Market Outlook


  • Weekly Jobless Claims Drop 12,000 to 377,000  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers from this week's jobless claims data, and discussing what it indicates about the nation's economic recovery and market outlook, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Joshua Feinman, DB Advisors economist.

  • BlackRock's CEO on Corporate Governance Structure  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 8:17 AM ET

    Laurence Fink, BlackRock CEO, shares his views on shareholder democracy, corporate governance and emerging dual-class structures in companies.

  • Where is BlackRock Putting Its $Trillions to Work?  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, discusses how his company is investing now and where to look for value in equities.

  • The United States of Europe?  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Lee Sachs, Alliance Partners founder & co-CEO, shares perspective on what the nation has learned from the financial crisis and what Europe can learn from it as well, with Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO.

  • BlackRock CEO on Political Roadblocks  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    "Politics is playing a much more substantial role in the direction of the marketplaces." says Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, discussing the shape of the global markets; the strength of the U.S. economy; and making the case for investing in stocks.

  • Korean Buying Spree Boosts Brent Price Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cameron to Urge Merkel to Act on Euro Zone Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street on August 11, 2011 in London, England. Mr Cameron hosted a COBRA meeting and a cabinet meeting earlier this morning to discuss the current unrest that has spread across the country. Parliament has been recalled following four days of rioting across the UK.

    David Cameron will tell Angela Merkel on Thursday that she needs to act now to bring the eurozone back from the brink of disaster – a message likely to stoke irritation in Berlin and other eurozone capitals, the Finanical Times reports.

  • Jeb Bush: 'Tea Party Alive & Well'  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) discusses the state of U.S. debt, the political impact of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's win, and President Obama's leadership performance.

  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is classified as a REIT, owns 21 hotels in 14 markets, and began operating at the beginning of the economy's recovery. Jon Bortz, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust CEO, discusses the state of hotel construction in the U.S. and how his company has taken advantage of the downturn in the market.

  • American Electric Power receives 30% of its revenues from Ohio, but the state is now deregulating the electricity market. Nick Akins, American Electric Power president & CEO, discusses his company's growth strategies moving forward and how it will face possible competition.

  • Cramer: Beware of Chasing Too Much Momentum  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Ulta reported earnings increased an astounding 47%, and its comparable sales number increased 10%. Mad Money host Jim Cramer, explains what investors can learn from this growth stock.

  • Making Sense of Today's Rally, Listen Up!  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Dow is up 2.59% over the last 2 trading days, yet weak jobs data still looms over the markets. Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why the market might be both good and bad.

  • Fast Money Final Trade  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:59 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Trade of the Day: US Steel  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    U.S. Steel has fallen more than 24% year-to-date, and the Fast Money traders explain why the stock makes today's "Trade of the Day."

  • Fast Money Portfolio: Is the US the Best 'Bet'?  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    A sluggish U.S. economy has many investors searching for safer investment bets, but are the U.S. markets actually winning in the "global economy race?" Jim McDonald, Northern Trust, discusses with the Fast Money traders.

  • Bob Doll: I Would Be a Buyer on Weakness  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Robert Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, says you should buy on market weakness. He also weighs in on the Wisconsin recall. Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor, and CNBC's Mandy Drury & Brian Shactman, also weigh in.

  • Cashin's Take on 'Snapback Rally'  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, provides insight on what's behind the surge in stocks.

  • China Traders Remain Cautious Ahead of Key Data Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Trading in the Chinese market is likely to remain cautious ahead of key May industrial production data due for release on Saturday.

  • Should the US Help Europe?  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Gillian Tett, Financial Times managing editor and John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman, discuss the debt crisis in Europe and the outlook for global growth, amid fears of a slowdown in China.

  • National Interests Threaten EU Bank Reforms Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 1:46 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    When officials in Brussels unveil new proposals on Wednesday to give the EU’s banking regulators summary powers to wind up failing banks – while keeping taxpayers off the hook – they will cast them as an “embryonic” version of the much vaunted “banking union”, the Financial Times reports.