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Fed Minutes Takeaways, What to Expect at Jackson Hole and How to Trade It

Two big points lead into what Jay Powell will be saying in Friday's speech.

Profit Taking, Rate Cuts and a Play on Zscaler: Market Recon

Evaluating the market and policy discussion ahead of Jackson Hole, and how I am playing Zscaler on this weakness.

Bond Market Holds the Line at 1.5%

The bond market is calling the shots for stocks right now.

We'll Rise (and Fall) Again

Despite the inverted-yield curve hysteria, the indicators show we should rally and come down again.

Jim Cramer: Making Sense of Wacky Bond Market Behavior

What's causing the 10-year Treasury to yield less than the 2-year -- a highly unusual set-up that we haven't seen since the eve of the Great Recession -- during a time when the U.S. economy seems to be humming along?

Inverted-Yield Curve Isn't Really Such a Curve Ball

Why this much-hyped move isn't so special and how to play it to your advantage.

Jim Cramer: Be Ready for Multiple Days of Selling

Random musings - looking forward to the club call momentarily!

Savior Trump, Crumbling Economies, Carville Logic and Apple, Too: Market Recon

Former presidential adviser James Carville was right about the bond market being intimidating; it is right now.

Don't Be Suckered by the Recent Treasury-Bond Rally

But do think about refinancing your home mortgage.

Fear Not the Curve, Sizing Up Earnings and Ways to Play Amgen: Market Recon

Understanding yourself and the investing environment you are in are keys to avoiding panic brought on by fear.

Argentine Angst, FOMC Follies and Defending Defense Profits: Market Recon

Plus, if you think equities have been on an upward trajectory, you might want to give them a second, longer-term look.

The Recession Bells Are Tolling, and They Are Tolling for All of Us

Here are some of the signs I'm seeing now.

Uber Could Be Driving in Reverse Friday as Traders React to Q2 Results

Let's see what the charts and indicators might look like.

Yes, the Market Hates Uncertainty

If the macro issues calm down there should be some good trade opportunities.

Market Chaos

This is an extremely nervous market that is grappling with a number of major macro-economic issues.

Powell's Verbal Fouls, an Equity Beatdown and Silence of the Lam: Market Recon

The Fed chairman's news conference threw markets for a loop with hawkish words that did not support the Fed's dovish actions.

Lean, Mean Fighting Machines Emerge From Debt Diet

The catalyst for equities is now out of the bag, it is just a matter of finding companies with that catalyst before everyone catches on.

Feds Probe Tech, Mueller Speaks, Holy Guacamole and Now Hear NOW: Market Recon

Watch closely as the government opens a broad antitrust investigation into unidentified leading online technology platforms

Why Rates Really Can't Rise Much From Here

Beware the old way of thinking about the Fed.

MarketAxess Is Still Bullish

Our potential price targets for MKTX are $400 and $443

5 Key Takeaways From the Fed Minutes and Powell's Testimony

This appears to be one of the most spirited debates within the Fed in several years.

Fed's Powell Heads to the Hill, Trading Facebook and Lululemon: Market Recon

The problem is that the Fed's mission has moved beyond their mandate.

Beware the Bond Shock on Strong Nonfarm Payrolls

The Fed can't justify a rate cut soon on the strong jobs growth data. Expect bond selling and a follow-on hit to equities.

6 Key Takeaways for the Markets After the G-20

The question everybody is already asking, is, 'when to fade this rally?'

Best Asset Class to Own Into the Second Half of 2019

Cash is king from a risk vs. reward perspective.

Prepare for the Next Bear Market With These Top All-Weather Stocks and ETFs

The only effective way to deal with a bear market is to prepare for it ahead of time.

Fed Unlikely to Cut Loose

The odds that the Fed would cut were already quite low and the news Tuesday of some progress on China trade makes it even more unlikely.

The One Geopolitical Event That Could Surprise Markets the Most

There's a lot going on right now and the markets (and media) have difficulty latching on to more than three or four stories at a time.

Fed Steps Up to the Plate, Paris Air Show, Trading Airbus: Market Recon

My thesis all along has been that an attempt to normalize the yield curve must be made, therefore I would choose to be proactive.

Market and Trump Forcing Powell to Make a Decision

The Fed needs the justification from the data to be able to cut -- it does not have that green light yet.