Market Outlook


  • Briggs & Stratton CEO on Housing & Generator Biz  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest maker of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The company's CEO Todd Teske discusses the housing recovery, and where his company is headed.

  • Cramer: Gap Pulled Back, Buy Now  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Gap has an amazing turnaround story, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Despite the stock falling from $35 at the end of November to $31, it's a great time to buy the stock.

  • S&P Headed Higher? Cramer Digs In  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    After 6 days straight, the S&P 500 went higher, and its streak was broken. Mad Money host Jim Cramer takes a look at the charts to assess how the fiscal cliff worries are impacting the index.

  • President Playing Mr. Cool?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    The markets are beginning to lose hope that Washington will compromise on a deal to prevent the fiscal cliff, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. The President is playing Mr. Cool, he says.

  • Managing a Losing Trade: Green Mountain & Newmont  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on calls they previously made on stocks, and assess how to play the stock now, including Green Mountain and Newmont Mining.

  • West Coast Wrap: Fiscal Cliff Concerning Consumers?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on today's big moves out West, including whether consumers are worried about the fiscal cliff.

  • 'Cliff' Talks Could Trump Santa Stocks Rally Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    With little else to distract traders, the latest developments in the "fiscal cliff" talks are likely to be the biggest driver for Friday's markets.

  • Dolly Lenz: If We Go Over the Cliff, All Bets Are Off  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Sales of homes valued at $1 million or more have been surging, but prices of those homes have fallen. Dolly Lenz, Prudential Douglas Elliman, discusses whether real estate is feeling a "mansion cliff."

  • Insiders Selling Because of Higher Tax Threat?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    A new report from Insider Score says there's been a strong sell bias within the consumer discretionary. Ben Silverman, InsiderScore.com director of research, offers insight; and CNBC's Melissa Lee also clarifies comments made on "Squawk on the Street" earlier today regarding the Berkshire Hathaway buyback.

  • Buyout for Best Buy?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is poised to make a bid between $5 and $6 billion for the company, with the Fast Money traders; and Marc Chaikin, CEO of Chaikin Stock Research, explains why he has gone bearish on the markets.

  • S&P Snaps 6-Day Win Streak, All Key Sectors Fall Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Exchange in New York City.

    Stocks ended in negative territory Thursday, with the S&P 500 snapping a six-day win streak, as ongoing jitters over the "fiscal cliff" negotiations kept investors nervous.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Fear the 'Cliff'  Thursday, 13 Dec 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 Reaction to Fed Moves  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports mortgage rates went higher after Wednesday's FOMC meeting; and Stan Humphries, Zillow chief economist, and Brian Lewis, Halstead Property, weigh in.

  • Health Care Deadline  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    Friday is the last day states can opt out of the administration's health insurance exchange, and about half of the country is saying "no thanks." Betsy McCaughey, Defend Your Healthcare founder.

  • Analysts Surprised By Outlet Mall Traffic  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    Data from Capri Capital Partners shows outlet malls are seeing higher average occupancy rates, and average rent and sales growth compared to traditional malls, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Rates Headed Higher? Greenberg's Advice  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    When rates go up, prices go down, says CNBC's Herb Greenberg. "If you have an IRA, and you're worried about market risk, consider hedging it by shorting the market."

  • The American Apple Tax  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    In 2011, Americans spent almost 1 percent of their household income on iPads, iPhones and other devices. Lauren Young, wealth editor at Thomson Reuters, offers insight on why Apple's products are so in demand.

  • Apple Greenlights Google Maps  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Google maps is approved for listing in the Apple app store; and Best Buy shares jump on reports its founder Richard Schulze is prepared to make a $5-$6 billion buyout offer, with CNBC's Robert Frank and John Carney.

  • Scarcity Solutions: Broadband Spectrum Crunch  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    Telecom companies scramble to secure greater coverage. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen takes a closer look at what the FCC is doing to free up broadband spectrum.

  • Consumers Ignoring the Fiscal Cliff?  Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:44 PM ET

    New retail sales data shows a bump from the previous month. CNBC's Jane Wells reports that shoppers are spending more this holiday.