Market Outlook


  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his optimistic outlook on the ecomony, saying things are truly getting better and the improvement is going to beget more jobs in retail, in housing, in infrastructure, and in oil and gas.

  • Mad 'Tweets' & Mad Mail     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer answers e-mails and viewers "tweets" on stock and investment questions

  • Cramer's Money Tree Stock: Weyerhaeuser     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Weyerhaeuser is that rare company for which money does grow in trees, says Mad Money's Cramer, discussing the stock's recent run, and 2.8% yield, with Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser Company CEO, adding "We are more optimistic this year as we head into 2012."

  • The Facebook IPO is a terrific illustration of what Morgan Stanley is doing right, says Mad Money's Cramer, so if you can't wait to grab some shares in the IPO, buy MS instead, the lead underwriter on the deal, and a brokerage house that's making a fabulous comeback.

  • Our economy is accelerating, says Mad Money host, Jim Cramer, and investors better believe it will be reflected in strong earnings numbers next week.

  • 'QE World' Pumping Market Rally?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    How loose monetary policy has propelled markets, with James Bianco, Bianco Research, and Ron Muhlenkamp, The Muhlenkamp Fund.

  • Market Rally for Real?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, and Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, discuss whether recent market optimism is justified.

  • Prep for Next Week Trading     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    What investors should focus on ahead of next week, with Michael Shea, Direct Access Partners; Jack Bouroudjian, Bull and Bear Partners; and Joey Ross, New York Futures CEO.

  • Stock Picks: Buy, Sell or Hold?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    A look at the best & worst performers since the May 2011 market highs, with Stephen Weiss, Short Hill Capital.

  • Economic Growth to Contain Inflation?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 1:19 PM ET

    Modest economic growth in the U.S. will contain inflation, says Barbara Reinhard, Credit Suisse Private Banking Americas. She also discusses how to play the renewed optimism in the markets.

  • Bullish on Gaming Stocks: Analyst     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 12:22 PM ET

    Gaming stocks are getting a huge pop ahead of the Super Bowl, with MGM up almost 30%, with Robin Farley, analyst at UBS.

  • U.S. markets respond positively to non-farm payroll numbers. The S&P 500 is on track to rise for the 5th straight week, the longest streak since January 2011. Consulting firm estimates lost about a $1 billion in wasted work the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

  • European shares jump after upbeat U.S. employment data. Banks are among the top gainers. January Euro zone Purchasing Managers Index 50.4 vs. 48.3 in December. Greek bailout may have to be $19.7 billion higher. Switzerland probes 12 U.S., European and Japanese banks over lending rates. Greece's 2011 budget deficit will come in smaller than expected. With Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, and Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street after better than expected data in the euro zone and the UK and ahead of crucial nonfarm payroll data. European stocks reversed a negative trend after UK services PMI jumped to a 10-month high while in the euro zone the private sector snapped four months of decline and advanced.

  • After a choppy, uneventful trading session yesterday the markets will focus on today's jobs number and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says key parts of financial reforms will be coming this year including detailed plans on overhauling the housing finance market as well as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Will the Divergence in US-Europe Growth Persist? Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 5:38 AM ET

    Euro zone and U.S. growth rates will probably diverge this year, with the euro zone contracting while U.S. growth accelerates, but U.S growth will be similar to that in the euro zone next year, Legal & General Investment Management said in a new report.

  • S&P 500 futures suggest Wall Street will start the day with a fractional gain after European shares are up slightly due to better than expected UK January services PMI data. Investors await U.S. jobs data for indications of the strength of the recovery in the world's biggest economy. Asian shares closed mixed on Friday as a dip in figures on China's non-manufacturing sector helped dampen financial markets optimism.

  • SNB Head Warns of Political Fallout After Crisis Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
    Swiss Bank

    The independence of the Swiss National Bank risks being compromised due to political pressure following the departure of Philipp Hildebrand as chairman, the central bank’s acting chairman has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Flat; US Jobs Data Eyed Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 12:37 AM ET

    European stocks were called to open flat to lower on Friday after hitting six month closing high on Thursday and ahead of non-farm payrolls data from the US due on Friday.

  • AGN CEO Talks Earnings     Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer gets the skinny on AGN's latest quarterly results from its CEO, David Pyott.