Market Outlook


  • Best Restructuring for Investors? Austerity Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The best type of restructuring for investors is austerity, a type of debt default that sees a government renege on its obligations to its own people rather than bond holders according to Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, the chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer.

  • Charting Asia | Euro/Dollar (Weekly) Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:51 AM ET
  • NYSE Market Wrap     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on the trading day from the NYSE.

  • What Is Behind Europe's Stock Market Selloff? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    The imminent end of the Fed's quantitative easing as well as news that Standard & Poor’s had downgraded the outlook for Italy's ratings to negative were behind the stock selloff in Europe in morning trade, analysts told CNBC.com Monday.

  • Why IMF Shouldn't Give Lagarde Cold Shoulder Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:27 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the clear favorite to replace Dominique Strauss-Khan as the next boss of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Short Sellers Set to Target LinkedIn Monday, 23 May 2011 | 2:17 AM ET

    Shares in LinkedIn are expected to come under downward pressure this week, as they attract the attention of aggressive traders who are prepared to bet on a fall in the business network’s stock price, reports the Financial Times.

  • Could Italy Follow Greece Into Trouble? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:33 AM ET

    S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.

  • Why Jim Rogers Says His Timing Is Terrible Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 7:57 PM ET
    International investor Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers always says his timing is terrible, particularly when it comes to the markets – though it's hard to believe that of such a successful and inveterate investor. Still, he admits he was completely wrong about the decision that now dominates his life, to have kids.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including LinkedIn's market debut, HP's forecast cut and the IMF sex scandal, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Throw Back The Big Ones Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Expected government cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the uncertainty of health care reform and looming patent expirations are weighing heavily on the outlook of the biggest companies in the sector: large-cap pharmaceutical stocks.

  • Stop Trading: Cramer Defends SodaStream     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer defends SodaStream and weighs in on the stocks he has in his crosshairs.

  • Defensive Market Plays     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Defensive stock strategies to arm investors in a volatile market, with Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital.

  • Greek Debt Dilemma & the Markets     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Discussing the market's valuation; Europe's growing economic problems, and Greek debt, with Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital founder and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak Co.

  • While governments have largely failed to lower debt and the consumer in many parts of the world remains highly leveraged, companies have been leading the way in repairing their balance sheets.

  • Business Barometer Shows Brightening Outlook Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:38 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    Twice as many business leaders say that the world economy is going to improve in the next six months than think it is going to get worse, according to the FT/Economist global business barometer.

  • Britain's Inflation Nightmare Becomes Worse Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:23 AM ET

    If the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England were paid a performance bonus, its members would deserve nothing. The UK’s inflation outcome has been far from target over a long period. So should the MPC raise rates now to make up for its past failures? No. But its position is becoming very uncomfortable, according to the FT.

  • How to go Defensive: Short Equity, Long Quality Assets Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    Wheat field

    If you think developed markets are in a low growth environment for some time, invest accordingly and take a view on the growth outlook, says Stewart Richardson, RMG Wealth Management.

  • Stock Pops & Drops     Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 5:35 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Dollar Is Cheap but Will Remain Weak: Strategist Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 1:51 AM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The dollar is cheap but is likely to remain weak according to David Bloom, the global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC in London.

  • The Euro Zone After Strauss Kahn Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The sight of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and prospective candidate for the French presidency, doing the "perp walk" was stupefying. If the charges are true, this capable man is a lunatic. But, unless the case collapses, the event will cast a long shadow, according to the FT.