Is the economy picking up?

Markets are waiting with bated breath Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech this morning at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. Will she give us a hint if interest rates are going up in September? Stay tuned. This could be a choppy ride, but if you are a diversified...

Oil and gas prices up

U.S. stocks have been to the upside in three of the past four weeks. But are near the flat line this morning as we have another big week of earnings. More than 170 S&P 500 companies release quarterly results this week. (CNBC) Costco is raising prices. At least to...

Wholesale inventories fall

Earnings season officially kicks off today. Alcoa, often viewed as the start of earnings season, is out with its quarterly numbers after the closing bell this afternoon. U.S. wholesale inventories fell at their fastest pace in nearly three years in February, pointing...