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CNBC
Feb 16, 2010 1:00pm EST
quote the threats came from conventional military powers, the soviet union, china, et cetera? >> that is exactly right because it takes a small group of individuals with sophisticated skills to launch the attacks that could be devastating to critical infrastructure and hide that attack in a way that's difficult they were the source of it or do it in a false flag operation where they launch the attack but they set it up and we
CNBC
Mar 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. just how many u.s. jobs have been lost to china. which industries stand out the most? we'll give you a hint. it is not manufacturing. the result of a new survey exclusively on "power lunch" after this. >>> welcome back. a lot of talk of what's going on with china. new study today shows lost to trade deficit with china. 2.4 million jobs have been lost since 2001 when china joined the world trade organization. hardest hit, not blue collar jobs. the computer and electronics industry. i.t. scott paul, executive director for the alliance of american manufacturing, which did the study together with the economic policy institute. good to see you. >> great to be with you today. >> were you surprised it didn't turb out to be manufacturing but actually manufacturing that were hardest hit? >> absolutely. we did lose a number of manufacturing jobs, no doubt about that. the surprising part of the study is that in computers and electronic equipment and semiconductors we lost about a quarter of the jobs that we lost to china were in those sectors and they were concentrated, not in industrial heartl
CNBC
Mar 22, 2010 12:07pm EDT
going to weigh in on the d.c. hangover. >>> plus, google makes its decision on china. but which side is going to have to do more soul searching when all is said and done? >>> inside the numbers from tiffany. though profits fell short, the light at the end of the tunnel could be all those sparkling diamonds it's expecting to sell later this year. >>> and the health care bill passes. but now what? representatives dave camp from michigan and john yarmont from kentucky will tell us. >>> with about a 30-point gain in the dow jones industrial average wall street seemingly shrugging off the weekend's health care hangover. the question now, will the nation's capital still control trading on the street or is the markets beginning to get a little earnings fever? the vice president of financial research at mf global and bill stone the chief investment strategist with pfc wealth management. nick, i'm going to start with you. now we're having mr. geithner and the treasury secretary make comments about financial regulation. it does seem as though perhaps the administration is emboldened by its win on
CNBC
Feb 25, 2010 1:00pm EST
mining company here in vancouver. what's key about them? the big evidence holding in china's s sovereign wealth fund. and the seethe that makes memory and money here in the olympics. >> see you in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, the market has been off considerably today. a lot of worries not only greece, which will try to auction off debt securities next week, but what country might be next. will it be spain? will that challenge the euro in? that has sent shivers down wall street but put a bid under certain sectors of the treasury market. we have the conclusion of a massive amount of debt auctioned off this week. rick santelli will give us details in a few minutes. you've got to wonder, steve liesman, whether or not the worries about europe -- we heard gary talk about the fact that he's negative on europe -- whether or not that isn't sending that safe haven play into treasuries. >> can we just remember this, the next time that -- >> no. >> -- that everybody is ready to write off the country and finances, where does the world come scurrying for cover? they come to the shores of
CNBC
Mar 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
center stage this afternoon. >>> china's premiere ta taking on the united states. >>> tiger woods hitting a fever pitch. tim finchem going to join us live. >>> 25 years after liars poker, best-selling author michael lewis goes back to wall street with the big short. he joins us live. here's what else is on the menu. >>> i'm hampton pearson in washington. is this the week congress sends the president a health care bill? if that happens, who are the potential winners and losers among investors? >> i'm jim goldman live in the silicon valley bureau. apple takes hundreds of thousands of orders for its new i pad. this rivalry is getting bitter. >>> i'm julia boorstin. the annual movie theater convention in las vegas. i'll be talking to the ceo of one of thenation e's largest theater chains. >>> bob pisani kicks it off at the new york stock exchange. >> the weakness here is really in the energy sector. we have a little bit of a deal in the natural gas space. bank stocks really not reacting much to the fact that senator dodd will likely introduce that regulatory reform bill. but we did get the ne
CNBC
Jan 13, 2010 12:00pm EST
on that. plus, will google delete china in the search engine says the chinese government may have been behind a cyberattack against some google users but can companies really afford to leave the biggest market in the world. >> and the fastest growing big market. plus, another big bond auction minutes away. $21 billion in ten-year notes. and up next, the fast money halftime report. we'll be right back. fithe same tools the pros use, so you can be a disciplined trader. by selecting from eight advanced triggers, your order gets executed, even when you're busy. and with trailing stops to help you lock in profits and minimize risk, you can be confident in your strategy, no matter which way the market moves. find out why more and more active traders are turning to fidelity for a smarter way to trade online. trade like a pro. trade with fidelity. what are you doing...? calling chase sapphire, seeing if we have enough points to stay longer. now? you don't have enough time... and you have to push all those buttons... no buttons, someone answers every time. yeah, right... bet you a massage.
