Is This a Bull Trough or a Bear Peak? It Depends

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.

Powell Speech Gives Market Boost, Now Back to Trump and Xi

Until there is a clear outcome on the trade front, choose your investments wisely -- the market can very easily go back to retest lows.

What Acquisition Targets Could Chevron Shoot For?

It might be time to examine some possible oil peers to poach.

Chart of the Day: Dividends Make Oil Stocks a Strong Defense Against Volatility

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.

A Low-Risk Option Play in Corn Might Make Sense

Corn appears to be poised for gains, but it's important to limit risks when setting up a trade in the commodity.

Adding (Carefully) to Energy Longs: Market Recon

And watching the Fed rate-hike decision.

Saudi Arabia Is Wishing for Rising Oil Prices to Balance Their Budget

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.

China's Weak Data Could Not Come at a Worse Time

All eyes are on the Fed now, and all Powell needs to do is stick with the 'gradual rate hikes' story.

Jim Cramer: This May Be an Inflection Point for Banks and Oils

But there is no catalyst right now, and there are so many other sectors with better prospects.

Investing Is Tough in a World Where Trump Presides

This is becoming a game for adrenalin junkies, as trade wars and negative headlines are increasingly the nemesis of the market.