today, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • 'Anonymous' Hacker Turns FBI Informant Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 5:07 AM ET
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    Federal prosecutors have charged six alleged members of the Anonymous “hacktivist” group with conspiracy and computer hacking-related crimes after it emerged that an alleged leading member of the collective had turned informant of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Financial Times Reports.

  • Athens Issues Threat to Bond Holdouts Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 2:59 AM ET

    Greece has threatened to default on any of its bondholders who do not take part in a 206 billion euros debt restructuring that officials believe is key to returning Athens to solvency, a move that turns up the heat on potential holdouts ahead of a deadline on Thursday.

  • Stocks Log Biggest Drop in 2012     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Discussing the Dow's 200 point sell-off and why Romney is the stability trade for the U.S. dollar, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management.

  • Stocks Have Worst Day of the Year     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 7:04 PM ET

    The Dow dives 204 points on Tuesday, amid fears of a global slowdown and possible Greek credit default. Discussing how to invest in this market, with Mike Holland, Holland & Company; Douglas Kass, Seabreeze Partners; and CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • No Huddle Offense: Don't Buy IPO Pop     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why investors should not buy stocks in the after-market after red-hot IPO deals, especially big dotcom offerings.

  • Off the Charts: Natural Gas Plays     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer turns a technical eye on natural gas to chart the direction of the commodity, and how to play it.

  • Ronald Shaich, Panera Bread co-founder & exec. chairman, discusses the company's recent earnings miss; the impact on its stock and the company's outlook for growth, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Apple Rally Not Sustainable: Charts Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:23 PM ET

    The Apple chart shows an unsustainable rally. This doesn’t mean that traders cannot make money, but it does suggest that investors buying in the current market will have to ride a short-term loss before the long-term trend carries them into profit.

  • Cintas Stock Fits Cramer's Style     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer explains how he would play uniform rental company, Cintas, ahead of Friday's employment report.

  • Cramer: Time to Trim Back Your Winners?     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer examines the reasons behind today's sell-off and why now may be the time for some investors to trim back some of their positions.