The good old days when investing was about studying the balance sheets and fundamental earnings trends is long gone.
There are a multitude of issues that can take the markets down, even as the Fed FOMC meeting approaches.
New Zealand is the top-performing stock market in the Asia Pacific region and provides a hideaway if equities continue to sink.
Hong Kongers are moving their money offshore, fast, as the unpopular Lam administration digs deeper into its foxhole by deploying a colonial-era emergency ordinance.
Both sides are meeting to make a deal, but do not yet meet eye to eye on the main issues.
The White House has issued assurances that it is not about to delist Chinese companies from U.S. markets, but it wouldn't be a stretch to see state-owned enterprises come under fire.
With Aussie assets up for grabs in touchy industries such as oil and civil engineering, and an agricultural deal in the works, the Australian government faces tough decisions over whether to approval sales to state-owned Chinese buyers.
The U.S. economy may see a real lift-off in consumer prices due to higher energy prices, even if certain sectors stand to benefit greatly -- as might the trade deficit.
Algorithmic traders, along with the Chinese and the Saudis, will feel the outcome of the oil attacks.
A Minsky moment is when excessive speculation leads to excessive demand for credit and excessive leverage.