Market Outlook


  • The Final Trade     Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 5:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs and the Fast Money traders discuss the stocks they'll be watching heading into next week.

  • Ireland to Sell UK Commercial Property to Get Cash Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 2:38 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, the “bad bank” set up to take over the toxic property loans of the country’s banks, intends to aggressively step up sales of property backed by bad Irish debt in the UK, reports the Financial Times.

  • BHP Billiton Bull Run Losing Steam: Charts Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:43 AM ET

    Shares in mining company BHP Billiton will not climb far beyond the levels it is currently trading at and prices are likely to come down in the next six months, Steven Mayne, director of Mayne Financials, told CNBC.

  • Inflation Curse Negates Low Rates Blessing: Strategist Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 12:48 AM ET

    The global economy will likely slow down from the second quarter of 2011 and investors should scale back risk as companies warn of headwinds in the coming quarters, Michael Preiss Chief Equity Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank told CNBC.

  • BP Lost Time During Oil Spill: Exxon Chief Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    A BP cleanup crew removes oil from a beach at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill which continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP lost valuable time at the height of its devastating accident in the Gulf of Mexico last year pursuing solutions to contain the oil spill that were never going to succeed, the chief executive of ExxonMobil has claimed.

  • Transocean Is Still Not a 'Buy': Analyst Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 6:19 AM ET
    A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Exactly one year ago, on April 20th, 2010, shares in Transocean - already listed on the NYSE - started trading on the Swiss stock exchange.

  • Disasters and M&A Shaped Mining in First Quarter Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 3:06 AM ET

    The mining industry has been caught by natural disasters in the Pacific region, an intense mergers and acquisitions environment and emerging countries eyeing to get a hold on commodities resources, Evy Hambro, MD and CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock told CNBC.

  • Next Upside Target for AUD Is $1.10: Charts Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 8:31 PM ET

    The next upside target for the Australian dollar is near $1.10. At this level the AUD starts to cause some very severe pain to Australia's export industries.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including the latest data from MasterCard on retail gasoline demand, and looks ahead to where oil and gold may be headed tomorrow.

  • Oil May Hit $150, Gold $2,000: Risk Assessor Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 5:38 AM ET

    Oil prices are likely to hit $150 while gold may go above $2,000 longer term, Nick Bullman, a managing partner at research-based risk assessment service firm CheckRisk, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • 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.