This weekend's attack on Saudi refineries adds one more variable to bolster prices.
OPEC has no idea how much oil prices can fall, but current prices are not acceptable to the organization.
But trading calls and puts in Amazon requires you to know your risk tolerance big-time.
When loud-mouth politicians stay out of the markets, it is just entertainment, but there's nothing funny about trade wars and Middle East conflict.
While perhaps not good long-term holds at these prices, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman may be good trades.
Markets must choose now between the easy, the tense and the uncertain. What could possibly go wrong?
The ECB president speaks of more stimulus, more head-butting with Iran should help defense stocks, and how to play Adobe in advance of earnings.
There's a lot going on right now and the markets (and media) have difficulty latching on to more than three or four stories at a time.
Uber is generating both excitement and anxiety on Friday.
Brexit is not the only big issue getting kicked down the road lately.