A look at the the Baltic Dry Index, the prices of corn and soy, and other data give a clear picture of what's going on during this 'phoney' war.
If the Chinese really want a substantive deal, they must renounce their ways and start playing fair with our nation.
I have to wonder if the advent of increased exposure to technology has something to do with the incredibly broad lack of situational awareness.
Traders and investors need to stop reacting to Trade War headlines and company outlooks as they are representative of the past and entirely useless.
Let me explain why so few families own stocks outright and so many remain numb to the market's success -- and how that can change.
Plus, checking in on the yield curve, the Put/Call Ratio, political gamesmanship here and abroad, and a handful of tech names.
Three days of selling have helped to create healthier technical conditions.
Marc Benioff is aiming to become a trusted partner with client data, and that will win out over Mark Zuckerberg's manufactured arguments on free speech.
October retail sales fell 24%, the worst one-month decline on record. Watch these restaurants and food chains that are targets of the protests.
UnitedHealth Group and JPMorgan are both bucking other trends to rise as more moderate leanings start to dominate the Democratic horse race.
New laws in support of Hong Kong and the democracy movement were deliberately snuck in hours before the Detroit Lions kicked off and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The half-day trading session following Thanksgiving is typically thin and positive but there is some anticipation of problems that is causing early pressure.
Write this city off at your peril. Hong Kong is still the financial capital of East Asia, and will remain so as long as the Chinese Communist Party refuses to ease its capital controls.
The market may need some rest and consolidation, but that doesn't mean it will produce a lot of downside.
Pro-Beijing candidates took a beating in Sunday's election, while young activists will take up seats of local power.
This action looks like some healthy digestion, and it is a particularly good setup going into Thanksgiving week, which has historically been positive.
We don't know where Michael Bloomberg is going to come out in his campaign spending, but we know that he needs to reach young people -- and Instagram could be a beneficiary.
When I saw how the president's manufacturing tour with Apple's CEO was portrayed, I found it almost horrifying.
Clearly, Wednesday was a day of broad portfolio distribution. Not, however, the end of the world.
President Trump will only take a firm stance on Hong Kong if forced to do so to win re-election.
I see two ways the trade talks can play out from here, and how the effects of each will ripple out into the global economy.
Calling for a correction at this point is easy, but it comes with a sizable opportunity cost. Ignore the anticipatory bears and stay focused on the individual stocks.
Microsoft's Cloud business is making big wins, and how to interpret Larry Kudlow 's Phase One China trade comments.
Headline blur. What channel to watch? Who to listen to in real time? How to trade it? Should you trade it? Is anyone even trading anything?
The Chinese are playing their cards wrong and could end up losing no matter who ends up in the White House.
The police in Hong Kong are being encouraged to crack down harder and harder on pro-democracy demonstrators that Beijing dubs "terrorists." Cracking down is not working.
Plus, we preview Wednesday's Trump-Erdogan meeting and check out AbbVie's huge debt offering as well as the new Abode-Microsoft connection.
The market is disconnected from reality. But for now, the U.S. Fed is in full easing mode and the liquidity boost should show up in the economic data over the next few months.
There are always various trends at work in the stock market and they often have little to do with the movement of the major indices.
Quite a few loud bears are predicting downside but that seems to work as a contrary indicator.