Market Outlook


  • Charting Asia | Shanghai Composite Index Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 11:09 PM ET
  • UK Already Back in Recession: Think Tank Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    The United Kingdom is likely already back in recession and may see unemployment approach three million before the end of the year, economic think tank the Ernst & Young Item Club forecast on Monday.

  • FTSE, CAC, DAX to Open Lower After Mass Downgrade Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 1:32 AM ET
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    European stocks were called to open lower on Monday tracking Asia overnight where stocks fell following a mass downgrade of nine euro zone countries on Friday.

  • FSB Chief in Call to Rein in Shadow Banking Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    “Shadow banking” must be dragged into the harsh light of day and both it and global banks must be forced to serve the real economy, one of the world’s top regulators has warned. The FT reports.

  • Exclusive: Greek PM on the Euro Zone     Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera sits down with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to discuss the country's ongoing negotiations with the private sector and Greece's place in the euro zone.

  • Don't Believe the Hype     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    When it comes to earnings, the media can often miss the real story, says Cramer. So don't rely on the media to get all your facts.

  • Sometimes a worst-of-breed company will blame poor results on the entire industry. If one or two companies say that business is bad, it doesn't have to mean the whole sector's a sell.

  • Price Matters     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Price matters so much, it means you can buy the stocks of companies you don't like. Some 'inferior' companies could be worth buying if the price is right, he says.

  • Cramer: Change Is Inevitable     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells viewers it's crucial to be open to change in order to become a better investor. Change is inevitable, he says, and you need to be willing to admit when you made a mistake.

  • El-Erian: Do Friday's European Downgrades Matter? Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    It is unclear the extent to which the downgrades will alter the function of the international monetary system over time. It is also unclear how material the incremental headwinds blowing out of Europe will be for countries already facing internal fragilities.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including a look at financials, oil and gold mining stocks.

  • Italy auctions 4.75 billion euros worth of three-year notes and other bonds, yields came down but investors are watching demand. Spain's economic minister says the country's GDP is expected to fall in the fourth quarter. Apple's debut of the iPhone 4S in China turned ugly when the flagship store opened late and sold out of the product; customers egged the store, according to reports. Novartis plans to shed 2000 jobs in the U.S. as it continues to restructure.

  • For stocks on both sides of the Atlantic, the first two weeks of trading of the year have gone better than many analysts were expecting.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Higher on Bond Auction Success Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 12:56 AM ET
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    European stocks were called to open higher on Friday tracking Asia overnight where shares rose to a one-month high and the euro was boosted by successful Spanish and Italian bond auctions on Thursday.

  • Cramer's Fixer Upper Stock: SWK     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer says now that the housing market has bottomed, and the home improvement business is on fire, investors need a great way to play these themes, and Stanley Black & Decker fits the bill, perfectly.

  • DuPont: Ready to Break Out?     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer says four of DuPont's key end markets are now perceived to be doing better and that means the stock could be ready to roar, making it a buy ahead of its quarterly report on January 24th.

  • Cramer: Stock-Picking Back in Style     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says the new normal for 2012 is playing out in two different forms; if a company delivers on its game plan, the stock shoots ahead, and those company's that got hammered last year, are now roaring back to life.

  • The Great Deleveraging     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Mike Ryan, UBS Wealth Management Research discusses the need for deleveraging in the financial sector, as consumer indebtedness reached record levels, relative to GDP and disposable income by 2008.

  • How to Use Shorts in a Volatile Market     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Chris Retzler, Needham Small Cap Growth Fund, discusses the advantages of using shorts in a highly volatile market.

  • Nuclear Comeback Could Boost Uranium Prices Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
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    The price of uranium could receive a boost from renewed instability in the Middle East if governments turn again to nuclear power, an industry executive told CNBC.