Market Outlook


  • Running the Show for Mom and Dad Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Senior citizens are probably more willing to accept a little advice than seniors in high school. Helping aging parents be as prepared as possible for the next stages of their lives can go a long way toward creating harmony for the whole family.

  • Is Your House Underinsured? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    Couple looking at their home damaged by a tornado.

    Most Americans assume that their property insurance covers the full replacement cost of their home. Not necessarily. Check out these dos and don'ts.

  • A Two-Faced Strategy to Playing the Election Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Investors can probably expect solid gains for their 2012 stock portfolios. But the fortunes of individual sectors will also rise and fall in the years ahead, depending on which political party wins the White House in November.

  • Does Your 401(k) Have an Annuity? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

  • Money Market Funds Look to Pass on Losses Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 2:24 AM ET
    Euros at an angle

    Investors in the €1.1tn European money market fund industry are facing losses as big managers prepare to pass on the impact of negative short-term interest rates, the Financial Times reports.

  • For Hedge Funds, a Half Percent Is the New Move Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    Wary of geopolitical tumult and eager for their first quiet August in years, some hedge-fund managers scaled back the size and scope of their bets in recent weeks, a pullback that was reflected, say traders, in muted monthly returns.

  • The Bearish Case for Oil     Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank analyst, explains his bearish call on global oil.

  • Cameron Seeks to Inject Fighting Spirit Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:29 AM ET
    Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron leaves a coffee shop during an election campaign stop in Woodstock, southern England.

    David Cameron began an overhaul of his ministerial team on Monday night, in a reshuffle that No 10 said would inject “fighting spirit” into the coalition and promote bright young ministers with a record of delivery. The FT reports.

  • Little ECB Can Do to Lift Euro Out of Bear Territory Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | 10:33 PM ET

    Expectations of change or decisive action to deal with growing euro zone debt problems result in short-lived rallies for the single currency followed by a resumption of the long-term downtrend.

  • Is Bernanke Positive for US Dollar & Euro?     Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    Discussing the impact of Bernanke's policies on foreign exchange markets and the U.S. dollar, with Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo.

  • How Fed Decision Impacts Interest Rates     Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    Ira Jersey, Credit Suisse director of U.S. interest rate strategy, provides perspective on the Fed's near zero interest rate policy and its impact on the market.

  • El-Erian: Who Will Determine Greece's European Future? Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Many feel that Greece's fate, including its continued membership of the eurozone, rests in the hands of the Troika, those charged with evaluating Greek's reform efforts, its financing needs and how they should be met.

  • Bernanke's 'Non-Traditional' Policies Preview     Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Ben Bernanke's speech on making a case for "non-traditional" policy measures.

  • Time for Eurozone to Reach for the Gold Reserves? Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 12:18 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Is it time for some eurozone governments to start selling that metaphorical family silver? Or, more specifically look at their all-too-real gold reserves, to find a solution to Europe’s crisis? That is a question which has recently been buzzing around in some policy making and investing circles.  The FT reports.

  • ECB Bankers Toil Over Bond-Buying Plan Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    When the world’s central bankers make their annual trip to Jackson Hole it often makes news. But seldom has a central banker’s non-attendance at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s symposium grabbed so many headlines as ECB president Mario Draghi’s decision this week to pull out. The FT reports.

  • Early Morning Market Update     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Sharon Epperson report on what's moving the markets in early morning trading, and an update on damage from Hurricane Isaac, from CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Q2 GDP (Revised) Up 1.7%     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    Breaking down the latest numbers on the nation's GDP, and a look ahead to Jackson Hole, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, and Nathan Sheets, Citigroup global head of international economics.

  • Cramer's Mad Mail     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day as he answers your mail.

  • Cramer: Stay on Your Guard     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says you should take what commentators say with a healthy dose of suspicion.

  • Cramer Calls Foul on CEOs Who Cry Wolf     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    How to tell if a company is misleading you, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.