Market Outlook


  • Cramer's Specialty Drug Plays in Big Pharma     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer, explains how big drug makers like, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers could pay off big time for investors.

  • Cramer's Five Major Market Themes     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells investors which five themes to look for in 2012, including; luxury spending; a bottom in the semiconductors; a resurrection of the cloud; Europe as a positive, and the mainstreaming of natural gas as a surface fuel.

  • Top ETF Plays for 2012     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Matt Hougan, IndexUniverse, provides perspective on ETFs, and discusses the best new products and hot sectors plays in 2012.

  • Volatility Playbook: Time to Buy Some Puts?     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 5:31 PM ET

    How to play a spike in the VIX, with Fast Money traders, Guy Adami and Joe Terranova.

  • Options Action: VMware     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    An options strategy on VMware, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • S&P 500 Oversold?     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Walter Zimmermann, United-ICAP, and Todd Morgan, Bel Air Investment Advisors, discuss whether the S&P 500 has risen too high, too quickly.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including a number of refinery closures that could help drive the price of gasoline higher.

  • Kaiser Aluminum CEO Talks Earnings     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

    Kaiser Aluminum posted a big jump in sales, mostly from strong aerospace demand and EPS topped estimates, with Jack Hockema, Kaiser Aluminum CEO.

  • Earnings May Not Blowout: JPM Vice Chairman     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Stuart Schweitzer, JPMorgan Private Bank vice chairman, sheds insight on earnings season so far and the 2012 market outlook: "While earnings may not blowout, we could see some multiple expansion," he says.

  • Online Gambling Good for Zynga?     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:59 PM ET

    As Zynga flirts with the idea of tapping into the real-money online gambling market, some analysts say this is a green light to buy the stock. Colin Sebastian, Baird sr. research analyst, discusses.

  • Buy Apple Ahead of Earnings?     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Peter Misek, sr. tech analyst at Jefferies, explains why he has a "buy" rating on Apple with a $550 price target, though he contends that Apple's size is a big obstacle to its share price.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on the lower U.S. open, even as tech and health care try to lead the market back to positive territory. McDonald's, J&J and Dupont announce "decent" earnings reports. And the CBOE's volatility index hovers below 20.

  • European markets are lower, mostly due to concerns over Greek debt talks. The IMF says a recession in Europe will slow the global economy this year. The IIF's Dallara tells CNBC he remains committed to getting a voluntary agreement on Greek debt. Italian prosecutors raid the offices of ratings agency Fitch. The country is also probing S&P and Moody's over potential market manipulation. With Bank of America's Michelle Meyer and Joe Terranova, Virtus Investments, on housing.

  • Euro Crisis in 'Perilous New Phase': IMF Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecasts for global growth, saying it sees global activity decelerating but not collapsing, with most advanced economies falling back into recession and developing economies slowing from a high pace of growth.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street as concerns about the European debt crisis continued to weigh on investors' minds. European shares also dipped as Greek PSI talks look set to go back to the drawing board. EU finance ministers on Monday rejected proposals by private bondholders over the extent of the haircut they were willing to accept in order to avoid a Greek default on its debts in March.

  • A busy day in the markets as investors await an upcoming Fed meeting, earnings, including Apple today - with one analyst suggesting to hold the stock if you own it - and a solution to Greek debt worries has yet to be made but most think a deal will be made, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • US futures point to Wall Street opening down today. European shares also fell this morning as worries about a messy Greek default increased after debt talks stumbled again, while weak results from Siemens and KPN also weighed. Australian shares ended flat after shedding earlier gains on a media report that Portugal may be in need of a second bailout fund to repay 9 billion euros of debt in September. Asian trading was quiet as many markets were closed for Chinese New Year.

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    European stocks were called to open lower on Tuesday after euro zone finance ministers rejected an offer made by private holders of Greek debt at a meeting on Monday.

  • GOP Primaries & the Market     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 7:11 PM ET

    Stocks slipped slightly on Monday, as gold and oil gain ground. How's an investor to play this market? Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, and Bob Froehlich, The Hartford, weigh in .

  • No Huddle Offense: Tech Turnaround?     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on the prospects of a turnaround in Yahoo and Research in Motion.