Market Outlook


  • Financials: Time to Buy-In?     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    Mary Jane Matts, Fifth Third Asset Management, explains why bank stocks are under-owned. And David Trone, JMP Securities, discusses his favorite picks in the sector.

  • Opportunities in Risky Assets?     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    Ron Sloan, Invesco, and Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital, discuss whether investors should re-engage in risky assets.

  • Sound Off     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    All day long guests on CNBC comment on the U.S. economy and the direction of the market.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 12 Jan 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.

  • Closing Countdown     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    Kate Moore, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the market action heading into the close.

  • Dollar: More Room to Run?     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Walter Todd, Greenwood Capital, and Kate Moore, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discuss whether the dollar will move to the upside despite today's dip against the euro.

  • Talking Numbers: Trading Financials     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 3:22 PM ET

    A look at what the technicals reveal about JPMorgan ahead of its earnings release tomorrow morning, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer, and Andy McOrmond, WallachBeth Capital.

  • Trading Gold & the Dollar Now     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Gold and the dollar have been moving higher. What's the trade? Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO, sheds perspective.

  • Discovery CEO Talks Earnings Growth     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    David Zaslav, Discovery Communications CEO, discusses the company's strategy in 2012.

  • How to Use Shorts in a Volatile Market     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Chris Retzler, Needham Small Cap Growth Fund, discusses the advantages of using shorts in a highly volatile market.

  • European shares mixed after weak U.S. economic data this morning. The Bank of England and the ECB leave key rates unchanged. Yields fall sharply in Spain and Italy debt auctions. There are now signs of economic stabilization, according to ECB President Mario Drahi. Recession in euro zone may be less likely, as a result.

  • Nuclear Comeback Could Boost Uranium Prices Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    nuclear power station

    The price of uranium could receive a boost from renewed instability in the Middle East if governments turn again to nuclear power, an industry executive told CNBC.

  • ECB Holds Rates at 1% and Waits for Policy to Work Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank left interest rates on hold on Thursday, as its President Mario Draghi defended its use of ultra-long loans and said they had helped avert another credit crunch.

  • Analysts on Euro's Low for This Year: $1.20 or Parity Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 8:54 AM ET
    Stacks of 5-Euro bills

    The single European currency is likely to continue its fall even if European Union leaders, including European Central Bank officials, agree on a solution to the debt crisis, according to analysts.

  • European Equities See Gains     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    European markets see gains across the board as bond yields fall, reports CNBC's Rebecca Meehan.

  • European debt auctions are giving a boost to U.S. futures and yields in Italian debt have come down; the ECB makes a decision on rates today; Chevron says its upstream production was softer than expected; PVH (formerly Philip Van Heusen) says sales were strong in Q4 but heading into 2012 earnings are likely to be more back loaded, reports with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were called to open slightly higher ahead of a Spanish bond auction on Thursday, while the euro stayed close to a 16-month low in Asia overnight amid lingering concerns over sovereign funding in the euro zone.

  • Carmakers Must Merge Says Fiat Chief Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    Consolidation among European carmakers is unavoidable as they battle with chronic overcapacity and mounting financial losses in a weakening market, according to Sergio Marchionne, Fiat and Chrysler’s chief executive. The FT reports.

  • What's Next in Euro Debt Crisis?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    Michael Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, and Don Luskin, Trend Macro chief investment officer, discuss how investors can protect their portfolios, amid recession fears in Europe. Also, will the euro zone's debt crisis keep a lid on the market's rally? David Malpass, Encima Global founder & CEO, provides perspective.

  • No Huddle Offense: PC's Power Off?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts on the waning action in the personal computer market.

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