May 20, 2022
The prices of new homes in China fell for the first time in more than six years, as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown continues to weigh on one of the nation’s biggest… Read more
May 19, 2022
Surging mortgage rates, sky-high prices, and low inventory are weighing heavily on prospective buyers and builders alike as several key gauges of the housing market have fallen to the lowest… Read more
May 17, 2022
Gas prices continue to surge, and the annual amount American households are spending to fill their tank is nearly double what it was last year. U.S. households are now spending… Read more
May 12, 2022
Concerns about inflation have U.S. consumers feeling worse than they have in more than a decade. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 59.1 from 65.2 in April,… Read more
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… 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
August 26, 2020
Fears about a possible “double-dip” or “W” shaped recovery got an unfortunate bit of support recently, as data shows the number of small businesses open falling substantially in recent weeks.… Read more
August 25, 2020
U.S. consumer confidence fell for the second consecutive month, dropping to the lowest level since 2014. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell to 84.8 in August, down from July’s… Read more
August 24, 2020
Economists are concerned about growing debt levels in the U.S. and see a double-dip recession as a possibility, according to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). In the semiannual… Read more
August 21, 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, more than 3 million Americans between the ages of 55 and 70 have left the labor force, according to research from the Schwartz… Read more
August 20, 2020
Talks about another round of stimulus spending have stalled out in Washington, and American families, workers, and investors are all wondering what it will take for Congress to finally act.… Read more
August 19, 2020
Local governments have had their finances upended by the coronavirus, and The Wall Street Journal now reports that many municipalities are struggling to service their debts. Revenues from universities, convention… Read more
August 18, 2020
Much has been made of the American dollar’s depreciation in recent months, but the dollar’s losses pale in comparison to some currencies from emerging markets. The Wall Street Journal is… Read more
August 17, 2020
Much has been written about the impressive rally that gold has had recently, but copper has had an even more impressive run. The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) has noted… 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.