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
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
March 4, 2021
The federal debt is expected to reach a record high of 202% of gross domestic product by 2051, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO attributed the increase to… Read more
March 2, 2021
A combination of scant inventory, high demand, and record-low mortgage rates have combined to give the housing market a big boost in recent months. Now, with interest rates on the… Read more
March 1, 2021
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received a record number of complaints from U.S. consumers last year, according to a study from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The watchdog group… Read more
February 25, 2021
Another round of stimulus checks meant Americans had more money to spend in January. Personal income jumped 10% in January, following a 0.6% increase in January. The big gain was… Read more
February 24, 2021
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the average FICO credit score hit a new high of 711 in the U.S. last year. It may seem counterintuitive that credit scores would climb during… Read more
February 23, 2021
A subcontractor’s failure to check the correct boxes has cost Citigroup more than $500 million. Now, a federal judge, calling the mistake “one of the blunders in banking history,” says… Read more
February 22, 2021
Service companies in the U.S. saw a strong increase in activity in February, while their European and Japanese counterparts saw growing declines. The purchasing managers index (PMI) for the U.S.… Read more
February 19, 2021
Demand for single-family homes is has reached a fever pitch, and builders are finding it harder to keep up. One of the major hurdles for homebuilders is the skyrocketing cost… Read more
February 17, 2021
With people on lockdown and eating more at home, commodity prices for ingredients like wheat and sugar and are surging, resulting in higher costs for producers. According to reporting from… Read more
February 16, 2021
U.S. home prices have finally surpassed their previous peak set in the years before the housing crash and Great Recession. The median price of a single-family home climbed 14.9% to… 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.