As Maxwell Smart Used to Say…

Missed it by THAT much! After a rocky start, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index came within 1 percent of an all-time high last week, reported Ben Levisohn for Barron’s. It’s significant because the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has been trading below its January...

The Market Response to Fewer Regulations

This isn’t intended as a political discussion. I am not advocating for or against any particular policy. I am stating my belief that policies stack and have a negative aggregated effect on small start-up companies who have to overcome the entire stack just to begin...

The Numbers Are Coming In

Publicly-traded companies report their earnings and sales numbers for the previous quarter in the current quarter. For example, fourth quarter’s sales and earnings are reported during the first quarter of the year, and first quarter’s sales and earnings will be...

Some Good & Some Bad but No Ugly

There was some good news and some bad news last week. First, the good news: Thanks to consumer spending and an upturn in federal government spending, the U.S. economy grew faster from April through June this year. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.6 percent...