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.