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Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank, discusses why she would be long a commodity currency versus the euro.
The Fast Money traders have the play on Limited Brands.
The Fast Money crew breaks down the numbers from Hewlett-Packard and looks at how to trade it. Also, a look at whether the rally in financials is over.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. On Thursday, nat gas numbers come out, while crude supplies come on Friday, due to the holiday. The big factor is still the risk premium coming out of Iran, she says.
CNBC guests offer their views on the markets and economy.
Laura Champine, Collins Stewart sr. retail analyst, offers her view on Lumber Liquidators.
Although the markets are taking a breather today, it has surged from the March 2009 lows, with George Greig, William Blair & Co.
Markets are trading near session lows after breaking 13,000 yesterday, with the Fast Money team.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports U.S. markets are down after hitting 13,000 yesterday. Dell is hit after yesterday's earnings miss. HP earnings come later today. Toll Brothers is down on the day after loss. Garmin shares jump after better-than-expected profit. And Apple is down on the day after Chinese firm tries to stop sale of iPads due to trademark infringement.
European markets close down on weaker than expected economic data. Markit Euro Zone PMI 49.4 (February) vs. 50.4 (January). Unresolved issues related to Greek bailout weigh on sentiment. Euro zone banking index falls about 2.5 percent, but still up 16 percent on the year. Fitch cuts Greece debt rating to C from CCC, says default "likely." Also, German manufacturing and service sectors slow in February. And a Greece Parliamentary Committee votes to approve debt swap bill. With Bob Baur, Principal Global Investors.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a mixed opening for Wall Street on Wednesday, ahead of an announcement by the US treasury on corporate tax cuts. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares fell on Wednesday on persistent concerns over Greece's ability to reform its economy and lower than expected PMI numbers for the euro zone. Greece must complete a swap of private holdings of its debt as part of a EU/IMF bailout package by around March 10, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said on Tuesday.
Traders will be watching the Dow again to see if it can close above the 13,000 mark; Oil prices will also be in focus today as NYMEX crude continues its rise on tensions in the Middle East; Dell's Q4 results came in weaker than expected, and Dollar Tree, TJX, and Toll Brothers among other stocks are expected to report earnings today, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Negative sentiment from overseas is affecting US markets with futures pointing to a lower open for Wall Street. European shares were flat in early trade on Wednesday, after upbeat manufacturing data from China and France was offset by continued worries over Greece's ability to undertake austerity measures. Asian shares reversed earlier losses on Wednesday to trade in positive territory, but gains were limited on doubts about the long-term feasibility of the Greek bailout and as concerns grew about rising oil prices.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day and expresses his concern that $5/gallon gas could seriously damage the economy. The current rise is directly attributable to Iran, he says.
The more stuff we produce and consume, says Cramer, the more garbage we create. And that's why it's time to consider Waste Management. A discussion with Waste Management President & CEO David Steiner.
Cramer plants seeds on where Apple could be headed. Are the company's best days behind it or is there still room to grow? A look at the company's technicals. After the company takes a break, it could continue on to Cramer's $550 price target.
EOG Resources is one of Cramer's faves, and EOG Chairman & CEO Mark Papa explains why his company is worth the investment.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer gives his thoughts on Dow 13,000 and why it matters. When the Dow hits key levels, he says, retail investors start to feel like it's safe to get back in.
Dell is down after reporting earnings of 51 cents a share; Brocade shares jump; and Intuit shares rise on a bullish earnings forecast, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
The tech sector has significantly outperformed the broader market since the Dow last crossed 13,000 back in May 2008, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.