Markets moved higher on Tuesday but trade concerns held back any major gains.

Shares of General Electric (GE) - Get Report  were up after the company said it would spin-off its healthcare business and sell its stake in Baker Hughes (BHGE) - Get Report .

Conagra Brands  (CAG) - Get Report reportedly could announce a deal to acquire Pinnacle Foods  (PF) as early as this week.

Here are three top takes from the columnists of Real Money and Real Money Pro, our premium sites for Wall Street professionals and active investors:

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As Trade and Price Fears Grow, So Do Reasons for Caution

"As attested to in Monday's stock market, where the four major U.S. market indices fell from 1.3% to 2.1%, trade wars and escalating tariffs increasingly are on the minds of investors. Something that at first was thought would be short-lived has grown into something far more pronounced and widespread, with tariffs potentially being exchanged among the U.S., China, the European Union, Mexico and Canada," say Real Money Pro columnists Chris Versace and Bob Lang. 

Why Venmo Is Turning Into PayPal's Instagram

Real Money columnist Eric Jhonsa writes that, "Much like Facebook's (FB) - Get Report  $1 billion 2012 acquisition of Instagram, PayPal's (PYPL) - Get Report  $800 million 2013 purchase of payments peer Braintree is looking like quite the bargain. Part of the reason for this is that Braintree's core business -- providing white-label payments services for websites and apps -- has been doing quite well. Braintree, whose clients include Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox (DBX) - Get Report and Yelp (YELP) - Get Report , surpassed $50 billion in annual payment volume in 2015 and is likely doing more than that now."

"But perhaps the larger reason -- at least from a long-term perspective -- why the Braintree deal looks like a steal today is the meteoric rise of mobile payments platform Venmo," states Jhonsa.

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I Like the Breakout Setup In Tyson Foods

"Rather than go full on momentum here, I like the breakout setup in Tyson Foods (TSN) - Get Report ," says Real Money Pro columnist Timothy Collins. "The stock has been wheeling and dealing this year in an effort to stabilize and diversify its growth and income. The move deeper into organic foods along with animal feeds makes sense as it follows the trends of the industry and consumer."


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