Market Outlook


  • European Stocks to Open Flat Ahead of US GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open flat to slightly higher, ahead of gross domestic product data from the US which would show how solid is the recovery of the world's biggest economy.

  • Pension Costs Add to US States' Debt, Moody's Finds Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    "These costs are serious and they are growing," said Robert Kurtter, managing director of the state and local government finance group at Moody’s, according to the Financial Times.

  • Asian Stocks Higher on Fed's Comments Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers voted unanimously to maintain a $600 billion bond-buying plan to fuel an economic recovery.

  • Stock Markets Are 'Overpriced': Robert Shiller Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:36 AM ET
    Professor Robert Shiller

    Stock markets in the developed world have risen too much, Robert Shiller, economics professor at Yale, told CNBC Thursday. 

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Fed Meeting Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

  • President's Address 'Business Focused': Schwarzman Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 6:48 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Stephen Schwarzman, founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, called the State-of-the-Union speech part of a welcome move to the center following the midterm elections.

  • Business Sees the Devil in the Policy Details Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Business responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address reflected praise for his rhetorical commitment to “winning the future” and his support for innovation, education and infrastructure, while raising concerns about the details of his policy proposals, reports the Financial Times.

  • Asian Stocks Higher, Focus on Fed Meeting Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 4:49 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Wednesday after a flat finish on Wall Street.

  • Obama Speech Seen Pushing Europe Stocks Up Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

  • India Stocks at Start of Long-Term Downtrend? Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:10 AM ET

    The pullback in Indian stock markets in recent weeks have sparked debate whether the market is headed for a long-term correction. Not yet, it seems, according to the charts.

  • Charting Asia | India's Sensex Index Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:08 AM ET
  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Tokyo Stocks Rise Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks climbed on Tuesday after a strong session on Wall Street which saw the Dow Jones Industrials finishing 20 points shy of 12,000.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher; Earnings in Focus Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

  • Big World For Investors Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Davos skyline at night

    Government policymakers in Davos this week looking to revive growth might want to emulate global mutual-fund managers, who are having no trouble finding growth stories across the developing world and in pockets of developed markets.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Bargain Hunting Supports Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher on Monday on mild bargain buying after a sell-off last week.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher; Ireland Watched Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.

  • Asia Lower on Further China Tightening Fears Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished mostly lower on Friday on concerns over further tightening measures by China after the latest growth figures released on Thursday showed the economy continuing to power ahead.

  • Asia Ends Down, Investors Digest China Data Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished lower with substantial declines for Chinese shares on worries stronger than expected growth could lead to tighter monetary policy.

  • European Shares to Open Lower on Tightening Worries Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
    A stock broker sits in front of a board displaying German share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, with stocks poised to extend the previous session's sell-off.

  • Planning For Retirement Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
    elderly woman with financial advisor

    Maybe it's the turning of the calendar or that little bit of a tailwind in our economy's sail, but if you’re thinking about retirement, do something about it. Say yes to the New Year, not to the old you.