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Novice Trade: XOP Oil & Gas ETF

There has been some considerable options action today in XOP.

Emerging Markets Lead the Way Down, Now What Are They Doing?

Let's look closer at the charts and indicators.

Once Again, Numbers Do Matter

I won't lose money for my clients by buying stocks in companies that are facing lower margins.

The Data Tells Us a Major Slowdown Is Not Imminent

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

Watch This China ETF for Gains Now That the Trade War Is Set to End

Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares is the purest China ETF play, though there are others to consider, too.

Let Your Portfolio Explore Europe in 2019

My 2019 market prediction: This is the year in which European equities outperform those in the U.S.

Does the Fed Know Something We Don't?

The Fed is bending over backward to be dovish.

Adding First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF Into the Trading Portfolio

The ETF has been in a strong uptrend over the past month with the past week acting as consolidation from the most recent push higher.

Jim Cramer: Early Thoughts on What to Buy Now

You buy the companies that have told you things have bottomed.

Once the Fed Starts Cutting, They Are Not Going to Stop

There is strong precedent for aggressive rate cuts once the Fed gets started.

Novice Trade: Gold

Consider buying these dirt cheap GLD puts.

The Short Setup Is Starting to Trigger

Before I short aggressively I want to see a shift in the price action.

It's Important That Average Investors Understand Beta and What It Measures

Financial advisors are usually referring to buying stocks and ETFs that have relatively high covariances in performance with the S&P 500.

Novice Trade: SPY

More FOMO should lead to more MOMO for the S&P 500.

The Unintended Consequences of Jack Bogle

The champion of indexing transformed investing for many, but also impacted the structure of the stock market.

The Read-Through Is a Superficial Analysis of Market Sectors

If you are investing in individual stocks you have to do individual research. It's that simple.

Novice Trade: FXI China Large-Cap ETF

The S&P 500 might be in recovery mode, but China is another story.

This Market May Just Be in an Uptrend: Market Recon

This is the kind of reversal that happens in a bull market.

Kohl's Stock Could Be a Quality Buy as the Retail Sector Reels

It might be time to fill your carriage with Kohl's again.

4 Important Things From the Fed Minutes Investors Should Know

If the Fed pauses in March, that decision came after the December meeting.

Novice Trade: XLF

Is all banking GS or is this a buying opportunity for XLF?

This Market Needs a Pullback

I'm still looking for a 'sell the news' reaction to occur as we hear about the trade negotiations with China.

Novice Trade: SPY

It appears that the longer the selloff stops, the longer the rally will last.

The Market in 2019: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times?

Stocks look very reasonably valued to start the new year.

The Bullish Formula Is Back in Place, but It Is Going to Be a Bumpy Ride

Conditions look much better now than they did a week ago, but don't rush out and load up on long positions. Remain selective.

Jim Cramer: These Pharma Deals Are Game Changers

Pharma companies that have cash are looking at what has happened to this stock market and buying.

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

For the first time in years we don't have to sacrifice quality to maintain income.

How to Play the Opposite of Conventional Wisdom on Capital Markets

I am increasingly convinced the only way to generate sustainable trading profits is to wait until the market overreacts and take the opposite side.

My Take on the Jobs Report and Trades I Like

A huge beat on the headline job gains plus a clear acceleration of wage growth puts the Fed in a very tough spot.

U.S.-China Commerce Dept Talks Give a Boost: Market Recon

The wildcard on today's employment data will be if the sudden slowing of growth in manufacturing employment is emblematic of a broader problem.