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Powell Nailed FOMC Press Conference, Ball Is Back in Trump's Court

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.

Stocks and Bonds Won't Be the Only Assets Reacting to the Fed: Watch Commodities

Commodity prices are highly influenced by action in the currency markets which will undoubtedly have something to say about the Federal Reserve meeting.

Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

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 Easy Money in Stocks Has Already Been Made: Expect Volatility Now

The risk of being 'long and wrong' is now elevated while the upside profit potential is likely minimal.

Hemp Is No Ordinary Crop and Market

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.

This Market Is Too Confident in the Bullish Equity Story

The derivative markets are telling us we are complacent about equities.

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.

Keep on Truckin' With J.B. Hunt

Now is a good time to buy JBHT. Only on Wall Street can the best earnings ever be touted as 'bad news.'

Steel Is Rising on Seasonal Demand

Lock in profits in mining stocks as demand picks up.

Tech Stocks and Oil: Can This Unlikely Pair Stay Hot?

Interestingly, these two asset classes have been positively correlated in recent months.

No Need to Fear, New Less-Scary Futures Contracts Are Almost Here

The CME is launching futures contracts to trade stock indices that make futures trading more accessible to retail traders.

Is Oil Cheap or Expensive Right Now?

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 Market Brews Up a Rare Opportunity for Traders

Coffee prices won't stay depressed for long.

Pessimistic Agricultural Markets Could Soon Sprout

Ahead of the spring planting season, the sentiment is irrationally lopsided.

What the Fed Minutes Are Saying

The minutes certainly read like the Fed is more worried about the economy than just what the data suggests.

Beware of Climaxing Optimism in the S&P 500 - But From Much Higher Levels

Look for unsustainably exuberant levels for the S&P 500 in the coming weeks before optimism, and prices, peak.

Copper Is Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Doctor Copper is still a harbinger of global economic health -- keep a close eye on copper prices as the trade war marches on.

Why Iron Ore Is Up 20% This Year

With Vale's Brucutu mine offline, the three remaining miners are churning more cash, making them attractive investments.

Be Ready for This Rally to Lose Steam

The data is increasingly suggesting a pause/retracement of January's gains. Get ready for it.

Fed Update: Powell Caved to Stock Market and Trump Pressure

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.

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

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

This Is Not Your Grandpa's Covered Call Strategy

Dabbling in the futures markets shouldn't be off limits for those with a certain amount of sophistication and financial means.

Is This a Bull Trough or a Bear Peak? It Depends

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.

Powell Speech Gives Market Boost, Now Back to Trump and Xi

Until there is a clear outcome on the trade front, choose your investments wisely -- the market can very easily go back to retest lows.

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.

We Need a Catalyst to Keep the Rally Going: Market Recon

Without a take and hold of the 2570 level, this rally is all just a trading exercise.

For Your Own Good, Make Sure You Show Up Late to This Holiday Party

Those who are waiting for a holiday bounce in the markets should stay patient and wait for strength.

Steve Mnuchin's Weekend, Removing Powell and Holiday Sales: Market Recon

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.

Saudi Arabia Is Wishing for Rising Oil Prices to Balance Their Budget

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.

Real Money Post Industrial Average Continues to Outperform Dow and S&P 500

Buoying RMPIA during the first half of December were shares of Broadcom, Facebook and PayPal.