We tend to favor a strategy of getting bullish on large dips, but not getting greedy on the rips.
Rather than react to headlines and try to decipher market clues as to where it is headed, take a step back and evaluate the bigger picture.
There are two big reasons why the odds of Treasuries moving higher from here are dismal.
Strong emotions and the high level of volatility will lead to a new crop of opportunities.
The important thing on the China trade talks is that the president can move the market and he doesn't want it to go down too much.
Gold has had a good run, but the bulls are likely running out of money.
Using the SPX and S&P 500 futures charts to help stay on the right side of the market, whatever your time frame is.
When you hear hysteria over the inverted-yield curve recession fears, ask whether you are really going to sell all your stocks now, because of something that might happen far in the future?
The corrective chart pattern in the S&P 500 is nearly complete.
Markets sold off on the back of the 'currency manipulator' designation, but have reversed sharply. The question is whether that reversal will hold.
For Trump to get what he wants, he will tariff nations and cause an economic shock just to get the Fed to further cut rates.
Prices are approaching multi-year lows at a time in which the number of bearish market participants is at a multi-year high.
I believe a sizable move is on the way, with higher volatility coming.
Look for the VIX to back off as we enter earnings season.
The Fed can't justify a rate cut soon on the strong jobs growth data. Expect bond selling and a follow-on hit to equities.
Where did the VIX go?
Options enable traders to express their opinions in market pricing without the stress and risk of buying or selling futures contracts outright.
As investors once again anticipate a near-ZIRP environment, keep an eye on defense names and gold.
The market is cheering for rates to be cut, but forgets they are being cut on the back of global growth collapsing, which is negative for risk assets.
Commodity prices are highly influenced by action in the currency markets which will undoubtedly have something to say about the Federal Reserve meeting.
The longer the Fed waits to cut, the lower rates will ultimately go, but so far there's little hint of action to come.
The risk of being 'long and wrong' is now elevated while the upside profit potential is likely minimal.
The market for hemp-derived products is exploding and financial instruments that are going to be created to work within the market will grow, too.
The derivative markets are telling us we are complacent about equities.
China's massive spending spree evident in the first quarter is in the past now. Here is what it means.
Now is a good time to buy JBHT. Only on Wall Street can the best earnings ever be touted as 'bad news.'
Lock in profits in mining stocks as demand picks up.
Interestingly, these two asset classes have been positively correlated in recent months.
The CME is launching futures contracts to trade stock indices that make futures trading more accessible to retail traders.
Crude oil is a highly emotional market and will always surpass a reasonably fair price to reach levels the market has no fundamental justification for.