Market Push and Pull, Powell's Brutal Honesty, Yield Curves and Spreads, Russia

The lesson is to remain flexible. Always. Let price discovery guide decision making as much as logic, not less, not more.

Is This a Bear Market Rally or an 'All Clear'?

We continue down the path of 'Putin cannot win, but he cannot afford to lose either.'

Why I'm Concerned About the Financial Sector

Higher interest rates tend to favor banks, but they also could result in outcomes that would have negative impacts on financial institutions.

Blue Monday, Technical Damage, Death Cross, FOMC, China, Raskin, Lockheed Martin

The Nasdaq Composite suffered a 'death cross' back in mid-February and what happened after that is now clear to see.

It Doesn't Look Like a Good Day for Adding Much

The bigger unknown right now is the situation in Ukraine.

Crucial Morning, Catalysts and Dashed Hopes, Interesting Charts, Amazon's Split

Some of the most ferocious rallies seem to occur during bear markets. Was this just one more bear market rally?

Making Sense of Rising Prices, Oil's Surge, Credit Markets and War

Let's tackle several questions about how the invasion of Ukraine adds to uncertainty over rising energy costs here and in Europe, increasing inflation, recession risks and more.

Worse Before Better, Longer Than Shorter

Rising food prices could be a bigger story, from a negative perspective, than energy issues.

Market Music, Maestro Powell, Algo Reading, Crude Wildcard, Trading Ford

Where a human trader might see a war in Europe that could expand and hurt sentiment, algos don't experience sentiment.

As Russia, Fed Send Stern Signals, Let's Decode the Credit Market

The credit market is on weak footing so far in 2022. Here's my take what's driving the selling and why not all selloffs are the same, why there's no panic and how to find an entry point.