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
January 31, 2020
The last day of January saw a massive sell-off as fears about the coronavirus outbreak grew. The S&P 500 was down 600 points, erasing any gains for the month, with… Read more
January 30, 2020
The U.S. economy grew at 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, falling in line with economist expectations. This brings 2019’s total GDP growth to 2.3 percent, the slowest in three… Read more
January 29, 2020
Consumers started 2020 feeling much more optimistic. Consumer confidence jumped to 131.6 for the month, up from 126.5 in December. This is a much larger increase than was expected. Economists… Read more
January 28, 2020
A recent survey on business conditions found an even split between U.S. businesses that intend to decrease employment and those that plan to increase. This is the first time that… Read more
January 27, 2020
The recent coronavirus outbreak in China could not have come at a worse time for the nation’s economy. Already growing at the slowest rate in years, China’s economic growth has… Read more
January 22, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. rose for a third consecutive month in December, adding to hopes that the economy continued moderate growth at the end of 2019. Sales for the… 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.