A Series of Fortunate Events, Fiscal Cliff, Powell's Prospects, 4 Trading Notes

Market volatility could spike in late November/early December just as liquidity walks away. Keep that in mind.

Doug Kass: Is China the Market's Black Swan?

China's economy is basically a debt-driven Ponzi scheme.

Sinking Shares of Alibaba Need a Long Repair Process

Let's check on the charts and indicators.

What, Me Worry? Here's Why I'm Cautious on Risky Assets Right Now

With global energy woes, China real estate troubles and Washington's potential for disappointment, I'm moving toward some old income favorites.

DC Fiscal Freak Show, China Trade, The Week Ahead, My Market Rules

Having a debt ceiling is foolish, it only ever matters to the party currently out of power and never really does what it was intended to... curb federal spending.

Evergrande to Sell Off Assets in Bid to Stay Afloat

Evergrande has reportedly struck a deal to sell 51% of its property-management arm, which would raise US$5.1 billion.

Savage September Sees Sizable Stock Losses in East Asia

However, mainland Chinese stocks were some of the most stable in the region, something of a surprise given power outages and systemic financial risk.

Evergrande Is Not Over

The big question is what Evergrande's troubles mean for China's real estate market more broadly, and the answer may be an unpleasant one.

HNA Group's Restructuring Suggests Evergrande's Future Path

The parent of Hainan Airlines looks set to emerge from bankruptcy after its top executives were arrested and the Chinese state stepped in.

A Peculiar Week, Political Maelstrom, Q3 Earnings Season, Time to Sell Nvidia?

The real crisis is not that the Evergrande story will be back, but that China isn't able and politically willing to be the global driver of economic growth it has been.