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
July 18, 2019
With mortgage rates seeing large drops in recent months, and existing inventory historically low, you would think the nation’s homebuilders would be feeling very confident. Despite this, builder confidence in… Read more
July 15, 2019
Second-quarter earnings are beginning to roll in, and one trend is already emerging. While only about 5 percent of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, according to FactSet, more… Read more
July 12, 2019
The first half of the year has Middle-Class Americans feeling less sure about their economic prospects. In a new survey from CUNA Mutual Group, middle-class Americans rated their economic prospects… Read more
July 9, 2019
Demand for rental units in the second quarter was up 11 percent over the same period last year. The surge in demand was unexpected for some economists, who anticipated the… Read more
July 5, 2019
After a weak May, June’s job number rebounded strongly. The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June. This is the best month for job creation since January, and up significantly… Read more
July 2, 2019
The period of recovery that began after the collapse of the housing market is now officially the longest in U.S. history. The current period of economic expansion began in June… Read more
July 1, 2019
Affordability in the housing market is historically low, and many Americans now feel that homeownership will remain beyond their financial reach. A new survey from mortgage company Freddie Mac finds… Read more
June 28, 2019
The U.S. economy grew at a strong 3.1 percent rate in the first quarter, according to the second, unrevised reading. However, a downward revision of the already weak consumer spending… 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.