Market Outlook


  • IEA Says Libyan Oil Exports Halted Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    The International Energy Agency says Libyan oil exports have "ground to a halt" because of the fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Nuke Crisis Sparks Selling     Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    Japan shares slump nearly 11as radiation from nuclear plant leaks, with Ben Collett, Louis Capital Markets head of Japanese equities.

  • BoJ Needs to Get Grip on Market Sentiment: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The Bank of Japan needs to hold of market sentiment or risk the economy falling into a bigger-than-expected recession, according to Phillipe Gijsels of BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Nikkei, Topix Hit 2-Year Lows on Kan's Warning Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 5:54 AM ET

    Japanese shares plunged on Tuesday as fresh explosions rocked a damaged nuclear plant and triggered a rise in radiation levels, sending investors fleeing from riskier assets such as equities and commodities across Asia.

  • US State Dept Urges Americans to Avoid Bahrain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Protesters run from a cloud of teargas during a clash with Bahraini security forces near the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain. Protesters said that the army fired on them with live rounds, followed by teargas which drove the demonstrators back. There are unconfirmed reports that there are four dead in the clashes.

    The U.S. State Department urged U.S. citizens on Tuesday to defer travel to Bahrain and suggested Americans there should leave due to ongoing political and civil unrest.

  • Fed Meets as Economic Risks Widen Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:46 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday at a time of widening economic risks: higher oil and food prices; unemployment near 9 percent; crises in the Middle East and Japan.

  • Quake Provides 'Excuse' for More Easing: Economist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Following the huge losses on the Nikkei, with more than $700 billion dollars wiped off the Japanese market in just two sessions, one economist is predicting the tragic events in Japan will be an "excuse" 'to move to quantitative easing in all major markets.

  • Europe Stocks Set for Steep Losses at Start Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET

    Stocks across Europe are indicated to drop sharply when trading starts Tuesday pulled down by a major selloff in Japan and weakness across the rest of Asian markets.

  • Nikkei 225 Could Plunge to as Low as 7,000: Chartist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 12:06 AM ET

    That the market will fall, and fall rapidly is a given. The key question is how far the market may fall before it finds support. The reaction to the Kobe earthquake provides some clues.

  • Charting Asia | Nikkei 225 Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:41 PM ET
  • Worries Mount Over Japan     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 3:43 PM ET

    Weighing in on how investors should weigh in on this market, with Christian Magoon, Magoon Capital, and Hank Smith, Haverford Investments.

  • Bull Market Met its Match?     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Discussing investors' questioning the markets as stocks sell off, with Frank Gannon, The Royce Funds and Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners.

  • Arab Gulf Forces Said to Deploy to Bahrain Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 11:54 AM ET
    Bahraini anti-government protesters gather in Pearl Square, in Manama.

    Forces from Gulf Arab countries will help with maintaining order in Bahrain and some forces have already arrived in the country, according to press reports.

  • Quake's Shock Waves     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Discussing the impact of the disaster in Japan on global markets, with Joe Moglia, Ameritrade chairman, and Steven Bernstein, Oppenheimer Investments.

  • Nikkei Plunges 6.2% After Deadly Quake Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks outside Japan edged up on Monday, with demand for commodity-related shares offsetting the steep drop in Japanese markets following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

  • Pedestrians cross the street using the Shibuya crossing in Shibuya on May 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. Shibuya is not only a busy business district but also known for it's vibrant nightlife and fashion.

    While the world has fallen out of love with the Japanese economy in recent years it remains an economic powerhouse and important to the global economy, Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, said Monday.

  • History Shows Rebuilding Spurs Economy Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 2:45 AM ET
    Tsunami hits Japan

    A few years ago, a senior official at Japan’s finance ministry shocked a foreign guest by making a deliberately provocative statement. “What Japan’s economy needs is a really good earthquake,” he said. Now, tragically, his tongue-in-cheek wish has come true, the Financial Times reports.

  • Debt Fight Unleashes QE3 by Stealth: Economist Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 2:24 AM ET

    Congress unwittingly unleashed a third wave of quantitative easing (QE3) by stealth by refusing to raise the US Treasury’s debt ceiling, according to Paul Ashworth, US economist at Capital Economics.

  • Europe to Open Lower, Hit by Japan Quake Toll Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:43 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening lower on Monday as markets continue to look at the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday.

  • Shiller: Housing Decline Resurfacing     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Robert Shiller, Yale University professor of economics and co-creator of S&P Case/Shiller Home Price Index, discusses the outlook for U.S. real estate and describes how, despite pessimism in the marketplace, now could be the time to invest in the bubble markets.