I have been among the most wary of China and its ability to change. I remain that way. But the U.S. got more than I ever thought.
A recent study estimated that the world's airlines would need about 637,000 new pilots over the next two decades to meet demand.
Digging into the data, the numbers do appear to be quite the mess.
It's not enough to just know the 'answers' of the market, you need a strategy to really win big.
The top-five stocks in the S&P 500 now make up 18% of its market cap, higher than similar peaks in 1999 and 2008.
The positive news flow keeps tripping up market participants that are looking for some pullback to relieve overbought conditions.
There is still money to be made, and lost, here.
The clinical stage company sees its shares climb after announcing some significant news during this week's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
The signing on Wednesday of a trade pact should see China double U.S. imports, though exactly on what may remain secret. Investors also fret it can't follow through.
One concern for traders and investors would be that the good cheer created by the development of this Phase One deal, as well as actions taken by the FOMC, are nearing or at the point where the headline risk points in the other direction.