Market Outlook


  • Keeping Your Portfolio Diversified     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Diversification is the key to avoiding enormous losses, and making sure you can stay in the game, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Randi Zuckerberg Zinged     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Amazon.com says it received 26.5 million orders on its "peak" shopping day this season, and a photo of the Zuckerberg family was shared without permission from Randi Zuckerberg's Facebook page, with CNBC's Jane Wells; and also, the Fast Money traders share their lottery ticket trades ahead of 2013.

  • Money In Motion: Trading the Yen's Dive     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank, offers a trading strategy for those interested in playing the Japanese Yen's dive; and the Fast Money traders make their bets on Ford and Macy's.

  • Stocks Have a Bad Case of the 'Fiscal Cliff' Jitters Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:26 PM ET

    Stocks are increasingly vulnerable as the "fiscal cliff" deadline nears, but traders are still betting politicians will compromise on a deal to head it off, even if it's early in 2013.

  • Two Sectors Headed for Correction: Sine     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    A four-year cycle in the stock market suggests that a couple of sectors are going to lead us lower, says Barry Sine, Drexel Hamilton director of research.

  • 2013 Correction Ahead?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders discuss the WSJ report that 2013 is the "do-or-die" moment for retail stocks including JC Penney; and Barry Sine, Drexel Hamilton, discusses whether the market's weakness will continue in 2013.

  • Tomorrow in :30     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    All eyes will be on the markets and "fiscal cliff" tomorrow, with Michael James, Wedbush Securities; Chris Kichurchak, Strategic Wealth Partners; and Briclin Dqyer, BNP Paribas.

  • Major Averages Briefly Turn Positive     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    Markets pared earlier losses on new that lawmakers in the House are reconvening on Sunday night, with Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus; James Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management; and Alan Knuckman, OptionShop.

  • Still Waiting for a Deal     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), discusses whether Speaker Boehner has exhausted his options.

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

  • Markets Down Nearly 1%     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    Warren Meyers, DME Securities, explains what's behind the selloff.

  • Nasdaq Composite Down     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    The Nasdaq is having its worst day since November 14, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Insight on the markets in light of the "fiscal cliff," with Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; Andrew Keene, KeeneOnTheMarket.com; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Business to EPA Head: Buh-Bye!     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    EPA administrator Lisa Jackson is stepping down. Her term has been marked by battles over the Keystone XL pipeline and coal-fired plants. Robert Costa, National Review, weighs in.

  • Today's Drop All About the Cliff?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Ken Kamen, Mercadien Asset Management, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss what else could be ailing the stock market.

  • Rise Above or Better to go Over?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Discussing whether it would just be better to go over the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche, Tyler Mathisen & Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • VIX Spikes Above 20     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    Matthew Cheslock, Virtu Financial, explains how investors are acting on their fiscal cliff nerves.

  • Better to Go Off the Cliff?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    Josh Boak, The Fiscal Times, explains whether automatic spending cuts are what the country actually needs.

  • European Markets Close     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.

  • Santelli: These Fertility Rates Are 'Big Deal'     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shows how fertility rates could impact the next generation of global growth and affect your stock portfolio. (2:55)