Market Outlook


  • Manufacturing Momentum     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    A look at the data research revealing private company manufacturing sales grew more than 14 percent last year, with Brian Hamilton, Sageworks founder/CEO.

  • Banks & Market Rally a Fad?     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Are the positive signs in banks and the markets something investors can hang their future on or is it just a passing fad? Insight with Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities and CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Rally Sustain in an Improving Economy?     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Some better than expected economic data might be able to sustain the rally. Insight with David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co. and Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors.

  • CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the U.S. markets, which started up but have since pared some early gains. Financials are up today and up 8 percent year to date. Kodak files for bankruptcy protection. China's short-term lending rates fall sharply. And Moody's boosts Indonesia's credit rating to investment grade for the first time in a decade.

  • Market rally on U.S. banks and better euro zone sentiment. There was strong demand for Spanish and French bonds today. The dollar and euro gain on the sell-off in the Japanese yen. Italy's Monti intends to push Italian growth agenda. And Portugal's finance minister says there's "significant" foreign investor interest in its T-bill sale. With John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf.

  • Marc Faber: Relax, Stocks Will Not Collapse Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:49 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Stock markets have already discounted “some very bad news” and there is no reason to fear stocks will sink, despite gloomy prospects for the global economy, Marc Faber, publisher and editor of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • SBUX vs. MCD: Which is Better Buy?     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    Heavyweights Starbucks and McDonald's are both trading near all-time highs. So which is the better buy? Matt Disfrisco, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, has a "buy" rating on both stocks.

  • What to Expect in Today's Trading     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    A check on the markets ahead of today's trading session, with Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities managing director.

  • Fixed Income Market = Asymmetric?     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Doug Dachille, First Principles Capital Mgmt. CEO & CIO, says that when you're risky assets are losing money, there's not much upside for the fixed income assets to offset that anymore. "That's the problem right now with fixed income; it's so asymmetric," he says.

  • U.S. futures are down slightly ahead of a big day for economic news. Strong demand for French and Spanish bonds boosts markets in Europe. Spain sells 6.6 billion euros of government debt. French BTAN sales see solid demand, as well. Successful bond auctions drive the euro higher.

  • U.S. Market Lookahead: Europe & Tech     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 6:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman explains what's moving global markets and offers a preview on tech earnings.

  • U.S. futures look to open in the red. Markets in Europe were mixed, although advancers outpace declines. Spanish and French bond auctions see strong interest. The Euro dips slightly after the auctions, even though Spain sold 6.6 billion euros worth of bonds, more than planned. Crude prices rise on hope of progress in the euro zone. In Asia, markets are higher following Wall Street's good day and the IMF funding plan. And Aussie shares are near flat on a surprise fall in December jobs data.

  • FTSE, DAX and CAC Seen Higher on IMF Boost Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 2:57 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were called to open higher on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund confirmed it could step up its loan program to Greece and yields fell on Portuguese bonds following an auction on Wednesday.

  • Outlook for the Australian Market     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Angus Geddes, CEO of Fat Prophets says that equity valuations are cheap relative to bonds, and that we could see the ASX 200 heading towards 5000 points by December of this year.

  • Remain Defensive on the Equity Front     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:05 PM ET

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia BNP Paribas Wealth Management says that he is very cautious on equities for this year, and says that all of his plays are defensive.

  • Stocks Continue to Rally     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    Stocks are cheap, the U.S. dollar is king, so is now the time to be bullish? Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus & Company CEO, and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group CEO, weigh in.

  • No Huddle Offense: Financials     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day on the surge in financials.

  • Am I Diversified?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    You call Cramer, and tell him your top five holdings, and he will tell you if your portfolio is diversified enough.

  • Cramer's Auto Pick: DAN     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer says the best way to play the auto sector is with companies that are selling parts to automakers, like Dana Holdings Corp.

  • Bottom Fishing for Semiconductor Stocks     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    If you want to invest in beaten down semiconductor stocks, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, then buy some Broadcom. It's super cheap, the earnings have bottomed and the company has a ton of exposure to secular growth themes, like the mobile internet and cloud computing space.

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