A virtuous circle

This week the stock market made a series of minor new highs. But China’s surprise move to lower interest rates caused global markets to surge on Friday. November and December are typically the best months of the year for stocks and it appears 2014 will not disappoint....

Is there a doctor in the house?

A doctor shortage in America has been predicted ever since the first Baby Boomers started to retire.  Now, that shortage is coming into question as technology and non-doctor, medical professionals are stepping forward to fill the gap. The Association of American...

The Pipeline made simple

The U.S. Senate rejected passage of the Keystone Pipeline by one vote this week. The controversial energy plan will be back on the agenda, however, in January. For most of us, separating fact from fiction as both sides alter the facts is difficult at best, but here...

Markets are in half time.

Stocks have had a wonderful run since mid-October’s swoon. The S&P 500 Index is now up over 10% from its bottom. As we approach another record high, expect some backing and filling before moving higher. I wish I could say the same about the price of oil. The price...

The U.S. and China Square off

  In Beijing this week the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is winding down. As representatives from its 21 member nations return home, one thing is certain.  China has become America’s main rival for influence in that region. Depending on who you...