What’s going on over at Pope John High this fall is pretty historic stuff for the school, a renaissance if you will.
Just a few years ago the football program didn’t have a single athlete suit up in helmet and shoulder pads, going team-less for consecutive years. Click forward to the present and you’ve got an undefeated, well-coached, defensive juggernaut clawing through school records in dominating fashion.
The 2018 Tigers are not only still undefeated at 10-0, a school record through ten games, they are the MIAA Division 8 North Champions after pummeling Boston English/New Mission, 51-8, at Everett Stadium this past weekend.
All our Everett readers with retirement accounts and stock portfolios or IRA’s and 401K’s are watching with heightened attention as the stock markets are heading all over the place from week to week.
The swings have been death defying -up 400 one day and down 600 on another, as happened on Monday.
Experts and analysts say the volatility level is dangerously high, as evidenced by the wide swings.
In other words, anything could happen and it likely will. All of our accounts these days are like electronic blips with our personal numbers.
These wild swings can cause our accounts to go up or down by as much as 10%-15% in a day.
Some stocks widely owned by Everett people – Apple, Google, and Amazon – can go up or down $10 – $15 in a day!
Once the apple of everyone’s eye, GE is nearly hitting rock bottom. The stock has fallen on hard times, as the company has fallen on hard times. The dividend has been cut to a penny. The stock price is hovering at $8.00. It was $20 a share this time last year.
Of great local interest, Wynn Resorts stock has been on a long and wearying downward plunge.
Last year this time the stock was about $190.00. As of Tuesday, Wynn Resorts was checking at about $98.
About three weeks ago, 12 Jews were slaughtered by a rabid anti-Semite in Pittsburgh. Last week, 12 young people just out for fun in California were slaughtered by a former Marine who went on a wild shooting spree.
In both cases, the shooters obviously were insane.