Market Outlook


  • Is the U.S. Headed into Recession?  Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with a look at whether activist shareholders will shake things up at Rearch in Motion, and the hedge fund perspective on whether the U.S. will slip into recession, with Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital.

  • Has the Market Hit the Bottom?  Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Jeff Saut, Raymond James chief investment strategist says the market hit bottom last week and the U.S. will not go into recession.

  • Can the Rally Continue?  Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    Vadim Zlotnikov, AllianceBernstein, explains why the only certainty is volatility these days.

  • Two-Tier Economy Looms for UK: Analyst Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    A two-tier economy is emerging in the UK, with small-cap companies being left behind, Keith McGregor, EMEA head of restructuring at Ernst & Young, told CNBC Monday.

  • Marc Faber Bullish on US Dollar  Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Marc Faber of the Gloom, Doom & Boom Report, shares his outlook on the global economy. "Despite of the fact the ECB and European governments will flood the markets with liquidity to bail themselves out, global liquidity is tightening," he says. "It's bad for asset prices but it's good for the US dollar."

  • Test Traders for Cocaine Use: Italian Minister Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 5:14 AM ET

    Drugs, and especially cocaine, "pollute" the economic world and traders should be tested for narcotics, Carlo Giovanardi, a junior minister with responsibility for the family in Silvio Berlusconi's government, said in an interview published on YouTube and quoted by the Guardian.

  • Average UK Household Faces Fuel Poverty by 2015 Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    The average UK household will be in “fuel poverty” by the next election in 2015 if energy bills, which have almost doubled as a share of median income since 2004, stay on their current path, the FT reports.

  • Stocks to Open Flat; Slovakia Vote Watched Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:01 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were called broadly flat on Tuesday as shares rose for a fourth straight trading day on Monday, buoyed by a Franco-German pledge to act within the next month to recapitalize troubled euro zone banks in a bid to resolve the European sovereign debt crisis.

  • Charting Asia | Copper Comex Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:48 PM ET
  • Jim Rogers One-on-One  Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 7:18 PM ET

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings chairman weighs in on global market risks and whether investors should beware of commodities.

  • No Huddle Offense: Oil  Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts, saying unless oil collapses between now and earnings season, this is the group that seems most out of whack versus the fundamentals.

  • Cramer: Time to Love Stocks Again?  Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Are you running out of reasons to hate stocks? Mad Money host Jim Cramer says the markets have reached an interesting dichotomy: the paid to wait stocks are no longer waiting, and the big dog machinery plays are now cheap.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Volatility Through Earnings Season?  Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:33 AM ET

    News out of Europe is helping spark optimism in the markets this morning, but will volatility stay? Scott Bauer, president at SIB Equity Options discusses. "Nobody wants to take a position overnight," he says. "I still see high volatility into earning seasons."

  • Gloomy Outlook Tests Analysts’ Confidence Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:25 AM ET

    It is hard to envisage a less propitious climate for equity analysis than a gloomy outlook for advanced economies combined with sustained and severe market volatility.

  • Funds Eye Distressed Debt Opportunities Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 3:18 AM ET

    US hedge funds and private equity firms that specialise in distressed situations are gearing up new or existing European offices in expectation of a surge in coming opportunities as the continent grapples with its sovereign debt crisis and sputtering growth, reported the FT.

  • European Stocks Seen Higher; Dexia Rescue Approved Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
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    European stocks were expected to open higher on Monday after the board of troubled bank Dexia approved a government-led rescue plan.  But investors await details on plans announced by Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy to recapitalize under fire euro zone banks.

  • UK Finance Minister Osborne Urged to Be 'Churchillian' Saturday, 8 Oct 2011 | 9:11 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne will need to be “Churchillian” in acting swiftly to bolster corporate confidence and unlock private investment in energy, transport, broadband and housing, according to the head of Britain’s biggest business lobby group. The FT reports.

  • Cramer's Stock Market Game Plan  Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer lays out next week's investment strategy, but cautions that unless something positive comes out of Europe, it will be tough for the U.S. markets to gain traction .

  • S&P's Stuck in Mid-Range?  Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 6:43 AM ET

    "The market has been a magnet to this level for 2.5 months now," says Ben Lichtenstein, TradersAudio.com.