CNBC
Apr 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
ahead, is there little currency back scratches going on between the u.s. and china? >>> plus -- >> did you get your ipad this weekend? many first adopters say there's nothing like it. which raises a good question. why is apple the only one innovating. >>> ceos before congress. is it a problem? >>> tiger talks at 2:00 p.m. before that darren rovell is talking live from augusta. >>> treasury secretary geithner says the u.s. is delays a report on whether china is a currency manipulator. this comes off weeks of tough talk and rising tensions on both sides. what's behind geithner's decision? chief washington correspondent john harwood has the story. john? >> reporter: this has been an issue as you know that's been roy roiling u.s. politics for some time. the obama administration decided that upcoming meetings in washington and in the rest of the world were other venues in which they could pursue this issue. they decided to put off the issuance of that currency report. larry summers, the white house economic council director over the weekend said it was simply wiser to wait. >> tre
CNBC
Mar 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
been in the recent past. >> gentlemen, thank you. we should note that mike likes china and taiwan, look at the etfs. slip that in right at the end. >>> coming up next, the fed decision on interest rates coming in in two hours. talk of decent building on the board. >> what does bernanke have to do to keep the hawks in line? >>> do you know what is happening right now? fed policy are meeting right now. for wall street it is all about watching the fed's language in its statement. very focused on this word extended. steve liesman here to explain. >> the fed has taken several mechanical steps that will help tighten monetary conditions when the time comes. but it has done nuthing to tighten policy or alter its rhetoric about having a policy. rates promised to keep low for an extended period likely the focus of debate. t thomases hoenig said he wants the fed to drop that language, which pledges to keep interest rates extremely low. jim bullard said earlier this month "i think the extended period language to the extent it's dictating a particular time horiz horizon is not what the committ
CNBC
Mar 1, 2010 12:00pm EST
place. china, obviously, the leader, but there's also some worry about whether or not china's going to be effective in curbing the overheating there. >> well, my view is firmly that investors should remain overweight asian equities with a focus on china and indian stocks. in my view, the overheating concerns imply that we see this year, incremental tightening in china represents massive buying opportunity to buy more china stocks. the key point to understand is that the inflationachlry pressu are healthy. they reflect the fact that asia has growth, income growth whereas in the western world we have a deflationary situation. >> are you worried about the trade tensions occurring between the united states and china? could that derail growth on either parties? >> no. i think we will get growing trade tensions as the year progresses, particularly of u.s. employment doesn't pick up significantly. i'm expecting china to start an incremental appreciate yaegs of their exchange rate in the second half of the year but only at an annualized appreciation of 5% to 7%, nothing dramatic. >> your bulli
CNBC
Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
it was on the down days in thursday and friday and those comments by china trying to slow lending is definitely hurting commodities and commodity stocks. you know about apple reporting better than expected numbers and tellabs also did very well as did texas instruments and they're helping move the nasdaq forward and tech stocks in general. steel's been a disappointment. u.s. steel that's been in the flat roll business. automotive had a problem with their numbers below expectations. it looks like market conditions are not improving that much. we also saw some interesting moves in the regional banks and put those regional banks because they did numbers that were a little bit on the disappointment side, bigger loss than expected. zions is up over 10%. tyler, back to you. >> bob, thank you very much. president obama set to unveil a huge federal spepeg freeze in his state of the union message tomorrow night. we also have new forecasts on the nation's budget deficit. our chief washington correspondent john harwood has the details. john, so take us through it. the deficit numbers are really
CNBC
Feb 3, 2010 12:00pm EST
china. massey is having a nice rally. i bring that up only because at this point, what do you do? >> well, you know, in those names and the coal names in particular, i would probably be a seller. i don't have a position in that right now, but if you look at the ism number this morning, to me it really wasn't that great. if you look at some of the sub indices, a lot of people and a lot of companies thought inventories were too high and that tells me the inventory cycle might be ending here which means the economy could be slowing and if the economy's slowing you use less electricity. so you're sticking with your coal train, brian. that's the bottom line here. let's talk about the financials and so far we're seeing lackluster movement and the bkx and the banking index of chuck's regional banks and 2%. you're seeing good price action on goldman sachs and that is the chart of the day. scott, what are you seeing there? we've seened about price action after the last couple of days on goldman. >> goldman sachs has been a great barometer for the market. it was a great short and when they
CNBC
May 11, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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CNBC
Mar 2, 2010 12:00pm EST
you're not seeing a response in the yahsy yen. the reason being i believe china is in the middle of restricting monetary fiscal policy, so the risk aversion is higher and the currency market is not justifying the higher levels. specifically, watch 1125 in the s&p. one last thing if i can jump in real quick. the s&p broke the 50-day moving average. we did so twice. once in july we broke down to 23 points. it rallied to a new high. right now we're only 13 points above the 50-day moving average and it might be just another overshoot. >> do we wait until we close above the 1125 level or do we need to wait until we get to 1147 which were the yearly highs? >> i'll give you the closing day, if we close above 1125 and 1126. >> and we've only got a couple of points to go on that one. the pound hitting a new nine-month low, investors continuinging to bet. the budget deficit is becoming more remote. for more, let's bring in brian kennedy of conundrum research. he's on the fast line. what do you like here? >> i don't like the british pound. that's for sure. >>. >> not so sterling, anymore, is i
