Market Outlook


  • Tax to Double for French With 4 Million Euros Assets Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 4:12 AM ET

    French residents with assets valued above 4 million euros ($4.9 million) will pay more than double what they had expected in wealth taxes this year, after the country’s parliament voted through an emergency measure to raise €2.3bn for the cash-strapped government, the Financial Times reports.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Presidential Priorities?     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Mitt Romney criticized President Obama over prioritizing fundraising and campaigning, with Jonathan Cowan, Third Way; James Gilmore, former Virginia Governor (R); John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates CEO; and Steven Law, American Crossroads CEO, weigh in. "Mitt Romney is facing a very difficult funding disadvantage to Barack Obama," says Law.

  • No Huddle Offense: Stay Domestic, Buy Pullbacks     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

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

  • Xilinix CEO on Earnings, Wireless Tech & Growth     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Xilinix reported better-than-expected earnings, but guided down expectations. Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinix president/CEO discusses plans for his company's future. "We think customers are being a little cautious, but medium and long-term trends are there to support us," he says.

  • Cramer's Top Picks from the IPO Class of 2012     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Looks like the IPO market is finally recovering from the trauma of the Facebook fiasco and coming back to life. Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses which IPOs you should keep an eye on.

  • Snap-On CEO: Aerospace & Asia     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Nick Pinchuk, Snap-On chairman/CEO, discusses the risk of starting a franchise, aviation and aerospace businesses, and his company's recent growth in Asia. "Right now, the emerging market business, is between 5-10 percent of our business, but it's going to go up," says Pinchuk.

  • CEOs Hold the Key to Higher Stock Prices     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Executives who take it upon themselves to get their institutions to "get busy living" are being rewarded with higher stock prices, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Trade of the Day: Yum! Brands     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders explain why they "love" Yum! Brands.

  • Oil Recovers From Summer's Swoon     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Brent Crude is having its best 7-day streak since October of 2009, with prices hitting a 2-month high today. Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, explains his take on the big run in crude oil over the last few days. CNBC's Jon Fortt also reports on Marissa Mayer's base salary.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Mideast Tensions in Focus     Thursday, 19 Jul 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.

  • Paulson Tackles the Fiscal Cliff     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discusses the fiscal cliff, elections, and China. "The person that is elected President, should be the one that makes the best case on the economy because everything starts with our economy," says Paulson.

  • Freeport-McMoran CEO: Earnings, Copper & China     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold CEO Richard Adkerson, discusses his company's Q2 earnings, the slowdown in China, and what the price of copper may be in the next few years. "There is slowdown in China, but we're not seeing it as much in copper as other areas," says Adkerson.

  • US Stocks Rally     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    The S&P 500 hit a two-month high today. Is the rally really worth analyzing? Phil Silverman, Kingsview Capital, and Dorsey Farr, French Wolf and Farr, provide perspective.

  • The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Up to 386,000     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 8:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on weekly jobless claims, up 34,000 for the week ending July 14, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Bulls Lock on to Emerging Market Promise Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.

  • Gross Returns to Form as Flagship ETF Doubles Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:38 PM ET
    Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO)

    Pimco has doubled the size of its flagship exchange traded fund in less than two months, hitting $2 billion in assets as performance of the Total Return Fund ETF outpaces the far larger mutual fund on which it is based. The FT reports.

  • Another Rally on Wall Street     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    The global economy is slowing, and investors are wondering how this could impact corporate profits, and the Fed's decision to take action. Neel Kashkari, PIMCO head of global equities, and David Malpass, Encima global president, provide perspective.

  • CNBC's Larry Kudlow discusses the details of his interview with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner regarding the faltering economy, and Neel Kashkari, PIMCO head of global equities, and David Malpass, Encima global president, share their opinions.