Market Outlook


  • Germans May End Up Running the Eternal City Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 12:20 AM ET

    If a week is a long time in politics, two weeks covering affairs of state in Italy can seem like an eternity. Maybe that's why Rome got its moniker, but having covered the fall of Berlusconi and the rise of Monti's technocrats, there's some relief things moved along quicker than I and investors feared.

  • Northern Rock Cash Used to Fund Deal Saturday, 19 Nov 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    A third of the price that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money is paying to buy Northern Rock will be funded from the state-owned bank’s current capital base, the Financial Times has discovered.

  • El-Erian: We Must All Now Be Avid ECB Watchers Saturday, 19 Nov 2011 | 11:17 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Signals of market stress are increasing, with a growing number of measures now flashing yellow and some on the verge of flashing red. The longer this persists, the greater the risk of very large market moves - in either direction, depending on the economic and financial catalysts.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investing advice, including how to play Europe and gold.

  • Euro Bailout & Gold Outlook     Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on markets waiting to hear if the IMF will get a loan from the ECB, and the Fast Money traders take a look at whether gold is losing its safe-haven appeal.

  • Was Ireland's Budget Plan Leaked to Germany? Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 9:37 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    A scandal is brewing in Dublin over reports the Irish budget was presented to the German Bundestag's budget committee for approval after a meeting Wednesday between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

  • Global Markets And Risks     Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 6:10 AM ET

    A check on the economy, with Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities and James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, who weigh in on the markets.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX Seen Lower Ahead of EU Budget Meeting Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open lower on Friday after Asian shares fell for the fourth day running in overnight trading as concerns grew over European borrowing costs.

  • Greek Bond Losses Put Role of CDS in Doubt Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:47 AM ET

    Earlier this year, Deutsche Bank quietly decided to reduce its exposure to Italian government bonds. But it did not do that by simply selling debt; instead it achieved this partly by buying protection against sovereign default with credit derivatives contracts. The FT reports.

  • No Huddle Offense: Go Green     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day on green energy companies.

  • Questcor: One-Drug Wonder     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Questcor is a rare growth biotech, says Mad Money's Cramer, with a spectacular 42% growth rate, selling at 23 times earnings. Discussing the company's outlook, with Donald Bailey, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CEO.

  • PEG the Better Value: DNKN vs. SBUX     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Using the PEG ratio, Mad Money's Cramer shows investors how they can buy Starbucks for less, on a growth basis, than they'd pay for Dunkin Brands.

  • Salesforce: The Future of Tech?     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    This stock is expensive, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, but it represents the future of tech, with a broad suite of cloud based software and a rapidly growing subscription base. Discussing the company's growth prospects, with Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com, Inc. CEO

  • Are Markets Playing with European Fire?     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer weighs in on Thursday's Spanish bond auction and its impact on global markets.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody and Sharon Epperson discuss the major market moves on Thursday.

  • Back in September, before the scale of the euro zone debt crisis became apparent, the IMF’s World Economic Outlook predicted the world’s developing economies would grow by 6 percent in 2012 versus just 2 percent in the developed world.

  • The European Central Bank has been urged to increase access to its funding to Italian banks by the head of UniCredit as the euro zone crisis puts further strains on money markets, the FT reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Lower on Debt Jitters Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 1:03 AM ET
    Share Price chart

    European stocks were called to open lower on Thursday, tracking Asia overnight where shares and the euro fell amid disagreement between France and Germany over the role of the European Central Bank in resolving the sovereign debt crisis.

  • Fresh UBS Rogue Trading Revelations Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 12:58 AM ET
    UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS suffered unauthorised trading on the Africa desk of its UK wealth management division in 2007 and initiated a root-and-branch review of its compliance procedures, a UK tribunal has heard, the FT reports.

  • Euro Fears Whacks Markets     Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Discussing whether U.S. banks could take a big hit if Europe's debt crisis spreads, with David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com, and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group.