Wall Street jazz

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...

Quantified Funds 09/5/17

U.S. equity markets were up last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a weekly gain of 0.80% (+0.26% for August), the S&P 500 was up 1.37% (+0.05% for August), and the NASDAQ Composite gained 2.71% (+1.27% for August). Eight of the 11 S&P industrial...

Gold breaks out

It took three tries this year, but gold finally broke through the $1,300 per ounce barrier last Monday (8/28) after North Korea fired a missile not toward, but over Japan. Gold prices continued to climb as news broke that North Korea had followed the missile fire with...