Summertime, but nothing seems easy

  After a couple of days of hand wringing, traders are now going with the notion that if the Fed raises rates in June or July, it may actually be good for the economy. Don’t put too much stock in that, however, because herd sentiment can turn quickly with one...

Markets Reset on Fed warning

  The markets fell and kept falling most of the week. Investors fear that at the Fed’s next open market committee meeting in June, Federal Reserve Bank Chairperson, Janet Yellen, will decide to raise interest rates again. Let us put this in perspective. The Fed’s...

Let’s have a jewelry party

  Contrary to all the present and future trends in retailing, multi-level marketing (MLM) is still alive and well in this country. Exactly what is MLM and why are so many Americans enamored with hitting up their friends and relatives in an effort to succeed at...

Traders build a wall of worry

The markets are marking time. Earnings season is just about over. The lofty levels of the stock market survived those results largely because they were not quite as bad as expected. Now it is on to the next worry. Pick your poison– uncertainty over this summer’s...