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China Adds Economy the Size of Mexico

China's economy has broken past the $14 trillion barrier, two-thirds the size of the United States. But population and output increases are at decades-long lows.

Don't Sleep on the Grains Following Trade Deal

Here's why grain prices are softening on the news of the China trade pact that promises huge buys of U.S. corn and soy.

Interpreting the U.S./China Trade Deal, Tax Cuts 2.0, Aerospace Stocks

Does such a large increase in Chinese spending on U.S. 'stuff' give reason to doubt that future action lives up to words on a page (or 86 pages for that matter)?

With China Trade Pact Signed, Here Are Two Issues to Watch

Liquidity and earnings will play a big role in how the indexes move in the days and weeks to come.

Jim Cramer: In the U.S./China Deal, the Engagement Camp Won

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.

The Smart Move? Don't Argue With the Market Beast

The positive news flow keeps tripping up market participants that are looking for some pullback to relieve overbought conditions.

China Stocks Sell Off as Phase One Devil Will Be in the Details

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.

U.S./China Phase One, Yield Curve, Jobs Survey, Trading Disney: Market Recon

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.

China Trade Headline Pulls Market Back to Reality

What appeared as a day ready to take gains higher was knocked off balance by old news.

Hot Markets, Bank Earnings, China Dealings, Trading Tesla, Zscaler: Market Recon

Monday brought more record highs for the broader equity indices. As a trader, the feeling is so eerie. I'm not kidding.

China Eases Relations With Seoul as U.S. Deal Awaits

Beijing appears to have eased up on its ban on tour groups and individual travel to South Korea. Watch Korean consumer stocks in 2020 if that continues.

The Real World and the Tesla World

As hard as it is to believe, there are other carmakers in the world outside of Tesla.

Is Tesla Headed for a Minsky Moment?

What happens if there is even one piece of negative information to interrupt Musk's -- literal -- victory dance?

Not for the Faint of Heart: Alibaba Could Pass the $300 Area in the Months Ahead

Can we count on the recent uptrend to continue?

Japanese and Thai Stocks Take Iran Missile Hit

Markets in Thailand and Tokyo were the main losers on Wednesday, though Asian investors in general appear reassured the worst is over with Iran.

Jim Cramer: I'm Dumbfounded Tesla's Stock Is Not Up Even More Than It Is

This is a market that thrives on growth. Tesla has it in spades.

Asia's Currency Underperformers Look Like Good Bets for 2020 Gains

The won, rupee and yuan may turn from the poorest performance in 2019 to solid runs in 2020, while the Iran-induced run to the dollar and yen may reverse fast.

Market Prices in New Risk, Action for 9 Stocks in My Portfolio: Market Recon

What I suggest individual investors do is give their portfolios a physical. Like a visit to the doctor.

Jim Cramer: We Are Coming Into a More Complex Period

Watch for analysts and strategists to turn into armageddonists forgetting that China's the real issue.

Some Downside Now Would Be a Good Setup Going Into Earnings Season

I'm keeping a very close watch on Apple. When that goes red I expect to see that trigger broad algorithmic selling.

Jim Cramer: It's 2020 and I'm Happily Back at It

There are several themes today. A suspension of critical factors? I would like to think a skepticism is taking over from ignorance.

3 Sectors to Watch, First Quarter Volatility, 10 Dow Dogs: Market Recon

Also: People's Bank of China, the Fed, U.S./China trade deal, Brexit, USMCA.

The People's Bank of China Fuels Strong Start in 2020

The market still is enjoying a very strong uptrend and has a solid boost from the liquidity created by the PBOC.

One Thing Is Sure About 2020: We Don't Know What Will Happen

No one accurately told us what would happen in 2019, so let's not try for 2020 -- but we can remember some valuable lessons.

Kass: 2019 Is Over, Let It Go

2020 will likely present a host of different and (likely) more formidable challenges for investors and traders than were confronted in 2019.

Five Calls for Asia in 2020

Here are five factors to watch in the first year of our new decade -- which will skew the world decidedly to the East.

Markets and China Phase One, FOMC Changes, Kirby on My Radar: Market Recon

Beyond an algorithmic reaction, I do not expect an overtly positive market reaction when pen is put to paper on Phase One.

Expect Bumps After New Year Kicks Off

In this second part of a series on preparing for 2020, I look at what to expect ahead, especially as January starts off strong, but could end with trouble.

Longest Bull Market Is Over in World's Most Expensive Real Estate Market

Hong Kong home prices are staring at double-digit percentage declines for 2020, so watch out for developer stocks.

A Coming 'Taper Tantrum'? Trading Thoughts on Boeing and Lululemon: Market Recon

Fear not. Everything that you thought dangerous in 2019 will still be there waiting to render you mental torture in 2020.