The S&P 500 appears to be at fair value, which makes us wary of buying into a market when more insiders are selling.
With a mini-recession in the sector, all eyes are on Friday's jobs numbers, and the big question now is whether this will play out like 2015 to 2016, or worse.
All things being equal, don't be surprised when you hear analysts and forecasters raising their GDP and earnings estimates for early 2020.
I do expect there to be some early to mid-December profit taking. But to get from here to year end without hitting some mid-month turbulence would be a pleasant surprise.
Tuesday's Dreamforce features a discussion between Salesforce's Marc Benioff and Apple's Tim Cook.
What's really going on here? Does the move make any sense? Let's take them case by case.
The market is disconnected from reality. But for now, the U.S. Fed is in full easing mode and the liquidity boost should show up in the economic data over the next few months.
Even the bulls are anticipating some sort of rest or pullback at this point.
Investors are borrowing money more and more from the future to buy into risky assets today.
Disney, Qualcomm and Square are among 75 key reports we are watching.
Throw away the economics textbooks, they are not working.
Be careful drawing too strong of a conclusion from these numbers.
Hong Kong's economy was already suffering before this summer's demonstrations, but consumer businesses have been hit hard by five months of chaos.
The Federal Reserve was slightly hawkish overall at the October FOMC meeting, and there should be a dollar bullish bias.
I do think that this Fed Chair has learned to be cautious, in reflection of the policy errors made in late 2018.
It makes a lot of sense for the Fed to wean the market off its reliance on explicit forward guidance, but it won't be easy.
Markets are watching what Fed Chair Powell will signal for future rate cuts during this afternoon's FOMC rate decision.
Rest up for a busy week that includes earnings from Apple, Facebook and Starbucks.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has u-turned too quickly and too aggressively this year, going from tightening to easing without allowing the market to react to "normalized" conditions.
The world's fastest-growing major nation has suddenly seen growth lurch lower. That's putting households, farmers and companies off big-ticket purchases such as vehicles.
It seems as if the complacency that has gripped the U.S. markets of late has crossed the Atlantic.
Money fled high-growth, high-multiple stocks on Wednesday and chased a mix of both defense and value.
This is a market that wants to focus on earnings, central banks, and other positive issues.
Citigroup and Lululemon are on the radar this morning.
This is a market that is tired of the China trade issue and is looking to move on.
Let me give you the items I want to see before I bless buying anything in what has become a plain, out and out, treacherous market.
Here's my take on the Federal Reserve's expanded balance sheet, the Labor Department's jobs survey, and Fed's September meeting minutes.
My overall market posture has been one of leaning toward the defensive. I have no intention of making this stance permanent.
Perhaps the greatest risk of all is that of systemic complexity, and this is as close to an unknowable risk as there is.
Let's face it, the numbers aren't great and the trend is bad.