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Apple's stock closed above $500 for the first time yesterday resulting in a gained $100 billion in its market cap; traders will be watching retail sales figures before the bell as a measure of consumer spending, and investors have their eyes on Europe, where headlines from Greece and the aftermath of Moody's one-notch downgrade of Italy and Portugal and two-notch cut of Spain could move the market, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
US futures point to Wall Street opening lower today despite a strong day yesterday. European shares are flat on Tuesday after rating agency Moody's put the United Kingdom's triple-A rating in jeopardy for the first time and warned it may cut France and Austria as well, while downgrading six euro zone nations including Spain and Italy. Asian shares also fell, reminding investors that Europe is still deeply mired in a debt crisis despite Athens' steps to avoid a disorderly default.
Stock markets can expect to receive a boost from a second huge European Central Bank liquidity injection, according to Lakefield Partner’s Bruno Verstraete.
If the World Bank is correct, 2012 will see the second slowest year of global economic growth in a decade, at a level consistent with a world recession that, like the 2008/2009 financial crisis, would not spare Asia.
Good news from Greece, better jobs reports, and a stronger economy could combine to lead the markets higher, with Robert Froehlich, The Hartford, and Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day. Yes, Apple has had a parabolic run, but it's still difficult to say why the stock isn't even higher than it is now.
Magnum Hunter is engaged in the acquisition of oil and natural gas producing properties and leases, and exploratory drilling of onshore U.S. assets. Gary Evans, the company's chairman and CEO, discusses Magnum's rapid growth and where it's headed.
Mad Money goes to the dogs to find your portfolio's best friend. Americans love their pets and the product and supply industry for them is worth about $48 billion and growing. And PetSmart has a large share of that market.
Cramer looks at tech companies that have managed to reinvent themselves, including Dell. The company has managed to pull off a remarkable transformation, he says. Now, it could be your best friend. The company has assembled a portfolio that could allow it to easily move to the cloud.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses the day's stock climb following the Greek austerity agreement. The current state of the markets, the forces at play, and what it means to your portfolio. What's an investor to do?
Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, looks at the big move behind shipping stocks and whether it's already too late to get in. Also, the options action on shipping stocks, with Scott Nations, NationsShares.
Lions Gate is up 82 percent in the past year. What does the future hold for the company, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders. Also, Amelia Bordeau, Westpac Institutional Bank, discusses the risk on currency trade in light of the Greek austerity agreement.
Trading homebuilders and home improvement stocks. And after-hours action on Rackspace, and whether it's the kind of company that will provide cloud exposure, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders. Also, insider selling is at its highest level since July and could lead to a correction in stocks, with Mark Hulbert, Marketwatch.
Can the market continue to climb without Apple, with Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management. Also, a look for slow money -- consistent dividend growers with safe, attractive yields. And Bank of America continues to speed ahead in 2012, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.
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.
CNBC guests offer their views on the markets and economy.
Discussing his future energy deals and an outlook on natural gas, with Floyd Wilson, Halcon Resources chairman, president/CEO.
The Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association filed five letters to the Federal Reserve this morning, urging changes to the Volcker Rule. Tim Ryan, president & CEO of SIFMA, discusses.
U.S. markets up slightly on the day, but are off their best levels, as traders try to determine whether the Greek deal is for real. The S&P nears the 1350 level. Financials lead the markets higher. Apple crosses over $500/share, but pulls back slightly. Google expects to win approval for its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility.