Market Outlook


  • Cramer's 'Best of Breed' Stock Picks     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer reveals his list of best of breed stocks that can make you money.

  • Germany's Debt Downgraded a Notch     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company president & managing director, discusses Germany's downgrade, amid growing debt and borrowing costs.

  • Follow David Einhorn into Stocks?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:21 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Einhorn's long and short positions on cheap stocks and how to play them.

  • 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 after the inventory reports.

  • CNBC Sound Off: BNY Mellon's Outlook & More     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC guests discuss whether anything can happen legislatively when it comes to private equity.

  • PNC Financial CEO Talks Earnings     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    Despite reporting loan growth this quarter, PNC Financial Services recorded a $240 million expense related to foreclosures, missing analysts' expectations. James Rohr, PNC Financial Services Chairman & CEO, says "our customer growth was beyond anything we could have expected."

  • Santelli's Afternoon Bond Update     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 3:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli offers a breakdown of bond yields.

  • Markets Too Euphoric?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Guy Lebas, Janney Montgomery Scott, explains why market sentiment is perhaps too positive in light of the continued uncertainty in Europe.

  • World Bank Offers Grim Global Outlook     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    The World Bank is out with their semi-annual report on the health of the global economy and it's not a pretty picture. Mick Riordan, World Bank sr. economist, discusses.

  • Web Piracy: What's at Stake?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    David Hirschmann, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Gary Kovacs, Mozilla CEO, discuss whether the two internet piracy bills are tantamount to Internet censorship.

  • Regulators Defend Volcker Rule     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    In a House hearing, regulators are defending the merits of the Volcker Rule today, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Spike in Volatility Ahead?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    Mark Fisher, MBF Clearing Corp. founder & CEO, discusses whether the risk-on environment will continue. "The metals at this point are relatively under-owned," he adds.

  • Global Markets Update: European Markets Close     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    As the markets in Europe close, CNBC's Simon Hobbs discusses the state of French, British and German markets.

  • Santelli's Midday Market Check     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Insight on what traders are watching, with John Damgard, Futures Industry of America.

  • Easing Policies Across the Globe     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky and Rick Santelli discuss the trend of monetary easing around the world.

  • Will Diamond Prices Recover in 2012? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:02 AM ET
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    Rough diamond prices are likely to recover from the lows of last summer and will gradually increase over the course of 2012, although the improvement is likely to be volatile and dependent on growth in Asian demand and U.S. consumer demand, RBC markets said in its 2012 Diamond Outlook report.

  • Investors May Want to Stay on the Defensive Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    With uncertainty and volatility big issues much like last year, money managers say go for high dividend-paying stocks and sectors such as healthcare, consumer staples and utilities.

  • Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.

  • Risk-Off Mentality Could Benefit Contrarians Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    Amid a plethora of worries ranging from political unrest in the Middle East to slowing growth in China, the hope normally associated with the start of a new investment year has been trumped by fear. Rather than playing down risk, investors are obsessing over it.

  • Plan Now, Profit Later Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    Our special report focuses on the  financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving, allocating and investing money.

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