Money and Business

The Wall Street Journal June 27, 2017

Stock volatility is near two-decade low and corporate profits have bounced back from a year ago, but investors are increasingly moving to protect himself from big swings in financial markets.

Such low volatility is NOT the norm.
(There is always calm before the STORM.)


The WallStreet Journal – May 23, 2017

Up and down Wall Street, algorithm–driven trading and the quants who use sophisticated statistical models to find attractive are taking over the investment world.

Picks by hunch and “gut” are fading.
Replaced by algorithimic trading.


The Dallas Morning News –

As more and more employers follow the trend of offering workers more flexibility about where they do their jobs, one corporate giant is putting a halt to remote working. The Wall Street Journal reports today that IBM has told the thousands of workers who work from other locations, they must come back to a regional office or leave the company.

Did WATSON cast the final votes,
That took away their folks “remotes?”


AP – May 14, 2017

An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.

Worldwide hackers each morning say,
“Boot it up and LET US PREY.”


The Wall Street Journal – May 9, 2017

Investors are as sanguine about the stock market as they have been in almost a quarter of a century, according to one indicator, despite months of global political turmoil, showing comfort in the strong corporate earnings and signs that the job market is humming.

Don’t get “too comfy.” It’s not the norm.
There’s Lways calm before the STORM.