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Who Cares That the Indices Are Flat, the Stock-Picking Is Good

Stocks bounced around on the Fed minutes, but the China trade issue is keeping a bid under the action.

What the Fed Minutes Are Saying

The minutes certainly read like the Fed is more worried about the economy than just what the data suggests.

Turning My Attention to Petrobras

I believe a call or call spread strategy that defines risk is the optimal approach here.

Retail Read-Through: What Walmart's Earnings Tell Us About Census Sales Stats

Walmart's strong sales are sparking skeptical responses to government statistics.

The Week Ahead: Housing, Fed Minutes and 13 Tell-Tale Earnings Reports to Watch

A shortened week still brings key economic numbers and earnings results.

Inflation and the Fed, and Europe May Be in a Recession Now

Price action and fundamental conditions show the limits on how high rates can rise.

The News Is a Good Excuse but It Isn't the Real Reason This Market Is So Strong

This action is more about cash flow and structural reasons.

Why Market Manipulation by the Fed Is a Bad Idea; A Look at Twilio: Market Recon

A shift in the way the central bank manages its balance sheet is dangerous.

The Week Ahead: Inflation, Retail Sales and 13 Key Earnings Reports to Watch

Nvidia and Coca-Cola are just two names set to report. Here's what to key in on.

Kass: These Are My Top 10 Fears Right Now

All signposts lead me to conclude that a stock market topping process is still very much in play.

The Data Tells Us a Major Slowdown Is Not Imminent

How do we invest for a probable slowdown but perhaps a mild one?

A Busy Week of News Keeps Stocks Running Higher

The worst December in a very long time led to the best January since 1987.

The Implications of Friday's Jobs Report

For those fearing a recession was developing, it doesn't seem to be the case.

The Global Macro-Economic Picture, China Watch, Keys to Amazon: Market Recon

The real takeaway for AMZN for me, and the main reason that I am even in the name on a semi-permanent basis, is AWS.

Tesla and the Key Takeaway

The departure of the company's lead finance executive while the SEC and DOJ are -- presumably -- still investigating the company is a jaw-dropper.

Fed Update: Powell Caved to Stock Market and Trump Pressure

Rate increases are off the table for now, balance sheet normalization is on hold, and potentially the groundwork is laid for the next round of quantitative easing.

Does the Fed Know Something We Don't?

The Fed is bending over backward to be dovish.

The Gold Rally Should See the Mid-$1300s but Could Roll Over From There

We tend to be contrarians in the gold market, and we see a looming opportunity for the bears in the coming weeks.

The Fed Is Doing Exactly What the Market Wants

There is nothing in their statement to indicate that more rate hikes will occur soon.

Why Huawei Matters, FOMC Decision, AAPL Results, Watching NOW: Market Recon

I think we can all agree that there will be no increase made to the Fed Funds Rate today.

Jim Cramer: Jay Powell Is Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

I am urging the Fed chair to wait as there will be adjustments and innovations that keep labor costs down.

Sloppy Earnings, China's Economy, AMD Earnings Preview: Market Recon

What we have seen of late from a number of chip producers really might be interpreted as pre-recessionary.

U.S. Immigration, Brexit, China Trade Talks Continue to Impact Markets

'This is not the beginning of the end, but it may be the end of the beginning.'

China-U.S. Talks, The Fed, Earnings, Jobs and What Now With Apple: Market Recon

The marketplace will react to this week's China, U.S. trade talks in a huge way.

The Week Ahead: The Fed, Jobs and 15 Key Earnings Reports to Watch

It's going to be one hectic week.

Jim Cramer: We Hold the Cards in This Trade War With China

The Chinese are coming to this table and while we might be miles away from an agreement, that is just one more concern for what could turn out to be a teetering Chinese economy.

When Wilbur Ross Talks Trade, Investors Need to Listen

The Commerce Secretary knows as well as anyone the sensitivity of the shipping sector to global trade flows.

Interesting Symmetry but Strong Trends Are Likely to Give Way to Volatility

This action looks like the inverse of what happened in December.

The Meat and Potatoes of This Global Economic Slowdown: Market Recon

It's centered around a few themed negatives, all forcing their own various uncertainties into free market price discovery.