CNBC
Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
same taking a look at demand for oil versus demand for copper? >> copper is tethered to china. it seems it's all about the china story itself. i don't like what's going on in china. oil, i think, you get more of a global reach. >> therefore, joe, long oil or long some of the names? services names? >> i don't want to look at the oil futures themselves, experiencing contango. i bought at oih. i bought halliburton the other day, added to that position as well. >> joe, great to speak to you. let's hit the chart of the day. joe mentioning crude. what levels are you looking at for the oil chart? >> i agree with what joe said. copper looks heavy but oil looks good. 71, you should be short term seller in 71 level. trend lines for it 200-day average. to be short copper, long oil, down into the level i think looks pretty good. i'm with you. >> let's move on, talk about the fast and furious. answer burning questions into the close. humana, steve, are you a buyer? >> you could see a spike higher but the overall market moves low somewhere drags us down as one. long answer, no, i wouldn't be a
CNBC
Mar 31, 2010 12:00pm EDT
soybeans are hot and current stocks are down as demand in places like china rises and let's separate the wheat from the chaff. down 9% from a year ago, but still higher than expected. >> when it comes to acreage, budgets. that extepdz from iowa to nebraska and dakotas down to ohio and tennessee valley and that tells us that farmers can still make money producing corn, they can make money producing soybeans. they cannot really make that much money when it comes to wheat production where we planted last fall. >> he says there's still too much wheat in the system and victor says it can't compete with prices, however, more wheat than expected was used between december and february. that is good. analysis says the market analysis favors soybean prices over corn, but budget analysis says corn can be more profitable. farmers usually grow both and depending on the weather they'll decide how much of which to grow over the next several weeks. if there's more corn and soy expected that lowers costs. the good news for food processors like tyson, smoth hormel.รง >> what can you tell us about the eff
CNBC
May 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
? >> i would not be buying steel. there's too much of a chance of a hiccup in china. if you look at the goldman sachs report, goldman says we're back to pre-2008 crash levels on steel. >> goldman feels the versatilely integrated steel names is where you go. >> guy? >> take a look at the chart in that and that little bit of a double bottom around that 66-.67 level. we've talked that 75.5 level. great worked great. that's the one i would have on my radar screen. >> j.j., you're on the other side of the trade on steel. you are bullish these names? >> i am. aqs is a still i own. they're at 2008 preproduction levels. but i don't think we're going to fall off the cliff like we did in 2008. there's risk in china. this is where i would put my chips out of bet only because i think the companies are well-run and learned a lot from 2008. >> the difference between 2010 and 2008 is that right now, inventories are historically low. that could also be in the bullish case for steel stocks here. let's talk about halliburton. price target of 44 bucks. liabilities won't be as great as many analysts are ex
CNBC
Apr 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. over $2 trillion is in china alone. so, we've had a lot of trade with the far east, with particularly with china and, of course, there was a massive devaluation between 1986 and 1994, which i'll -- >> tell me why i'm buying gold here? it's because the economy is heading for a crater and, therefore, i'll need gold because gold goes up or because the economy is healthy and inflation is going to kick up and then i need gold to hedge against inflation. >> well, it's a hedge against inflation. we're not in a true inflationary environment right now. to do with high capacity utilization and low unemployment rates and wage pressures. we are seeing monetary right now. i'd like to set it aside from the commodity because it's a true monetary asset. it's an exchange for thousands of years. so, it is, you know, its function as a monetary asset is the driver of the gold price. if you look at the gold price changes in terms of oglobal liquidity in terms of the u.s. monetary base plus changes in global foreign reserves there is a tight correlation in the one variable alone. >> now, the dollar is stre
CNBC
Feb 1, 2010 12:00pm EST
and india, south korea, china, and our own ism today. had a made a big difference here. take a look at the big dow movers the material names sort of leading the way as you heard mentioned. that's because the good manufacturing reports overseas and exxonmobil also had a good earnings report. although their downstream had a loss. disappointment here. take a look at the newspapers here. simple story. not bad from gannett. pushlishing and broadcasting numbers continue to decline here. the stocks had big moves off the last couple of months. let me mention hmo stocks. doing worse today. humana, medicare performed well. private area still had high costs. >> fairly strong today. up a half percent. shy of 12-point gain. technology stocks had a deese enday. want to show you the semi conductor index. move to the upside in tech today. stocks up 2%. broad point, amtek upgraded. take a look at individual names. semi con duggor index, intel maintained at a buy rating. stock up better than 1%. maxim and microchip on that list. stocks higher as a result. big story with amazon. shares off 8.5% as it
CNBC
Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
it, china's doing it diversifying away of holdings from dollars. right now gold is the trade. you asked before about oil. oil has been going up. what is going on today is fundamental shift where you're seeing come back in the markets. the better trade right now is gold over oil. >> let's talk about stocks. zack, i was impressed to read your op-ed in today's "wall street journal." until i got to in the fool paragraph that said none of the reasons the markets are likely to move up depend on robust economy or robust growth in europe. 55% of global gdp. are you sure? >> am i sure? you know, if i were 100% sure i would be somewhere else right now. but i am sure that global companies have been able to detach from their national economies and that too many still look to macro data for too much guidance on how companies are going to do. that is true about american investors and american stock. just means like companies like microsoft, intel, cisco and go down the list with 60% to 70% of their growth overseas and not in europe, they don't need a strong u.s. economy to do well. >> fortunate
