The markets were soaring higher on Monday, with the Dow gaining 600 points, as tensions ease over a possible trade war with China, and as Action Alerts PLUS holding Facebook's (FB) - Get Report shares declined as the FTC investigates its data practices.

Here are three top takes from the columnists of Real Moneyand Real Money Pro, our premium site for active investors:

Jim Cramer: What Makes For a Voracious Rally?

'What can trigger one [a rally] when it is least expected the week before?' asks TheStreet's Jim Cramer. "To me it's a complicated cake to bake but in light of today's stunning results let me give you the recipe."

Jim's advice? "Go over your portfolio. If it didn't go up today, you've got a real problem on your hands. If it did, let it run a bit but don't get greedy..."

7 Well-Known Stocks That Are Set to Reverse Direction

Real Money

columnist Guy Ortmann focuses on a

list of names

for "those charts we believe are showing technical characteristics of either bullish or bearish reversal patterns that occurred over the past week." He's found six bearish -- including Deere

(DE) - Get Report

 and Take-Two Interactive Software

(TTWO) - Get Report

-- and one bullish.

2 Green Shoots in Deep Value Land

In deep value land, writes Real Money columnist Jonathan Heller, the "whims and oscillations of the broad markets don't always spoil the party. In fact, beaten-down names sometimes march to the beat of their own drummer, falling when the broad markets are rising, and vice-versa. Last week, we saw a couple of examples of this."

Read about them, here.