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How high will we go?

The markets have two months to recoup their losses and deliver positive returns to investors. With this year’s correction behind us, the question to ask is will the markets deliver positive returns for 2015 and, if so, what will they be? read more…

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The stock market and you

If one listens to the chatter throughout the financial media, you are most likely at your wits end in worry. No matter how much we may tell ourselves that this is not another 2008, the gnawing doubt in the pit of our stomach remains. read more…

Back to the future

The Federal Reserve Bank postponed hiking interest rates. Global stock markets swooned on what should have been good news. We are back to anticipating what the central bank will do in the future. read more…

Mind the gap, please

As the unemployment rate drops toward full employment, the growing skills gap between business and labor is becoming a huge problem in this country. Fully 80% of manufacturers and small business owners can’t find qualified staff. read more…

How cell phones hurt your productivity

Forty-two years ago, when the cell phone was first invented, the new device was hailed as a major tool in boosting everyone’s productivity. Today, we are discovering that the opposite is true. The cell phone has become a major distraction. read more…

All or nothing

As traders steel themselves for next week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the stock market remains volatile with a bias toward the downside. That should change for better or worse by next Wednesday. read more…

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Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More



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