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
May 3, 2022
The “Great Resignation” is still going strong as the number of job openings and the number of workers quitting their jobs both set new records in March. This tight labor… Read more
April 27, 2022
Millennials are worried that they will never be able to retire comfortably, but that doesn’t mean they’re not trying. Millennials are starting their retirement savings much earlier than their baby… Read more
April 26, 2022
Historically low inventory and strong demand have sent home prices skyrocketing in recent months, but surging mortgage rates may begin to slow price growth in the coming months. Home prices… Read more
April 22, 2022
U.S. small business owners were feeling less optimistic last month, as inflation, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages weighed on sentiment. The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index fell 2.4 points… Read more
April 21, 2022
Homebuilder sentiment fell for the fourth consecutive month in April, dropping to a seven-month low as surging mortgage rates and high prices slowed sales and prospective buyer traffic. The National… Read more
April 20, 2022
While politicians and academics debate how stock buybacks impact wealth inequality, investors may have another reason to pay attention to surging buybacks: they may signal the market reaching its top.… Read more
April 19, 2022
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its growth forecast for China for the second time in three months, as widespread Covid lockdowns and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine weigh down… Read more
April 13, 2022
As the war in Ukraine drags on, European Union officials are considering another set of economic sanctions against Russia, focusing on the nation’s oil and gas exports. However, members such… Read more
April 12, 2022
Prices that consumers pay for everyday items surged in March at the fastest pace in more than four decades, according to the Labor Department. The consumer price index (CPI), which… 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.