CNBC
Feb 8, 2010 12:00pm EST
seeing a bounce back here today. zack, we got interesting data on china investment, sovereign wealth fund. $10 billion worth of stock holdings in the united states. tech resources is one of here i the united states. tech resources is one of their holdings. but they've got a lot of the materials names. are they such a long-term player that, yes, it's interesting to see what they hold, but not very helpful in making decisions. >> a fascinating list. you can go to the website and get the disclosure. they also own morgan stanley. i probably wouldn't follow the china investment corporation and pile into the u.s. investment bank. but they also own some blue chip names. they own rim and blackberry. they're not the best guide because in some sense they're like invest in today's blue clips 101. but interesting to see where the money flows are going to be. i'm more in favor of buy what china is buying as an economy not what they're buying as an investment corporation. >> you don't want to follow the advice of a communist country when it comes to investing? >> i'm happy to follow the advice of
CNBC
Jan 6, 2010 12:00pm EST
china! wow. [ chuckles ] when i was a kid, we -- we would just go to the -- the farm. [ cow moos ] [ laughter ] no, seriously, where are you guys going? ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! [ female announcer ] the new classroom. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> morgan joseph today unveils its six best investment ideas for the new year and if the track record is any indication, you will want to take careful notes. morgan joseph's picks from last september, we told you about it first here on "power lurch" have appreciated 30% since that time. bali technologies, flir systems. garm in, imax, rcn and tutor perini and now new picks. david, good to have you with us. >> thank you for having mow. why don't i take the first two. one of which is a repeater, great lakes dredge and dock corp. why these two? >> we really like bali because we think the casino industry is underinvested over the past few years and we think they'll have to make up for that in 2010 and 2011 and we think bal si picking up market s
CNBC
Apr 28, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that are leveraged into china. we're all focused on europe, but the chinese have sutally started to quiet their real estate market down a little bit, i think you have to be a little bit careful in that spectrum and i think the second thing you have to be opportunistic in is the financials because the potential kind of fallout from what happens in greece. again, it could create a nice opportunity in a couple weeks. >> for the novice viewer, explain that. look, it's assumed that if greece owes you money, as of right now, you're not getting 100 cents on the dollar. you have to be ready for getting paid less. fall though ripple effect for me. are we worried about the european banking system and hence the european consumer. explain the ripple effects that lead to a hit to the u.s. stock market. >> the ripple effect is exactly what you're saying. you're basically going to incur balance sheets slightly. we're not as leveraged and kind of off balance as we were going into the mortgage crisis, but, you know, a little bit of a tick of a provision in loss and a delay in lending and kind of ope
CNBC
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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CNBC
May 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
point, julia. michael, i guess the other big elephant in the room for google is china. what's your take on the company leaving the most populated economy and certainly the fastest-growing internet market? >> if i could elaborate on what julia said. search advertising is great for people who raise their hands and say, i want something. but display advertising and brand advertising is about the other persuasion. google hasn't mastered that yet. that's a big challenge for them ahead. china is obviously a market that has not emerged. so it's not going to hurt them in the short term. the question is, this is a -- potentially a huge advertising market and google absolutely has to be there. >> real quick, michael, if you were going to be putting money to work, would you put new money to work in google today? >> i think i would because i think that what i'm hearing from the advertising side is that they are working the hardest and the advertisers love the new tools and google is gaining these capabilities very quickly. >> we'll leave it there. julia, michael, great to talk with you, thanks
CNBC
May 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
rick just mentioned, china's market is selling off. a lot of people who feel the only safe haven right now is the u.s. stock market, despite some triple-digit gains. do you agree with that? >> i do think that the u.s. stock market is still, you know, pretty well positioned. i think in a perverse way all this negative news had pretty good effects. we have seen bonds rally which is bullish for stocks here and kind of sluggish economy, i think, also allows the fed to stay on hold which is propping up asset prices and spells good things for the stock market in the intermediate term. >> do the positives outweigh some of the chaos we're seeing overseas? >> well, i think some of it, i think about it from the investor level as you think about international investment in two pieces. the second is for u.s. investors, anyway, the foreign exchange risk. that is always the way we thought about it. we came into this with about 20% of our portfolios in international. some people have a lot more, but we thought about that kind of extraneous risk, i guess, if you want to call it that. i think it'
CNBC
Apr 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! we're going on a field trip to china! wow. [ chuckles ] when i was a kid, we -- we would just go to the -- the farm. [ cow moos ] [ laughter ] no, seriously, where are you guys going? ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! [ female announcer ] the new classroom. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> goldman sachs stocks recovered a little bit yesterday. is the goldman correction over or earnings fuelling the rally? power lunch insiders today include larry grazer and jack ceo of indexfuturesgroup.com. i'll star with you, larry. we did see a bit of a recovery in goldman sachs stock, how much is the recovery in goldman and how much is better earnings and what do you do in the mark isn't. >> our experience is really with the retail participant and the retirement plan participant and the market impact for those two groups has been relatively minimal partially because they have minimal exposure to goldman. a sales and trading player. if this were to spread towards more retai
