Market Outlook


  • Mad Money Markets  Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    How the heck did the markets rally today in face on so many lousy data points, asks Mad Money host Jim Cramer, who says investor need to be aware of many cross currents at play.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Sharply Higher on Greek Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 1:15 AM ET

    Stocks across Europe were expected to make significant gains at the open on Thursday, following a show of support for Greece from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • Britain to Sue ECB Over Threat to City Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Britain is to sue the European Central Bank for setting rules that allegedly handicap the City of London and would force one of the world’s largest clearing houses to decamp operations to the euro area.

  • Volatility Playbook: Puts on the VIX  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

    Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com weighs in on the the volatility index and why it may have run its course.

  • Delivering Alpha: Best Ideas & Alpha  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen talks to six power players to get their best ideas for investing right now, featuring Kyle Bass, Hayman Advisors LP founder and principal; Leon G. Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman and CEO; Philip Falcone, Harbinger Capital Investments founder; J. Tomilson Hill, Blackstone Marketable Alternative Asset Management CEO; Daniel S. Loeb, Third Point LLC founder and CEO; Anne B. Popkin, Symphony Asset Management president.

  • Facebook IPO Likely Delayed Until Late 2012 Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    The highly anticipated IPO of Facebook will likely be delayed until late 2012, people familiar with the company said.

  • Trader Triple Play  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    A look at Wednesday's market activity from the trading floor, with Joesph Greco, Meridian Equity Partners, Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Treasury to Accommodate Fed on 'Twist' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:47 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    The US Treasury would effectively accommodate a possible Federal Reserve stimulus to drive down long-term interest rates, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Lower After Banks' Downgrade Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 2:09 AM ET
    Share Price chart

    European stocks were expected to open lower on Wednesday after Moody's downgraded Societe Generale and Credit Agricole's ratings on worries about their exposure to Greece.

  • Euro-Dollar Weakness to Find Support at $1.29: Charts Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 8:09 PM ET

    Any fall in the euro-dollar below $1.36 has a high probability of cascading into a fall to $1.29, which in turn, will have a high probability of quickly falling into the consolidation support area with a potential downside target near $1.24.

  • Are Western Bond Markets Turning Japanese? Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 2:10 AM ET
    A pedestrian passes before a share prices board in Tokyo, Japan.

    It might only be a number or a psychological barrier for markets. But the 2 percent level that 10-year U.S. Treasury and German Bund yields have dived under in the past few days is hugely significant. The FT reports.

  • European stocks are expected to make healthy gains at the open following a report that Italy is seeking support in the bond market from China.

  • Ghizzoni Prepares 'Serious' Plan for UniCredit Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 12:15 AM ET

    "I've no regrets." Federico Ghizzoni, chief executive of UniCredit, told the FT after his first year in the top job at Italy's largest bank by assets.

  • Charting the S&P 500  Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 5:16 PM ET

    A technical look at where the S&P 500 is likely headed, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer Asset Management chief market strategist.

  • Italy Turns to China for Help in Debt Crisis Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 3:37 PM ET
    Global Markets

    Italy’s center-right government is turning to cash-rich China in the hope that Beijing will help rescue it from financial crisis by making “significant” purchases of Italian bonds, the FT reports.

  • JP Morgan Chief Says Bank Rules 'Anti-US' Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 7:20 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    New international bank capital rules are “anti-American” and the US should consider pulling out of the Basel group of global regulators, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, has said.

  • Tokyo Exchange

    Major Asian stock markets dropped between 2 and 3 percent on Monday after the resignation of European Central Bank’s de facto chief economist Juergen Stark heightened uncertainty for investors. A number of analysts and investors told CNBC they forecast a further global selloff given a lack of clear policy solutions from Europe.

  • Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    European stocks are expected to fall sharply at the market open on Monday amid renewed fears about the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Mad Money Markets  Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramers says individual companies are taking a backseat to big-picture macro worries about Europe. So until there is some resolution from European governments, or stocks go lower, investors should stay cautious.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook  Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including speeches from President Obama and Fed Chairman Bernanke, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.