Market Outlook


  • Four Banks Set to Bid for Mortgage Securities Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:05 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Four Wall Street banks were on Tuesday finalizing bids for $7 billion of mortgage-related securities that used to belong to AIG and are due to be auctioned later this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The FT reports.

  • Shanghai Rally to Face Resistance at 2,300: Charts Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 8:16 PM ET

    The current rally is testing the support/resistance level near 2,300. A move above this level is bullish. A retreat away from this level is bearish and confirms the downtrend remains very strong.

  • Cramer's Vanity Play: ZELTIQ Aesthetics  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Gordie Nye, ZELTIQ Aesthetics CEO, discusses the company's FDA approved technology for removing fat, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer: Tune Up Your Portfolio with Magna  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    The auto market is definitely on the rebound, says Mad Money's Cramer, and the best way to play it is with companies that supply the big automobile makers, like best of breed, Magna.

  • Off the Charts: Shanghai Composite  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer turns a technical eye on the Shanghai Composite Index for a read on the Chinese market, as interpreted by TheStreet.com's Dan Fitzpatrick.

  • Mad Money Markets  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses Europe's strategy to get out of its debt crisis, and why U.S. markets rally, despite EU downgrades.

  • Gartman: Go Big or Go Home Trade  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why he thinks big cap stocks are set to outperform.

  • Volatility Hits TD Ameritrade  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Will encouraging economic data in the U.S. get retail investors off the sidelines and back into the market? Fredric Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade CEO, weighs in.

  • Stocks Rally Ahead of Bank Earnings  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak, and CNBC's Mary Thompson drill down on Tuesday's market rally and a look ahead to bank earnings.

  • Does Market Rally Have Legs?  Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 12:12 PM ET

    Abigail Doolittle, analyst at Peak Theories Research, discusses whether positive momentum for the markets can continue.

  • 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.

  • Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    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
  • 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
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    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.

  • Don't Take Your Cue From an 'Inferior' Company  Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    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.