Market Outlook


  • Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria explains why he supports higher taxes for the rich, and how he is preparing his company for possible tax changes. "Business executives are scenario-planning, waiting and seeing," he explains.

  • Discussing how to protect your investments amid fiscal cliff fears, with Art Cashin of UBS and Ron Insana, CNBC senior analyst. "If we're really going to go over the cliff, the Treasury has to call on corporate America to change the withholding tables," Cashin explains.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Prices Lower     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Better Job Growth Ahead?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Discussing the state of the markets amid fiscal cliff fears, and whether another cash infusion will offer a boost, with Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management; Chris Hyzy, U.S. Trust; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • What's Holding Back the Markets?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 3:58 PM ET

    Discussing where the markets stand at today's closing bell, with Michael Shea, Direct Access Partners.

  • Bumpy Markets in 2012, What's Ahead?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 3:44 PM ET

    Discussing the nature of the U.S. economic recovery, and how to invest going into the New Year, with Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Advisors senior equity strategist.

  • Discussing how the fiscal cliff might impact corporate rates, and investment-related rates, with Fedex CEO Fred Smith.

  • President Obama is visiting a middle-class family in Northern Virginia, and said he "remains optimistic" that lawmakers can reach a deal that is good for middle-class families and the U.S. economy.

  • Bullish Sentiment at 8-Month Highs     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Bullish sentiment is at 8-month highs, but equity allocation is at the lowest level of the year. Larry Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; Scott Coyler, Advisors Asset Management; George Young, Villere Balanced Fund; and CNBC's Jeff Cox, discuss.

  • Consumer Reports on Ford's Top Hybrids     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:53 PM ET

    According to Consumer Reports, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-Max Hybrid both do not get 47 mpg.

  • Wind to Solve All Energy Needs?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Right now, wind power receives a subsidy from Uncle Sam, but that could vanish if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Ken Caldeira of Carnegie Institution for Science.

  • All America Economic Survey     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    Discussing the results from CNBC's "All America Survey" on how many people believe now is a good time to invest, with CNBC's Steve Liesman; and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, offers a strategy for investors now.

  • Rebound In Gold Prices     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the pressure on the euro is causing some buying in the gold market.

  • Tech Stocks Gain Strength Today     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the recovery in tech stocks, including Apple coming off of its lows but still in bear market territory.

  • What Can Be Compromised?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:18 PM ET

    Making a pitch on just how much spending cuts on Medicare and defense he would like to see, with Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA). "In Georgia, we have reduced our budget $0.03 at a time, and it is a reasonable way to go about it," he explains.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on Capitol Hill where Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is stirring up the negotiations.

  • JPMorgan Analyst: Not a Risk-Off Scenario     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    The stock market will end the year strong, following a resolution of the so-called "fiscal cliff," says Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan.

  • Santelli: Who's Biggest 'Fiscal Cliff' Loser?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, about why he believes the Fed will suffer the most if the nation goes over the "cliff."

  • All America Survey: Who's Investing Now?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals the results from his "All America Survey" on how many people believe now is a good time to invest.

  • Initial Jobless Claims: 370,000     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reveals the latest numbers on unemployment, and discussing its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.