Evaluating the market and policy discussion ahead of Jackson Hole, and how I am playing Zscaler on this weakness.
Trading is still very thin as Wall Street remains on vacation but a Monday morning rally is creating some old-fashioned fear of missing out.
After China's airline regulator put pressure on Hong Kong's main airline, pro-democracy protesters have decided to put pressure on the city's banks.
Stocks to buy on this volatile global macro environment, and what needs to change to avoid a recession.
It is plummeting confidence, not a weakening economy, that is the enemy right now. Fear can be a powerful driver towards recession.
The market has bounced miraculously off the 2900 level in the S&P 500, with the technology sector once again leading the way. But where it goes from here is unclear.
My game plan is to wait to see how well this spike holds.
Beijing has begun to press Hong Kong businesses to do its bidding in combating the pro-democracy demonstrations in the city with a dubious ruling over staffing flights to China.
Plus, if you think equities have been on an upward trajectory, you might want to give them a second, longer-term look.
Collateral damage from the trade war is clearly causing ripple effects across global markets.
China has fiddled plenty with the yuan, but has let it strengthen significantly since 2005; the U.S. has brought current weakness in the Chinese currency on itself.
The market action is creating some mis-pricing in individual stocks. But if the market stays under pressure then stock picking will remain difficult.
Here is what is really happening with the China trade war, and how to think about your portfolio as it continues.
President bashes violent games while addressing mass shootings, but the correlation isn't so clear.
Is China willing to risk a global recession to hurt Trump's chances in 2020?
Markets sold off on the back of the 'currency manipulator' designation, but have reversed sharply. The question is whether that reversal will hold.
And why they should not have been broken.
Remember we are a domestic, service economy, not a big exporter, so it's not all that hard to find good stocks.
As African swine fever hits some Asian countries and markets are rattled by trade worries, TSN remains in a strong position, say experts.
The food giant is one of the few stocks holding its ground on Monday morning; here's why.
The Chinese currency, the yuan, was permitted on Monday to smash through what has been considered to be the important psychological level of 7 to 1.
This action is macro-driven and is not favorable to stock pickers right now.
These stocks and sectors are safe havens, and may even be opportunities.
Japan has followed through on its threat to remove South Korea from its 'white list' of most-favored trade nations. The fight looks set to worsen.
Keep note of China exposure and mitigation strategies before speculating on retail names.
Market indices are close enough to their apex where profits can be taken and cash be raised intelligently.
For Trump to get what he wants, he will tariff nations and cause an economic shock just to get the Fed to further cut rates.
There is a real risk brewing in global financial markets.
Jerome Powell's mid-course correction discussion was gobbledegook, and this market is no longer strong enough to absorb it.
With the current Fed it appears as if the economy might be a second factor in making decisions.