Market Outlook


  • ECB Cuts Benchmark Rate 0.25%     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    The European Central Bank announces a benchmark interest rate cut of 0.25 percent to 0.75 percent, and cuts deposit rates to zero from 0.25 percent. Adam Lerrick, American Enterprise Institute scholar, provides perspective on the ECB's decision and its impact on Europe's economy, with Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent, and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist.

  • "I'm short the euro," says Jim Iuorio, Director; TJM Institutional Services, discussing the ECB's rate-cut decision, and weighing in on how U.S. jobs numbers will impact the markets.

  • Spanish Banks’ Tale of Woe to Drag On Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 3:10 AM ET

    There is still more agony to come for Spanish banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • A Step At Last in the Right Direction Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:40 AM ET
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    I was in Ischia, off the coast of Naples, during the latest eurozone summit. Many of the Italians present during the award of this year’s Ischia prizes for journalism thought that Italy had won two victories over Germany: in football, at the European championships, and in economics, at the European summit, the Financial Times reports.

  • Libor Spotlight Falls on Critical Days in 2008 Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 1:25 AM ET
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    The appearance of Bob Diamond, the departed chief executive of Barclays, before a UK Treasury select committee on Wednesday will focus attention on movements in the London interbank offered rate over a crucial two-day period at the height of the financial crisis in 2008, the Financial Times reports.

  • Euro Zone Loans Threat to German Coalition Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
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  • Commodities Tomorrow: Iran Keeps Talking     Tuesday, 3 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.

  • Housing Recovery Hindered by Negative Equity Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
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    Rather than a housing market defined by weak demand and falling prices, the market is now being hampered by a restricted supply of homes for sale as demand improves. That's leading to a more volatile housing recovery than many expected, USA Today reports.

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports an update on the details of the bank living will documents.

  • Discussing what else investors can expect out of the markets for the rest of the week, with CNBC contributor Michael Yoshikami and Mike Gibbs of Raymond James.

  • Bove on Living Wills Report     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    Breaking down the bankruptcy processes and other details from the banks' "living wills," which were released by the FDIC and the Fed. With Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak; Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities; and Larry McDonald, Wall Street insider.

  • Bank Living Wills Details     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the details of what the banks consider their core businesses.

  • Bank Living Wills Released From FDIC & Fed     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    All 9 banks met the living will deadline, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Anton Schutz, Mendon Capital; Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices; CNBC's Mary Thompson and John Carney, share their thoughts.

  • JC Penney Big 4th of July Discounts     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    JC Penney surprised shoppers with a huge sale, but what happened to CEO Ron Johnson's plan to ditch the sales for everyday low prices? CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the details.

  • Lagarde: The ECB Has Helped     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, offers insight on the escalating European borrowing costs and keeping interest rates low. "The best way to encourage the rates to go down is to restore confidence, so investors are pleased with the risks they are taking," she says.

  • Gold Closes At 2-Week High     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on where commodities stand ahead of the holiday.

  • Grasso: Don't Blame It on Regulators     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    Former New York Stock Exchange chairman/CEO Richard Grasso, discusses the Barclays scandal, the state of the economy and bank regulation. "You can never look away from the reality that the regulators are imminently involved in these institutions," he says.

  • Mood of the Markets Ahead of the Holiday     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    It may have been a shortened trading session today, but the bulls will take this market. Ryan Lewenza of TD Waterhouse, and CNBC's Mary Thompson, weigh in on what investors can expect ahead of Friday's jobs report and the holiday tomorrow.

  • Summer Investment Strategy     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Ron Carson, Carson Wealth Management founder & CEO, advises investors on how to position their portfolio for the summer. "I think it's proven right now to be careful, very surgical, and very thoughtful where you place new investments," says Carson.

  • Third Point Reporting Position in Chesapeake     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 12:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Chesapeake Energy is listed as the fourth biggest securities position in Third Point's June report.