CNBC
Jan 25, 2010 12:00pm EST
world. where are you seeing the best demand? >> the biggest demand is asia pacific, clearly china is leading that. i would say, here in the u.s. and in other developed nations around the world, we're going through this orderly process of businesses bottomed. mid cycle businesses have bottomed. so, we've got sort of two different activities going in terms of slope. >> mr. cutler, i want to change gears a little bit and ask about the political environment, whether you specifically feel that the current administration is anti-big business. >> i would say more specific i, there is so much uncertainty in the air around major pieces of governmental policy that it acts as a form of anti-stimulus. so in spite of the stimulus bill having been passed, business doesn't like uncertainty. investors don't like uncertainty. until we settle some of that, it will result in lower investment in the u.s. >> you don't think the administration is anti-business per se but the effect is anti-stimulus? am i understanding in. >> yeah. it causes you to pull back on investment until you understand what this env
CNBC
Feb 12, 2010 12:00pm EST
, i'm tyler matheson. the markets are edging off their lows as the worry over china's raising reserve requirements abates just a little bit, but we'll find out. could a forced slowdown of china end upkeeping america from fully recovering? >> and i'm sue herera. if bernie madoff's kin thought they got off scot-free from the scam of the century, they should think again because the authorities are taking a second look at them. >> i'm dennis kneale, madoff games aside, we'll have a play date with both mattel and hasbro to see which company has more fun and here's what else is on the menu today. >> the lawyers are lined up at the courthouse ready to go after toyota. is troeta facing the biggest product liability lawsuit ever? we'll have that story coming up in a bit. >> and our michelle caruso-cabrera is in the great white north for the next couple of weeks at the olympics that open tonight, the ceremonies. michelle, what is the buzz up there in vancouver? >> it is so exciting. they would like a little bit more snow. they've had some issues with that, but truly, everybody is thrill
CNBC
Feb 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
into context. you're seeing better economic news in the united states. you're seeing growth in china of over 10%. if you're a long-term investor and you want to use this kind of weakness in the market as a buying opportunity. if you're a trader what you want to be doing is watching 1071 on the s&p 500. >> we're at 1072 right now. >> i was going to say, we're almost there. >> we held it on friday and we possibly can hold it today. if we hold it today there's a dead possibility we get a good employment number tomorrow and everyone here will be happy. ? ned riley, let me follow up there. he says the u.s. economy is growing, but so is the u.s. debt and is there a lesson as guy johnson suggested here in the story of europe for the u.s. economy because the debt here as a percentage of gdp ain't so pretty either. ned? >> no, it isn't that pretty, tyler. yeah. we always kind of look at the crisis point and had is a crisis point, obviously, for global finance. we've been through these periods before. everybody worries about the deficit when the percentages are at their maximum. of course, the
CNBC
Feb 18, 2010 1:00pm EST
on the menu. >>> china syndrome, president obama defies beijing's bluster and meets with the dalai lama. is this the right time to flex our muscles with china? our task force says yes. >>> a semiconductor stock not called intel or amd, that's up for more than 180% since the bott bottom. the name and reason their stock's been in the chips, straight ahead. >>> plus -- tiger woods, listen up, our all-stars set to tell you where you should tee it up for the first time and why. [ crowd gasps ] [ announcer ] if you think about it, this is a lot like most job search sites. - they let everyone in, - [ crowd groans ] so the best people can't stand out. join theladders.com. the premium job site for only $100k+ jobs... and only $100k+ talent. >>> welcome back to "power lunch." the house, energy and commerce commit c. have serious questions for wellpoint, in a statement the committee is seeking clarification on i quote apparent inconsistencies for raising rates 39% in california, with the average rate hike 25% for the 800,000 anthem blue cross customers in the state. well point planned to star
CNBC
Jan 22, 2010 12:00pm EST
or what's going on in china raises questions about the outlook for the economy, but believe me, we're talking about only a correction in the context of a bull market. >> i know you projection that inflation will be stronger than forecasts and yet you are very bullish and how does your inflation outlook affect -- >> there are two things to focus for 2010 and '11 for that matter. one is the economy in earnings and in my judgment, importantly earnings will be better than anybody is currently forecasting and expecting. we'll have a series of pleasant surprises, for fourth quarter earnings. you take a look at earnings reports and they've been better than expected. that's the good news. it will be offset by some extent by higher inflation and higher interest rates. higher than expected, but the good news, we're at that stage of a bull market and look at it historically. we're at that stage when the good news of the economy and earnings, those good reports would more than offset the bad news of inflation and interest rates, particularly with interest rates being as low as they are. >>
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Jan 20, 2010 12:00pm EST
important thing is it's all about china believe it or not, not about the massachusetts election. chinese authorities tightening lending standards and telling banks not to lend during the month of january. china's the global engine of growth and the material stocks are hurting. take a look at some of the big commodity names that are out there. >> it's still under pressure. and rio tinto and the gold stocks like newmont are all under pressure here. the dollar's strong and industrial stocks, most of them are down 2% to 6% and the transports like ryder and csx. they had a fairly mediocre report and that's not what's driving it and caterpillar and the global machinery stocks are weak. same situation with the energy stocks and they, too, are weak and coal stocks are notably to the down side and they're more volatile than energy. finally, even the hmo stocks which started on the upside have most of them moved to the down side and there will be beneficiaries on gridlock on health care reform. trader talk.cnbc.com for more. how are we looking at the nasdaq? a similar picture here to what you're s
