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
April 1, 2020
The ISM manufacturing index fell to 49.1 in March, down from 50.1 in February. While this is a small drop, just one point, the index crossed an important threshold. A… Read more
March 31, 2020
The stock market just had its worst first quarter on record, but big investors are still showing high levels of optimism in both the market and economy. A new survey… Read more
March 30, 2020
The coronavirus, and the efforts to stop it, could reduce economic activity in the U.S. and other developed countries by a full quarter, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation… Read more
March 27, 2020
As the nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak, American consumer confidence has plummeted. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index fell to 89.1 in March, down from 101 in February.… Read more
March 25, 2020
Mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that borrowers unable to pay their mortgages because of the coronavirus can request a forbearance on their loans. While this is… Read more
March 24, 2020
As businesses shut down in an effort to halt the coronavirus’s spread, the nation is bracing for a massive spike in unemployment. However, some companies are scrambling to hire more… Read more
March 20, 2020
The fallout from the coronavirus is likely to impact every facet of the economy, and the housing market is no exception. The good news is that the housing market was… Read more
March 19, 2020
We are beginning to see the number of Americans who need unemployment benefits rise as “non-essential” businesses across the nation close. While the worst is yet to come, the numbers… 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.