Market Outlook


  • Q1 Earnings Preview  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    Looking ahead to first quarter earnings reports, following Alcoa's mixed results, announced yesterday, with Ashwani Kaul, Kaul Advisory Group, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times. Also, the impact of high oil.

  • Bet on M&A, Not Consumer Spending: Strategist Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:45 AM ET

    Rising commodity prices mean investors should stay clear of consumer discretionary stocks, according to Nomura strategist Ian Scott.

  • Bailouts and the EU’s Tea Party Moment Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:42 AM ET
    People demonstrate in Perpignan, southern France, on the sidelines of the strikes again the pension reform.

    Popular anger at bailouts and austerity has already toppled leaders on the euro zone’s periphery. Now, anger is beginning to infect Europe’s prosperous core, reports the Financial Times.

  • Coppola Makes Wine Expert an Offer He Can’t Refuse Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:28 AM ET
    Wine glass

    Francis Ford Coppola, the oenophile film director, has lured a wine expert from Château Margaux, one of Bordeaux’s first growths, to reinvigorate his California winery.

  • Charting Asia | Australian Stock Exchange Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:20 AM ET
  • Chairman Sees More Pain For Nokia Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 1:58 AM ET

    Nokia’s board expects the mobile phone company to suffer more losses in smartphone market share before it enjoys gains from its radical change in ­strategy, said Jorma Ollila, chairman, the Financial Times reports.

  • Glencore Eyes Big Mergers After IPO Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Ivan Glasenberg has broken a decade-long silence ahead of the launch of Glencore’s initial public offering this week, saying that the flotation will give the world’s top commodities trader the financial firepower it needs as consolidation gathers pace, the FT reports.

  • US Profits Set to Suffer as Commodity Prices Bite Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Analysts expect companies to report slower growth in profits for the first quarter as rising commodity prices dent profit margins and risk hitting consumer spending. The FT reports.

  • US Can Grow Without Higher Debt Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    The amount of debt held on the world’s balance sheets, whether they are governments, individuals, businesses or banks has people worried.

  • Consensus on Forecasts, Underweight Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:21 AM ET

    The remarkable thing about all consensus forecasts is that they are so wrong so often, Richard Cookson, the CIO of Citi Private Bank said in an interview with CNBC Monday.

  • BP Navigates Russia Inc On Rosneft Deal Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:07 AM ET
    BP sign

    BP will launch a final attempt this week to salvage a proposed alliance with Rosneft, the Russian state oil group, and intends to seek Russian government approval to buy out its billionaire partners in TNK-BP or do so in tandem with Rosneft.

  • Forecaster: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly… Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:32 AM ET

    Fathom Consulting in London today launches a new global economic modeling system which focuses on 22 countries looking at the interaction between the real economy and financial markets. Its findings will offer support for the bulls on US growth, worry those who expect China to keep driving the global economy and scare holders of peripheral euro zone debt.

  • Commodities Next Week  Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold, silver and copper are likely headed Monday.

  • Take Your Position: Earning Season  Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    A look at the earnings calendar, with Alcoa kicking off the season. Alcoa hit a 52-week high before reversing. A Money In Motion currency trade, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan. Also, the suddenly high price of oil and Pops & Drops.

  • Word on the Street Now  Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Justice approves Google's acquisition of ITA with certain conditions. And markets head lower in the face of a government shutdown and a spike in oil prices, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Yield Hunters  Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    How can you protect yourself if you buy an MLP right now. The keys to finding income in a low-rate environment, with Darren Horowitz, Raymond James.

  • Faber: Masters of the Market  Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report," discusses the world economy and the amount of paper being printed by central banks. His preference, as a result, is gold. Faber adds that in the current environment, cash and bonds are dangerous. Everything is going up, he says. Only at the Federal Reserve is there no inflation.

  • Misery Index Points to Trouble, Just Not For Obama Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter

    The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery.  As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.

  • Afraid of Euro Break-Up? Buy Eastern Europe Debt Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:50 AM ET

    While periphery euro zone countries are drowning in a sea of debt and investor reluctance, Eastern Europe – which two years ago sent shockwaves through markets – is now shining away from the limelight.

  • Madoff Seeks to Spread Blame for Fraud Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff has sought to spread blame for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme to banks, regulators and some of his oldest business associates in a rambling jailhouse interview with the Financial Times.