May 27, 2022
U.S. consumers’ feelings about the economy deteriorated further in late May, falling to the lowest level in a decade as concerns about inflation weigh on households’ spending intentions. The University… Read more
May 26, 2022
American households increased their spending for the fourth consecutive month in April, but the savings rate plummeted to a 14-year low, suggesting that more Americans are dipping into their savings… Read more
May 25, 2022
Gasoline prices in the U.S. have gotten so high that consumer demand is eroding in the run-up to the summer driving season. Demand on a four-week rolling basis has fallen… Read more
May 24, 2022
Sales of newly built homes in April fell to the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic as soaring prices and spiking mortgage rates weighed on buyer demand. April’s… Read more
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
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
July 20, 2020
The labor market saw a faster-than-expected rebound between March and June. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits spiked when the virus forced the economy to shut down. The massive 6.8 million… Read more
July 17, 2020
The U.S. housing market has proven to be especially resilient during the coronavirus outbreak, and homebuilders are feeling as confident now as they were before the pandemic. Homebuilder sentiment jumped… Read more
July 15, 2020
The strong rebound and optimistic hopes for a rapid economic recovery have begun to fade, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book survey. The survey, based on anecdotal evidence… Read more
July 13, 2020
The coronavirus has hit the United Kingdom’s economy particularly hard. The nation’s total economic output, GDP, was fell more than 20% in May, following a 6% contraction in April. Those… Read more
July 10, 2020
As the economy continues to find its footing, millions of Americans are finding themselves falling behind. In July, 32% of households either missed their housing payment or paid only a… Read more
July 8, 2020
One of the more promising areas of the economy following the coronavirus outbreak has been the housing market. While most of the economy took an unprecedented hit, the housing market… 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.