April 14, 2021
April is financial literacy month in the U.S., and if one research study is to be believed, we may want to spend more than just one month a year focusing… Read more
April 14, 2021
Yesterday we wrote about the S&P Global FinLit Survey, which analyzed the level of financial literacy worldwide. America’s financial literacy rate was 57%, based on survey respondents’ ability to successfully… Read more
April 12, 2021
The global middle class shrank last year for the first time since the 1990s, according to a recent report from Pew Research. More than 150 million people fell down the… Read more
April 9, 2021
The American Farm Belt is in the midst of a resurgence. Dry weather and strong export demand from China have driven the prices of wheat, corn, and soybeans to their… Read more
March 31, 2021
Home prices have seen the biggest annual gain since before the market crash, and now some economists are calling the pace alarming. Home prices nationally jumped 11.2% in January, according… 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 16, 2020
China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to a year prior. This is the first year-over-year contraction since the country began releasing quarterly numbers in… Read more
April 15, 2020
Governments around the world are grappling with when and how to lift social distancing guidelines and business closures. However, the vast majority of Americans plan to wait to return to… Read more
April 14, 2020
The coronavirus has “almost certainly” put the world economy into a recession, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund, noting that the economic contraction would be more… Read more
April 13, 2020
Most people believe they will be able to approach retirement on their own terms. However, a new survey shows that no matter how much someone prepares for retirement, things are… Read more
April 9, 2020
Everyone acknowledges that the coronavirus has led to a severe decline in economic activity. What there is less consensus on is what the recovery will look like. The most recent… Read more
April 8, 2020
While the entire nation is bracing for the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus, some states will bear a larger burden than others. An analysis from IHS Markit identified which… Read more
April 7, 2020
Social Security is a big part of most American’s retirement plans, unfortunately, there are so many ins and outs to the program that many Americans don’t understand how their actions… Read more
April 6, 2020
Following the financial crisis of 2008, buyers were able to purchase housing at bargain prices. Some Americans, particularly millennials who have been largely priced out of homeownership, anticipate a similar… Read more
April 3, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, some countries are dealing with COVID-19 better than others. Spain and Italy have been hotspots in Europe, with over 100,000 cases each. Germany… Read more
April 2, 2020
Concerns over the impact of the coronavirus have Americans of all ages reconsidering their spending habits, but younger Americans are more likely to due so than older ones. A recent… 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.