Market Outlook


  • Cramer's Recession-Proof Portfolio Advice  Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Investors need to start preparing for the very real possibility of a recession, which means it's time to build yourself a recession-proof portfolio, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Trade of the Day: Vodafone Trading Higher  Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    The FMHR traders explain why they like Vodafone.

  • Buy Nokia on Weakness?  Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Nokia shares have dropped to levels not seen since 1996, and Jamie Townsend, Town Hall Investment Research, explains why he has a "buy" rating on the stock. Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank, also offers insight on whether the euro has hit bottom, and how investors should play currencies now.

  • Gartman's Natural Gas Plays  Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Natural gas futures are rebounding 4 percent today since Friday's sharp losses, with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter. "If you're going to make a bet on nat gas, make a bet on nat gas via Cheniere Energy," he says.

  • Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America CEO, discusses his company's recent successful and collaborative efforts with Penn Virginia Resource Partners, known as PVR Water Services LLC.

  • Stocks Move Lower Ahead of Earnings  Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    A slew of negative pre-announcements move stocks lower ahead of tonight's earnings kickoff. Barry Knapp, Barclays, weighs in with what to expect this quarter.

  • Fears of More Weak Data Weigh on China Stocks Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET
    A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Chinese investors are bracing for more weakness after the market fell to a six-month low on Monday.

  • Monday Morning Market Moves  Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    David Zervos, Jefferies head of interest rate strategy, and Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets chief market strategist, weigh in on what to watch ahead of this week's opening bell.

  • McDonald’s Sponsorship of Olympics Queried Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Today, McDonald's Corporation marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration by introducing its 50th anniversary restaurant design at an event at the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's" in downtown Chicago. This rendering of McDonald's one-of-a-kind futuristic restaurant design which will be built on its Chicago flagship site at 600 N. Clark Street is expected to open in April 2005. McDonald's founder Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. (PRNewsfoot)

    Top Olympics officials questioned whether it was appropriate to allow fast-food chain McDonald’s to continue sponsoring the games amid mounting concern about the global obesity crisis, the International Olympic Committee president has admitted, the Financial Times reports.

  • Vegetable market in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China

    China Market Look Ahead: Traders will be watching for a Chinese inflation report on Monday morning and to see how a vow by China's Jiabao to prevent a rebound in property prices will play out in the market. Plus, some key earnings.

  • Trading the Globe: The Ambassador's Index  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Tim Seymour of EmergingMoney.com explains why investors should own LATAM Airlines.

  • Trading the Globe: Where Is the Dollar Headed?  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Companies like Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, and Oracle were all bitten by the surge in the Dollar Index. Chris Tevere, Forex.com, weighs in on how the currency could help earnings.

  • Trading the Globe: Global Markets In Turmoil  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    The markets are in turmoil as fears of a global slowdown heat up, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com; Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories Research; and Ron Shah, Jina Ventures. "Consumers are the biggest indicator of the markets," says Shah.

  • Sources: Yahoo Board to Meet Next Wednesday  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Yahoo's board is planning to meet July 11, and the topic of discussion will be the progress of the CEO search.

  • Brady: Unemployment Marks Post-WWII Record  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), explains why he thinks "President Obama's jobs and economic recovery rank dead last in the modern era."

  • Don't Be Intimidated, Investors...  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer helps investors understand market vocabulary like, "corrections," "sell offs," and the term "execution."

  • What Does 'Risk Reward' Mean? Cramer Answers!  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how investors can strategize plays by understanding a stock's "risk reward."

  • Understanding Investment Vocabulary With Cramer  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains what the "price to earnings multiple" means, or the "P/E multiple."

  • Cramer Explains Wall Street 'Gibberrish'  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Investing isn't easy, but it doesn't have to be mystifying, you just need to learn the language, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer, as he breaks down important ideas to help investors better understand the market.

  • Market Reaction to Jobs Report  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, weigh in on June's weaker-than-expected employment report.