Market Outlook


  • Future for Investment in the Middle East     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    Europe's crisis has shown that no asset is 100 percent sure and this may be positive for the Middle East, but challenges still remain for the region, David Riley head of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings and Philippa Malmgren president and founder at Principalis Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Are China Growth Fears Real?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Michael Ozanian, Forbes, and Stephen Weiss, Fast Money contributor, discuss whether concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown are justified, and how you can protect your portfolio.

  • No Huddle Offense: LGF     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says this weekend's performance of "The Hunger Games" will have huge implications for Lions Gate Entertainment.

  • WES CEO Talks Earnings With Cramer     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Western Gas Partners estimates that 77% of its 2012 gross margins come from its liquid-rich plays. Don Sinclair, Western Gas Partners CEO, shares insight on earnings, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Why Cramer Likes CLF     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why now is the time to buy Cliffs Natural, the largest producer of iron-ore pellets in North America. Joseph Carrabba, Cliffs Natural chairman, president & CEO, also weighs in.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how the VIX measures fear and complacency in the market.

  • Cramer: Invest in America, Not China     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says the China slowdown story will continue since the country remains worried about inflation. That's why Cramer suggests investors should bet on the U.S. instead.

  • Commercial Realty Makes a Comeback     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 5:41 PM ET

    More companies are leasing space; prices are up; and vacancies are down, with Colin Dyer, president & CEO of Jones Lang LsSalle.

  • Hunger Games: Big Weekend for Lions Gate     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Michael Burns, of Lions Gate Entertainment, explains why "Hunger Games" is the most highly anticipated movie since Twilight. The Fast Money traders also discuss "second-derivative" plays off of the "Hunger Games" trilogy.

  • Trading Renren: The Facebook of China     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Renren, known as the Facebook of China, has seen a 50% pop year-to-date. Joseph Chen, Renren CEO, says Facebook's IPO will boost social media investments overall.

  • Options Action: How to Trade UPS     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stifel Nicolaus downgraded UPS to hold from buy today, with Mike Khouw, CRT Capital.

  • Megachange: Future of Health Care     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Looking ahead to 2050, Carl McDonald, Citi health care analyst, shares insight on how cost could change, which companies will benefit, and ways in which Medicare and Medicaid could develop.

  • Finding Market Value Now     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Discussing HP's shakeup and sharing advice for investors on positioning their portfolios, with Keith Trauner, The GoodHaven Fund portfolio manager and Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist.

  • CNBC Sound Off: Housing, Rising Energy     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    CNBC guests offer their views on housing politics in Washington and whether energy prices will bite into corporate margins.

  • Oracle Earnings Beat Street     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    Oracle reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, sending its shares higher in after-hours trading, with Richard Davis, Canaccord Genuity; Patrick Walravens, JMP Securities; and CNBC's Jon Fortt & Maria Bartiromo.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Dark Cloud of Earnings?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    There is concern among some investors that the upcoming earnings season could derail recent gains in the stock market, reports CNBC's Jeff Cox.

  • Australia Tax Sparks Mining Selloff     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    Jon Kykawy, Byron Capital Markets, discusses how to play the mining sector after Australia passed a controversial, 30% mining tax into law. "The obvious next target of the tax could be nickel and copper," he says.

  • Investing Pros Share Favorite Stock Picks     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    Discussing whether the market will continue to trade higher in 2012, and what stocks you should pick up now, with Keith Trauner, Good Haven Fund portfolio manager and Bob Froehlich, The Hartford chief investment strategist. They also share their favorite stock picks.

  • What Weighs on Mortgage Rates?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports bankers are seeing improved demand, but investors made up 23% of existing home buyers in January and they are mostly using cash.