What Trade War via @JacobSonenshine: The stock market in 2018 hasn't been defined by volatility, although it certainly has had short busts of it. Over the weekend, China said it was canceling trade talks with the U.S. on account of the latest round of tariffs issued by the White House. The market has been held back by tariffs and subsequent retaliations (though it's really hard to tell), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Those DEALS via @BrianSozzi: Despite markets hovering near record highs, corporate chieftains are finding value (at least in their eyes). Barrick Gold (ATX) and Rangold Resources (GOLD) said Monday they will combine in a $18.3 billion transaction. The deal, which comes following a year of underperformance for both natural resource stocks, will form the largest gold miner on the planet. Meanwhile, Sirius (SIRI) said Monday it will buy streaming music service Pandora (P) . The deal values Pandora -- who has seen its stock surge 75% this year -- at $3.5 billion, a 13.8% premium to Pandora's 30-day trading average.