Short-term chop or pullback appear likely, but there's an indicator worth fretting over: The 50- and 200-day moving average lines of the Russell 2000 are rolling over.
On Tuesday, topping 2900 looked like a climb too high for the S&P, but let's see what the indicators say.
While some profit-taking was overdue, the question now is whether this is simply a refresh pause or a signal that the indices are set to roll over.
Let's check out what happened while I was away.
Anything weak is a positive to be excited about and anything strong is a nightmare because that might stiffen Powell's resolve to keep rates where they are instead of cutting them.
This trade offers everything I'm looking for in defined risk and upside target.
When it comes to inflation, the Fed may be risking their credibility.
Strictly in terms of the trade war, the question is whether tariffs are ultimately inflationary or not.
While the first round of tariff wars had little visible impact on the economy, companies or inflation, this time will be different.
There are an array of low-risk, fixed-income opportunities to consider for investors seeking shelter from a stormy market.
Tesla short sellers are renewing their revolt against Tesla after a recent capital raise initially sent the stock rallying.
This may be another example where the president likes to 'blow things up' at the 11th hour, primarily so he can personally ride to the rescue and negotiate "even better" terms.
What I expect from the Fed this week and how the markets will likely react.
Why I believe it's time to take profits and reduce risk.
We are getting wholesale differences in the interpretation of the future trajectory of domestic economic growth.
Wednesday's FOMC minutes convince me that the central bank is becoming less strict about preventing inflation.
What I would rather invest in to get similar yields.
Technical indicators hinted on March 21 that they'd jump.
Although the short squeeze wasn't as quick and swift as we thought it might be, it didn't disappoint in the end.
Markets where the Russell 2000 outperforms are healthier than those where it doesn't.
Taken together they create a worrisome picture, one that can explain why it wasn't just the banks that fell on the inversion news.
Fear-mongering over risk of BBB credits was immensely exaggerated and hurt many people's returns.
Economic signs point to slower growth, not a recession, in 2019.
Despite what you think about today's markets and the Fed, interest rates have always mattered.
The minutes certainly read like the Fed is more worried about the economy than just what the data suggests.
The federal government is still partially shut down. There is a debt ceiling out there with our name on it, and a looming expiration date on its suspension.
5 key things investors need to know about their portfolios and how to proceed after the Fed's disappointing announcement.
The easiest way to lose a lot of money in a poor market is to not have a plan.
I am urging you to think a little more long-term.
How to stop an economic calamity while the rest of the planet goes into hibernation? Not easy.