January 26, 2023
The U.S. economy showed surprising resilience at the end of 2022, weathering rampant inflation, higher interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty, even as questions persist over whether growth will turn negative… Read more
January 19, 2023
Retail spending declined in December at the fastest pace of 2022, ending the holiday shopping season on a sour note, as higher interest rates, persistent inflation, and concerns about an… Read more
January 17, 2023
The World Bank has substantially cut its global growth forecasts for 2023, citing broadly worsening economic conditions since its previous projections made in mid-2022. The group’s latest Global Economics Prospect… Read more
January 3, 2023
The U.K. economy is expected to see a contraction in 2023 that will be nearly as deep as that of Russia, economists expect, as the nation grapples with surging inflation… Read more
December 12, 2022
U.S. consumers are feeling more optimistic about inflation amid expectations that both food and energy price increases will be slower in the coming year, according to a New York Federal… Read more
July 12, 2022
For decades, the rise of China has been treated as something of a fait accompli. Economists, politicians and academics have wondered not if, but only when, China would surpass the… 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
June 22, 2021
You have probably never heard of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), but you have almost certainly purchased their products. TSMC has a market cap of $550 billion, making it the… Read more
June 21, 2021
The post-pandemic economic recovery has been challenged by supply constraints, supply-chain disruptions, labor shortages, and pent-up consumer demand fueled by fiscal stimulus. While many economists expected the economy to shake… Read more
June 17, 2021
China’s economic growth moderated last month as year-over-year comparisons to the early days of the pandemic became less flattering and a fresh wave of coronavirus infections kept consumers out of… Read more
June 15, 2021
While China and the United States’ economies have seen a marked recovery following the pandemic, lagging vaccination rates and new viral variants have caused Europe’s economy to lag. The prolonged… Read more
June 14, 2021
In the early days of the pandemic, when businesses shuttered and millions were laid off, many Americans opted to take early retirement instead of looking for new work. Now, as… Read more
June 11, 2021
As things start to return to normal in the U.S. and other western economies, a fresh outbreak in parts of Asia is threatening to disrupt manufacturing and shipping, weighing on… Read more
June 8, 2021
With record-high prices and record-low inventory, now is a tough time to be buying a home, and Americans are less optimistic about the market than they have ever been, according… Read more
June 7, 2021
It is becoming increasingly common for Americans, especially young ones, to switch employers or careers several times during their working lives. One downside that comes with such moves is that… 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.