Market Outlook


  • Cramer's Game Plan for Apple     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says investors need to be prepared for Apple to selloff when it reports earnings on Tuesday, but then be prepared to buy it the next day, but only if the stock is down.

  • Charting the Market's Direction     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Is the S&P primed for a selloff? Charting the direction of the market and where to find growth opportunites, with Mary Ann Bartels, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research head of technical & market analysis.

  • Will the S&P Top 1400 in 2012?     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Historically low PE and price-to-book ratios could push the S&P up at least 11% this year, says Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group.

  • Paris, Berlin Seek to Dilute Bank Rules Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 6:34 AM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

    France and Germany are to call for a relaxation of global bank capital rules to prevent lending to the real economy being choked off, setting them at odds with the UK’s stricter approach to banks. The FT reports.

  • Seven Ways to Fix the System’s Flaws Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    Three years ago, when the worst financial and economic crisis since the 1930s gripped the global economy, the Financial Times published a series on “the future of capitalism”. Now, after a feeble recovery in the high-income countries, it has run a series on “capitalism in crisis”. Things seem to be worse, the Financial Times reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC to Open Higher; EU FinMins to Meet Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:34 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were called to open higher on Monday ahead of a meeting between European finance ministers in Brussels where they are set to discuss the latest offer from private holders of Greek debt on losses they are willing to incur.

  • EU Plans Raise Home Foreclosure Risk Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:08 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    UK homeowners could face higher mortgage costs and greater risk of foreclosure next year because of an obscure clause in the bank capital directive being worked on by the European parliament. The FT Reports.

  • No Huddle Offense: Intel, IBM & Microsoft     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on the resurrection of three tech giants left for dead; Intel, IBM, and Microsoft.

  • Have Banks Finally Turned the Corner?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Bryan Jordan, First Horizon chairman & CEO discusses the turnaround in banks, and the outlook for the regional banker, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Schlumberger's Chairman Drilling for Profits     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer discusses the poor performance of oil services companies and drillers, and the outlook for the sector, with Andrew Gould, Schlumberger chairman.

  • Is This Rally for Real?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Will next week's economic data prove the market rally is for real? Stephanie Link, The Street, and Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors, weigh in.

  • Tracking Google's Impact     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Is Google dragging down the Nasdaq? Warren Meyers, DME Securities, with the trade on the stock ahead of the closing bell, the outlook on housing, and what investor need to watch on Monday.

  • Earnings Season Strategy     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Lackluster earnings have stocks pulling back after three straight days of gains. What's the best way to play the market if more earnings disappoint? Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank, and Burt White, LPL Financial, weigh in.

  • A look at why Google and GE showed weakness in results and IBM and Microsoft are topping the tape with better than expected earnings, with Ken Sena, Evercore Partners, Ed Maguire, CLSA, CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money traders.

  • Should You Trust the Rally?     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    Weighing in on the market's recent rally and whether the upward climb will continue, with Brian Belski, Oppenheimer & Co. chief investment strategist.

  • December Existing Home Sales Up     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports that existing home sales numbers in December rose five percent to 4.61 million.

  • Drop Defensive Trade, No Double Dip Ahead: Barclays Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    Investors have reason to be more optimistic again and should start taking on more risk as the likelihood of a new global recession has faded, Larry Kantor, Head of Research at Barclays Capital said on Friday.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Flat; Greek Debt Talks Progress Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 1:05 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were called to open flat to lower on Friday tracking Asia overnight where shares rose to two-month highs following successful European debt auctions on Thursday and mixed earnings data from the US.

  • Google's Big Q4 Earnings Miss     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Google's huge earnings miss and how to play it, and CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details from Google's conference call, saying the company's "clicks" are up but still revenue & EPS dropped. Also, Fast Money's Jon Najarian weighs in on the best tech trades to make, and the after hours action on Microsoft, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Natural Gas Outlook: How Low Can it Go?     Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the continuous slide in natural gas prices, now at a 10-year low, and how investors who bet on a bounce are getting burned.