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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.

Powell and the Fed: Send in the Clowns

The Fed Chair's statement is such a mass of self-contradiction and obfuscation that it is no wonder his colleagues are deserting him.

Fed Rate Cut and Repo Intervention: What It Means for the Markets and Trading

The Fed as a group isn't completely sold on another cut yet.

Fed's Liquidity Quandary and Flying Over Northrop Grumman: Market Recon

Plus, here's a strategy for investing in oil that even the retail investor can employ.

Weak Bond Action Is a Headscratcher

There doesn't seem to be any particularly fundamental reason for bonds to weaken to such a degree.

So, Everything's Good Again? Sorry, That's Just Not True

Here's the way you have to approach this market.

ECB Decision Gives TLT a Positive Tilt

Take advantage of the NIRP-induced carry trade with this options trade.

Are We Approaching a Minsky Moment?

A Minsky moment is when excessive speculation leads to excessive demand for credit and excessive leverage.

Not Long Bonds Yet? Here's Why There's Still a Good Opportunity

I'm playing for the move down to 1% or 0.50% and earning yield while I wait.

Friday Follies, Pressure Mounts on China, and a 3M Trade Idea: Market Recon

The Fed also finds itself under pressure amid indications of a slowing U.S. economy

My Worth Is My Bond

The bond market has no single-source indicator like the S&P 500, but looking at a variety of indexes, 2019 has been a terrific year.

How Low Can Treasury Yields Fall in the U.S.?

Let's look at a number of charts to get some perspective on this investment arena.

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy Treasuries Now

Bonds got ahead of themselves and there were number of factors at work.

Stunning Treasury Rally Is Likely in Its Final Stage

There are two big reasons why the odds of Treasuries moving higher from here are dismal.

Dudley Didn't Do Right

Following ex-Fed board member's advice would actually give President Trump reasonable cause to fire Powell and politicize the bank even more.

Novice Trade: TLT

In the near term, I think bonds are way overdone.

Jim Cramer: Playing This Silly Inversion Game Makes Me Sick

There is no real connection to the economy right now because of globalization.

U.S.-China Trade War: Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

I start this week in risk-off mode and want to sell every rally in risk.

The Biggest Takeaway From Powell's Speech and What It Means for the Fed

Literally at the same time Powell was speaking, trade tensions were ramping up.

Powell's Chance at Redemption, Stunned by Salesforce's Strong Beat: Market Recon

The Fed Chair's address this day will move markets. This we know.

I Read the Fed Minutes. Here's Why I'm Concerned

My advice after diving into the 15-page document: Tighten your exposure to stocks, and don't even consider selling your bonds.