Market Outlook


  • European shares fall over ongoing concerns about Greek debt talks. Banking stocks hit on the day. Fiat shares fall as S&P warns of possible credit downgrade. Glencore set to offer bigger-than-expected premium to buy Xstrata, according to Financial Times. Some 53 percent of Germans want Greece out of euro zone.

  • Emerging Markets to Weather Europe Crisis: HSBC Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Emerging markets are well placed to weather the storm of the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing the euro zone, and emerging economies are expected to grow by 5.3 percent this year and 6.1 percent in 2013, Pablo Goldberg, global head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC, wrote in a report.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street today, tracking losses in Europe on concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default. Greece's coalition parties must tell the European Union on Monday whether they accept the painful terms of a new bailout deal as EU patience wears thin with political dithering in Athens over implementing reforms.

  • U.S. Market Lookahead: No Deal in Greece     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:00 AM ET

    Investors continue to wait for a solution to restructure Greece's debt; Micron Technology appoints a successor for CEO Steve Appleton, who died in a small plane crash, and Wall Street is cheering the Giants' victory because the Super Bowl predictor shows when a National team wins, stocks go up that year, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • US futures point to Wall Street opening down today as European shares fell back from a six-month high early today, with investors worried about whether Greece can avoid a messy default as its politicians struggled to agree austerity measures needed to secure a bailout package. Asian shares ended mostly higher as surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data bolstered investors' risk appetite.

  • Facebook to Tap Mobile Ads for Revenue Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 3:18 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook is set to begin showing advertisements to users on mobile devices within weeks in an effort to tap a new source of revenues before it goes public. The FT reports.

  • FTSE, DAX, CAC Seen Flat to Lower; Greece Weighs Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 1:09 AM ET

    European shares looked set to open flat to lower Monday morning as bailout talks between Greece and its international lenders continue.

  • Glencore Pays a Price for Xstrata Deal Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 12:16 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Glencore is set to pay a larger premium than expected to seal its long-coveted merger with Xstrata, a move designed to defuse concerns among Xstrata investors about a cozy deal between the chief executives of the two companies. The Financial Times reports.

  • Euro bills at teller window

    The European Banking Authority is to challenge a significant proportion of the capital restructuring plans put forward by the continent’s leading banks to meet tough new capital requirements, say three people familiar with the process. The FT reports.

  • Gold to Test $1800     Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Following 5 weeks of gains for gold, Michael Langford, Proprietary Trader, StreamTrading.com, sees the precious metal heading towards $1800 an ounce.

  • Jobs Report Has the Bulls Running     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 7:12 PM ET

    Discussing the rally in stocks, and how to invest in this market, with Stephanie Link, TheStreet; Phil Orlando, Federated Investors; Jim Iuorio, Director; TJM Institutional Services; and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his optimistic outlook on the ecomony, saying things are truly getting better and the improvement is going to beget more jobs in retail, in housing, in infrastructure, and in oil and gas.

  • Mad 'Tweets' & Mad Mail     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer answers e-mails and viewers "tweets" on stock and investment questions

  • Cramer's Money Tree Stock: Weyerhaeuser     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Weyerhaeuser is that rare company for which money does grow in trees, says Mad Money's Cramer, discussing the stock's recent run, and 2.8% yield, with Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser Company CEO, adding "We are more optimistic this year as we head into 2012."

  • The Facebook IPO is a terrific illustration of what Morgan Stanley is doing right, says Mad Money's Cramer, so if you can't wait to grab some shares in the IPO, buy MS instead, the lead underwriter on the deal, and a brokerage house that's making a fabulous comeback.

  • Our economy is accelerating, says Mad Money host, Jim Cramer, and investors better believe it will be reflected in strong earnings numbers next week.

  • 'QE World' Pumping Market Rally?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    How loose monetary policy has propelled markets, with James Bianco, Bianco Research, and Ron Muhlenkamp, The Muhlenkamp Fund.

  • Market Rally for Real?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, and Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, discuss whether recent market optimism is justified.

  • Prep for Next Week Trading     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    What investors should focus on ahead of next week, with Michael Shea, Direct Access Partners; Jack Bouroudjian, Bull and Bear Partners; and Joey Ross, New York Futures CEO.

  • Stock Picks: Buy, Sell or Hold?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    A look at the best & worst performers since the May 2011 market highs, with Stephen Weiss, Short Hill Capital.