Market Outlook


  • European shares move higher on Greek talks. French bank stocks jump on news of more long-term borrowing from the ECB. Greece and its creditors are said to be moving close to a debt restructuring deal. Defensive stocks like utilities are laggards on the day. EU states agree to ban on Iranian oil imports. And UK profit earnings rise at the fastest rate in 10 years, according to Ernst & Young. With Fast Money trader Brian Kelly.

  • Yacktman Fund Named Top Mutual Fund     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    The Yacktman Fund has landed in the top 1% of its peer group. Donald Yacktman, Yacktman Asset Management president, offers insight on the fund's strategy and his general outlook on the market. "We are long-term oriented; we don't try to predict the short-term events that occur," he says.

  • Paris, Berlin Seek to Dilute Bank Rules Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 6:34 AM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

    France and Germany are to call for a relaxation of global bank capital rules to prevent lending to the real economy being choked off, setting them at odds with the UK’s stricter approach to banks. The FT reports.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street today as investors waited on news out of Europe over losses private bondholders of Greek sovereign debt would be expected to accept. European shares are higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss terms of a Greek debt restructuring deal, with banks rallying on a report about easier capital rules.

  • Europe will again be in focus today as investors await a crucial debt swap deal in Greece to avoid default and the euro has been rebounding on the potential of that deal; earnings is in full swing this week as Apple, Boeing, McDonald's and P&G are among the companies that will release earnings this week, and an important Fed meeting tomorrow and Wednesday will conclude with a statement and economic forecast from Fed chair Ben Bernanke, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • US futures point to Wall Street retreating 0.4 per cent from a six-month peak. European shares rose on a rally in banks boosted by a report saying that France and Germany are calling for a relaxation of global bank capital rules. Asian shares and the euro paused from last week's rally on Monday as investors sweated on the progress of crucial Greek talks on a debt swap deal to avoid a default, while activity was subdued due to the Lunar New Year holiday in much of Asia.

  • Seven Ways to Fix the System’s Flaws Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    Three years ago, when the worst financial and economic crisis since the 1930s gripped the global economy, the Financial Times published a series on “the future of capitalism”. Now, after a feeble recovery in the high-income countries, it has run a series on “capitalism in crisis”. Things seem to be worse, the Financial Times reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC to Open Higher; EU FinMins to Meet Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:34 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were called to open higher on Monday ahead of a meeting between European finance ministers in Brussels where they are set to discuss the latest offer from private holders of Greek debt on losses they are willing to incur.

  • EU Plans Raise Home Foreclosure Risk Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:08 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    UK homeowners could face higher mortgage costs and greater risk of foreclosure next year because of an obscure clause in the bank capital directive being worked on by the European parliament. The FT Reports.

  • Is Romney the Remedy for a Bullish Market?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Discussing how to play this market and whether there is an economic rebound brewing, with Mike Holland, Holland & Company; Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington; and Don Luskin, Trend Macro.

  • No Huddle Offense: Intel, IBM & Microsoft     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on the resurrection of three tech giants left for dead; Intel, IBM, and Microsoft.

  • Have Banks Finally Turned the Corner?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Bryan Jordan, First Horizon chairman & CEO discusses the turnaround in banks, and the outlook for the regional banker, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer's Auto Play: AXL     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Shares of auto parts manufacturer, American Axle, are cheap and moving in the right direction, says Mad Money's Cramer. Its stock offers investors a smart speculative buy right here, selling for only 5.6 times forward earnings estimates, despite having a 16% long-term growth rate.

  • Schlumberger's Chairman Drilling for Profits     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer discusses the poor performance of oil services companies and drillers, and the outlook for the sector, with Andrew Gould, Schlumberger chairman.

  • Cramer's Game Plan for Next Week     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    The cacophony of earnings next week is almost too much to handle, says Mad Money host, Jim Cramer, explaining how investors can navigate through the flood of releases, including, Halliburton, DuPont, McDonald's, Caterpillar, and Honeywell.

  • Is This Rally for Real?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Will next week's economic data prove the market rally is for real? Stephanie Link, The Street, and Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors, weigh in.

  • Today's guests on CNBC comment on earnings disappointments, following the Nasdaq and the under-performance of most investment advisors..

  • Stocks Mixed, Sectors Down     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    Russ Koesterich, BlackRock iShares Group, and Jim Bianco, Bianco Research president, discuss the outlook for the market and Treasury prices.

  • Tracking Google's Impact     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Is Google dragging down the Nasdaq? Warren Meyers, DME Securities, with the trade on the stock ahead of the closing bell, the outlook on housing, and what investor need to watch on Monday.

  • Is Market Outlook Growing Bearish?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist, explains why he is cautiously pessimistic on the market this year.