Market Outlook


  • Eyeing the Markets on Fed's Decision     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    How the markets might move after hearing from Fed Chairman Bernanke, with Ken Volpert, Vangaurd and Scott Minerd, Guggenheim.

  • Markets Barely Move on Fed Decision     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    The Fed has left rates unchanged, and comments on a declining jobless rate. Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ken Volpert, Vangaurd; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim; CNBC's Steve Liesman; and Mad Money's Jim Cramer, react.

  • Liesman: The Fed’s ‘Head Scratcher’     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    The Fed says "fiscal policy has become somewhat more restrictive," and it will keep the funds rate at current levels, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Cramer: Fed Has A Tough Job     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    What should investors expect to hear from the Fed? Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ken Volpert, Vangaurd; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim; and Mad Money's Jim Cramer, provide perspective. "A lot of the economy is terrible, and the Fed has a tough job today," explains Jim Cramer.

  • Fed Decision Ahead: Bernanke's Legacy     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    If Fed Chairman Bernanke is not nominated again, who might likely take over? Neil Irwin, The Washington Post; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; Ben White, Politico; and Josh Boak, The Fiscal times, share their opinions.

  • The Fed vs. The World     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    Anticipating the Fed's news conference set for this afternoon, with Neil Irwin, The Washington Post; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; Ben White, Politico; and Josh Boak, The Fiscal times.

  • Fed Announcement Ahead     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports investors are watching what the Fed has to say about the decline in unemployment, and how the sequester is factored into the economic outlook.

  • FMHR Final Trade     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 12:58 PM ET

    The FMHR traders reveal their final trades.

  • European Markets Close     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the homebuilders are rallying in the UK, and the movement in banks on the Cyprus crisis.

  • Why Santelli's Watching Cyprus, Russia & the Fed     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, about the EU's "bonehead" stance on Cyprus, and why he's keeping an eye on the Fed's forecast and Jeremy Stein's vote.

  • Markets Await Fed's Interest Rate Decision     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Peter Andersen, Congress Asset Management; and Stuart Freeman, Wells Fargo Advisors, discuss what's driving today's market action as the Dow hits a new intraday high, and the S&P resumes its march to an all-time high.

  • Santelli: The Fed, Cyprus and Ooh That Smell     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli explains what has him riled about the Fed and the markets.

  • Low Fed Rates 'Akin to Price-Fixing': JPM Strategist Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's near-zero interest rate policy is hurting savers and keeping a lid on consumer spending, David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds, told CNBC.

  • Will Markets Get a Bernanke Bounce or Bust?     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management; and Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel, take a look at what to expect from the FOMC meeting; and how to play market uncertainty.

  • Wednesday's Market Roadmap     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on today's top business headlines, including FedEx's earnings miss; a preview of the Fed's policy decision on interest rates; and an upgrade for BlackBerry.

  • Cramer's Stocks to Watch: FedEx & Williams-Sonoma     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell.

  • What to Expect From Fed Decision     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of the likely outcome from the Fed's two-day meeting.

  • Cyprus Keeps Global Investors on Edge     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    John Lynch, Wells Fargo Bank; and Thomas Lee, JPMorgan, discuss how worries about Cyprus and the Fed are impacting the markets.

  • Stocks Goes Positive Ahead of the Bell     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    Mark Travis, Intrepid Capital Funds, provides insight on how to play market volatility amid uncertainty in Europe and ahead of the Fed's policy statement later today.

  • Will Market Correction Slow Down the Bulls?     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    Worries about Cyprus, Europe, and the Fed are putting the market rally on hold. David Bianco, Deutsche Bank; and Steven Romick, First Pacific Advisors, take a look at market volatility, and discuss how to manage risk.