CNBC
Apr 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, it could be catastrophic. sue, back to you. >>> the big three in beijing. why china means everything for american automakers. >>> and, later, it skips commercials but you might not want to skip the stock, tivo. up 200% since the bottom. it's in today's off the chart spotlight. we're back in two minutes. anncr vo: with the new geico glovebox app... anncr vo: ...you can get help with a flat tire... anncr vo: ...find a nearby tow truck or gas station... anncr vo: ...call emergency services... anncr vo: ...collect accident information. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: it's so easy, a caveman can do it. caveman: unbelievable... caveman: where's my coat? it was suede with the fringe. vo: download the glovebox app free at geico.com. >>> shares of merck on the rise today by 3%, almost 4%. merck says increased medicaid rebates and other consequences of reform will reduce revenue by about $170 million. it also says the unfavorable sales impact in 2011 will be 300, to $350 million. >>> all right, then the big three in beijing. why american automakers are betting on
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Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
positive economic data, december ism came in rather strong. and china's manufacturing is at the fastest pace in five years. that is significant. and add to that the cold temperatures we are seeing and you see heating oil leading this rally that we are seeing in the petroleum complex. we are looking at refinery runs below 82% capacity since october. that's a significant forecast tore. that's helping to push oil prices and energy prices higher. gold higher and platinum on a tear. rick santelli, to you in chicago. >> thank you very much. happy new year to all of our viewers. if you look at the following chart, my only chart to show today, it is an intraday of ten. you will notice around 10:00 eastern, right about the time ism and construction spend wrestling out, first rates move lower and higher. why exactly they move lower the ism, you know, lot has to do with manufacturing and inventory down the road. but indeed we did see the headline number along with the employment component where the best since april of '06 and new orders were the best in six years. but the construction spen
CNBC
Feb 10, 2010 12:00pm EST
herera. china playing by its own rules. will that force multinationals to stop playing with china and in china altogether? >> i'm michelle caruso-cabrera. i spy with my corporate eye. we go inside the secret world of corporate espionage, think cia guys on your payroll. >> i'm dennis kneale. how did toyota lose its way? this is one of the best carmakers in the world. we'll look at that and here's what else is on the menu. >> i'm hampton pearson live at reagan national airport, one of three washington-area airports shut down by the blizzard. it's only getting worse. philadelphia's closed and there's a ripple effect to new york and boston. ? i'm diana olick in washington. the double dip in housing we've all been waiting for, it may officially be here. a new report on home prices and under water equity coming up. >> all righty. diane a thanks very much. as we watch this unfolding action in the markets today as the debt crisis in greece continues to move along there and the possibility of some solutions being found led by germany and the eu, let's now go to bertha coombs on the floor of th
CNBC
Jan 11, 2010 12:00pm EST
in pc shipments and also increased pc demand over in china. apple, cisco, google, amazon, microsoft all positive off the open. now turned negative. there are other technology movers as well. way to run through. lamb research up 2%. it did get upgrade the at ubs. linear technology up higher. net gear up by 3%. vivus shy of just short of 5%. let's go the brian shactman at the nynex. >> seed selling for a big rally in oil. we have pulled back. we had weak dollar. we have had china trade very bullish on oil. we have turned around and gone negative. addison armstrong and tradition energy telling me sell-off in gas and heating oil really pulling crude lower. keep an eye on that. 8395 and got slapped down. take a look at the metals. gold, weak dollar. still holding up, up about 15 bucks. above that, 1150. that's really about an inflation hedge really with this china growth getting a bit hot. copper, though, about real china growth. that's doing quite well today as well. i want to end on oranges. talked about it late last week. over the weekend we did get that cold weather. a lot of the cro
CNBC
Feb 26, 2010 1:00pm EST
the menu. >> he called the u.s. and european bubbles and now he says china is about to collapse. a former imf chief economist on why he thinks it will take all of asia with it. >>> battle of the pc market. competition heating up between netbooks and the new ipad. acer is the largest netbook seller in the world, for now. the ceo from vancouver. >>> plus, curling competitors. our very own darren and michelle take to the iand they will rock. who will come out on top? >> i will kick his butt. >> we'll see, michelle. traders at td ameritrade are a demanding bunch. in fact, they want it all. you know, when i place an order, don't just fill it. get me the best available price. a better price means more money in my pocket. that's why td ameritrade's proprietary order routing technology consistently seeks the best available price. i've got quotes, charts, watch lists. just the way i want them. mission control? right here. command center 2.0 lets you customize your trading space. no risk, no reward. but i need to know what the risk is. my secret? backtest... backtest... backtest. strategydes
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Jan 14, 2010 12:00pm EST
