We investors have the task of sifting through the 'Umwelt' -- the worldview perceived and forecasted by the various organisms that live in our trading world ecosystem.
Until there is a clear outcome on the trade front, choose your investments wisely -- the market can very easily go back to retest lows.
It might be time to examine some possible oil peers to poach.
As oil recovers and begins to stabilize both the stock price and cash flow of companies in the space, dividend payments could drive strong portfolios.
Corn appears to be poised for gains, but it's important to limit risks when setting up a trade in the commodity.
And watching the Fed rate-hike decision.
But there is a lot of oil in the market, so if the market does undergo a recession or a slowdown, oil prices can, and will, trade lower.
All eyes are on the Fed now, and all Powell needs to do is stick with the 'gradual rate hikes' story.
But there is no catalyst right now, and there are so many other sectors with better prospects.
This is becoming a game for adrenalin junkies, as trade wars and negative headlines are increasingly the nemesis of the market.