Most of the media continues to focus on the national response to the coronavirus.
My market thesis remains that the recent strength is just a sizable counter-trend rally that will fizzle out -- and keep an eye on jobless numbers this week.
Now we need the gowns and masks from China to help fight this battle on the front lines.
While Johnson & Johnson and other pharma cos. give us hope, here's my wish list to keep the nation safe and the economy ready to go again.
Let's look at what's driving the market and global economy -- and look back at some lessons learned from our last crisis in 2008.
Some industries and the economy will take longer to restart than a lot of the pundits and administration believe.
Consider these stock model ideas: virus groups, work remotely, and fiscal.
I think our scientists, our medical minds, are working on an atomic bomb that can nuke Covid before it invades us.
Profiting from Zoom, adding to Verizon and watching Microsoft as we wait for data on employment and how the fiscal support bill will play out.
A deal has been made in Washington, but now is the time to prepare for the next big move rather than thinking the worst is over.
The country hit first by the coronavirus export out of China has brought its outbreak under control -- and is maintaining its economy while curbing a health crisis.
Do we want to be another Milan or Wuhan, or do we want to have a real, healthy rally -- a victory rally?
There are 5 things that I would like to see happen here.
But don't get caught thinking volatility is in the past and we're all clear.
The improved mood combined with the price action is creating some momentum.
The Fed has attacked developing problems in real-time -- and as China shows signs of life, the semi stocks are benefitting.
In addition to hopes of fiscal stimulus, there are also some positives in the coronavirus statistics that are producing increased optimism about how long the crisis will last.
Despite the negatives, there were a few glimmers of hope.
History has demonstrated time and time again that a hammer pattern like the one in the chart shown has been a short-term psychological positive.
The market's biggest problem lately has been its inability to gain much clarity about the coronavirus.
By making a plan and sticking to it, we can have both hope and a deadline to spur us all into action to prove we can overcome this virus.
My biggest concern is we have high-level government officials who are more concerned with reelection than doing what is necessary both for small businesses as well as individuals.
The next four to six weeks could determine whether the U.S. economy can recover from the coronavirus crisis without lasting damage
St. Louis Fed Pres. James Bullard sees unemployment possibly hitting 30%, while GDP could ultimately contract 50%.
The International Olympic Committee is under fierce pressure, having given itself a month before deciding on the date for the 2020 Games. What's the huge rush? The Games must go ahead somehow.
Amid dramatically rising jobless claims, the Fed continues to fire big bullets, the Senate is pushing its economic support package and Gilead and Regeneron have made progress on coronavirus treatments.
Let's review the positives and negatives of what's happening right now.
How do you make things better? Here are 6 ways to start thinking big now and beat back this crisis!
Markets have never had to price in a global economic collapse of this magnitude before. And a very real danger exists for small businesses.
The Fed's shock and awe does little to help amid the coronavirus crisis -- and so does Washington.