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Market's Late Summer Roller Coaster Ride Continues, and 2 Toymakers Stumble

Just like clockwork, the markets are back to mid-summer roller coaster ride territory. At this point it's not like Disney's Expedition Everest, Space Mountain or Rock n' Roller Coaster, but just enough to make you feel that you are definitely on some kind of ride, and it's not exactly unpleasant, at least at this point. Since my Wednesday column ran the S&P 500 has experienced two more "volatile" days (with volatility defined as up or down at least 1%), and both have been of the positive variety.