Market Outlook


  • Morgan Stanley Chief Defends Facebook Role Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:42 AM ET

    James Gorman, Morgan Stanley chief executive, has defended his bank’s performance as lead underwriter on Facebook’s public offering, despite waves of criticism from investors and a potential legal review of the deal’s marketing, the Financial Times reports.

  • US Jobs May Hit 54,000 or Even Lower: Charts Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:21 AM ET

    Even though market expectations put the number of jobs created by U.S. employers at 150,000 for May, a technical analyst told CNBC.com that nonfarm payrolls are headed lower.

  • JPMorgan to Spin Out ‘Special Investments’ Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    JP Morgan London Offices

    JPMorgan Chase is spinning out the “special investments group” from its troubled chief investment office as executives clean up the division that caused $2bn trading losses, say people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • No Huddle Offense: Lower Oil to Help Consumers?     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why you shouldn't hold your breath hoping for lower oil prices to trickle down to consumers.

  • Cramer Talks Dividend Stocks     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says that stocks that can grow their dividends could insulate you from their potential downside.

  • One-on-One with BGS CEO     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    David Wenner, B&G Foods president & CEO, says the firm is ready to make another acquisition.

  • Cramer on RIMM's Plunge     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Research in Motion plunged today after forecasting a surprise operating loss for Q1 2012, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Trade of the Day: Gold Fields     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    Fast Money trader Tim Seymour offers his view on Gold Fields. "This is a controversial pick," he says.

  • Behind the Hedge Fund Curtain     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge explains what hedge funds are doing to generate alpha in this difficult market.

  • Boutique Banks' M&A Boon     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Very high corporate cash balances should provide tailwind to M&A, says Brad Hintz, Bernstein Research.

  • Trading the Facebook Face-Plant     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Investors are questioning the Facebook valuation as shares sink to a new low. Meanwhile Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets, says Research In Motion and Nokia would be better off as part of larger companies.

  • High-End Jeweler Graff Pulls IPO Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:26 PM ET
    GRaff Jewelers

    Graff Diamonds has pulled its planned $1 billion Hong Kong IPO less than two days before its deadline – the latest sign of weakness in global equity markets.

  • Ahead of Friday's Jobs Report     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    Checking on the U.S. markets ahead of the jobs numbers on Friday, with Todd Schoenberger, BlackBay Group and Anthony Chan, JPMorgan Private Bank.

  • Oil Falls Below $88 a Barrel     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains why a stronger dollar, continuing European debt concerns and slowing growth in China are the major catalysts for today's sinking oil prices.

  • Luxury Shopping a Sign of Poland's Growing Wealth Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    Millionaires are still rare in Poland, but  luxe goods are no longer a rare sight in Warsaw's shops and streets.

  • China Stocks Face Volatility Ahead of PMI Report Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    China stocks may see volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of PMI data due out Friday.

  • 10-Year Yield Touches Record Low     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" team weighs in on the 10-year Treasury yield now sitting at a new record low of 1.659%, and the stocks to watch today.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Report     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on Treasury yields and provides a preview of the markets.

  • The Bulls Taking Charge of the Markets     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    Should investor put money in low yielding Treasury bonds or higher yielding dividend stocks? Tracking the markets ahead of the open, with Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management.

  • Madrid in ‘Game of Chicken’ With EU Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 2:31 AM ET

    When Mariano Rajoy climbed the victory podium in November, having won the biggest electoral majority in his party’s history, he would never have imagined that six months later his country’s destiny could be slipping out of his hands. The FT reports.