Market Outlook


  • The talk of overnight was Europe's bond auctions as demand came in lukewarm, investors watch for tomorrow's jobs report as analysts say the economic data could heat up the sleepy new year's trading, and retailers start to report sales as Costco beats expectations in comp sales growth, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC to Open Higher, Euro Zone Watched Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:01 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open higher on Thursday after ending the day down on Wednesday led by the banking sector where fears are growing that euro zone lenders might fail to meet tough new capital rules and counter their exposure to euro zone debt.

  • Spain Sees 50 Billion Euros of New Bank Provisions Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 12:55 AM ET

    Spain says it expects its banks to set aside up to 50 billion euros in further provisions on their bad property assets as part of a new round of reforms for the country’s financial sector. The FT reports.

  • Bulls Continue to Roam Wall Street     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    Will stocks stay in rally mode, and is an economic rebound brewing? Phil Orlando, Federated Investors, and Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners, weigh in.

  • No Huddle Offense: A 'Sucker's Play'     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why trading stocks like Research in Motion and Yahoo on takeover rumors and not fundamentals, runs the risk of multiple earnings cuts.

  • Am I Diversified?     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    You call Mad Money's Cramer with your top five holdings, and he will tell you if your portfolio is diversified enough.

  • Cramer's NASDAQ Playoff: ALXN vs. ROST     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer pits two of the best performing NASDAQ stocks: Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Ross Stores, against each other to determine which is the better play.

  • Cramer's 'Diamond' of the Dow: Kraft     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer says Kraft Foods is his third favorite "diamond" stock of the Dow because it delivered a juicy return of over 8% last year and its breakup play will unlock additional value.

  • Cramer: Investors Want Certainty     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why it doesn't matter who wins the Presidential election, what matters most to potential stock buyers and sellers is certainty.

  • How to Avoid 'Dead Money' Investments     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:54 PM ET

    Investors need to understand what is meant by "dead money" and how it can be toxic to your portfolio, says Joe Terranova, Fast Money trader, and "Buy High, Sell Higher" author.

  • Options Action: BP     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    An options strategy on BP stock, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Top Value Trades in 2012     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

    Discussing why tech stocks could become among the top value trades in 2012, with Matthew Lamphier, First Eagle US Value Fund.

  • Time to Get Bullish on Semis?     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:36 PM ET

    Semiconductor stocks were down 12% in 2011, so is this the year to turn bullish on the sector? Daniel Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, discusses where he sees opportunities.

  • Hedge Funds: Smart Money, Bad Bets     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:27 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with the play on the bump up in Seagate stock, and a look at some of the investment strategies of hedge fund manager, Edward Lampert's ESL Partners, with Greg Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal senior writer.

  • Retail Sales Outlook in 2012     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    A short play on retail, with Steve Cortes, Veracruz Research, and a look ahead to chain store sales and the expected winners and losers, with Deborah Weinswig, Citi Investment Research retail analyst.

  • Byron Wien's 2012 Surprises: Can Obama Win?     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Services vice chairman, discusses what to expect in the new year. Some of his predictions might surprise you.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 4 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.

  • Big Breakout in EM Currencies     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    Emerging market currencies are on the move with the Hungarian forint breaking out aggressively overnight, with Jordan Kotick, Barclays Capital.

  • Oil Ready to Move Higher?     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:45 PM ET

    Oil remains above $100 a barrel, but can it move even higher? CNBC's Bill Griffeth, and Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas, discuss.

  • 'Electric Slide' with Brian Sullivan     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    There are some big groups in the stock market getting crushed lately, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan, Bob Pisani, and Daniel McMahon, Raymond James.

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