September 24, 2020
With everyone working from home, tea has become a more popular beverage. It was already the most popular beverage globally, aside from water, with an estimated 3.7 billion cups consumed… Read more
September 23, 2020
The economy has seen a moderate increase in inflation recently, and the Fed rewrote its rules to allow inflation to run higher than its standard 2% target, with some economists… Read more
September 22, 2020
The housing market continues its hot streak, with August following July’s lead in breaking records. Sales of existing homes were up 2.4% for the month for a seasonally adjusted annual… Read more
September 21, 2020
Few would have predicted that following the first quarter’s record drop in household net worth that the second quarter would see a record high. The net worth of American households… Read more
September 18, 2020
In an effort to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus, governments and central banks around the world have enacted massive stimulus policies and changed to monetary policy. While these… Read more
September 16, 2020
The Securities Exchange Commission has announced the latest event in its ongoing program of paying whistleblowers who alert the agency to actionable financial misconduct. The agency will award $10 million… Read more
September 15, 2020
When the coronavirus forced businesses to close earlier in the year, the hope was that most of them would reopen once the threat of the virus passed. Unfortunately, according to… Read more
September 14, 2020
Freelance work is bigger than ever, contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and with 59 million Americans participating in some form of freelance work in the last 12 months,… 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
August 12, 2019
Over the next 25 years, $68 trillion in wealth is expected to be passed down, according to research from Cerulli Associates. Even with such a massive shift, few individuals have… Read more
August 8, 2019
America’s collective $1.5 trillion student debt burden is making young people wait to start a family, but even when they do, they are struggling to pay off their debt and… Read more
August 6, 2019
A volatile twelve months of ups and downs have amounted to very little growth, as the stock market today is exactly where it was one year ago. The S&P 500… Read more
August 5, 2019
Despite the increasing trade tensions between China and the U.S., America’s deficit with its trading partners remained largely unchanged in June. The month saw a $55.2 billion deficit, down just… Read more
August 2, 2019
The American economy added 164,000 jobs in July, according to the Labor Department. This is just shy of the 165,000 that economists had forecast. This brings the total labor force… Read more
July 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve cut the benchmark interest rate by one quarter-point, hoping to avoid an economic slowdown. The central bank views the cut as a preventative measure, based not on… Read more
July 29, 2019
Share buybacks are expected to hit nearly $1 trillion this year, and companies are racking up debt to fuel these repurchases. Goldman Sachs is projecting that S&P 500 companies will… 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.