Market Outlook


  • Oil Rally to Continue, Next Target $125: Charts Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 11:45 PM ET

    The rally of the past few weeks has a high probability of continuing with an upside target near $125/barrel.

  • Charting Asia | NYMEX Oil Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 11:44 PM ET
  • Bulls, Bears & Next Week's Market     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    All three major averages posted impressive gains this week, but will the rally continue? Phil Orlando, Federated Investors, and Dan Fitzpatrick, Stock Market Mentor, weigh in.

  • Is the Market Rally Just a Lot of 'Hooey'?     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether mounting consumer debt will take the markets down, with Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies president, and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how investors can profit from unrecognized component makers for Apple; companies like Broadcom and Skyworks Solutions.

  • Cramer: How the Banks Got Their Groove Back     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    The best way to play the resurgence of bank stocks is to stick with the regional plays, says Mad Money's Cramer. They're all "buys" on the strength of the turn in housing, and the rebound in commercial construction.

  • Mad Money's Cramer weighs in on the bull and bear case for Urban Outfitter, by two different analysts.

  • Mad Money's Cramer tells investors which earnings he'll be watching next week, including; Adobe, Tiffany, Cintas, General Mills, Dollar General, and FedEx.

  • Mad Money Markets: Don't Worry, Make Money     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why the markets are in rally mode, despite worries about downgrades, defaults, MF Global, Greece's bailout, housing, and China.

  • Gold Up, Oil Up     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the latest trading action from the NYMEX. Gold edges higher after hours on geopolitical fears, while oil surges ahead of the weekend on Iran, North Korea tensions.

  • Small Caps: Bigger Run Ahead?     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Are small caps the best way to bet on the economic recovery? The Russell 2000 is up 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Scott Billeadeau, Fifth Third Asset Management, and Ken Korngiebel, TW Asset Management, provide their top plays.

  • Market Correction Ahead?     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:06 PM ET

    The markets are hitting highs and the VIX is at a 5-year low, but is a pullback on the horizon? Margaret Patel, Wells Fargo Funds, and Tim Leach, U.S. Bank Wealth Management, weigh in.

  • Closing Countdown Strategy     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    The trades to make before the closing bell, and a look ahead to next week's market activity, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

  • Markets' Milestone Moves     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    A look at how to profit from this week's historic market activity, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and David Pearl, Epoch Investment Partners.

  • The Other Shoe Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:44 PM ET
    Investor Guide 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    With the stock market and the economy looking their strongest in years, there's reason for optimism. Guarded optimism, that is. Debt remains a big issue for the consumer and the nation.

  • POLL: What Is Your Biggest Debt Worry? Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:27 PM ET
    Investor Guide 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    With the U.S. economy in recovery mode and Europe’s debt crisis easing, at least for now,  debt remains a big issue for American consumers and corporations, and the government.

  • Sovereign Debt Buyers Search Far and Wide Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Forget the U.S., E.U. and Japan. Look to Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region for stable sources of income.

  • An unpredictable market, rising fuel prices, and growing concern that inflation may trend higher as the economic recovery takes hold. Enter: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

  • Unmanageable Debt? How to Get Help Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Debt is manageable through familiar tactics such as paying more than the minimum payments and transferring balances, but where should you turn to alleviate the pain if your debt balloons to a level beyond control?

  • Who Inherits Your Debt? Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Personal debt dies with the borrower, and thus can’t be passed along to children or spouses -- but there are some notable — and potentially costly — exceptions.