massive level. how safe are american companies doing business with china? is it worth the cyberrisk? the second hour of "power lunch" starts right now. >>> welcome, everyone. welcome back to the second hour of "power lunch." i'm tyler mathisen with sue herera and dennis kneale and our special guest leigh gallagher of "fortune" magazine. breaking news of energy markets. >> the cfdc coming out with a new proposal on position limits to prevent excessive speculation. this is going to cover light sweet crude, heating oil, gasoline and natural gas. it will affect here at the nymex and the ice exchanges. in terms of traders, it won't affect local traders but etfs could be affected. laiders here did expect something to happen. the nymex has limits and think it could affect the retail investors are' ability to diverse fi but thdie diversify. it does have a process here, but they're going public with it as we speak. >> the kind of the fly in the ointment is who is going decide what becomes excessive speculation. steve liesman joins us as well with breaking news concerning the fed. >> thanks,
CNBC
Jan 12, 2010 12:00pm EST
china all sliding on the news. chevron says it expects profits to be sharply lower because of a drop in refining margins and you've seen some of the oil stocks also under pressure as well financials as the obama administration considering banks like j.p. morgan, citi and bank of america all under pressure today. the hartford raised its outlook and that stock getting a nice boost. tiffany had good things to say as well. holiday sales up 17% and the stock's down and it was up 108% last year. let's go to matt nesto at the nasdaq. ? we haven't had a 1% declining day since december 17th at the nasdaq. we're at our low of the session here today. interesting, some of the big cap tech also hurting today. this alcoa tuesday. intel down 2%. amat is down about 5%. microsoft down 0.4%, holding out better, rbc holding up with positive comments and abyp grade of their estimates. electronic arts down huge and they've cut their forecast twice in two months and infosys leading the nasdaq 100. they beat and guided higher and wall street loves that. let's go down to brian shactman now at the nymex. >>
CNBC
Mar 11, 2010 12:00pm EST
four points from a 52-week high in the s&p 500. i got an e-mail about the inflation hawks. china's cpi was much hotter than anticipated and china will be raising interest rates fairly soon. this has put pressure some of the chinese stocks that trade here and a lot of the big names are down 2%, 3% or 4%. most of the guys who follow this think it's way too early to follow this. tomorrow sales, we're expecting modest improvement in february. top line is -- bottom line has been fabulous and gymboree has had numbers this morning and that's been the trend. we have new highs on most of the big names and nike's a new high and tjx, and home depot also at a new high. finally good news on the ipo front. it's been a miserable year for ipos and a lot of them have postponed and 70% have come below their initial offering and the sensors around the world and big in the automotive industry and big in the appliance industry and priced at $18. the price was 18 to 20 and both sitting right near the highs and that's good news for a very tough industry, the ipo business. dennis, back to you. >> thanks,
CNBC
Feb 11, 2010 12:00pm EST
weekend, china out on holiday and dealers a little nervous about owning the supply. the headline that got the oohs and the ahhs was a flash of new jersey governor declares fiscal emergency due to deficits and that really is the story in every place that we seem to look around the globe and that's why greece, portugal, california and new jersey are all part of the same story. back to you. >> euro zone countries say they will take action and they needed to help greece, and details of the plan are kind of vague. >> c nbc nbc's rebecca ney neeham is in europe. >> to the announcements we've had today. remember, we had a meeting of various heads of state for some of the big euro zone countries and they came out with various statements saying there's a great deal of solidarity and a lot of commitment to taking some kind of action, but no action. the euro dollar has reacted as we've been hearing quite dramatical dramatically, really. the press conference finished not very long ago and we see the euro dropping against the dollar and it fight come back a little bit toward the close of the sessi
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Mar 8, 2010 12:00pm EST
actually. petro china trading higher by a percent and a half. this is really interesting because every time i talk to the saudis they are on their way to china. when they don't make deals with us, they go and make deals with china. here is china once again going out there and buying up natural resources around the world and we are not doing it. >> some people are shorting china a predicting collapse. that country is locking up future supplies and energy. that country knows they plan to keep growing. >> not only that, they are doing like -- litds yum battery companies, start-ups with solar. both end of the spectrum. if you believe in a peak come orderties theme, they are in front of the curve. >> yeah. even if you don't, you are just looking at the price down the road. right now we don't care that much about it because prices have been relatively low although i know everybody will jump all over us to say gas prices are overall low. still, about -- $1.50 rs $2.50 below the peak two summers ago. when the economy rebounds we will see the prices at the pump go back up. >> thousands of mile
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Apr 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, china's known as a major polluter but there is another side to this story. we'll show you a side of china that you've probably never seen before on the other side of this break.  >>> the multi-billion dollar potential in green construction is pitting home builder against home apraeser and a fight to find a real value here in this improving environment. diana olick has that story for us. should be interesting, diana. >> reporter: that's right, dennis. good news is that green home upgrades have fallen in price dramatically. the bad news is, those upgrades are still not showing up in home values. whether it's solar panels, geothermal heating, low-flow toilets or showerheads, the value to the environment is enormous, but the dollar value to homes still lags way behind. >> appraisers don't understand what geothermal is or what its value is so that up-front investment cost that you have is not recognized by an appraiser. to them a furnace is a furnace is a furnace. >> reporter: she says home builders like herself want to offer consume aers fully green package, but sinc
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Apr 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
