Market Outlook


  • A look at U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Ross Westgate, including a report Chevron is cutting third quarter earnings due to production reduction caused by Hurricane Isaac.

  • King Signals Inflation Not Primary Focus Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:50 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Sir Mervyn King has given his clearest admission yet that he no longer believes price stability should be the Bank of England’s sole objective, arguing that central bankers should be flexible with inflation targets to head off future financial crises. The FT reports.

  • FSA Eases Bank Rules to Boost Lending Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:47 AM ET
    ATM Machine

    Capital and liquidity rules for the biggest UK banks have been quietly relaxed in an effort to stimulate lending, a move that puts Britain at the forefront of a global experiment to use bank regulation to moderate the economic cycle.

  • No Huddle Offense: JNJ Like a CD?     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    "It's a bizarre time when Johnson & Johnson can be viewed as an alternative investment to a CD," says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer: Potential Roadblocks for Oil     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    If oil holds above $88.50, the chartist believes a temporary bounce to around $97 is possible, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer Eyes Growth Stocks     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer points out some of the Street's hottest growth stocks.

  • ConAgra CEO Talks Commodities     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Gary Rodkin, ConAgra Foods Inc. CEO, discusses the impact of commodities prices on ConAgra's bottom-line, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • U.S. Stocks Consolidating     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Scott Redler, Chief Strategic Officer, T3live.com says that the S&P 500 will soon test its 50-day moving average, led by the weakness in tech stocks.

  • Cramer: Caution is Key?     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer puts today's selloff in perspective.

  • Housing: Fundamentals Improving?     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Discussing supply improvements in housing, with the Fast Money crew. Mark Kiesel, PIMCO, recommends taking a more defensive, select approach to investing now.

  • US vs. Wells Fargo     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Feds say that Wells Fargo was systematically misrepresented quality of loans, with CNBC's Scott Cohn. Meanwhile Cummins lowers 2012 revenue and EBIT guidance. CNBC's Herb Greenberg weighs in on the so-called Chanos rule.

  • Nomura Initiates Apple With Neutral Rating     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Nomura sees Apple's growth set to slow to single digits from 2014. Stuart Jeffrey, Nomura analyst, discusses long-term issues for Apple.

  • Tomorrow in 30: All Eyes on Earnings     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    What to expect in tomorrow's trading session, with Laif Meidell, American Wealth Management; Sahak Manuelian, Wedbush Securities; and Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo Advisors.

  • Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake co-founder, provides perspective on the global economy, and how much the IMF forecast plays a role in his decisions. "We need to restore people's confidence because of some of the glitches that have occurred -- by the way, these glitches have been about technology to run markets -- they're not about high frequency trading," he says.

  • Breaking Down Yum! Brands' Numbers     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Yum! Brands' Q3 earnings; and Bill Barker, Motley Fool Asset Management, owns a little more than 99,000 shares of Yum! Brands. Barker weighs in on what the company's earnings says about the global economy.

  • Ahead of Alcoa & Yum! Brands' Earnings     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Anticipating the start of Q3 earnings season, where Alcoa and Yum! Brands are preparing to report first, with Michael Thompson, S&P Capital IQ, and Mark Eibel, Russell Investments.

  • Shares of Alcoa are up about 2.6 percent after reporting Q3 earnings. Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman and CEO, offers insight.

  • 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.

  • Pro Sees Solid Equity Market Long-Term     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    Discussing where the U.S. equity market is headed in the next five years, with Bill Nichols, Cantor Fitzgerald, and Warren Meyers, DME Securities.

  • Bull Market Headed for Chaos?     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    This past Sunday, a bull fight in Colombia went out of control -- and what a metaphor for the markets. Bill Nichols, Cantor Fitzgerald, and William Braman, Ballentine Partners, share their market forecasts.