Market Outlook


  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, ahead of this week's liquidity injection by the European Central Bank, which market participants hope will alleviate tensions in the European banking sector. In Europe shares were up, with banks, many of which suffered heavy write-downs on their holdings of government debt in the euro zone, being among the top performers.

  • The Dow might try to close above the 13,000 mark today; durable goods, home prices, and consumer confidence data is due out today as investors weigh concerns over the Greek bailout package one day ahead of the ECB's launch of the second long-term borrowing program, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • US markets look to open healthily in the green on Tuesday with European shares steadying on anticipation that the European Central Bank's second longer term refinancing operation (LTRO) operation would further ease balance sheet pressure among banks. Asian shares also ended higher on Tuesday as markets waited to gauge risk appetite that has been somewhat dented by worries over high oil prices.

  • M&A Activity Picking Up: Investment Banker Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 1:29 AM ET

    M&A activity is picking up and remains an effective way to add shareholder value, Anthony Fry, Chairman at Espirito Santo Investment Bank told CNBC.

  • Charting Asia | Shanghai Composite Index Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 11:06 PM ET
  • No Huddle Offense: Apple's Blowout Earnings     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day including why you shouldn't worry about Apple's cash position, but rather, it's stellar earnings.

  • B&G Foods CEO Talks Earnings     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    B&G Foods reports net sales of $150 million Q4 2011, an increase of 5.7% from last year. Mad Money host Jim Cramer asks David Wenner, B&G Foods CEO, about the power of the price tag.

  • Stocks That Still Have Upside: Cramer     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    EOG can be volatile, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer, but he still thinks there could be more room to run.

  • Consumers Not Flocking to Big Brands: Cramer     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Despite a turnaround in the economy, consumers aren't moving back to big brands, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Housing Rebound Underway?     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how you can profit from a housing rebound.

  • After Hours Movers: Priceline.com     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    Priceline.com is among the stocks making moves in after hours trading. CNBC's Courtney Reagan wraps up all the action.

  • Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, discusses why he thinks Treasury bonds are a bad bet for investors; investing in dividend-yielding stocks; the direction of commodities; and his strategy for the foreseeable future.

  • What's the strategy for dealing with a rising stock market as companies face higher input costs? Henry McVey, KKR & Co. head of asset allocation, weighs in.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Closing Countdown Strategy     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    Discussing the best and worst performers in today's market, with Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ, and CNBC's Bob Pisani

  • NYSE Euronext CEO on Volume, Trading & IPOs     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 3:30 PM ET

    Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, discusses low volume and investor sentiment at the NYSE.

  • Market Running Out of Steam?     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 3:10 PM ET

    John Manley, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, and Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ, discuss whether the market is overbought and how investors should position their portfolios above the key Dow 13,000 level.

  • On the Move: Oil & Bonds     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson, Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services report on today's activity in stocks, oil and bonds.

  • Dow 17,000 by 2013?     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 2:02 PM ET

    Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, and Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group, discuss two bullish calls on stocks and the direction of the market.

  • Rally Fatigue or Ready to Run?     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Stocks turned slightly higher after trimming early losses, but how long will the surge last? Mark Kopinski, American Century Investments, Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, weigh in.