Market Outlook


  • Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Shrinks as Returns Fall Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 1:44 AM ET

    GLG Partners is preparing to close one of its largest funds to new investors, amid growing concerns about the ability of supersize hedge fund portfolios to deliver strong returns., reports the Financial Times.

  • Charting Asia | Australian Dollar Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:05 AM ET
  • S&P Negative: Where to Invest Now     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    Where to put your money on the S&P's negative outlook on the US economy, with Jim Lacamp, Macro Portfolio Advisors; J.J. Burns, JJ Burns & Company; and CNBC's Bob Pisani & Rick Santelli.

  • Market Pros on S&P Cut     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Insight on the markets and the S&P's negative outlook for the U.S., with Christopher Hobart, Hobart Financial Group, and Mike Rubino, Rubino Financial Group.

  • Stop Avoiding Euro Debt Restructuring: Choudhry Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:39 AM ET
    Stacks of 5-Euro bills

    Combine a number of countries into a currency union, and the voices of those proclaiming that sovereign default is akin to the arrival of the four horsemen of the apocalypse get louder.

  • FDIC Eyes Tougher Rules for Big Banks Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:42 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    American banks should ringfence their riskier investment banking operations, according to a top financial regulator who wants the US to adopt restrictions similar to those proposed last week by Britain’s Independent Commission on Banking, the Financial Times reports.

  • Inflation Starts to Bite but Euro Trend Intact Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:34 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan note

    I got off work the other evening and was horribly in the mood for a mango salad. So, mouth full of mango anticipation, I stopped by my local grocers only to be met by a sign: Mangos: £2.40 ($3.84). Each.

  • Contingency Planning     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Knowing what you own has never been more important, says Cramer. Every negative story is exaggerated and over-reaction is part of the sea change in the way the modern media covers the markets. Do not succumb to the sensationalism, urges Cramer. In fact, when something terrifying happens, ask, "What the heck does that have to do with the earnings of Bristol-Myers?"

  • Municipal Bond Maze - See Complete Coverage

    Despite the concern and fear over credit conditions within the municipal bond market, great opportunities still exist because of the tax-equivalent yield investors can earn on a muni bond, according to the senior portfolio manager at Oppenheimer Funds, which has over $26 billion in assets under management.

  • Can We Believe Geithner on Debt? Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 1:13 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    'Don’t panic' was the soothing message of Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, as he did the rounds of Washington on Thursday, the day after President Barack Obama called for a fiscal reform deal, reports the Financial Times.

  • Soft Patch Alert     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    No one's sure whether to go forward or pull back in this soft patch. Either way, the trigger pullers are recalibrating their world view, says Cramer. And people are saying things have turned for the worse. Fortunately, Cramer has a different take.

  • Jobs & Options     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:50 PM ET

    How to trade jobs numbers via Monster WorldWide, with Scott Nations, NationsShares.

  • Pops & Drops     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:36 PM ET

    Stock moves you may have missed during the day, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • The Financials Factor     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:20 PM ET

    Can B of A reduce its tail risk in the mortgage business and a preview of earnings, with Betsy Graseck, bank analyst, Morgan Stanley. Also discussing JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. Joe looks at health care stocks. And why Chinese inflation means gold could rise to $2,200/ounce.

  • Mongolia: Boldly Go Where No Investor… Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

    Backed by its resource-rich landscape of world class deposits, Mongolia has been coined the “Saudi Arabia of Coal” with strong parallels to previous natural resource booms around the world.

  • BP Deny CNBC Viewers Access to AGM Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    BP sign

    2010 was hardly a great year for the comms team at BP, so with the appointment of Peter Henshaw as new Director of Communications this February, after a successful stint at BG, hopes have been high for a fresh change of direction.

  • Spain: The Regional Maginot Line? Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    Back in 1997, Thailand commenced its own banking crisis. The conventional wisdom was that the Thai economy was too small to affect other countries in the region. Nevertheless, the Asian crisis was soon in full swing, bringing down governments and moving from South East Asia to the whole of the region.

  • Gold Will Reach $1,600 in 2011 Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    The rally in gold prices has further to run, says a leading precious metals consultancy, which predicts waves of investor buying will take gold prices to as much as $1,600 a troy ounce by the end of the year, reports the FT.

  • BP’s Russia Talks Hit Deadlock Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 12:12 AM ET
    BP sign

    BP’s efforts to buy out its Russian billionaire partners in TNK-BP were foundering on Wednesday night, ahead of a deadline to complete the UK energy group’s proposed $16bn share swap with Rosneft, reports the Financial Times.

  • Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.