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3 Major Events Will Provide Clarity to the Markets

Here are the mostly likely scenarios and impact on stocks and bonds.

A Week Fraught With Peril, Yield Curve, Gold, Trading Target: Market Recon

Will President Trump's administration move ahead with plans to turn up the heat on China in such a way that U.S. consumers for the first time share some of that pain?

Jobs Report Pushes Aside Recession Fears, for Now

After the 266,000 payroll number on Friday, here's my analysis and how to prepare for the months ahead.

The Fed Just Made a Game-Changing Move

The Fed is considering introducing a rule that would let inflation run above its 2% target.

The Problem Of Pushing Higher Without Proper Pullbacks

The next leg up gets overbought too quickly and sentiment turns bullish too quickly.

Standing Firm on China, Yield Curve Vigilance and Calling AT&T: Market Recon

Plus, we check out the latest negative headline on Boeing.

Don't Dismiss Friday's Breakout, Retailers Report, Trading Macy's: Market Recon

Third quarter earnings season is down to the really nitty gritty. That said, there are still quite a few well known (to the public) retailers set to bring up the rear.

From Treasuries to Trade: 11 Topics to Watch

Here are my views on topics including interest rate risks, events in Europe that could push European yields higher and the ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

Remembering to Remember, Yield Curve Joy and Where We Stand: Market Recon

We also take a look at the charts of Costco Wholesale and Viacom to check out potential plays in both stocks.

Will the Fed Have the Guts to Ease Off Now?

The Fed has done what was necessary and now is on hold for the foreseeable future.

Jim Cramer: It's More Likely Than Not That We've Got a Pangloss Thing Going

You can't have the best of all possible worlds, or at least you can't have it for long.

U.S. Treasury Yield Curve, Oil Market Valuations, Trading Adobe: Market Recon

OPEC forecasts declining demand for OPEC oil, not a decline in global demand. That distinction is key.

Strong Jobs Report Is Likely an Outlier, Not Sign of a New Trend

Be careful drawing too strong of a conclusion from these numbers.

Fed Rate Cut: What the Central Bank Is Saying and What to Expect From Here

It makes a lot of sense for the Fed to wean the market off its reliance on explicit forward guidance, but it won't be easy.

Yields Are Going Higher: What to Sell and What to Buy

Why I'm very bearish on the long end of the yield curve and how to play it.

China, Brexit, Rate Cuts and Bonds: What to Know and How to Play It All

There are a number of important questions stemming from this series of events.

Keeping the Banks in Line

The banks may tease, but they just keep tagging the downtrend line and heading back down; also, Tuesday's rally keeps the indicators mixed.

Union Pacific's 5-Month Correction Is Ending

Here's when to hop on board.

Valuation and 2 Names to Watch Into Earnings: Market Recon

Citigroup and Lululemon are on the radar this morning.

China Trade Intrigue, Algos React to Old Mo, and Spread News: Market Recon

Shakespeare seemingly could have written the script regarding the U.S.-China trade drama.

China Cold War Concerns, Feckless Fed and Considering Kohl's: Market Recon

Plus, pining for the days of thoughtful price discovery in the markets.

Jim Cramer: Beware the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity

Only because of the incessant brainwashing of individuals by an industry with a bias toward indexing do we have this attitude that stocks are one and the same. They are anything but.

A Treacherous Market to Trade

Markets are at risk of ongoing balance sheet and risk reduction, where both stocks and bonds do poorly.

September Jobs Report: Has the Rot Already Set In?

Let's face it, the numbers aren't great and the trend is bad.

Intermediate Trade: TLT

Bonds are an interesting trade right now.

No False Positive: The Global Economy Is Slowing

Thoughts on the ISM, trade, Friday's key job report and how to play it all.

Markets Become Rocky, Especially for IPOs

Cracks are appearing in some high-beta parts of the market, and a few recent initial public offerings have been pulled or haven't fared well after issuance.

Treasury Auction, ECB and FOMC, Struggling IPOs: Market Recon

Who was speaking to the strength of the U.S. Treasury Department's auction of $32 billion worth of 7 Year Notes as a driver for equities through Thursday afternoon?

Gloom and Doom Could Lead to Several Positive Surprises

it seems that consensus is to interpret anything that can be viewed as bad, as actually bad, and anything that could be good, as an aberration that will soon become bad.

As Usual, Equities Are the Last Ones to Get What Is Really Happening

Like central bankers, the equity markets seem oblivious to weakening global economic conditions that indicate a recession already is here.