Market Outlook


  • China Eclipses US as Top IPO Venue Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:12 PM ET
    Hong Kong skyline

    China has again outshone the U.S. as the top venue for initial public offerings despite steep share price falls on the mainland and Hong Kong stock markets, highlighting the shift in global financial activity from west to east.

  • Cramer Sticks with His 'Convictions'     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says investors need long-term themes that you can fall back on when the markets get tough, and the raging bull market in agriculture is turbocharged with a lot of staying power.

  • Options Action: Tesoro     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    An call spread options play on oil refiner, Tesoro, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Rogers: Bullish on Ag Commodities in 2012?     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:44 PM ET

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings discusses why he is shorting stocks and investing in commodities. Also, Mosaic announces it plans to cut phosphate production by 250,000 tonnes in the next three months.

  • Scaramuccci: Top 5 Surprises in 2012     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:42 PM ET

    Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital predict there will be fiscal unity in Europe; stocks will rally 20%; and gold will drop 30% next year.

  • The 50% Rebate Club: Buy or Beware in 2012     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with the play on stocks that returned over 50% to investors in 2011, and whether they are getting too expensive.

  • Will Small Caps Gain Steam in January?     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    A look at what the charts indicate for gold, the .SPX, and the Russell 2K next year, with Jeff Weiss, Tejas Securities Group chief technical analyst.

  • The 50% Off Club: Buy or Beware in 2012     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with the play on Wednesday's markets, and the trade on stocks that have lost more than half their value in 2011. Also, a look at investment opportunities in Treasuries.

  • Hold Onto Markets Until 2012?     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    As trading comes to a close for 2011 and rising fears for the new year set in, should the bulls prepare for celebration? Sharing insight into where the market is headed into the final trading days, with Sam Stovall, Standard & Poors, and J.J. Burns, J.J. Burns and Company.

  • Emerging Markets: Is There a Crack in the BRICs?     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs reports Brazil, Russia, India and China may have peaked. Joyce Chang, JPMorgan head of emerging markets and global credit research weighs in.

  • Persian Gulf map

    A senior Iranian official on Tuesday delivered a sharp threat in response to economic sanctions being readied by the United States, saying his country would retaliate against any crackdown by blocking all oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for transporting about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply.

  • ‘Financial Amnesia’ a Factor Behind Crisis Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
    Credit Crisis

    Fund managers and financial advisers should be forced to study financial history to reduce the likelihood of future market panics and crashes, according to a leading trade body for investment professionals. The Financial Times reports

  • Record Use Made of ECB Deposit Facility Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:55 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Eurozone banks have deposited record amounts of cash at the European Central Bank, just days after it provided unprecedented levels of liquidity in an effort to reduce tension in the financial system. The Financial Times reports

  • European Shares to Open Mixed in Thin Trade Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:09 AM ET

    European shares were seen opening mixed in thin trade following the Christmas break as Asian shares slipped lower overnight despite stronger US consumer confidence data.

  • Downtrend in Hang Seng to Continue: Charts Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 9:01 PM ET

    Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index retains its volatility, but remains in a strong downtrend. A retest of the 2008 lows cannot be excluded.

  • Market Fuel: Follow the Money     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Cramer explains why investors should be cautious when cash flows into the consumer staples sector after a sell-off, because it could be a signal the economy is going to get worse.

  • Cramer's Favorite 'Down Days' Stocks     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    A sell-off is an opportunity to buy, says Mad Money's Cramer, especially stocks that have just pulled off their highs, and stocks with dividends that have grown larger thanks to the decline.

  • Buy Broken Stocks, Not Broken Companies     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer takes a look at stocks during a big sell-off, and leads investors away from broken companies and towards broken stocks.

  • Demolishing Market Myths     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains to investors how the market works, but first he debunks the notion, the market is always rational.

  • Options Action: MGM     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:46 PM ET

    Taking advantage of regulated online gaming, using an options play on MGM, with, Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.