Market Outlook


  • Westport CEO on Future of Natural Gas     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    David Demers, Westport Innovations CEO, discusses the future of alternative energy and natural gas powered engines, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how a rise in oil prices and the euro caused the averages to meander around and do very little in Friday's trading session, and a look at what investor should keep an eye on next week, including Yelp's IPO.

  • One of the challenges investors face today is how to reconcile seemingly conflicting messages coming from different markets. Is Dow 13,000 consistent with a 10 year U.S. Treasury at 2% and gold at almost $1,800? Is $125 Brent oil consistent with cyclically low implied volatility in many market segments, as well as widening CDS spreads for Middle Eastern oil producers?

  • What Investors Should Watch Next Week     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Across the pond, EU leaders will hold a summit on Thursday and Friday next week, with Keith Wirtz, Fifth Third Asset Management, and Joseph Tanious, J.P. Morgan Funds.

  • Appliance Makers, Retailers to Make Highs?     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman looks at how appliances could do well now.

  • Dow's Hard Time Holding Onto 13K     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Bill Greiner, Scout Investments, and Katie Stockton, MKM Partners, discuss why the Dow Jones Industrial Average has a hard time breaching the key 13,000 level.

  • CNBC Sound Off     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC guests offer their views on the markets and economy.

  • Watching Euro & Silver     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    Peter Cecchini, Cantor Fitzgerald, discusses silver and the euro.

  • Dow Fails to Hold 13K Level     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    How to invest now as the Dow fails to hold that psychological 13,000 level, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Patrick Legland, Societe Generale.

  • Talking Numbers: Charting Crude's Next Move     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories Research, discusses how sensitive the price of oil is to headlines now.

  • Should You Buy Worst-to-First?     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 3:17 PM ET

    Worst-to-first is a strategy some investors like to follow where they find the most beaten-down names of the last year that have become big performers in the new year, with Stephanie Link, The Street, and Chris Johnson, Johnson Research.Group

  • How Rising Oil Affects Your Stocks     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Insight on how the rising cost of oil could affect your portfolio, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson & Rick Santelli.

  • Invest in Asian Markets Now?     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Peter Kenny, Knight Equities, explains how investors in America can invest in Asian markets.

  • Buy, Sell or Hold?     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital Managing Partner & CEO, offers his view on Johnson & Johnson, Gap, Vivus and more.

  • Oil and Stocks: Can Both Rise?     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Erik Ristuben, Russell Investments Chief Investment Strategist, discusses whether both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and oil can rise at the same time.

  • CNBC's Mandy Drury reports the U.S. markets are up on the day, as the Dow again crosses the 13,000 threshold. The Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey has risen for six straight months. Gap Q4 earnings plunge 40 percent. Kenneth Cole is up on the day on news that Kenneth Cole is looking to buy the rest of the company. And Netflix announces it has no plans to bring its service to the Blackberry Playbook.

  • European shares mostly higher on positive earnings results. Euro zone banks among the best gainers as they benefit from ECB's LTRO. Deutsche Bank shares jump as Merrill upgrades stock to buy. Lloyds Banking reports $5.5 billion loss and gives a gloomy outlook. German economyy contracts by .2 percent in Q4. Fiat may shutter two European plants if U.S. export plans fail. Draghi says euro zone on the mend after a weak end to 2011.

  • U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street on Friday, with analysts expecting January's data for new home sales to show a rise. European shares were up on strong company results and expectation that the European Central Bank will lend a vast amount to banks at next week's three-year refinancing operation.

  • U.S. futures point to a higher open for Wall Street. European shares briefly turned negative on Friday as banking stocks pared gains, with Lloyds reversing earlier rises after announcing its 2012 revenue would fall. Asian shares crept higher as solid U.S. data improved sentiment, but gains may be limited by concerns that rising oil prices could deal a further blow to the fragile euro zone economy and moves to take profits after recent rallies.

  • Athens Told to Change Spending and Taxes Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 1:50 AM ET

    European creditor countries are demanding 38 specific changes in Greek tax, spending and wage policies by the end of this month and have laid out extra reforms that amount to micromanaging the country’s government for two years, according to documents obtained by the Financial Times.