Market Outlook


  • Mad Money's Cramer tells investors which earnings he'll be watching next week, including; Adobe, Tiffany, Cintas, General Mills, Dollar General, and FedEx.

  • Small Caps: Bigger Run Ahead?     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Are small caps the best way to bet on the economic recovery? The Russell 2000 is up 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Scott Billeadeau, Fifth Third Asset Management, and Ken Korngiebel, TW Asset Management, provide their top plays.

  • Market Correction Ahead?     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:06 PM ET

    The markets are hitting highs and the VIX is at a 5-year low, but is a pullback on the horizon? Margaret Patel, Wells Fargo Funds, and Tim Leach, U.S. Bank Wealth Management, weigh in.

  • The Other Shoe Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:44 PM ET
    Investor Guide 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    With the stock market and the economy looking their strongest in years, there's reason for optimism. Guarded optimism, that is. Debt remains a big issue for the consumer and the nation.

  • POLL: What Is Your Biggest Debt Worry? Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:27 PM ET
    Investor Guide 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    With the U.S. economy in recovery mode and Europe’s debt crisis easing, at least for now,  debt remains a big issue for American consumers and corporations, and the government.

  • Sovereign Debt Buyers Search Far and Wide Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Forget the U.S., E.U. and Japan. Look to Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region for stable sources of income.

  • An unpredictable market, rising fuel prices, and growing concern that inflation may trend higher as the economic recovery takes hold. Enter: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

  • Unmanageable Debt? How to Get Help Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Debt is manageable through familiar tactics such as paying more than the minimum payments and transferring balances, but where should you turn to alleviate the pain if your debt balloons to a level beyond control?

  • Who Inherits Your Debt? Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Personal debt dies with the borrower, and thus can’t be passed along to children or spouses -- but there are some notable — and potentially costly — exceptions.

  • A New Option for the Retirement Crowd Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:18 PM ET

    The government wants to make it easier for workers to convert part of their 401(k) savings into an annuity that would pay guaranteed income checks for life — no matter the ups and downs in the markets.

  • Refinance, Please Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:18 PM ET

    Why are commercial banks and the federal government asking so many Americans to take out new mortgages with much more favorable terms?  Fees, votes, and politics.

  • Why Quantitative Easing Is the Only Game in Town Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:12 AM ET

    The onus of UK macroeconomic policy falls on the Bank of England. George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, has nailed his colours to the mast of fiscal discipline instead. The FT reports.

  • New Jobs in Euro Zone to Remain Scarce: Economist Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    New jobs are likely to remain hard to find in the euro zone with the exception of Germany at least during the first half of the year as employers continue to tread carefully, Francois Cabau, an analyst at Barclays Capital, wrote in a research note.

  • National Oilwell Varco is one of the dominant players in oil services, says Mad Money's Cramer, because it has unparalleled technology that seems impossible for the competition to duplicate, and that makes the stock a "buy".

  • Cramer's Case to Sell Allscripts     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer explains why the best way to play the expansion of electronic medical records is to sell Allscripts and swap into Cerner, the next time the stock gets pulled down with the rest of the market.

  • Bull Market: Smarter Than the Average Bear     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains what's driving the recent bull run, while the markets manage to avoid the bears.

  • Tiffany Tarnished?     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst, discusses why he likes Tiffany in the long run but remains cautious near term. Also, the play on high-end retailers and eBay's downgrade, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Foursquare CEO on Deals, Investors     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    Dennis Crowley, Foursquare co-founder & CEO, offers insight on the company's 3-year anniversary, upcoming deals and whether it will go down the IPO road.

  • Doing Business With Goldman Sachs     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    Christopher Williams, Williams Group chairman & CEO, says Goldman Sachs "always operates with integrity."

  • Questions as Banks Increase Dividends Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    Industry analysts and academics question the move by some of the nation’s biggest financial firms, emboldened by stress test results, to begin doling out billions of dollars in dividends, the New York Times reports.