Market Outlook


  • Mortgage Giants Find a Bright Spot in Rental Financing Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 2:06 PM ET
    Archstone Chelsea, New York, NY

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  • Euro Shares Fall as Banks Sag, Oil Jumps Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    European shares dropped on Wednesday as fresh concern about the impact of the credit crunch on the banking sector hit financial shares, while a late spike in the oil price rekindled worries about inflation.

  • Mechanism for Credit Is Still Stuck Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Credit Crunch

    A year after financial tremors first shook Wall Street, a crucial artery of modern money management remains broken. And until that conduit is fixed or replaced, borrowers will see interest rates continue to rise even as availability worsens for home mortgages, student loans, auto loans and commercial mortgages, says the New York Times.

  • Today's Top Videos: New Dells, Speedos & More Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    Dell introduces their new line of laptops, designed to have the greatest security, the longest battery life and the most robust design, while Warnaco's Speedo is the most desired swimwear for Olympic swimmers. Following are today's top videos:

  • Banks Drag on Euro Stocks, Autos Rally Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    European shares ended with losses on Tuesday as the region's financial stocks suffered following further writedowns from the third-largest U.S. bank JPMorgan.

  • Leaving Wall Street for a Job Overseas Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    As Wall Street’s troubles continue, big investment banks are moving some key employees to increasingly influential hubs of finance in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, the New York Times reports.

  • AIG 'Not Out of the Woods Yet': Goldman Analyst Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    American International Group, the world's largest insurer, may have to raise more capital to bolster its balance sheet if its credit ratings are cut again, Goldman Sachs analyst Tom Cholnoky said in a note to clients.

  • Autos, Oil Push Euro Stocks to Six Week High Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    European shares rose to six-week highs on Monday as the euro boosted exporters such as automotive stocks, while fighting between Russia and Georgia gave early support to crude oil prices that helped the energy sector.

  • Beyond Stocks: Four Plays That Offer Safe Returns Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    With the Fed likely to keep interest rates steady and the economy showing no signs of rebounding soon, investors are looking beyond stocks to find safer returns.

  • Euro Stocks Gain as Dollar Rises, Oil Falls Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    European shares ended a volatile session with gains on Friday as a sharp drop in crude oil more than offset initial disappointment over earnings from U.S. home lender Fannie Mae.

  • Banks Drag European Shares Lower Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    European shares ended Thursday's choppy session down slightly as concern about the reach of the credit crunch offset a potentially supportive shift in market expectations for no more euro zone rate rises this year.

  • Banks, Miners Lift European Stocks Higher Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    European stocks rose on Wednesday, with banks gaining ground after BNP Paribas delivered better-than-expected earnings and commodities rallying after Xstrata launched a $10 billion bid for Lonmin.

  • Banks Lead Rally in Euro Stocks; Oil Falls  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    European stocks gained on Tuesday to snap a three-day losing streak thanks to a drop in oil prices and better than feared results from Societe Generale that lifted banks ahead of a U.S. rate decision.

  • HSBC, Miners Drag Euro Stocks Down Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

    European shares fell for a third straight day on Monday, as results from HSBC hit financial stocks and a broad-based decline in metal prices dented the mining sector.

  • European Stocks Fall on Selloff in Mining Sector Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    European stocks fell on Friday, knocked lower by a sharp drop in mining shares that followed falling metal prices, while automakers retreated after a profit warning from BMW and GM's massive loss.

  • Japanese Flag

    The Nikkei 225 Average fell 2.2% on Friday, as electronics maker NEC Corp plunged 14 % on a sharp drop in quarterly earnings and a ratings cut by a brokerage, while banks slid on sharp profit declines.

  • ArcelorMittal, Siemens Lead Euro Stocks Higher Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 1:00 PM ET

    European shares ended sharply higher on Wednesday, lifted by upbeat results from industrial bellwethers Siemens and ArcelorMittal, while financials rose after major central banks expanded liquidity-boosting measures.

  • Euro Shares Higher on US Data, Oil Declines Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    European shares ended higher on Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak after data showed a rise in U.S. consumer confidence, though banks limited gains due to worries over more writedowns linked to a credit crisis.

  • Russian Market Tumbles 5.5%; Paris Bucks Trend Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 7:39 AM ET

    Mst major indexes across Europe saw red arrows Friday, with Russia sinking the most after the country's prime minister launched an attck on a steel giant.

  • European Stocks Fall on Weak Autos Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 7:40 AM ET

    European stocks fell on Thursday, giving up most of the previous day's gains as cuts in  annual forecasts from Daimler and Renault hit autos and weakening commodities dragged oils and miners lower.