January 25, 2021
A huge shortage of shipping containers has caused delays and caused prices to skyrocket for goods from China. Disruptions from the pandemic, coupled with the surge in e-commerce, has led… Read more
January 21, 2021
In a move few would have predicted in the early days of the pandemic, investors flocked to initial public offerings are a record rate in 2020. Companies raised $167.2 billion… Read more
January 20, 2021
Homebuilder confidence reached a record high a few months ago when the pandemic sent city-dwellers flocking to the suburbs. Now, the increasing costs of construction are eroding confidence. Builder confidence… Read more
January 19, 2021
U.S retail sales continued to slow in December, as surging COVID numbers and business restrictions kept consumers from spending. Retail sales fell 0.7% last month, according to the Commerce Department.… Read more
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 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
November 5, 2019
As adults near retirement age, they are confronted with a new wave of anxieties. With concerns about income, living situation and health at the forefront of many people’s minds, it… Read more
November 4, 2019
Heading into the holiday season, you would expect shipping to be gearing up. Instead, the trucking industry is continuing to decline. The DHL Supply chain/Freightwaves Pricing Index, which tracks real-time… Read more
October 28, 2019
Since the trade war began, much of the global economic slowdown has been attributed to the impact of the increased tensions between the U.S. and China. However, a new article… Read more
October 25, 2019
Worldwide auto sales declined in 2018. They are expected to decline this year, and analysts are now predicting another drop in 2020. Some economists think this is a temporary slump… Read more
October 24, 2019
Europe’s economic powerhouse continues to struggle as global trade issues weigh on the manufacturing sector. German manufacturing PMI inched up to 41.9 in October, a slight increase over September’s 41.7,… Read more
October 23, 2019
When it comes to retirement preparation, it seems like Boomers and Millennials get the most attention. There is much made of how Boomers are on the cusp of retiring, and… Read more
October 22, 2019
After two strong months of gains, September’s home sales saw an unexpected decline. Sales of existing homes fell 2.2 percent last month, far more than the 0.75 percent drop 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.