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
December 28, 2020
Small businesses that have managed to navigate the coronavirus crisis are now facing another challenge in the difficulty of finding loans. As part of the initial stimulus package, the Paycheck… Read more
December 22, 2020
Consumer confidence fell for the second straight month in December, despite the coronavirus vaccine beginning its rollout. Economists have taken the decline as another sign that the economic recovery may… Read more
December 18, 2020
In recent years, the cost of college has increased rapidly. The coronavirus may be finally stemming the tide though. For the 2020-2021 academic year, average tuition and fees for public… Read more
December 16, 2020
Home-builder confidence slipped in December, breaking a three-month-long string of record highs. The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence index fell four points to 86. The index’s three main… Read more
December 14, 2020
Consumer sentiment surveys have shown that Americans are concerned about the current state of the economy, but optimistic about the post-pandemic future. This perhaps explains the recent popularity of “buy… Read more
December 11, 2020
American consumers were feeling more confident in the weeks following Thanksgiving, despite increasing coronavirus cases. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment climbed to 81.4 in the two week… 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.