May 20, 2022
The prices of new homes in China fell for the first time in more than six years, as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown continues to weigh on one of the nation’s biggest… Read more
May 19, 2022
Surging mortgage rates, sky-high prices, and low inventory are weighing heavily on prospective buyers and builders alike as several key gauges of the housing market have fallen to the lowest… Read more
May 17, 2022
Gas prices continue to surge, and the annual amount American households are spending to fill their tank is nearly double what it was last year. U.S. households are now spending… Read more
May 12, 2022
Concerns about inflation have U.S. consumers feeling worse than they have in more than a decade. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 59.1 from 65.2 in April,… Read more
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… 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
October 14, 2021
While economic growth loos to have lost momentum in the third quarter, the period delivered stellar results for big U.S. banks. The nation’s largest financial institutions reported strong earnings driven… Read more
October 12, 2021
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its 2021 growth forecast for the global economy, noting that higher prices and ongoing pandemic-related supply chain disruptions are likely to slow economic growth,… Read more
October 11, 2021
A record number of workers quit their jobs last month, with hospitality and retail workers, in particular, leaving their jobs in droves. According to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and… Read more
October 7, 2021
An unconventional, but closely watched inflation indicator has hit a record high, suggesting that upward price pressure could persist during the months ahead. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, which… Read more
October 4, 2021
Even after winning disputes with brokers and brokerages firms, many investors do not receive the compensations awarded to them, according to a new report from a watchdog organization. Most disputes… Read more
September 30, 2021
China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative is plagued by hidden debt and problematic projects, according to a new research study. The initiative is China’s attempt to overhaul infrastructure across the… Read more
September 27, 2021
Whenever there is turmoil in the stock market, many investors’ first impulse is to sell. Though research has shown consistently that attempts to time the market result in worse returns,… 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.