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Housing Shows Signs of Perking Up

Among the encouraging signs: Applications for home loans recently hit a nine-year peak and new home sales in March posted a 16-month high.

Netflix Taking a Knife to a Gunfight with Disney, Apple, Plus Bitcoin

Bitcoin, the most famous of all crypto-currencies, has enjoyed something of a rebound of late.

Prepping for Next Week's Fed Meeting and a Deluge of Economic Data

Here's what we could hear and how it would impact the debt and equity markets.

There's Reason to Be Concerned About Valley National Bancorp Shares

Smaller banks such as Valley are staring down some headwinds.

It Was All About the Stimulus, Not Fundamentals

China's massive spending spree evident in the first quarter is in the past now. Here is what it means.

Kass: A Week Rich in Macroeconomic Data

We are getting wholesale differences in the interpretation of the future trajectory of domestic economic growth.

Bears Suffer Another Setback Heading Into the Heart of Earnings Season

With a friendly Fed, a tight labor market and data like March retail sales, the chances for upside surprises are good.

Treasury TIPS Are Still a Bad Bet

TIPS just don't have the volatility to produce a big payoff, either in the breakeven or the resulting price action.

Permian Basin Stocks, DIS Reaction, AAPL/QCOM, GDP, Railroads: Market Recon

What I see from 10,000 feet above... in the age of suddenly profitable fuel as cargo, are the railroads.

The Week Ahead: Retail Sales, Beige Book and 16 Key Earnings Results to Watch

It is going to be fast, it is going to be furious during a shortened week of trading.

FOMC, Q1 Earnings, Brexit, IPOs, Disney Investor Day: Market Recon

Nations will never abandon the debt super-cycle that they have created unless there is a public loss of faith in fiat.

STAG Industrial Gives Investors a Chance to Profit From Industrial Real Estate

Investors can reap a nice monthly income stream through STAG Industrial, which owns tens of millions of square feet of warehouses, distribution centers and light manufacturing facilities.

Will There Ever Be a Stock Market Pullback?

Momentum works in both directions.

Bears Stumped as Stocks Rally on China Growth, Robust Jobs Market

The bears were left grumbling this week as stocks rose with good economic news from China and a solid U.S. jobs report.

3 'Flextensions' Very Evident in This Market: Tesla, Oil and Bonds

Brexit is not the only big issue getting kicked down the road lately.

There Is Generally Good Action on My Screens Today

The price action is quite good.

China Progress? March Jobs Data, Trading Lowe's: Market Recon

With any China deal, there must be a clear and verifiable method of enforcing compliance.

A Slower but Not Slowing Economy

The economy has slowed from its mid-2018 pace, but it is now stable at this slower pace.

GDP Growth Rising, Plus My Take on Amazon: Market Recon

Both U.S. and Chinese economic data is coming in stronger than expected, which will help support this rally.

Jim Cramer: Monday's Rise Was Driven by Chinese PMI

Portfolio managers care more about Chinese expansion than they do Chinese trade talks.

Bonds vs. Equities: Something Has to Give

It seems the bond market has taken a very pessimistic stance on any recovery happening.

Don't Fight the People's Bank of China

With both the Fed and PBC providing cheap capital, the market has a wind at its back.

Chinese PMI Data, Valuation Expansion and Playing Energy: Market Recon

I am taking profits on energy names on WTI's 32% quarterly gain.

Better Homebuilder Buy: KB Home or Lennar?

Time to break down the best bet.

Use Caution on Small-Caps, Plus Apple, Tesla and McDonald's: Market Recon

Equity markets marked time on Monday, mostly on light volume.

I'm Not Seeing Much Excitement in the Apple Event

This market needed something to distract it from the inverted yield issue and deteriorating technical conditions, and AAPL is not going to provide it.

The Stock Market Is NOT the Economy

The economy, simply put, is the wealth of a country in terms of production and consumption of goods and services.

Listen to the Wise Traders of the Bond Markets

They are more seasoned than traders of any other asset class.

This Yield Curve Inversion Is Scary, but Not the End of the World

If the entire inversion was because everyone was horrified by domestic economic data, I'd be extremely concerned, but much of it can be explained by other factors.

Jim Cramer: Stay the Course Because the Recession Is Not Coming

You can't stop the rain coming down on this market until you get a host of people to realize there are bargains even if we have a big slowdown.