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
July 29, 2021
The U.S. economy grew at a robust pace last quarter but still disappointed. Gross domestic product, which measures all of the goods and services produced, grew by 6.5% in the… Read more
July 27, 2021
The pandemic threw many Americans’ finances into disarray and served as a wake-up call for many of us to reconsider if we had saved enough. When asked how much money… Read more
July 26, 2021
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that there is a risk that inflation around the world may be more than transitory, and the group is pushing central banks to… Read more
July 23, 2021
Strong demand and historically low inventory continued to push house prices higher in June, setting a new record. The median price for an existing home climbed to $363,000 in June.… Read more
July 22, 2021
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have exploded in popularity recently. According to a recent study, more than 10% of Americans have bought or sold some form of cryptocurrency in the last year.… Read more
July 20, 2021
The U.S. economy’s post-pandemic rebound likely peaked in the spring but strong expansion is expected to remain, according to economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal. Climbing vaccination rates, government… Read more
July 19, 2021
After exploding to new highs this spring, lumber prices have fallen to levels nearing their pre-pandemic norm. Prices for two-by-fours jumped in May to more than double their previous records,… Read more
July 16, 2021
When it comes to teaching students the basics of personal finance, most states fail to make the grade. According to the Nation’s Report Card on Financial Literacy, a study released… Read more
July 15, 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have lost almost $500 million to covid-related scams, according to data from the Federal Trade Commission. The agency reported that between January 1,… 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.