Some signs show Japan and Europe are hitting bumps as the year winds down.
Perhaps so, as other factors such as lower interest rates and resolution of the Brexit issue serve as positive market forces.
Here are the mostly likely scenarios and impact on stocks and bonds.
Plus, the Saudis look to press their oil agenda while Europe prints some ugly economic data.
Does it tick the President off that it appears the Chinese would rather not give up in writing any unfair advantages in global trade that they have enjoyed for decades this close to a national election in the U.S.? Of course.
Also, Fed Chairman Powell says there are no plans for a U.S. digital currency (for now), plus Tesla's electric pickup.
Teaming up these companies will only dilute the value of Jeep brand.
There is a chance that Presidents Trump and Xi sign something when they meet up at the APEC summit this November in Santiago, Chile.
It seems as if the complacency that has gripped the U.S. markets of late has crossed the Atlantic.
The tech sector has been the victim of the recent "on again, off again" rotation. That may really just mean that the group has been victimized by its own success.