Market Outlook


  • Could 2011 Be Worse Than 2008? Don't Rule It Out Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    2011 is beginning to look very like 2008 before the collapse of Lehman Brothers—except the numbers involved are much bigger this time around, according to Simon Derrick, the chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon.

  • Munger Defends Sokol’s Berkshire Deal Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:01 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Charles Munger, the long-standing business partner to Warren Buffett, has defended David Sokol even as the former senior Berkshire Hathaway executive remains under fire for buying shares in a chemicals company less than two months before its sale to Mr Buffett.

  • Portugal in Talks Over EU Aid Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:03 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Portugal is holding talks with the European Union on how to meet its immediate borrowing needs as its banks press Lisbon to seek a bridging loan until a new government can negotiate a bail-out deal, according to the FT.

  • Europe to Open Higher Ahead of Portugal Debt Auction Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 12:56 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly higher on Wednesday, following positive but muted trade in Asia.

  • 'Secular Bear' Market Has Years Left to Go: Advisor Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 12:30 AM ET

    Stock markets are in a long period of steady selling pressure, and that trend will likely continue for another three or fours years despite an expanding global economy, Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors told CNBC.

  • Gold Loses Momentum: Charts Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:09 PM ET

    The price of gold on the COMEX gold chart has fallen from $1440/oz to near $1420/oz. Is this weakness a buying opportunity or is this weakness an indication that the uptrend in gold has become weaker?

  • Middle Market Mayhem     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on banks taking off their gloves in a battle to win business from the middle market.

  • Qatar PM's Investment in the U.S.     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:19 PM ET

    A look at what one big money player in the commercial real estate industry is buying, with Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Silver & Gold Break Away     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Commodities continue to go up at a torrid pace, and today it's not just gold and silver, as copper gets in on the action. Why? The Chinese are using it to use it as collateral to finance deals. Also what to expect from the Fed minutes this afternoon, what KB Home's numbers mean to housing, and can M&A continue to lift technology.

  • Your Technology Portfolio     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    What the Texas Instruments-National Semi deal means to the tech sector, with CNBC's Jon Fortt & Herb Greenberg; Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research; and Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics Investment Partners. Also, a look at new tech vs. old tech, and how to rebalance your tech portfolio.

  • Gabelli: Master of the Market     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, CEO & CIO, GAMCO Investors, Inc., this year's Money Manager of the Year (Institutional Investor) discusses his quest to buy companies that are selling at a discount from private market value and look for a catalyst. He also discusses his economic outlook and expectations for the market.

  • UK and Saudi Arabia Call for Calm in Oil Markets Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    The UK and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday took steps to try to cool record oil prices, a day after Brent crude hit an all-time high in sterling terms, reports the Financial Times.

  • Today's Market Outlook     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discusses what happened in overnight trading as well as what he wishes would happen with the Fed. And the House tries to ban the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) Energy & Commerce Committee.

  • Stocks Will Keep Climbing Wall of Fear: Fund Manager Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:34 AM ET

    Guy Monson, a fund manager at Sarasin, has called the two-year rally in stocks and stayed true to his bullish views despite the wall of worry.

  • Charting Asia | Gold Comex Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:43 AM ET
  • European Shares Expected to Fall Slightly Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 12:47 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Tuesday, following lackluster trade in both Asia and the U.S.

  • Barclays CEO Wants to Raise Bank's Risk Profile Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:56 PM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Bob Diamond has decided Barclays must increase its risk appetite amid internal expectations at the bank that a key measure of its profitability will fall or stay stagnant this year, the FT reports.

  • Libyan Rebels Set for First Oil Exports Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    A rebel militiaman stands guard at a Libyan oil refinery in rebel-held territory on February 27, 2011 in Al Brega, Libya. The opposition leadership has stressed that oil faciities in areas under its control are safe, despite the conflict roiling the country.

    Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.

  • What's Trading Now     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    Silver and the gold, and the commodities trade doesn't appear to coming to a close, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money Halftime Report traders. Also, a look at the microchip trade, and what it will take for stocks to break out now, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer.

  • Transocean Awards Bonuses for Safety in 2010 Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    Transocean, the world’s largest offshore rig company, awarded its executives bonuses for 2010, citing “the best year in safety performance in our company’s history,” in spite of the Macondo disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a regulatory filing. The FT reports.