Editor's Note: Combining his passions for the markets,humor and food, "What's cookin' with Kenny Polcari" is a blog published twice weekly on CNBC.com. With more than 30 years of experience on Wall Street, Polcari provides insight and analysis on the markets, as well as a recipe du jour. Buon Appetito!
Monday morning and Boom! Stocks rocketed out of the gate, as the U.S. dollar fell on upbeat news out of China and Japan gave investors an opportunity to breathe a sigh of relief—at least for now.
Anticipation of the Apple conference/presentation Tuesday gave techies another reason to celebrate as they await this highly anticipated event. Strategists around the Street raised outlook and estimates for Apple going into the all-important year-end holiday shopping season.
And like food, "it's all in the presentation." It has to be appealing to both the eye and the brain. Tuesday's recipe takes a favorite, pork loin and adorns it with apples, in celebration of Apple CEO Tim Cook's appearance, but more on that later.