Market Outlook


  • Goldman's Jan Hatzius Economic Forecast     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Insight on why he believes housing has bottomed, but more of the same economic struggle in 2011 is headed this year, with Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist. Hatzius also weighs in on Europe, saying its economy is already in a deep recession.

  • European shares are lower on concerns over bank capital raising. Unicredit prices rights issue at substantial discount. Overnight deposits at the ECB hit record high of 453 billion euros. Yields fall at German and Portuguese debt auctions. And Germany's Merkel is scheduled to meet with Italy's Monti next Wednesday. With Joyce Selander, author and first woman to physically trade financial futures in the pits at CBOT.

  • Germany holds its auction on its top ten-year bund, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate, and European stocks move lower as retailers weigh on the markets.

  • It's on to New Hampshire for GOP candidates after Mitt Romney's narrow win over Rick Santorum; Germany's bond auction performed better than its last, and most analysts think the U.S. is poised to outperform global markets when it comes to equities, reports with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC to Open Lower; Greece Warns on Bailout Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 1:52 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open lower on Wednesday despite positive economic data from the US and Europe boosting global exchanges on Tuesday and the euro holding onto overnight gains in Asia as Greece warned it could leave the euro zone by April.

  • The 2012 Recovery: Handle With Care Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    What does 2012 hold in store for the world economy? Let us start by looking at the battered high-income countries. Is there a good reason to expect healthy recoveries? Not really. The outcome in the euro zone might be a disaster that spreads around the world. Even the US recovery is likely to be fragile. The shadow cast by events before 2007 passes slowly. The FT reports.

  • Dollar Index to Rally on Euro Weakness: Charts Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 7:39 PM ET

    Analysis of the dollar index suggests a significant increase in the dollar index, and in turn, a significant fall in the euro.

  • Stocks Kick Off 2012 with a Bang!     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 7:29 PM ET

    Will stocks stay in rally mode? Discussing how to trade this market, with Mike Holland, Holland & Company.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how selecting stocks that deliver good dividends is key to future performance.

  • Cramer Goes Off the Charts on GLD     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer turns a technical eye on GLD to get a read on what the charts indicate for gold, as interpreted by Caroline Boroden, FibonacciQueen.com, and to figure out if the precious metal is ready to bottom.

  • Cramer's S&P 500 Stock Playoff     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Cramer pits the two top performing S&P 500 stocks; Cabot Oil & Gas against Intuitive Surgical, to determine which one is the best performer.

  • Cramer's 'Diamond' in the Dow: AT&T     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer highlights his predictions for the four best performing Dow stocks in 2012. On Tuesday, he explains why AT&T is one of his"diamond"stock picks.

  • Cramer Dispels Ten Bearish Myths     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why conventional bearish wisdom is often wrong.

  • Options Action: Devon Energy Shares     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    A call spread risk reversal play on Devon Energy, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • Volatility Playbook     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    A fear play on market volatility, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services. Also, TIVO shares soar 18% after settling a patent litigation with AT&T.

  • Charting the Market: Is the Rally for Real?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:08 PM ET

    Charting the market outlook from a technical perspective, with Mary Ann Bartels, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research head of technical & market analysis.

  • Santa Rally Continues into January     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Tuesday's market rally, fueled by the financial and material sectors, and how to play it. Also, the trade on Acme Packet, down 19% after cutting its guidance.

  • Market Rally for Real?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Discussing whether the stock surge on Tuesday's trading session signals false hope for the remainder of the year, with CNBC's Bob Pisani & Herb Greenberg.

  • January Rally?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Joe Quinlan, U.S. Trust, and Kathy Jones, Charles Schwab, discuss whether the Dow's some 200 point gain today signals a strong month for the markets this January.

  • Talking Numbers: Volatility in 2012?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 3:29 PM ET

    Carter Worth, Oppenheimer, and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak, assess whether 2012 will be marked by volatility.

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