Market Outlook


  • Should You Be Prepping for an S&P Correction?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:52 PM ET

    An update on options activity in Apple, with Brian Stutland, Fast money trader. Also, is the S&P 500 headed back to 1265? Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve senior director, discusses a potential pullback in stocks, amid uncertainty in Europe.

  • Unusual Activity in Barnes & Noble     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, has a look at unusual options activity in bookseller, Barnes & Noble.

  • Time to Sell Home Builder Stocks?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Home building stocks are at 52 week highs. Has the sector hit bottom,and is it time to sell? Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank analyst, provides perspective, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Herb's 'Twicker' Watch     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the details on the top ticker traders are watching on Twitter.

  • S&P Downgrades Salesforce.com to 'Strong Sell'     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:28 PM ET

    Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ, discusses his downdgrade of CRM, saying the company faces greater competitive challenges, and trades at nearly a 20% premium to its peers. Despite the downgrade, Salesforce shares are up 30% year-to-date.

  • Deere Beats & Boosts: Strong Farm Economy     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:22 PM ET

    Ann Duignan, JP Morgan analyst breaks down Deere's Q1earnings, and places a $100 price target on the company. The Fast Money crew weighs in on the trade.

  • Liesman: Fed Minutes Preview     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    Greek debt delays puts pressure on the euro, with Fast Money trader, Steve Cortes. Also, CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of what the Fed is likely to announce from the FOMC meeting, and how to trade it, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Dell Downgrade: Time to Reboot?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    Shaw Wu, Stern Agee defends his downgrade on Dell to "underperform" on limited upside potential, and overexposure in the PC market, explaining the company is "fundamentally challenged," with the Fast Money traders.

  • BofA Gets Another Downgrade     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:08 PM ET

    Bank of America shares are up nearly 44% year-to-date, despite two recent downgrades on the big bank, pointing to weakness in earnings power amid low interest rates. The Fast Money traders weigh in on the play on the stock.

  • Options: The Ultimate Apple Trade?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, weighs in on whether Apple options are the ultimate tech trade? Surging iPhone sales pushed Apple pass Samsung in Q4, to become the world's largest smartphone vendor. Apple sold 35.5M units, and now has a market share of 23.8%. The Fast Money crew provide the trade on the stock.

  • CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are mixed after a positive start. Shares of Yahoo are lower after talks with Alibaba break off. Zynga is also lower after the company warns of a booking slowdown. Apple is up again for the ninth consecutive say. And Kellog's is up after agreeing to acquire Pringles from P&G.

  • European shares pare early gains on reports of possible delay in Greek bailout. Bank stocks are mostly higher, though off the day's best levels. Bank of England raises 2-year inflation forecast to a higher than expected 1.8 percent. Italy slides back in recession as economy contracts .7 percent in Q4. German economy shrinks less than expected to .2 percent in Q4.

  • Europe Crisis Will Take Years to Sort Out: Paulson Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Although there are similarities with what the United States went through at the onset of the financial crisis, the issues in Europe are are more complex and will take years to resolve, Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and founder of the Paulson Institute told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open for Wall Street, as European shares rallied on the back of economic data that was not as bad as expected. Germany's gross domestic product shrank by less than expected, while the euro zone economy shrank but a north-south divide was evident as France grew while Italy contracted. Banks were leading European stocks up, after BNP Paribas hit its earnings targets and said it saw positive signs for the year.

  • U.S. Market Look Ahead: Zynga Beats the Street     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 6:00 AM ET

    Zynga reports its first set of results since its IPO in December and beat Street on profit and revenue, but investors are still concerned about the company's future growth; the latest FOMC minutes will be released later today, and traders are still focused on Europe where there are questions over Athens party chiefs' commitment to the reforms laid out in the austerity package, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • US Futures point to a higher open for Wall Street after a mixed trading session yesterday. European stocks rose on Wednesday following better-than-feared GDP figures for Germany and France, and as debt-stricken Greece appeared to be nearing a political consensus on painful budget cuts. In Asia markets rose on Greece while comments from China's central bank governor saying Beijing would continue to invest in euro zone government debt aided sentiment.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Stocks Make a Stunning Comeback     Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Discussing the outlook on stocks, and the impact of Fed policies on the economy, with Michael Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, and Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors chief economist.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares insight on the upward moves of late, in Google and Amazon's shares.

  • Off the Charts: S&P 500 Headed Higher?     Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer goes off the charts to show investors why the bearish patterns of the last twelve years could be coming to an end, and checks out the long-term technical indicators on the S&P 500, as interpreted by Scott Redler, RealMoney.com technician.