September 24, 2020
With everyone working from home, tea has become a more popular beverage. It was already the most popular beverage globally, aside from water, with an estimated 3.7 billion cups consumed… Read more
September 23, 2020
The economy has seen a moderate increase in inflation recently, and the Fed rewrote its rules to allow inflation to run higher than its standard 2% target, with some economists… Read more
September 22, 2020
The housing market continues its hot streak, with August following July’s lead in breaking records. Sales of existing homes were up 2.4% for the month for a seasonally adjusted annual… Read more
September 21, 2020
Few would have predicted that following the first quarter’s record drop in household net worth that the second quarter would see a record high. The net worth of American households… Read more
September 18, 2020
In an effort to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus, governments and central banks around the world have enacted massive stimulus policies and changed to monetary policy. While these… Read more
September 16, 2020
The Securities Exchange Commission has announced the latest event in its ongoing program of paying whistleblowers who alert the agency to actionable financial misconduct. The agency will award $10 million… Read more
September 15, 2020
When the coronavirus forced businesses to close earlier in the year, the hope was that most of them would reopen once the threat of the virus passed. Unfortunately, according to… 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
January 21, 2020
Small business confidence was strong throughout 2019, if one unconventional indicator is to be believed. Business research firm DataTrek tracks the sales of pickup trucks as a sign of the… Read more
January 17, 2020
Low mortgage rates have helped the housing market get off to a strong start in 2020. Total mortgage application volume increased 30 percent last week as compared to the week… Read more
January 16, 2020
We all know you have to spend money to make money, but in the current stock market, you have to spend more than you have in years. What investors are… Read more
January 15, 2020
U.S. consumer prices crept up in December, continuing the decade-long trend of muted inflation. The consumer price index was up 2.3 percent from a year earlier. This brings the total… Read more
January 14, 2020
Low interest rates around the world have sparked a rush to borrow, resulting in unprecedented levels of debt across the globe. A recent report from the Institute for International Finance… Read more
January 10, 2020
The U.S. job market ended 2019 on a down note. The economy added 145,000 jobs last month, falling short of economist predictions of 160,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate remained… Read more
January 8, 2020
The shortage of homes for sale accelerated at the end of the year. The supply of homes for sale in December was down 12 percent annually, a steep decline from… Read more
January 7, 2020
The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in November, falling to $43.09 billion, below the economist forecast of $43.6 billion. This was down substantially from October’s $46.9 billion, and… 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.