September 13, 2021
The prices that producers paid for goods and services surged in August at the fastest annual pace since at least 2010, according to the Labor Department. The producer price index… Read more
September 10, 2021
Homeownership has always been an important part of the American dream, but for many, it is feeling increasingly unobtainable, according to a recent survey from Lending Tree. The survey found… Read more
September 8, 2021
Most retirees are holding off on tapping their nest eggs until they are required by law to do so, according to new research from J.P. Morgan and the Employee Benefit… Read more
September 7, 2021
As the shortage of crucial semiconductor chips drags on, the automotive industry continues to face massive headwinds, and unfortunately, the problem shows no sign of relenting any time soon. U.S.… Read more
August 31, 2021
Most workers over the age of 40 do not have sufficient retirement savings and are not saving enough to catch up, according to a recent survey from the Insured Retirement… 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
March 1, 2021
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received a record number of complaints from U.S. consumers last year, according to a study from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The watchdog group… Read more
February 25, 2021
Another round of stimulus checks meant Americans had more money to spend in January. Personal income jumped 10% in January, following a 0.6% increase in January. The big gain was… Read more
February 24, 2021
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the average FICO credit score hit a new high of 711 in the U.S. last year. It may seem counterintuitive that credit scores would climb during… Read more
February 23, 2021
A subcontractor’s failure to check the correct boxes has cost Citigroup more than $500 million. Now, a federal judge, calling the mistake “one of the blunders in banking history,” says… Read more
February 22, 2021
Service companies in the U.S. saw a strong increase in activity in February, while their European and Japanese counterparts saw growing declines. The purchasing managers index (PMI) for the U.S.… Read more
February 19, 2021
Demand for single-family homes is has reached a fever pitch, and builders are finding it harder to keep up. One of the major hurdles for homebuilders is the skyrocketing cost… Read more
February 17, 2021
With people on lockdown and eating more at home, commodity prices for ingredients like wheat and sugar and are surging, resulting in higher costs for producers. According to reporting from… Read more
February 16, 2021
U.S. home prices have finally surpassed their previous peak set in the years before the housing crash and Great Recession. The median price of a single-family home climbed 14.9% to… Read more
February 12, 2021
American consumers’ feelings about the economy started February on a down note. Concerns about future business conditions pulled the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index down. The index fell to… Read more
February 11, 2021
To find a comparison to the economic impact the coronavirus had on the U.S., economists have to go back nearly 80 years, describing the downturn as the most severe “since… 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.