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Discussing the day's early gains, with Rob Stein, Astor Asset Mgmt. founder, and Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates portfolio manager.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan uses two charts to support his argument that U.S. investors need to pay attention to what happens in Europe, even if they're tired of the often-conflicting headlines.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports the U.S. markets are positive, for now. The lower dollar and stronger euro are helping push things today. Financials, industrials and materials are all higher. Adobe is up after a good earnings report, but Zynga fell below its $10 IPO price in early trading. Meanwhile, things continue to be Rough for RIMM after it delays its remake till the end of 2012.
European shares are mixed in thin trading. Mining shares rally along with metal prices. Monti wins Italian confidence vote on austerity measures. The EU and IMF break off informal aid talks with Hungary. Britain says it plans to attend talks on a European fiscal pact. And a vote to withdraw German support for ESM fails. With JJ Kinahan, Think or Swim.
The dollar strength years ago was something we always wanted but now there is nowhere to hide when the dollar gets this strong, given this current environment, says Bob Iaccino, YourTradingRoom.com, who adds that there might be a Santa Claus rally, but it will be shorter.
Miners lead European shares higher. Bank stocks react to the Fitch downgrade with something of a yawn. Yields fall across the board in the bond markets. Monti faces an Italian confidence vote on austerity and the euro rebounds slightly.
U.S. futures are up following yesterday's gains. European shares rise, led by mining stocks. Fitch downgrades Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Barclays. The euro is off its 11-month low. Italian PM Monti faces a confidence vote on a 33 billion euro austerity package. And gold rebounds while crude stays steady. In Asia, better-than-expected U.S. economic data lifts the markets in a mixed session.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Friday despite Fitch Ratings downgrade of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and five other large banks based in Europe and the US, citing "increased challenges" in the financial markets.
As yields on U.S. Treasurys have dropped to the lowest levels since October, the "Fast Money" traders looked for yield elsewhere.
Nathan Sheets, Citi sr. global economist, discusses whether America's economy is like a fortress that can protect the U.S. against overseas turmoil. CNBC's Steve Liesman also weighs in.
A look at where investors should position themselves with the two weeks to go until the new year as the IMF warns of a worsening European debt crisis, with Kate Moore, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research senior global equity strategist.
A look at how currency traders are preparing themselves after the S&P warning that a credit downgrade could be on the horizon for some of Europe's AAA-rated sovereigns, with Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets.
The price of oil drops to its lowest level this month, with John Hofmeister, Shell Oil former president/CEO of U.S. operations, who discusses why concerns in Europe are weighing so heavily on oil prices.
The U.S. markets are positive on the heels of positive economic data that's outweighed the negatives from Europe. The only cautious note is that while manufacturing is improving, U.S. companies are staying lean.
European markets have a mostly green day after upbeat U.S. economic data -- insurance stocks are among the day's best performers. Credit Agricole falls after Fitch downgrades its long-term rating. Italy calls for a Friday confidence vote in effort to speed up austerity passage. And the IMF's Christine LaGarde says the world economic outlook is "quite gloomy" and requires action by countries outside the EU. Henry McVey, KKR head of global macro and asset allocation, discusses his investment strategy for a tu
The Squawk on the Street news team take a look at the day's market moving headlines, including FedEx's increase in international domestic shipping, oil and gold's steep sell off, and euro crisis fears continuing to bubble.
European markets rebound, although euro zone concerns remain. Manufacturing data continues to contract. Meanwhile, Spain finds strong demand for bonds even as yields on the 5-year fall. And the euro hits an 11-month low against the dollar.
U.S. futures are up across the board. European manufacturing data continues to contract. Spain sells more than 6 billion euros of government bonds. The euro hits an 11-month low against the dollar. Gold is up slightly today but still down for the week. And Asian markets continue to slide on concerns over Europe and weak economic data.
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open despite growing concerns that the euro zone treaty on fiscal integration may be delayed and as investors await domestic economic data for an indication of the direction of the US economy in 2012.
Will European debt concerns continue to spook the markets next year? Rob McIver, The Jensen Fund, and Ted Parrish, Henssler Equity Fund, discuss.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, discuss the recent profit-taking in stock markets.
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.