Is the Stock Market Bubblicious?

Unappetizing early bubbles If someone mentioned bubble gum when I was a kid, it evoked positive thoughts; although, looking back, I’m not sure why. It must have been the times when I was allowed to chew it—playing baseball and swapping collectible cards. The positive...

In the NFL Today, It’s Just a Question of When

And there’s no controversy—the stock market is just like the NFL After leading the way for most of the current bull market, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Indexes are suddenly hobbling around like an NFL quarterback heading for the bench after being sacked. We see this...

Will It Take Another Fall?

My 96-year-old mother broke her neck. Over the summer my mother slipped and fell during the night and broke her neck. She’s doing well now, although she still wears a soft neck collar. Fortunately, there was no dislocation or damage to the spinal cord. After a month...
Markets Mounting a Comeback?

Markets Mounting a Comeback?

Two hurricanes in the course of two weeks! And Irma ranked No. 7 on the list of most powerful hurricanes, just behind Katrina (No. 3) and Andrew (No. 4), for those keeping track of such things. Harvey tied for 18th in the ranking. We are ready for a comeback. Last...

Wall Street jazz

I spent part of the Labor Day weekend at the venerable Detroit Jazz Festival, held here since 1980. The world’s biggest free jazz festival takes over the Detroit downtown scene for four days. It seems to get bigger and better every year, drawing over 100,000 jazz fans...