Market Outlook


  • Banks Set to Double Crisis Loans From ECB Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 11:27 PM ET

    European banks are preparing to tap the European Central Bank’s emergency funding scheme for up to twice as much as the ECB supplied in its debut €489bn auction last month, providing further evidence of the sector’s liquidity squeeze. The FT reports.

  • Charting Asia | Australian Dollar Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:15 PM ET
  • No Huddle Offense: Facebook's Float?  Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on whether investors should be in on the Facebook deal.

  • Gartman: Sees Gold Going to 1,800 EUR  Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:33 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses the outlook for the precious metal, saying there is still plenty of upside in gold, as Europe fails to reach a debt deal.

  • Don't Bet on a Short-Fueled Rally  Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:27 PM ET

    Is the rally of 2012 just short covering? William Duff Gordon, Data Explorers Research, discusses whether investors should short the stocks that are popping this year.

  • Bullish on US Equities? Market Pro Explains  Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy, discusses opportunities in U.S. equities and why he likes emerging markets in Asia. "The balance sheets of the governments are extremely strong," he adds.

  • Markets in Europe extend losses as Wall Street slumps. Bank stocks among the biggest losers. Yields fall in the latest 5- and 10-year auction of Italian debt. Negotiations between Greece and private-sector creditors continue. Underwriters hike cost of insuring Portugal bonds and want upfront payment. And Germany's Merkel to actively support re-election efforts of Frances's Sarkozy.

  • Greek Fury at Plan for EU Budget Control Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 6:04 AM ET
    Greek Parliament

    Greece’s finance minister angrily rejected a German plan for the euro zone to impose a budget overseer onto Athens, saying it would improperly force his country to choose between “financial assistance” and “national dignity”. The FT reports.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX to Open Lower Ahead of EU Summit Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open lower on Monday as European government heads meet in Brussels for their first summit of 2012.

  • The health of the global economy, and that of markets, depends on the success of a series of medium-term handoffs between the public and private sectors – in growth, balance sheets and credit flows.

  • Cypress CEO on Earnings & Outlook  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    TJ Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductor CEO discusses his company's earnings and next quarter's lower expectations, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer's Favorite Health Care Play: Sanofi  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer, explains why Sanofi-Aventis is his favorite medical breakthrough stock, saying it has excellent management; its growth platforms are working; and it supplies a juicy dividend.

  • No Huddle Offense: Ford's Not So Rosy Story  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why Ford's stock got slammed today; because the company simply overpromised and under-delivered.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer says investors need to keep their eyes open next week because on Wednesday, Facebook is expected to file to become public, and there's a lot of earnings to keep track of, but unlike so much of last year when Europe was in control, these results actually matter now.

  • Is the Market on the Brink of a Breakout?  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan takes a look at where charts indicate the market is headed. Breaking down the technical indicators, with Dan Wantrobski, Janney Capital Markets. Also, a look at Facebook's valuation, and what the fundamentals indicate about the market's direction, with Rich Weiss, American Century Investments, and Randy Bateman, Huntington Asset Advisors.

  • Buy Individual Names, Not Market?  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Stocks are on pace for their best monthly gains since October. So should you trade the markets or individual stocks? Zachary Karabell, a CNBC contributor, explains.

  • BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank by assets, has put on the block up to $11 billion of loans to oil and gas companies, the Financial Times reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC to Open Lower; Greek Talks Continue Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 12:59 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open lower on Friday as talks continue between the Greek government and private bondholders over the losses they are willing to incur on their debt holdings.

  • Europe Could Learn From US Debt Scramble Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    Last summer, some of America’s largest banks secretly stocked their cash machines with the maximum possible supply of notes. The reason? In July 2011, the bankers feared that the US might be about to suffer a technical default, because Congress could not agree on measures to raise the debt ceiling. The FT reports.

  • Cramer: Gauging Tech's Outook with Avnet  Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Rick Hamada, Avnet CEO, discusses his company's earnings, and the forecast for the tech sector in 2012, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.