Market Outlook


  • Markets in Europe mixed as investors continue to watch Greece, which is said to be finalizing a bailout agreement. UBS shares edge lower as results miss forecasts. Glencore agrees to buy remainder of Xstrata for $41 billion. BP raises dividend after strong 4th quarter. With Russ Koesterich, BlackRock Glbal chief investment strategist.

  • Discussing the geopolitical risk from the tensions in the Middle East, with Donald Drapkin, Casablanca Capital; Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and Laurence Korb, former assistant Secretary of Defense.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday, tracking struggling European markets lower after a set of disappointing earnings from the likes of UBS, and with uncertainty over Greek debt talks still lingering.

  • BP beats the Street and raises its dividend for the first time since the oil spill in the Gulf; Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke heads back to Capitol Hill today to discuss the Fed's economic outlook and Federal budget situation before Congress and may discuss the better than expected jobs report, and the NY Giants parade will commence in lower Manhattan this morning to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • US Futures point to Wall Street opening down by 0.1 percent. Shares in Europe were slightly lower as poor results by bellwethers UBS and ArcelorMittal rekindled worries about the outlook for corporate profits, though some companies gave a positive outlook for the current quarter. Greek resistance to the strict conditions attached to a bailout fund capped the recent strength in Asian shares, which ended mostly lower today, as renewed fears of a messy debt default gave pause to mounting hopes the global economy is improving.

  • Strategist: 3 Reasons Why Risk-On Is Back in Fashion Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 1:58 AM ET

    Markets are shifting towards a more "risk-on" attitude and there are three reasons for this, according to Mike Lenhoff, chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin.

  • FTSE , DAX, CAC Seen Flat; Greek Talks Continue Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    European shares were seen opening flat Tuesday as crucial talks between Greece and its international lenders continue for another day, tempering gains in Asian indices overnight.

  • Charting Asia | Gold Comex Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:40 PM ET
  • Which Way Are the Markets Headed?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    What's the best way to play the market, as the economy struggles to recover? Mike Holland, Holland & Company, and Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, weigh in.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why Apple was the big ad winner in this year's Super Bowl.

  • Baseball Great Curt Shilling Has Game     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Former all-star pitcher, Curt Shilling, 38 Studios founder & chairman, discusses his company's new video game, "Kings of Amalur: Reckoning", with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer's High End Retail Pick: COH or TIF?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer drills down to find the best high-end retail play, and finds Coach is the total winner now, but only on a pullback in the stock.

  • Cramer: CAT vs. JOY     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer compares and contrasts Caterpillar to Joy Global, and concludes CAT's vast sales force, financing arm, and service division, make it a better play, but only on a pullback.

  • Cramer: Short Squeeze on Monday's Markets?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how short-covering buyers impact stocks and have nothing to do with market valuation.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Stocks Take Breather on Euro Zone Fears     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Should investors focus on Europe's debt crisis or look to positive U.S. economic data for guidance? Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research, discuss the risk factors affecting markets now.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Insight on the stock and housing markets as investors still anxiously await news of a Greek debt solution, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs & Diana Olick.

  • Sugar Should Be Controlled Like Alcohol?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    Researchers at UC San Francisco argue that sugar should be taxed and regulated like tobacco and alcohol. Justin Wilson, Center for Consumer Freedom, and Jennifer Pomeranz, Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, debate.

  • Super Bowl Hurts Employee Productivity?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    Why chatter about the Super Bowl is bad for a company's bottom line, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Auto Stocks Rise on Upbeat Buzz     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Reports emerge that GM's profit could hit a record of $10 billion a year and other bullish news for the auto sector, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.