I have cut a number of positions into China trade news and my timeframe is short.
Market participants are smart enough to know by now that when one must venture across thin ice, one does not linger.
Expect a very strong market open, propelled by a squeeze of overly anticipatory bears and shorts. Watch for 'sell the news' conditions.
While China appears to be suffering particularly sharply from the effects of tariffs, the U.S. economy is also slowing down.
It's likely that investors will be closely watching the U.S.-China trade talks to see if the skies brighten longer term.
Until there is a clear outcome on the trade front, choose your investments wisely -- the market can very easily go back to retest lows.
The surge in individual stocks comes as both the WTI and Brent Crude indices jumped after China indicated it would hold trade talks with the U.S.
CVX shares keep chugging along, building on a bounce from their December lows.
Apple's cut of its revenue guidance helped quantify the extent of the slowdown companies may be experiencing in China, although many stocks already may have anticipated this sort of news.
Apple has fallen back to Earth in recent months and made an impact on a number of companies in doing so.