distinction. secondary area is china. china's been mopping things up. you want to pay close attention, especially after we learned over the weekend they have their first trade deficit in six years. this comes at a time as, a, they are mopping up elevating rates. b, look at things like copper. at the highest level since '08. last story, we have t-bills today. you'll have to wait from two weeks from tomorrow before you'll see any coupon supply. >>> thank you so much. we are going to talk more about greece which does get the rescue package it needs. what does all that mean for your money here at home? that's right ahead. >>> plus -- the comeback country. hey, maybe we're not doing so bad after all. we'll break down the real economic indicators. >>> then, your twitterama continues with super user arianna huffington and harvard business school students. they think they know what biz stone does not. >>> airline quality getting better? how could that be? phil lebeau has some surprising findings. >>> the dow breaking back above 11,000. but how long might it stay there? let's gather our power
CNBC
May 10, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, what's the next bailout? are we going to give china $6 trillion, $7 trillion? how many bailouts can you have for goodsness sakes. >> we're not going to need to. >> how much higher do you think, kevin, though, i'm sorry, john, do you think interest rates will move in order to trigger a downward spiral like that in the dow? >> well, i think, you know, people don't appreciate libor going from 80 to 110 is a huge move. and i think that that money will remain tight in europe. i think this is a short covering rally. you should be taking advantage of it. i think the vix is back in force. >> any of you want to buy chips at this point? when we talk about what the europeanon union announced, they're going to monotize debt. it started here in the united states. everybody freaked out. oh, my god. here comes inflation. now another continent is doing it. anybody have inflation fears or still in a deflationary worry spiral. >> deflationary spiral. they have no choice but to buy debt because they don't have a central committee. they have to buy debt. that's like feeding an alligator bread crumbs. >> le
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Feb 24, 2010 1:00pm EST
somehow is affiliated with government or china or whatever, it's important to know. i can't give you a level without knowing who it is. but i can tell you it's much different than it used to be prior to the crisis and that's the bothersome aspect. >> rick, thank you very much. jane wells joins with us fresh news on possibly the largest pentagon contract ever. jane, what are the details? >> well, sue, the pentagon has briefed congress on its latest efforts to get bids for refueling tankers and reportedly made changes to the bid request. we don't know if it's enough to keep north are up grummon in the game. they originally won the $35 billion contract two years ago this month with this tanker in partnership with eads. northrop has been threatening to walk away claiming the new bid request favors boeing's smaller tanker offering. which could cost less. the pentagon will look at best value, not necessarily lowest price. the first two lots are reportedly -- is it enough to keep northrop in the game? and would congress accept boeing as the sole bidder? >> thank you very much. .ben bern
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Mar 9, 2010 12:00pm EST
acquisition recently in china that empowers 700 million chinese cell phone users to use their phones as credit cards, but we live in an evolutionary payment economy and the u.s., credit cards will be around for a long time just as cell phones become initiating vehicles for transactions as well. >> i see your devices in the back of taxi cabs and when i can use my credit card i tend to tip a little bit better. what's the barrier to entry and what prevents other companies to copy exactly what you're doing? >> verifone's been in business for 30 years and although it looks simple to a user, these transactions have to be encrypted, they have to be pocketized and routed to a complicated bank network system run by visa, mastercard and all the banks. so it's a very difficult market for anybody just to get into, and there's a trust with verifone, we process all of the transactions today and we're pretty confident that people will be coming to us for this new technology. >> one last question, why do this just for the iphone? apple isn't the largest cell phone maker in the world, nokia is, why n
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Mar 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
not because i'm scared of greece or china, which is weighing on my mind right now, but because of where the market has come from. it has come up and a lot of stocks are up 15%, 20%. >> where did you lighten up, jeff? >> lighten up in nike. i got very lucky on that. amazon, goldman sachs. those are the stocks. after they broke out, i took my profits, i'm not out of the market, just took risk off and i'm waiting for a pull back and wait in a position of strength to look for opportunities to buy. >> are you in that camp after all? you can't take money losing profits. >> i'll say this, these guys have been a lot more bullish and correct than i have. now this 1150 level which was to become support to talk a name like nike to back up what jt said, that quarter they reported was ridiculous. inventory down 13% year over year and margins crushed and now the stock is pushing up against all-time highs. we loved the name for a long time. it's hard to initiate a long position at these levels. >> right. if you're not a momentum player, as guy just stated, i talked to a bunch of pms this morning
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May 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
horizon. in the short term, things here look better than anywhere else. china announced that they need to damp growth down. they're fearing their bubble there. europe is going to -- they have austerity plans in europe. that's going to make money come here in the short term. that's a good trade for a short term. longer term as an investor, not a trader, you're going to have to be making a different measurement. all the sovereign debt that has been created here in the states is replacing private capital, private investment, is that sustainable long term? what we need to see is growth domestically and growth from the private sector, not government spending being spread around. we saw that today in the construction numbers. a lot of construction was higher, but most of it was municipal government building. that was a public sector growth, not private sector growth. >> we're running short on time because of our gulf coverage. tom, you'd be in in energy right now and where else? >> well, we think that later this summer there's going to be opportunities in commercial real estate. there's a lo
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