Market Outlook


  • BofA Lowers S&P 500 Forecast     Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Savita Subramanian, BofA Merrill Lynch head of U.S. equity & quantitative strategy, explains why she has lowered earnings expectations on the S&P 500 and maintains a year-end target at 1,450.

  • Faber Report: 'Nuts & Bolts of JPMorgan'     Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    "The quarter itself was better than many analyst who follow this company, anticipated," says CNBC's David Faber breaking down the second quarter numbers on the banking giant, despite its $4.4 billion dollar trading loss.

  • June's Producer Price Index Up 0.1%     Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    "This is a huge miss in terms of analyst expectations," says CNBC's Rick Santelli breaking down the latest data on the health of the U.S. economy, with Brian Levitt, OppenheimerFunds economist.

  • Commodity Falls Spark Investor Rethink Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    Prices of commodities from oil to copper have fallen sharply. Money is flowing out of the sector and some investors are questioning the so-called commodities ‘supercycle’ – the mantra that prices will rise and rise, underpinned by Chinese growth, the Financial Times reports.

  • Dash for Cash That Heralds Painful Freeze Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:15 AM ET

    In normal circumstances, the antics of America’s corporate treasurers should not worry Washington politicians. After all, corporate treasurers are like the supply chain managers of the financial world: decent, unassuming people, who prefer to stay out of the limelight, performing the crucial-but-dull role of handling company finances, the Financial Times reports.

  • No Huddle Offense: Finding Quality Dividends     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day.

  • American Capital Realty Trust chairman Nick Schorsch discusses his company's business model, latest purchases, and today's announcement that it plans to spend $64 million in acquisitions.

  • Should Mako's Guidance Cut Hit Intuitive?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mako Surgical cut its full-year guidance, and the next day, Intuitive Surgical's share price fell 20 points. Mad Money host Jim Cramer, explains why Mako is "damaged goods," and Intuitive is "in excellent shape."

  • Cramer on Duke & Progress Merger     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced a $32 million merger, and after the CEO swap, how should you invest? Mad Money host Jim Cramer, offers insight.

  • A 'Tale of Two Cities' Market? Cramer Explains     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses how dynamic the stock market can be, and advises investors to learn how to be able to discern which stocks are the "usual bullish suspects."

  • Trade of the Day: WellPoint 'Very Cheap'     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders explain why WellPoint makes today's "trade of the day."

  • Protein Shortage Ahead?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Carl Icahn upped his stake in Navistar, with the Fast Money traders; and Barclays and Goldman Sachs are increasing their price forecast for grain futures as corn continues to rally, with Jim Bower, Bower Trading. "If this weather stays inflammatory, and we keep dropping this yield down on soybeans, we could be faced with a protein shortage worldwide in the months to come," says Bower.

  • More Bankruptcies, Muni Crisis on the Horizon?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how city bankruptcies are impacting the municipality market; and Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Company, offers insight, and discusses the LIBOR scandal's effect on municipalities.

  • Previewing China's GDP     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Shares of Caterpillar are down 11.8 percent YTD, and the Fast Money traders discuss whether the stock is falling apart; and weighing in on China's economy ahead of its GDP number, with Jing Ulrich, JPMorgan. "Inflation is down, which means, in the coming few months, we'll have monetary policy easing from the central government," says Ulrich

  • Tomorrow in 30: China, Earnings & Markets     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    All eyes are on data out of China and bank earnings tomorrow, with Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak; Robert Smalley, UBS; and Kevin Caron, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Foreclosures Filings Up     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    New foreclosure filings are on the rise as banks are moving long-delinquent loans into the foreclosure process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage, and Daniel Indiviglio, Reuters Breakingviews, weigh in.

  • Stock Market Closes in the Red     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Discussing Wall Street's losing streak, with Mark Freeman, Westwood Income Opportunity Fund; Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.

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

  • Breaking the Losing Streak?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P are trying to end a losing streak, with Thomas Belesis, John Thomas Financial CEO; David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles; and CNBC's Rick Santelli & Bob Pisani.

  • 'Inept Congress' Sinking Stocks?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    John Silvia, Wells Fargo, and Doug Rowat, Raymond James, discuss whether Washington is to blame for the wishy-washy market.

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