We investors have the task of sifting through the 'Umwelt' -- the worldview perceived and forecasted by the various organisms that live in our trading world ecosystem.
GE jumped on Monday, but how long can buyout rumors buoy the beleaguered stock?
As oil recovers and begins to stabilize both the stock price and cash flow of companies in the space, dividend payments could drive strong portfolios.
The daily bar chart of Enbridge shows that prices have weakened since the beginning of 2018.
But there is a lot of oil in the market, so if the market does undergo a recession or a slowdown, oil prices can, and will, trade lower.
Volume has been heavier in November and December and it looks like longs are bailing out of positions.
Shares of the oil giant are still pointed down but the pace of the decline has slowed, so any improvement in oil prices could spark a reversal.
Let's go through our preflight technical checklist for United Continental.
But there is no catalyst right now, and there are so many other sectors with better prospects.
It always pays to see if anything has changed.