January 13, 2021
Consumer prices were up 0.4% in December from the previous month, and 1.4% higher than they were a year prior. “Core” prices, which leave out volatile categories like food and… Read more
January 12, 2021
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, more Americans were shopping online in 2020. Online purchases during the 2020 holiday season grew 32.2% over the year before, reaching a record $188.2 billion,… Read more
January 11, 2021
With municipal budgets battered by the coronavirus crisis, city and state governments are borrowing more. Issuances of bonds for new projects climbed to $252 billion last year, according to data… Read more
January 7, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, the majority of Americans turned to their retirement savings to get by. A recent survey from Kiplinger’s found that 60% of Americans withdrew… Read more
January 6, 2021
The amount of currency in circulation increased last year at a rate not seen since World War II. As part of the fiscal and monetary response to the coronavirus, the… Read more
January 4, 2021
Economists expect 2021 to get off to a shaky start, but they have high hopes for the second half of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal’s most recent… Read more
January 29, 2020
The recent coronavirus outbreak has already enacted a human cost. At the time of writing, there have been nearly 4,700 confirmed cases, resulting in more than 100 deaths. Both numbers… Read more
April 28, 2019
At a recent speaking event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded the alarm about corporate debt. In the event of an economic downturn, she warned that the current levels… Read more
August 11, 2020
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the coronavirus will have an even bigger impact on global oil demand than previously thought, based on their analysis of OPEC’s latest projections.… Read more
August 10, 2020
Despite concerns that the coronavirus would end most small businesses, small business owners are feeling confident about their chances. In a recent CNBC survey of small businesses, 64% of business… Read more
August 7, 2020
Following two months of record gains, job growth slowed in July, but the month’s numbers still beat Wall Street expectations and allayed some concerns that the increase in coronavirus cases… Read more
August 6, 2020
With Congress and the Federal Reserve enacting massive fiscal and monetary stimulus to combat the impact of the coronavirus, many economists are concerned about the potential for inflation. One closely… Read more
August 5, 2020
The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to a record low of 3.14% this week, down from 3.20% last week. Despite the new low, buyers seem to be… Read more
August 4, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus has financial implications for all Americans, but for young Americans who were just getting on their feet financially, it may be devastating. According to a… Read more
August 3, 2020
Europe’s fight against the spread of coronavirus has weighed heavily on the region’s economy, which saw a massive contraction even more severe than America’s. The eurozone’s GDP fell by a… Read more
July 31, 2020
A raft of new economic data shows that American consumers have been spending more, but as government stimulus programs come to end, they also have less income and are more… Read more
“Modern finance is based on scientific reasoning guided by theory, not subjectivity and speculation.”
John “Mac” McQuown
Patience mitigates risk.
When it comes to investment products, complexity often fosters fraud and abuse.
Portfolio diversification enables investors to manage their fear of the unknown.
Rebalancing is like love, you never have to say you are sorry. You are always selling high and buying low.
A good investment policy should never risk what you already have for something you don’t need.