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.

Market Players Regain Confidence in Friendly Central Bankers

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.

Hong Kong Protesters Try to Start a Run on the Banks and the Currency

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.

Inverted Curve, Recession Risk and Defense Plays: Market Recon

Stocks to buy on this volatile global macro environment, and what needs to change to avoid a recession.

Jim Cramer: Let's Not Scare Ourselves Out of an Expansion

It is plummeting confidence, not a weakening economy, that is the enemy right now. Fear can be a powerful driver towards recession.

Investors Beware: This is a Trader's Market Led by Trump Tweets

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.

Markets Reverse and Surge on China News

My game plan is to wait to see how well this spike holds.

China Pressures Hong Kong Business With Ban on Cathay Pacific Staff Protesters

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.

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.

Sovereign Debt, Consumer Spending and a Play on CyberArk: Market Recon

Collateral damage from the trade war is clearly causing ripple effects across global markets.

China Is a Habitual Currency Manipulator, But Not Now

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.

A Weak Bounce Continues as Stock Picking Heats Up

The market action is creating some mis-pricing in individual stocks. But if the market stays under pressure then stock picking will remain difficult.

Jim Cramer: 4 Reasons to Invest in U.S. Stocks on Trade War Rhetoric

Here is what is really happening with the China trade war, and how to think about your portfolio as it continues.

As Video Games Get Scapegoated, Could Their Stocks Suffer?

President bashes violent games while addressing mass shootings, but the correlation isn't so clear.

The Ramifications of China's Currency Maneuvers

Is China willing to risk a global recession to hurt Trump's chances in 2020?

Markets Are Bouncing but Must Deal with This Damage

Markets sold off on the back of the 'currency manipulator' designation, but have reversed sharply. The question is whether that reversal will hold.

Jim Cramer: 5 Rules That After-Hours Traders Broke on Monday Night

And why they should not have been broken.

Jim Cramer: Make Stock Moves Based on the Fundamentals

Remember we are a domestic, service economy, not a big exporter, so it's not all that hard to find good stocks.

Hunger For Tyson Expected to Grow, Say Analysts

As African swine fever hits some Asian countries and markets are rattled by trade worries, TSN remains in a strong position, say experts.

Tyson Foods Doesn't Turn Tail in Perilous Market After Earnings

The food giant is one of the few stocks holding its ground on Monday morning; here's why.

Trade War, Currency War or Cold War?: Market Recon

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.

China Retaliates Against Tariffs and World Markets Slump

This action is macro-driven and is not favorable to stock pickers right now.

Jim Cramer: 7 Sectors You Can Buy as the Trade War Continues

These stocks and sectors are safe havens, and may even be opportunities.

South Korea Vows Japan Will Not 'Defeat' It Again After Trade War Blow

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.

Analysts Advise Contrarian Plays in Retail Stocks

Keep note of China exposure and mitigation strategies before speculating on retail names.

Tariffs, Jobs Report and How to Position Your Portfolio: Market Recon

Market indices are close enough to their apex where profits can be taken and cash be raised intelligently.

Will the U.S. Shoot Itself in the Foot in a Race to the Bottom With China?

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.

Powell Wishing on a Crystal Ball as Fed Cuts Rates

There is a real risk brewing in global financial markets.

Jim Cramer: Don't Make Bets Based on Fed Powell's Commentary

Jerome Powell's mid-course correction discussion was gobbledegook, and this market is no longer strong enough to absorb it.

Reacting to the Fed

With the current Fed it appears as if the economy might be a second factor in making decisions.