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.
Coffee prices won't stay depressed for long.
Ahead of the spring planting season, the sentiment is irrationally lopsided.
The minutes certainly read like the Fed is more worried about the economy than just what the data suggests.
Look for unsustainably exuberant levels for the S&P 500 in the coming weeks before optimism, and prices, peak.
Doctor Copper is still a harbinger of global economic health -- keep a close eye on copper prices as the trade war marches on.
With Vale's Brucutu mine offline, the three remaining miners are churning more cash, making them attractive investments.
The data is increasingly suggesting a pause/retracement of January's gains. Get ready for it.
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.
There is strong precedent for aggressive rate cuts once the Fed gets started.
Dabbling in the futures markets shouldn't be off limits for those with a certain amount of sophistication and financial means.
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.
Until there is a clear outcome on the trade front, choose your investments wisely -- the market can very easily go back to retest lows.
The wildcard on today's employment data will be if the sudden slowing of growth in manufacturing employment is emblematic of a broader problem.
Without a take and hold of the 2570 level, this rally is all just a trading exercise.
Those who are waiting for a holiday bounce in the markets should stay patient and wait for strength.
The Fed now appears to me, to be if not in the 'policy error' zone than very close to it. Perhaps the Treasury Secretary sees this as well.
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.
Buoying RMPIA during the first half of December were shares of Broadcom, Facebook and PayPal.